AcadArena’s three founders received the distinct honor of being included in Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in the category of consumer technology. Even though the company is still in the startup stage, AcadArena is on the fast track to success, with several major partnerships reached and funding coming in from all directions.
“AcadArena is a Philippine esports startup that helps student gamers in Southeast Asia to compete in international esports tournaments,” reads Forbes’ description of AcadArena. “Founded in 2019 by Justin Banusing, Kevin Hoang, and Ariane Lim, AcadArena has partnered with more than 600 schools, covering some 100,000 students, to create and support gaming clubs and communities. In December last year, AcadArena raised $3.5 million in seed funding. Its backers include Iterative Capital, Infinity Ventures Crypto, and Kevin Lin, co-founder of video game streaming platform Twitch.”
Besides hosting tournaments, AcadArena provides esports education to amateur gamers. The company offers programs, modules, and access to industry professionals to help them develop important skills needed to succeed in the industry.