Geek Fam is rebranded to Geek Slate with ex-EVOS Esports CEO

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Malaysian esports organization Geek Fam has changed its name to Geek Slate following a key partnership with Web3 media startup Avium.

Avium was co-founded in 2022 by Ivan Yeo, former CEO of EVOS Esports, and had previously started their own esports vertical called Slate Esports. Last year, the company secured a $2m (~£1.68m) pre-seed round led by Season Capital.

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Slate Esports is currently competing in the MPL Singapore, the country’s Mobile Legends: Bang Bang regional league.

According to a press release, the partnership will initially focus on Geek Fam’s efforts in Dota 2, with a new team competing in the upcoming DPC SEA Division 1. However, the partnership will not be limited to just the MOBA title.

Avium specifically highlighted Geek Fam’s PUBG Mobile Pro League Malaysia team as well as its MPL Indonesia franchise as future merger opportunities. Alongside these two rosters, Geek Fam also has Mobile Legends teams in Malaysia and the Philippines.

Ivan Yeo is a household name in the Southeast Asian esports industry, largely due to his position as co-founder and former CEO of EVOS Esports, one of the largest esports organizations in the region. Last year, the organization actually expanded into traditional sports after announcing its own basketball team, EVOS Thunder Bogor.

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Lim Keat Kuang, the co-founder of Geek Fam, commented on the partnership: “I have known Ivan since the early days of the Asian esports scene and we are both pioneers in this field.

“When the opportunity to work together presented itself, I jumped at it immediately. His [track] record speaks for itself and I can’t wait to see Geek Slate grow into an international brand.”

The upcoming DPC SEA Division 1 is set to take place later this month and will feature a $200,000 (~£168,800) prize pool. The operator of the competition, Epulze, recently announced a data partnership with Oddin to collect data directly from the tournament servers.

Tom Daniels

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Tom has been part of the Esports Insider team since October 2020 and is currently the platform’s editor. When he’s not playing Football Manager, he enjoys covering the mobile esports scene and the betting industry.