Cricketing Hall of Fame batsman Kumar Sangakkara has cofounded an esports platform that’s raised US$2.5 million (A$3.2m) in Seed funding to play sport in the metaverse.
The round was led by new Singapore-based investment firm Hangar X, plus several sports and web3 investors, including US-based Nucleus Advisors founder Jordan Waxman, Perth-based 5point8 Capital director Mark D’Alessandro and former Tiger Global partner Jason Leng.
The funds are allocated towards the launch of more games globally by the metaverse startup.
Behaviol is a Sydney-based startup, launched this year, which allows players to buy and train virtual sports stars. Its first game, Meta 11, is an artificial intelligence-based virtual cricket game with the players will be able to acquire, nurture and improve their team of stars.