ResetEra is currently one of the largest and best-known video game forums on the internet. The community was born as a spin-off of NeoGaf, which for more than a decade was the most important forum in the sector, and in just a few years it has managed to position itself as one of the preferred sites to learn about industry news and rumors. Today we have learned that its owner has sold ResetEra to MOBA Network for 4.55 million dollars, almost 4 million euros. The team ensures that there will be no visible changes with this change of owner and neither will affect moderation.
$ 3.55 million have been paid and the last million will be made on December 31. ResetEra has so far been funded by ads and subscriptions that remove such advertising. According to the statement of the purchase, this business has brought in $ 700,000 during the last year, which shows the potential of the community. MOBA Networks study new advertising formats and other ways of financing with a view to grow a lot in 2022.
MOBA Network is a Swiss company that owns several websites and forums, including Mobafire, Dotafire, Smitefire, Owfire, Leaguespy, and others. He also runs a YouTube network, Union For Gamers (UFG), with more than 1000 creators.
See findings in 2017
ResetEra was created after a significant exodus of NeoGaf users when certain scandals of its owner, Tyler Malka, became known in 2017. Among these users were many insiders, industry insiders who routinely post tips and facts about unannounced games. The forum has strict measures to admit new users – not just any mail is allowed – and leaks should be supported in moderation with some kind of proof, something that reduces the possibility of false rumors.
Although it only has about 55,000 members, since its inception there have been published more than 45 million messages and today it is more relevant than NeoGaf, which has failed to regain prestige for four years.