NEW YORK (Reuters) – Fnatic, the London-based global esports team owner, has raised $19 million in new funding and restructured its leadership as it plans a major expansion, the company said on Wednesday.

FILE PHOTO: Esports – ESL One – Dota 2 Major – Arena Birmingham, Birmingham, Britain – May 27, 2018 Fnatic in action during their 3rd Place Playoff match. Reuters/Ed Sykes/File Photo

The company plans to further expand in Asia and North America and grow from a headcount of 150 people now to 1,000 in the next five years, founder Sam Mathews told Reuters.

It will use the investments to strengthen its teams with new nutrition and psychology programs, and physical training coaches for players – lessons Mathews said he took from the British