The Arrowhead Innovation Fund has announced an investment in Champria, a startup creating platform that enables gamers, esports players and teams to practice against one another in a data-backed organized environment.
Founder and CEO Zeke Chavez, a University of New Mexico alumnus, said the Champria platform serves as the bridge in esports for new players to find a team, practice, compete and go professional.
Champria has worked with a lead investor from Silicon Valley whose mentorship and connections continue to be of tremendous help; as a New Mexico-based investor, AIF is pleased to support Champria’s New Mexico growth ambitions. Beto Pallares, AIF fund manager, said Champria is making significant progress in a space with continuous growth.
Champria also continues to field advisers from top Silicon Valley companies for the different aspects of the company.
“Champria is solving the esports pipeline problem, even though there are millions of potential new gamers, it is extremely difficult to organize practice scrums and form new teams for competitive leagues,” Pallares said.
Chavez said with AIF funding, Champria can expand the development and release of new platform features, including a dedicated esports team rating system and creating player public profiles.
“Currently, teams cannot find reliable practice, which results in teams falling apart and not making it,” Chavez said. “Champria allows players in the world of esports to find teams to join, and those teams to have practice matches organized for them on the platform.”
Champria will offer a player-oriented subscription model that allows players to