European esports organization Astralis announced the acquisition of esports and entertainment organization Disrupt Gaming.
The acquisition will see Astralis take over Disrupt Gaming’s assets, staff, and facilities of Disrupt’s Rainbow Six Siege team. Disrupt gaming will be participating under Astralis’ name ahead of the Ubisoft North American Rainbow Six League.
Jakob Lund Kristensen, Founder and Chief Revenue Officer at Astralis said, “Expanding our team activities and organization into North America and entering Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six NA League is big news for us. We intend to bring something new and exciting to all the fans of Rainbow Six while also giving the vast number of existing Astralis fans all over the world a new team in a game and a league that provides entertainment and competition on a very high level. By acquiring Disrupt Gaming’s assets and activities around Rainbow Six and establishing Astralis US Inc., we seek to significantly expand our presence in the US and North American markets.”
Disrupt Gaming’s entire schedule and activities in NA will be looked over by Astralis and Mark Flood, who is the Founder and CEO of Disrupt Gaming. He has been named Astralis’ US Director of Operations.
Mark Flood also said, “Taking our efficiency and combining it with a global elite brand like Astralis is going to be incredible for Astralis’s fans, commercial partners, and shareholders. At the same time, adding a brand name and organization like Astralis into the North American League is a fantastic addition that will help Ubisoft push the league to new heights.”