Warsaw-based GGPredict has developed an analytical and training platform for players participating in Counter-Strike matches. This tool allows to create conditions for the development of e-athletes, enabling them to better understand the game and effective training under the guidance of experienced CS:GO players and coaches. In the funding round that has just ended, GGPredict raised USD 1 million.
The financing round with the participation of ff Venture Capital (ffVC) Tech & Gaming and the existing investor TDJ Pitango, will allow GGPredict to further develop technology and expand into foreign markets, including in particular the American and Scandinavian markets.
The decision to make another investment in the e-sports sector is another step for the ffVC Tech & Gaming fund in building a strong portfolio of companies, including a dynamically developing ecosystem. GGPredict gains not only a trusted capital partner, but above all, mentoring and an extensive network of contacts in Poland and abroad. We believe that the product offered by the company is unique on a global scale, and the business model chosen by the founders has great opportunities to scale and expand into new markets – comments Maciej Skarul, Partner at ffVC.
GGPredict was founded in 2019 by the founders of the company - Przemysław Siemaszko, Mateusz Kamola, Daniel Zawadzki (in time they were joined by Michał Łowigus) - worked at a big data company and faced the problem of analyzing Counter Strike matches, which they played after hours. They decided to use their experience in data analytics, IT and gaming to build a tool to solve it.
GGPredict creates a very well-coordinated, quickly learning and developing team, eagerly drawing on the experience of the best players, coaches and psychologists in the industry and skillfully drawing conclusions. In addition, it is building a great and technologically advanced product on a very promising and still undeveloped market for training and developing e-sports skills. We had no doubts about the presence of our fund in this round and we will continue to support the GGPredict team with our know-how and access to the global network – comments Tomasz Domogała, founder of TDJ & co-founder of TDJ Pitango Ventures.
GGPredict has created a technology that tracks every move and decision a player makes throughout Counter-Strike matches and training. Based on the data it collects, it analyzes his performance in over 250 metrics, which it is compared to a database of nearly one million matches played. GGPredict's AI learns positive and negative player behaviors in order to guide players on how best to react in specific game situations.
While working on GGPredict with over 25,000 players, we've noticed that most of our customers spend more than 20 hours a week playing Counter-Strike. By making this time be used much more efficiently and wisely, we believe that we are delivering to players not only time and money savings, but also great satisfaction and enjoyment with much faster progress. Even using the beta version of GGPredict, our customers have advanced to higher ranks 10% more often than the average CS:GO player – comments Przemysław Siemaszko, CEO at GGPredict.
With knowledge of a player's strengths and weaknesses and analytical know-how, the GGPredict team has teamed up with the best CS:GO players and coaches, leveraging their pragmatic, 20+ years of experience. The result of this synergy is Personalized Training Plans - training units, exactly like those performed by professional players, are tailored to the needs of GGPredict customers thanks to algorithms that analyze their playing style. The company also plans to develop a similar technology that will facilitate training for players of titles such as DOTA 2 and League of Legends.