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Columbus-based Esports Engine has launched under the umbrella of New York-headquartered Vindex, which obtained a $60 million Series A funding round from investors in the hedge fund and private equity world to scale its esports infrastructure platform. Vindex also acquired Next Generation Esports, which is based in Burbank, California.

The founders and senior management of both companies, including Esports Engine co-founder Adam Apicella, will remain in their roles and are now part of the Vindex leadership team.

Vindex’s broad mandate is to build and acquire the key business and consumer infrastructure that will help drive the rapidly growing esports industry to its full potential.