Valhallan has announced its acquisition of the North American Esports League (NAEL), the largest esports league for under 15’s, with over 100 teams. This move further establishes Valhallan’s position in the space and solidifies its commitment to esports.
The brand will build on the work the NAEL has already undertaken to introduce the league to major markets, but will focus especially on the United Kingdom Esports League (UKEL) in the coming months. Valhallan, NAEL, UKEL and other leagues will combine to create Valhallan Holdings (VHH).
The NAEL was founded to give younger children a competitive and interactive setting to play age-appropriate games. The teams compete throughout the year on games such as Fortnite, Overwatch, Rocket League and Valorant, with more games to come.
“The acquisition of the NAEL and our global league expansion plans are exciting opportunities for Valhallan, our franchise owners, our gamers and their families and the entire esports industry,” said David Graham, chief executive officer of Valhallan and its parent company FranchiCzar.
“Valhallan can now offer esports players an established, high-profile platform to compete and test their skills with the best esports training and arenas available. We’re continuing to build on the growth of the esports industry with the goal of giving players everything they need to realize their potential.”
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