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Acquired byViacom
Price$102M
Date4/2006
TermsCash

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Xfire Headquarters
310 Wilshire Blvd.
Santa Monica, CA, 90401
USA

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Funding

TOTAL $7M
FUNDING TOTAL $7M
Venture Round, 8/2011
Intel Capital
TomorrowVentures
$4M
Venture Round, 5/2012
IDM Venture Capital
$3M

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Xfire

Xfire is the leader in social gaming services for core gamers. In July of 2012, Xfire passed 22 million registered users.

Xfire was founded in 2003 and acquired by Viacom in 2008 for $102 million.

In August 2010 Xfire was spun out of Viacom by a private team of serial entrepreneurs and internet investors, including: Brock Pierce (IGE, Affinity Media), Mark Donovan (Titan Gaming), and William Quigley (Clearstone Venture Capital). The new team brings a wealth of experience, energy and focus that will further solidify Xfire’s leadership in the gaming space.

Xfire has recently released a re-vamped website and new UI/UX on its desktop and in-game client.

Further, it has launched a new competitive gaming service, Battleground into closed beta.

Battleground features 3 modes of competitive gaming; Instant Action (24/7 death match styled play), Challenges (direct wagering between users or clans) and Tournaments (multi-ladder, automated tournament system) supported by a full virtual eco-system of Xcoin (paid currency) and Battle Tokens (earned currency).

Xfire continues to provide users social networking, group VOIP and chat, social sharing of in-game screen shots and videos, and live-streaming gameplay.

To learn more about Xfire and to download the client, please go to www.xfire.com.

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Xfire screenshot
Above: Xfire Client Buddy List & Messenger
Uploaded: 3/21/13
Xfire screenshot
Above: Xfire Medallion In Game
Uploaded: 3/21/13

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Xfire

Sources

  1. Media giant offers $102 million in cash for online gaming utility company; makes it part of MTV Networks. (gamespot.com) [edit]
  2. Xfire To Fly Solo Again, Raises $4 Million From Intel Capital (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  3. Xfire Raises $3M To Expand Gamer Social Networking In Asia (techcrunch.com) [edit]
  4. Tech Crunch (techcrunch.com) [edit]
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