Splyce, an electronic sports franchise, has entered an agreement with Buffalo-based Delaware North Cos. Inc.
The deal, announced Friday, allows Delaware North to expand its e-sports offerings, including holding e-sports events in the future. Delaware North is a global foodservice and hospitality company. It owns the NHL’s Boston Bruins, TD Garden and operates in the lodging, sporting, airport, gaming and entertainment industries.
Splyce was one of the companies that graduated from Rochester Institute of Technology’s Venture Creations last year.
“Venture Creations is proudly celebrating the success of Splyce,” said Richard Notargiacomo, director of Venture Creations. “This is the perfect example of how our top-quality, high-technology companies begin their journeys with the mentors and other business experts at Venture Creations, officially launch into industry and proceed to ‘wow’ the world with their innovative products.”
Splcye was founded 2015 and the company fields nine professional e-sports teams across League of Legends, Call of Duty, Overwatch and others.
“Splyce started as a hobby and side project between myself, an old friend and my wife,” said Marty Strenczewilk, CEO and president. “It would have stayed as a hobby if not for the guidance of the many experts from Venture Creations.”
Splyce won the Rochester Venture Challenge business competition in 2015.
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