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West Ham agree shirt sleeve deal and eSports partnership with Basset & Gold

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West Ham are pleased to announce that they have reached an agreement with Basset & Gold to become the Club’s sleeve sponsor.

Basset & Gold are a leading financial services firm based in the heart of the City of London, offering investors fixed income returns that are generated by providing financing to marketplace lending platforms and UK based businesses.

The partnership will see Basset & Gold’s logo featured on the left sleeve of all West Ham United’s men’s first team, Academy and PL2 shirts, as well as becoming West Ham United’s eSports partner.

eSports is an area in which West Ham United are pioneering and they became the first British team to announce an eSports player in 2016, while London Stadium hosted the first ever eSports tournament involving professional clubs in the same year.

Basset & Gold will also benefit from further branding opportunities across the club and the deal commits the two parties to work together closely to develop local community through activities and charity work as well as fan engagement opportunities for West Ham fans in and around east London.

Karren Brady, West Ham United Vice-Chairman, said: “I am delighted to announce our partnership with Basset & Gold and I am extremely excited about working together going forward. What really appealed to us was their commitment to working and engaging with our fans in east London and the local community.

“Our fans are at the heart of everything we do and we wanted to partner with someone who understands that and mirrors that commitment in their own work. Both partners are determined to achieve success next season and we cannot wait to launch our partnership through some incredible activations for our fans.”

A Basset & Gold Spokesman said: “We are delighted to become a partner of West Ham United Football Club. We found West Ham United to stand out from the others in the way they treat their fans and their community, which is also ours being based in the City of London – only one train stop away from the fabulous stadium. Community and family are in the heart of our brand and we are looking forward to a fruitful partnership that will benefit both parties as well as everyone around us.”

Karim Virani, Digital and Commercial Director at West Ham United, said: “Basset & Gold are a partner that we are extremely proud to have on our sleeve. Their unique approach to customer care and professionalism has proved extremely successful, whilst their impressive plans for the future absolutely match the ambition of our football club.”

Basset & Gold look to provide everyday investors with the opportunity that was previously available only to ultra-high net worth investors, and gain attractive returns. Basset & Gold’s mission is to challenge the market and create investment opportunities that are easy to understand, transparent and continuously control risk, while maintaining market-leading returns that meet investment goals.

Basset & Gold is a brand name of B&G Finance Ltd which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Basset & Gold see their investors as partners so endeavour to make sure they only make money when their investors make money. Basset & Gold has a reputation for superb customer care, professionalism team work, transparency and challenge the norms of the investment world.

For more information please visit bassetgold.co.uk

 

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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SVG Forms Esports Production Advisory Committee

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SVG has announced the formation of its Esports Production Advisory Committee, composed of leading esports-production and -technology veterans. The Advisory Committee is being launched ahead of the second-annual SVG Esports Production Summit in Los Angeles.

The group is currently helping to spearhead this year’s Summit programme. Over the coming years, Advisory Committee members will help guide the direction of SVG’s esports production events, initiatives, and editorial content, as well as enable increased dialogue across this rapidly growing industry.

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WePlay! Esports to host the second Minor of the DPC 2019/2020 season

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WePlay! Esports will host and broadcast the second Minor of the current Dota Pro Circuit. The event will be taking place in Bukovel, a famous Ukrainian ski resort in the western part of Ukraine.

“We perceive the opportunity to host a Minor as a great honor and enormous responsibility at the same time. For the last year, we have been working hard organizing various events in Dota 2, CS:GO and other disciplines in the spirit of creativity and excitement. We want our viewers to enjoy not only the games but also an original show.Now we have a bigger challenge. We are doing our best to make esports fans happy with something extraordinary. We will keep to our basic principals, which means that the viewers should expect high production value, excellent props, funny filler content, talents in unusual costumes and much more.” – Eugene “GreenGT” Luchianenco, Head of Esports at WePlay!.Qualifiers to WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020 and the second Major of the DPC 2019/2020 season will be taking place between December 01 and 06. Teams will compete for 370 DPC points, and at least one squad from every competitive region will be invited to the main event. Valve will announce the regions represented by more than one team after the end of the first Major of the current DPC season.

After the qualifiers we will have eight teams, that will be invited to the main event held between January 09 and 12. Besides $300 000 and 660 DPC points, the teams will also compete for a slot at the second Major tournament of the current competitive season.

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META Games, the Creators of Mobile Esports Management Simulators, Closes a $2 Million Seed Round Led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures

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META Games, the creator of esports-themed mobile games, announced today it has raised $2 million in seed funding, led by BITKRAFT Esports Ventures with participation from Everblue Management, Crest Capital, and Klaas Kersting, among others. The new funding will be used to complete game development on META Games’ upcoming mobile game RIVALS, a manager game based on MOBA esports, and to begin development on future mobile games for esports fans.

Developed with the input of pro teams, RIVALS Esports Manager offers players the opportunity to watch their own team compete to reach the pinnacle of esports glory. As one of the most ambitious esports manager games on mobile, players can manage their own pro esports team, compete in PvP leagues, trade players in their roster, and create an esports legacy.  Using real-time simulation to create a highlight-reel experience of a MOBA game, players can turn the tide of the game with last-minute tactic adaptations. Future integrations will include the ability to engage with favorite professional teams and brands to acquire the best sponsorship deals and have truly authentic esports experiences that mirror the real-life scenarios.

Expanding its scope to match the variety of genres represented in the spectrum of esports, META Games’ future products look to offer specific dedicated products that cater to audiences beyond just MOBAs or FPSs. By creating a portfolio of esports-themed mobile games, META Games makes it possible for fans to engage with the specific esport and genre they are most passionate about.

“We believe esports fans deserve authentic and complementary gaming experiences that reflect what they watch every day,” said Roman Frank, CEO and Founder of META Games. “By providing players with the ability to manage a professional team they are able to get a behind-the-scenes look at how some of their favorite teams operate on their path to success.”

“The integration of our players’ favorite teams, most loved esports personalities, and most iconic brands will support an incredibly authentic gaming experience across multiple game titles,” commented Philipp Karstaedt, COO and Co-Founder of META Games. “This investment will fuel our mission to develop mobile games for the global esports community.”

“By having the most popular PC esports game genres in the palm of their hand, players now have the excitement of a pro esports coach in a snack-size, on-the-go experience,” commented BITKRAFT founding partner, Malte Barth. “Similar to traditional sports, each esports genre is distinct and has its own unique fanbase which is why META Games’ vision to bring esports-themed games to these diverse, loyal audiences is extremely necessary. We believe with this funding this strong, proven team can continue its momentum of developing mobile games that address the entire audience of esports fans worldwide.”

 

About BITKRAFT Esports Ventures:

An early and mid-stage investor focused on the esports sector, BITKRAFT discovers, supports, and scales esports startups globally along with the industry’s most influential companies. BITKRAFT Esports Ventures was founded in 2016 by esports legend, Jens Hilgers. Hilgers previously founded ESL and served as CEO before selling the majority stake to MTG in 2015. In addition to serving as Managing Partner at BITKRAFT, Jens is the Co-Founder and Chairman of G2 Esports.

 

About META Games:

Headquartered in Berlin, META Games creates mobile games for esports fans. Founded by Roman Frank, Philipp Karstaedt and Arvid Hahn in 2017, META Games currently has its first title, RIVALS Esports MOBA Manager, available in Open Beta on Google Play. With its team of industry veterans from both game development and publishing, it aims to create a full suite of mobile games catering to the entire esports audience and offering an authentic experience within a virtual esports world.

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