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FC Barcelona player A. Gomes among funding series investors in G2

European-based esports team G2 Esports has closed a series of funding with an investor group that includes FC Barcelona midfielder André Gomes, the organization announced Wednesday.

The group includes Gomes, family office Everblue Management, MACRO Ventures and Brazilian entrepreneur Marc Lemann, who is the son of the wealthiest man in Brazil, according to Forbes: Jorge Paulo Lemann. G2 did not disclose the amount of money raised or the valuation of the organization.

"With this group, we are confident that we can continue on our growth path, build world-class teams and create cutting-edge content," G2 Esports CEO Carlos "ocelote" Rodriguez said in a statement. "G2 is thrilled to bring partners on board that are both passionate about esports and committed to our global growth."

G2 Esports, previously known as Gamers2, was founded in 2013 by Rodriguez, a former professional League of Legends player. Since then, the organization has housed teams and players in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, Super Smash Bros. Melee and other esports titles.

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