Esports Franchise Valhallan Acquires North American Esports League
June 08, 2022 // Franchising.com // HOUSTON, TX - New esports franchise concept Valhallan announced today its acquisition of the North American Esports League (NAEL), the largest youth (under 15 years old) esports league with more than 100 total teams. Valhallan brings its exclusive training program and arenas together with high-profile tournament play.
Valhallan, the NAEL, the UKEL and future international leagues will combine to create Valhallan Holdings (VHH).
The NAEL was founded to create an opportunity for age-appropriate gamers to play against each other in an interactive, competitive environment. Teams play in-person and have pro-style tournaments to showcase their talents. The league hosts events throughout the year, with major events including the Summer and Winter World Series. Players currently compete in Fortnite, Overwatch, Rocket League and Valorant, with more games coming soon. The NAEL and UKEL will continue to welcome teams from LAN centers, clubs, schools, and other organizations and incoming Valhallan teams.
“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.”
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