UK Esport organization Resolve has acquired Barrage Esports. With this deal Resolve will play in the Northern League of Legends Championship (NLC) from the Summer 2021 Season. Resolve informed that they have acquired and merged with Barrage and they will take care of Barrage’s day-to-day business operations.
Resolve informed that many of the Barrage Staff have joined the organization. However, for those who have not joined, they have been additionally compensated. Resolve has paid an undisclosed fee amount for this acquisition.
The founder of Resolve, Ilias ‘Rai’ Pajoheshfar commented “It has always been our intention to compete at the highest level and the journey so far has been a brilliant one. When Barrage kindly presented us with this opportunity, we felt an obligation to ensure the UK continues to be represented and after careful consideration, we felt the timing was right.
“We would like to thank Barrage for their hard work and service to UK esports, and will honour their legacy.”
With the Resolve’s participation in the NLC it means that the original League of Legends team, which was competing in the UK League of Legends’ second-division (UKLC), will become an academy team. Moreover, Barrage Academy’s UKLC spot will be given away to another organization. According to the UK organization, no plans regarding Barrage’s amateur North American team have been made.
Resolve will also be giving up its place in the UKEL (the UK’s third division).
Barrage Esports’ former owner Jeff Simpkins, will step down from his role as Managing Director and will instead take an advisory role for Resolve.