Espo offers exclusive pre-launch access and announces new partnerships with BBG, Team BDS and BOOM Esport

Espo, the fan engagement platform that rewards collaboration between world-class esports teams, players, fans and sponsors, has expanded its roster of team partners with the addition of 3 international organizations: Built By Gamers, Team BDS and BOOM Esports.

All three teams will join F2K, GODSENT and Team Queso in running a series of monthly campaigns on the Espo platform where esports fans can unlock and redeem an ever-changing variety of exclusive Fan Perks offered by their favorite teams and players.

The addition of Built By Gamers, Team BDS and BOOM Esports is a further expansion of the Espo network for esports fans in North America, Europe and South East Asia. All 3 teams are champions in their respective region and performing at the highest level despite the challenges of competing remotely as a consequence of the global pandemic.

Speaking about the team partnerships, Espo founder and CEO, Henry James said:

“I feel like Espo has found the turbo button when it comes to the interest we have been receiving from a number of the most competitive and popular esports teams. Take a closer look at these teams and you’ll see they deploy killer strategies in-game and in the board room. 

“Our Team Partners support our vision to bring esports fans closer to the action and they are the pioneering teams working collaboratively with our Brand Partners to provide reward-based fan engagement.” 

Built By Gamers founder and CEO, Todd Searle, said:

“We are excited to partner with Espo as it provides a crucial solution to the esports world. For BBG, providing unique opportunities for fans to engage with their favorite players is a priority. Espo will bridge that gap while also allowing brands and other partners to participate. This is an important step in the evolution of our brand.” 

Team BDS executive director, Renaud Pierre Baijot said:

“We are beyond excited to start working with Espo. They will help us bring Team BDS to a whole new level by helping us engage with fans and secure key partnerships with international brands.” 

BOOM Esports CEO, Gary Ongko Putera said:

“We are excited to be joining Espo as one of their chosen Team Partners from the region. From day one, the vision and the mission is to become one of the biggest esports brands in the world. This is an exciting new step in achieving our goals with Espo and we will be able to bring BOOM closer to our global fanbase. Can’t wait to start the partnership!” 

Since the announcements, Espo has seen a real buzz of excitement within their community which was only heightened as they revealed some of the Fan Perks that fans can expect to engage with in the coming weeks. VIP team merch, fan-v-fan tournaments, gaming house virtual tours, behind the scenes access to match days, competitions for content creators, giveaways from sponsors and personalized messages from players are just a number of perks fans can look forward to.

Espo also invites esports organizations, sponsors and reporters for a private demo with founder, Henry James and access to the platform ahead of its launch- get first accessof what’s to come. If this is something that would interest you, please get in touch with us at

Notes to Editors 


In our previous notes to editors, we drew attention to native fan engagement platforms being developed by Team Liquid and Fnatic. Since August, we’ve also learnt that G2 and XSET are esports organizations building native platforms. Meanwhile, a recent flurry of streamer-focused fan engagement platforms have recently been unveiled including, and Like Espo, these native and streamer-focused platforms are striving to bring their users closer to the action, but Espodifferentiates in 4 key ways: 

  • Espo is a multi-team platform: a gateway for esports fans closer to engage with multiple different world-class esports teams and pro players all under one roof.
  • Espo will offer its users access to more than 100 different Fan Perks from its Team Partners, far exceeding the variety of perks offered by other platforms.
  • Thanks to the Community Incentive Program (, Espo enables users to accrue EXP points and redeem certain Fan Perks without needing to spend money.
  • Espo is also a platform where brands will be able to offer their own Fan Perks and reward users with EXP points for redeeming their Fan Perks, in turn subsidizing users’ access to more Fan Perks offered by Espo’s Team Partners.   

About Espo 

Espo is a new, multi-team, fan engagement platform for the esports community, which will reward collaboration between world-class esports teams, players, fans and brands. The unique model and features of our platform are the result of hundreds of interviews we carried out with esports fans to understand how to enhance their fan experience. Launching in Q4 2020, Espo will bring esports fans closer to the action like never before by providing them with access to an extensive variety of Fan Perks from our Team Partners and Brand Partners. 

About Built By Gamers
Built By Gamers is an esports and gaming organization that competes in many of the world’s biggest esports titles. We house some of the best Fortnite players in the world. We currently look to achieve the same in Valorant, Call of Duty and other popular titles. Alongside competition, we look to be a unique entertainment brand with top tier content and production. 

About Team BDS
BDS is a Swiss esports club based in Geneva. Our goal is to bring together the best players and participate in the biggest European and world events. We want to make esports grow by proposing unique and innovative projects while staying as close as possible to our community. 

About BOOM Esports
Established in November 2016, BOOM Esports is a multidivisional esports organization born from our belief that within everyone lies a talent longing to be awakened. We believe that there lies a beast inside us plays a crucial role in all of life’s successes. With the “Beast On Our Minds” (BOOM), we have made it our mission to find the most promising talents and unleash their innate beasts for the world to see. 

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