NEW YORK, NY—May 30, 2019
New York – May 30, 2019 – ReKTGlobal today announces the addition of legendary Latin music producer Tainy and music executive Lex Borrero as investors. Fresh off the esports entity’s Series A announcement that raised $10.8 million in funding, Tainy and Borrero will join world renowned EDM sensation Steve Aoki and Billboard Award-winning Imagine Dragons as co-owners of ReKTGlobal, the parent company of professional global esports organization Rogue.
“We’re excited to add Tainy, the legendary Latin music producer, as well as his manager and award-winning executive, Lex Borrero, as investors in the ReKTGlobal family,” said Amish Shah, founder of ReKTGlobal and co-owner of Team Rogue. “With Tainy and Lex’s support, we look forward to continuous growth and elevation of Rogue Nation’s global footprint in Latin America and beyond.”
As co-owners, Tainy and Borrero will support the growth of ReKTGlobal and Rogue in Latin America through strategic partnerships. They will also create and deliver creative streaming content alongside Rogue players and strengthen awareness around the team’s Junior Rogue program for amateur gamers and enthusiasts.
Tainy is renowned for his production on Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin’s “I like it.” He co-produced all but three of the 14 tracks on Balvin’s 2018 “Vibras,” and is working on his first-ever album that will release later this summer. In announcing the investment, Tainy said, “As a passionate gamer and supporter of Rogue, I’m excited to join ReKTGlobal as an investor. When I’m not in the studio, I’m gaming – playing everything from League of Legends, NBA 2K and Final Fantasy to Gears of War, whose soundtrack I’m currently working on, in addition to my own album.”
Lex Borrero, who recently won ASCAP’s Song of the Year Award as publisher of Zedd’s “The Middle,” adds, “I’ve been watching what ReKTGlobal has been doing in the space since 2017, and I love their vision of merging music and gaming. When the opportunity came up, it was a no brainer.”
Founded in 2016, the New York-based ReKTGlobal esports organization bridges the gap between the multi-billion-dollar business of traditional sports and the burgeoning business of esports and competitive gaming. ReKTGlobal is parent company to Rogue, which has expanded its reach with global presence in several of the world’s most popular video games including Fortnite, FIFA and League of Legends. The organization also serves as esports Agency of Record to State Farm, which recently announced its first ever endorsement of an esports athlete, Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo, a top Twitch streamer and the captain of Rogue’s Fortnite team.
Brands, teams and media companies interested in connecting with Rogue or ReKTGlobal can learn more about the company and contact the team at https://rektglobal.com/contact/.
Media interested in interviews and more information may contact ReKT@maxborgesagency.com.
Rogue is a global professional esports organization with offices in Las Vegas, NV, and Berlin, Germany and teams that participate in FIFA, Rainbow Six: Siege, Fortnite, Smash, Apex Legends, Rocket League and have a franchise in Riot Games League of Legends European Championship (LEC). Since Rogue’s inception, it has become a globally recognized brand with over a dozen championship wins in multiple games. Rogue’s list of accolades includes a world championship Overwatch team with major tournaments wins in North America, Europe and Asia, a FIFA player winning the 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup, and top-ranked, wildly popular teams in Rocket League and Rainbow Six: Siege, which won the 2018 U.S. Nationals and an Apex Legends team that won the first tournament held earlier this year and are ranked #1 in the world.
For more information, please visit www.rogue.gg.
ReKTGlobal, Inc. is a global esports organization that bridges the gap between traditional sports and esports, providing solutions for the entire ecosystem. ReKTGlobal’s list of clients includes companies such as State Farm, Find Your Grind, NBC Sports and Madison Square Garden Networks. ReKTGlobal is also the parent company of professional esports organization, Rogue.
Media interested in interviews and more information may contact: ReKT@maxborgesagency.com.
For more information about ReKTGlobal visit www.rektglobal.com