Will Smith joined the server Esports organization Gen. G has raised $46 million in funding with big name Will Smith part of the group of investors. This move comes as China looks to capitalize on esports growth in the region and new tournaments fill up the esports calendar for 2019. The new funding will help increase brand awareness and prepare teams for future tournaments. It also helps to have such a star as Will Smith investing their cash into your organization. The industry as a whole is exp... Windows Central · 3 months
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