Indian esports organisation Revenant Esports has announced that Indian actor Jai Hemant Shroff (Tiger Shroff) has invested in the company.
The invested amount was not disclosed, but the organisation noted that it comes as a ‘huge boost’. Revenant Esports plans to use the funding to improve its rosters, content creators and bootcamp infrastructure.
Founded in 2021, Revenant Esports is a prominent esports organisation from India. The company has seen a lot of competitive success since its creation and now has rosters in VALORANT, Clash Royale, Call of Duty Mobile, Pokemon Unite and Battlegrounds Mobile: India.
Revenant made headlines last year after the organisation partnered with German sportswear and apparel brand PUMA, making it the first time the brand has entered the Indian esports market. The company has also recently partnered with FanClash.
The newest investor in Revenant, Tiger Shroff, is known for being a popular action movie star in India. Shroff is also a mixed martial artist and owns Matrix Fight Night, an MMA sports promotion company. This is his first time directly investing in an esports company.
Tiger Shroff, the new investor in Revenant Esports, commented on the news: “Revenant Esports is one of the biggest names of the Esports landscape in India and I am delighted to be a part of it.
“They [Revenant Esports] have achieved commendable success in such a short span and with the gaming and Esports revolution taking the country by storm I am confident that Rohit’s and my passion, knowledge, and vision will help us to achieve remarkable success and experience.”
Shroff also noted that he plans to use the partnership ‘as a launchpad’ to help grow the sector.