GameWith, Inc., operator of the gaming strategy site "GameWith," announced on October 26, 2021, that it will acquire shares of DetonatioN, the management company of the professional e-sports team "DetonatioN Gaming" and make it a subsidiary. DetonatioN Gaming", a professional e-sports team.
DetonatioN Inc. recently changed its company name from Sun-Gence Inc. to DetonatioN Inc. on October 22, 2021.
Comments from each company
Representatives from GameWith and DetonatioN have commented on the acquisition on the official DetonatioN website.
Takuya Imaizumi, President and CEO of GameWith
DetonatioN is one of the few Japanese e-sports teams with a proven track record against the rest of the world, and is a symbol of strength in the domestic e-sports market.
We believe that we can create synergies to expand the domestic e-sports market by combining our expertise in media, video distribution, and event management with DetonatioN's expertise in creating strength. Through this initiative, we will support DetonatioN's victory and help expand the domestic e-sports market and establish the e-sports business.
Mr. Nobuyuki Umezaki, President and Representative Director of DetonatioN
We are very pleased to be working together with one of the largest gaming information media group companies in Japan. Since the establishment of our team, we have been striving for the development of e-sports in Japan since its dawn under the slogan of "a team that can win in the world.
Thanks to the support of many people, DetonatioN Gaming has been able to grow to become a well-known team on a global scale.
Through this acquisition, the two companies will work to create a competitive environment for e-sports players, gaming communities, and the development of the e-sports business by combining their strengths and deepening their cooperation.
Outline of each company
|Company Name||GameWith, Inc.|
|Representative||Takuya Imaizumi, President and Representative Director|
|Location of head office||20F Roppongi Hills Mori Tower, 6-10-1 Roppongi, Minato-ku, Tokyo|
|Establishment||June 3, 2013|
|Description of Business||Media business providing game information, etc.|
|Capital||549 million yen (as of August 31, 2021)|
|Company name||DetonatioN Inc.|
|Representative||Nobuyuki Umezaki, President and Representative Director|
|Address||3F Reedsy Otsuka Building, 2-38-1 Minami-Otsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo|
|Establishment||June 15, 2015|
|Description of Business|| Management of professional e-sports team "DetonatioN Gaming
Management of players and gamer talent
Planning and operation of e-sports related events
General creative production related to e-sports
|Capital||10 million yen|
|URL||http://sun-gence.co.jp/ ( DetonatioN Inc.)
http://team-detonation.net/ (DetonatioN Gaming)
About the professional e-sports team "DetonatioN Gaming
"DetonatioN Gaming" is a top-level professional e-sports team in Japan that has competed in world tournaments and has its home stadium in Nagoya, Japan.
With over 40 members, the team's brand strength spans MOBA, FPS, TPS, TCG, and fighting games, with the goal of always winning on the world stage.
In February 2015, the team established a full-time professional gaming business, which is the foundation of the current professional gaming team business model, and was initially featured on terrestrial TV news.
In March 2016, the team's foreign players were granted "athlete visas," and in October of this year, DetonatioN FocusMe", a team in the League of Legends division, which is considered the most played PC game in the world. In October of this year, the "DetonatioN FocusMe"s team "DetonatioN FocusMe"" which is considered to be the most popular PC game in the world, won the best 16th place in the world championship of this game title, the first time in Japan.