Software Platform For Sponsors, Game Publishers, And Tournament Organizers

Security Type
Preferred Stock
Min Investment
Bellevue, WA
Offering Date
July 22, 2021
Expected Close Date
October 16, 2021
Target Raise
Security Price

Company Description

Software platform for sponsors, game publishers, and tournament organizers to run scalable esports eventsMatcherino’s mission is to enable game publishers (game makers) and organizers to more successfully scale and monetize esports events. The company develops, owns and operates an industry-leading software platform for game publishers and tournament organizers (TOs) to run highly scalable and successful esports events. The Matcherino platform includes a range of core proprietary tools and functionality to assist TOs with:tournament prize pool management, using secure and transparent payout systems;team and player registration and event ticketing services;tax compliant game participant payouts;sponsorship and marketplace sales that generate higher client revenues for esports events;fulfillment provision and management for sponsors’ fan engagement advertising campaigns;the provision of fan purchases of custom in-game content (DLC) and physical merchandise from publishers, with the proceeds allocated to the event prize pool.Matcherino’s strategy closely mirrors that of Live Nation (LYE). Live Nation is a $19B business that supports and eventually manages much of the music concert business. They provide platform infrastructure around ticketing, merchandise and event purchases, promotion and offerings to advertisers and sponsors. Matcherino aims to play a similar role in the esports space. Matcherino has built and will continue to develop its infrastructure and platform business around esports. Matcherino’s technology for securely managing tournament prize pools through crowdfunding, merchandise and ticket sales, player registrations, in-game content sales (DLC) and unique opportunities for advertising and sponsorship branding will be a critical piece of the future of the esports ecosystem.


Investor Role in Matcherino Discord - Receive a special Discord roll that shows you're an investor. Discord is a communication channel (like Slack) that is frequently used to manage gaming communities
Matcherino Profile Avatar - Receive a unique emblem on Matcherino site, signaling you as a staple to Matcherino Community
Swag Pack - Get a Matcherino Hoodie
White-label Tournament Pages - Our design team will create a special white label tournament page, so whenever you create a tournament, it will be custom
Quarterly Investor Webinar - Meeting Have a quarterly meeting about the industry and Matcherino's current standing and direction
Custom Tournament - We will host a private tournament for your friends/workplace in any game of your choosing. We’ll support up to 32 players and provide a professional admin to manage the players and Matcherino page from start to finish!
Quarterly CEO Call - Have a quarterly call with Matcherino's CEO, John Maffei
Quarterly Product Consultation - Be brought in to check out upcoming updates and weigh in on product direction

Key Deal Facts

Powered over 26K esports tournaments with prize pools
Distributed $8M in tournament winnings to over 93K global winners
Relationships with publishers, retailers and brands including Walmart\ESA, ESL, Wizards of the Coast, Corsair, GameStop, GFuel, and others
830+ tournament organizers in the Matcherino Partner Program
Powering over a thousand tournaments a month (prior six month average) across popular titles including Fortnite, Call of Duty, Street Fighter V, Clash Royale, and dozens of others

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

John Maffei, President & CEO
John Maffei serves as CEO and sits on the board of Matcherino. Prior to joining Matcherino, Mr. Maffei served as founder and CEO of Titan Gaming (now Playsino) the maker of popular social and mobile games; CEO of Xfire, a leading game communication tool for PC gamers; CEO of ServiceMesh, a cloud based computing company serving Fortune 500 companies including Pfizer, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch, and others; President of Zam Network, leading destination for MMO Gamers to find information on the games they love. Mr. Maffei also served as Director, Media for Microsoft and oversaw licensing media content for distribution on the Xbox 360 and Xbox Live Service. Prior to his role as Director, Mr. Maffei was a Lead Product Manager at Microsoft. Mr. Maffei received an MBA from the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business and a B.A. in Political Science from Colgate University, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

Grant Farwell, Chairman and Founder
Mr. Farwell is a Founder and Chairman of Matcherino. Mr. Farwell has developed several websites and applications and was CEO & Co-Founder of Barc, Inc. He served as CEO of Matcherino before he recruited Mr. Maffei. Mr. Farwell led the development of Barc, Inc.’s social web browsing application that began while he was a senior in college. Prior to developing Barc, he developed, a mini-application allowing StarCraft® users to activate an automated assistant to enhance game playing and strategy. Grant took a leave of absence in his senior year at Roger Williams University (Economics and Business Administration) in 2011 to form and further develop Barc, Inc.’s application.

Mark Wasowicz, Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Wasowicz oversees all financial and accounting operations as well as administrative activities for the Company. He serves as Engagement Director for CLA Cast which, among other things, delivers custom accounting solutions for clients ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies. He served as CFO for Protingent, CFO of VCFO, CFO of Blue Rooster, Inc., CFO of Allys, Inc., CFO of Dimension4 and Senior Finance Manager with Amazon.Mr. Wasowicz received an MBA from the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business and a B.A. in Accounting from Washington State University.
Amount Raised : $5,097,907
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