Virtex Has Raised $3.2 Million in a Round of Seed Funding

The creator of the VR-focused virtual esports stadium Virtex has secured $3.2 million in seed funding. The money will go towards expanding the company's team.

Virtex, the creator of the VR-focused virtual esports stadium, announced it has raised $3.2 million in a round of seed funding. The seed investment was supported by institutional investors Global Founders Capital, Sure Valley, All Iron Ventures, Graph Ventures, Mario Götze, and André Schürrle.

The round coincides with a partnership with Meta and Echo VR. The raised capital along with the new partnership will help the company expand its team, facilitate its growth, and establish its presence through similar partnerships.

Developed by a team of esports competitors, Virtex Stadium is a live broadcasting platform designed to host and stream live 3D videos of esports games to viewers. With the help of the platform, people can join a lobby to view the gameplay in the center of the stadium chatting and hanging around with a number of other users. They also can join the game and follow their favorite players in real-time. The platform can support hundreds of users at a time.

The creators of Virtex Stadium note that they are trying to build a platform that both immerses users into the most exciting experience in esports and brings people much closer to the game. "Virtex removes the limitations of the real world to redefine the fan experience, allowing experimentation and innovation to help create unforgettable live shows and events," the developers say.

The company has already started expanding its team and offers various career opportunities. Here is a list of the job openings you might be interested in:

Concept Artist


  • 3+ years of professional experience as a concept artist in games;
  • Excellent illustration skills;
  • Great eye for light, value, composition, color, staging, architecture, and detail in environmental design;
  • Have a good understanding of form and function with an eye for Industrial design;
  • Collaborate heavily with the design and production teams while maintaining the Art Directors' vision.

Unreal Technical Animator


  • 5+ years of professional experience as an animator or equivalent role;
  • Expertise and experience in using Unreal Engine;
  • Rigging/technical animation experience in Games or VFX/Feature Film;
  • Working knowledge of Control Rig, Animation Blueprints, State Machines & other Unreal animation workflows;
  • A keen eye for proper form and deformation throughout wide ranges of movements.

Senior Environment Artist


  • 3+ years of professional experience as an Environment artist in game development;
  • Expert knowledge of Blender or equivalent;
  • Expert knowledge of Substance Painter/Substance Designer/Photoshop or equivalent;
  • Proficient with Unreal Engine, with sufficient knowledge of Blueprints and asset implementation;
  • Experience in shader creation and a good understanding of the PBR standard;
  • Working knowledge of source control;
  • Comfortable iterating on ideas using rapid prototyping techniques;
  • Experience with lighting a range of indoor and outdoor environments within Unreal Engine.

Technical Artist


  • 5+ years of professional experience as a Technical Artist in game development;
  • Expert knowledge in using the Unreal Engine and Blueprints;
  • Ability to develop advanced custom shaders in Unreal and familiar with PBR standard;
  • Experienced in optimizing and profiling;
  • Expert knowledge in Blender;
  • Diagnose and improve real-time 3D graphics;
  • Comfortable iterating on ideas using rapid prototyping techniques;
  • Excellent communication and collaborative problem solving skills.

To apply, visit the 80 Level Job Board. Also, you may find more job openings on the Virtex Stadium official website.

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