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.


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