Mainline is an esports tournament software and management company focused on providing customers with their own esports offerings.

Mainline gives brands the tools they need to run powerful esports programs that will evolve the quickly maturing industry to the benefit of players, students and the greater esports ecosystem.

Mainline was founded in 2017 by Chris Buckner and is headquartered in Houston, Texas.

Mainline’s licensed, white-labeled tournament platform specializes in hosting and enabling entities to manage, monetize and market their esports programs.

Mainline has grown to run thousands of online tournaments and live events for some of the biggest brands and gaming organizations in the world, including Dreamhack, PUBG Corp, and Clutch Gaming. Mainline also played a core role with ESPN on their inaugural Collegiate Esports Championship earlier this year.


Mainline is backed by Work America Capital and other strategic investors. The company raised $6.8M from a "Series A" financing on Oct 31, 2019. This brings Mainline's total funding to $13.4M to date.



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $13.4M over 3 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Houston
  • State: Texas
  • Country: United States
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