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Company information of World Gaming Federation (WGF)

About WGF

World Gaming Federation is a French esports startup. We support our clients on several solutions: events, digital, consulting and arenas. For 5 years, we have been working with the aim of structuring our market and supporting each player in their approach to video games and esports.

OUR MISSION

Conceptualize innovative services and tools, with the aim of boosting the attractiveness of our market and its players.

OUR VISION

Esport is the entertainment of today and the sport of tomorrow. It is important to structure and develop it now.

OUR STORY

  • 1

    FOUNDING

    10 March, 2015

    In March 2015 and after 2 years of design and R&D, WGF is co-founded by several enthusiasts of video games and digital.

  • 2

    Launch of WGF.GG

    May, 2016

    After 1 year of development, we have launched our first tournament software WGF.GG. This website allowed us to organize our competitions, but also to offer our customers a first-class showcase among the gaming communities.

  • 3

    First contract : UEFA EURO 2016

    10 June, 2016

    In addition to EURO 2016, we are signing a strategic contract with Konami France. After negotiations with the sponsors of EURO 2016 and then UEFA, we are creating and managing the UEFA EURO 2016 Virtual Tournament, the first Esport tournament alongside a sports competition.

  • 4

    2M€ fundraising

    June, 2018

    Following a nice activity increase in 2018 and promising contracts, we are have raised € 2 million from 2 investment funds, BPI France, and business angel networks.

  • 5

    Level 256 integration and new offices

    20 march, 2019

    We are delighted to join our second Paris & Co accelerator, Level 256, and then integrate our new offices at 18 rue Soleillet. 300m2 of video games, technologies, relaxation areas and hard work.

  • 6

    Launch of Playce

    02 march, 2020

    Playce brings 5 years of R&D to fruition, bringing together all of our technologies for a single product. We provide our own internal management tools (WGF.GG), to serve our customers through white label access to a customed esports platform.

  • 7

    Paris 2024 esports

    26 july, 2024

    WGF first esports partner and organizer of the Olympic Games... Right ok, it's a dream but we are working on it. Let's dream bigger!

   AWARDS   



European Commission

Winner in 2016 of the European H2020 program in order to develop the first phases of our product


Chamber of Commerce 92

In 2017, we won the Made in 92 competition organized by CCI 92. We were winners in the best team category.


Paris Business Angels (PBA)

We are the winner in 2016 of the pitch competition organized by the famous Parisian association of Business Angels


WILCO (ex Scientipôle)

World Gaming Federation has been granted from the WILCO organization (former Scientipôle), enabling us to finance our growth

OUR ACCELERATORS

Paris & co - Le Tremplin

In 2016, we joined Paris & Co's incubator and accelerator, Le Tremplin. Paris & co is the largest startup incubator in Europe.

Le Tremplin is the incubator dedicated to the sports of the City of Paris, we have the common ambition, through Esport, to place Paris as the European capital of innovation, sport and esport.


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Paris & co - Level 256

World Gaming Federation has integrated the Paris & Co incubator and accelerator, Level 256.

Level 256, sponsored and supported by several brands, including La Française des Jeux, EDF and AXA. We are collaborating with the incubator as part of the 2019 launch of the Esport arena and training spaces for professional teams.


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WGF FOUNDING TEAM

Mehdi Sakaly

CEO

François Hermand

COO

Nicolas Choite

Head of events

Damien Berseron

CTO


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