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Tonk Tonk Games raises $2 million for uFighter mobile game with your face in it

February 19, 2019 / DEAN TAKAHASHI

Tonk Tonk Games has raised $2 million in funding from Bitkraft Esports Ventures to build its uFighter mobile game, where you play as one of the fighters.The company wants to provide players with a more personalized play experience and high spectatorship, which is why it will put a cartoon version of your face on your fighting character. The funding comes from Bitkraft Esports Ventures, with participation from Modern Times Group (MTG) — both of them active investors in the games and esports space. Global esports revenues are expected to hit $1.1 billion in 2019, up 26.7 percent from a year earlier, according to market researcher Newzoo. “We are incredibly excited about our partnership with Bitkraft Esports Ventures and Modern Times Group,” said Tonk Tonk Games founder Joon Kim, in a statement. “Our vision is to give players delightful social experiences via networked play. Through financial backing and strategic partnerships, we will be able to attract top talent...