League of Legends Statistics site OP.GG has acquired former esports broadcaster OGN (formerly Ongamenet), which was owned by television group CJ ENM, it revealed today.
OP.GG’s goal is to expand OGN’s horizons to bring more gaming content to its fans, including projects in VR, XR, and Metaverse.
“OGN will now become a professional production studio that has delivered content to online platforms beyond the boundaries of existing TV platforms, bringing them a little closer to global users,” said new OGN CEO Nam Yun Seung.
Launched in 2000, OGN was one of the first channels to broadcast esports competitions on television in South Korea, during the rise of competitive RTS gaming. Starcraft II. It has also produced various high profile tournaments.
Over the years, OGN has contributed to the popularity and growth of many competitive games in South Korea, such as Surveillance with the broadcast of the APEX tournaments, which brought together the greatest talents from South Korea and other countries.
But the channel’s audience began to decline when game publishers began to structure and control their own ecosystem.
OP.GG, on the other hand, was created in 2012. It provides many statistics on League servers and drives and has 55 million monthly active users, according to Naver.
On May 20, the website bought OGTKorea’s “number one esports learning platform”, aiming to provide solutions to the problems that professional gamers face when they retire.
This new acquisition shows how committed OP.GG is to growing and expanding its business in the South Korean esports scene.