eSports – Pro Gaming League acquires DK Squad

Chad Larsson – PGL

Since its launch in 2013 the Pro Gaming League (PGL) has fast become a major eSports organisation in North America. It offers a truly international platform on which gamers can come together to socialise and compete to win cash, points and prizes in their chosen games.

PGL are celebrating after the recent announcement that they’ve acquired DK Squad, a mobile app developer which has the hugely popular League of Legends Champion App to its name. This is the most popular League of Legends (LoL) Android app, with 360,000 active users and a total of almost 3 million downloads.

LoL players use the app to look up current Champions within the game, and plan strategies against them. Users are able to study these Champions in terms of their basic stats such as health, movement speed etc., skills descriptions, skills videos, and tips on how to play against them. The general aim is to improve a player’s gaming experience, in the form of offering help and guidance.

The acquisition of such an app is a notable milestone in PGL’s quest to continue to grow and build their brand as a provider of competitive eSports. PGL President, Chad Larsson, said this: “The app is an excellent tool to introduce and onboard yet another community to the PGL platform and strengthen our existing user base.”

He continued: “With DK Squad we have acquired the assets to strengthen our community and our mobile presence with the most downloaded Android app for League of Legends players. We look forward to building out the app in iOS and expect to increase our mobile user base substantially.”

As another added string to the PGL bow, Daniel Kim, DK Squad Founder, will be joining the company as Lead Mobile Developer. Kim’s development background is both varied and considerable; having worked for Desire2Learn, AltEgo, and TD Bank. Creating Android apps had been a hobby of his until the success of Champions app prompted him to start DK Squad.

The LoL Champions app is currently available for download on Google Play, with the iOS version in the works.

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