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Chris Park joins eSports organisation Gen.G

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MLB executive vice president Chris Park has joined the South Korea-based eSports organisation Gen.G its new chief executive officer.

Park has been serving as EVP of products and marketing, managing digital product development, marketing, and international business development at MLB.

His main responsibilities at Gen.G are will be crafting and leading the day-to-day execution of Gen.G’s strategy alongside Gen.G co-founder Kevin Chou. As part of the c-suite mixup, Chou will assume the role as executive chairman.

“I can’t express how thrilled I am about this new journey into the esports world with Gen.G,” said Park, in a statement. “Having spent years with a traditional sports league, it was evident that competitive gaming was booming—well now it’s here and here to stay. I look forward to continuing to build an esports powerhouse in Gen.G, especially here in the US and specifically LA.”

Park will relocate from New York City to Gen.G’s U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles. But his onboarding will be in Seoul, South Korea at the team’s Asian headquarters as part of his onboarding.

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UltraPlay signs deal with WINBET

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B2B iGaming company UltraPlay has signed a deal to provide its multi award-winning eSports betting solution to WINBET, an online betting website operating on the Bulgarian market.

UltraPlay’s eSports product will power up WINBET with its unrivaled coverage of competitive games, pre-match and live odds. WINBET will be one of the few sportsbooks on the Bulgarian market to offer extensive eSports coverage and effectively engage with the new generation of bettors. Combined with UltraPlay’s Hybrid eSports live betting model, real-time data, scores and settlements, WINBET’s players will receive fast and secure betting on eSports.

This partnership further confirms UltraPlay’s leading position in providing eSports betting solutions to sportsbooks across markets.

Mario Ovcharov, CEO of UltraPlay, said: “We are delighted to announce our new partnership with one of the leading licensed operators in Bulgaria. WINBET is a well-known and trusted brand with a rapidly growing sportsbook. We share a common vision for progress and long-term partnership, which will be bonded by eSports as a new and exciting vertical for their players.”

Tsvetin Yordanov, WINBET’s CEO, said: “WINBET is a brand that has always tried to offer the very best and diverse content to its clients. In adding eSports to our betting portfolio, I saw an opportunity to expand our market share by satisfying a newly emerging client demand, while continuing to follow our “brand way”. In order to achieve our goals we knew we had to find a reliable business partner, with a proven and successful product. I am very pleased that we found that partner in UltraPlay and I believe that this is the beginning of a long and very successful partnership.”

Over the last two years, UltraPlay has been awarded with twelve accolades for its overall eSports betting provision. The latest one for eSports Betting Software was received from the International Gaming Awards 2020, which were held in London last week. Following up with the ODDS.GG constant developments, the company has recently released its new web design, aligned with the latest UX/UI design trends.

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THETA Live Embed Launches to Bring 24/7 Esports Content and Blockchain Rewards to Any Website, Starting With G FUEL

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Using simple IFrame any site can easily add THETA.tv esports streaming content, such as Fortnite, League of Legends and CS:GO, to earn incremental revenue.

Theta Labs, the leading video delivery network powered by blockchain, today announced the launch of THETA Live Embed, a new turnkey product that allows 24/7 THETA.tv Esports live streaming content to be added to almost any website, blog, or social media platform with minimal technical effort. Popular games like Fortnite, League of Legends and CS:GO streamed through THETA Live Embed are fully integrated with the Theta Network blockchain, allowing viewers to relay streams to their peers and earn Theta token rewards, TFUEL, just for watching and sharing their bandwidth resources. The first partner to integrate the product is G FUEL, The Official Energy Drink of Esports®.

Any partner site with THETA Live Embed automatically benefits from THETA.tv’s highly engaging and entertaining roster of more than 300 top Esports streamers including RisingFlame, teamtnt, and Deicide. The site and its users each earn 33% of the total TFUEL based on the amount of content and bandwidth shared, with the remaining 33% donated to support the streamers. All the revenue share is automated and transparent through Theta Blockchain’s “auto-split” smart contract and is easily auditable on the public chain. On average, sites can expect to see incremental revenues of $50,000 to over $100,000 per 1 million monthly active users.

“As The Official Energy Drink of Esports, we pride ourselves on pushing the envelope and providing the best experience possible to our Esports and gaming communities,” said G FUEL Founder and CEO, Cliff Morgan. “This includes expanding our long-term partnership with the innovators at THETA.tv and being an early adopter of THETA Live Embed — all so that we can easily provide live action-packed Esports content to our worldwide fans for free.”

With a simple IFrame approach and a few lines of JavaScript, THETA Live Embed can be added to any site with minimum development. This turnkey integration enables platforms to seamlessly adopt THETA.tv Esports content and the underlying Theta Network peer-to-peer video delivery infrastructure, without the need to understand digital wallets, security and other technical aspects of blockchain technology.

“As we engaged with potential Theta partners over the past year, we heard more and more that live 24/7 Esports content coupled with a loyalty or rewards program is strategic to their global business and user growth,” said Mitch Liu, CEO of Theta Labs, Inc. “We took THETA Live Embed a step further where our partners can integrate it in a few hours, and immediately start earning new revenues. Their users can earn rewards by simply watching content they love, sharing their bandwidth and being part of the community. It’s a powerful way for platforms to naturally drive retention and increase conversion to paid and premium products and services.”

To learn more about THETA Live Embed, visit us at embed.theta.tv.

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1,000 Dreams Fund Announces ‘BroadcastHER Academy’: First-of-its-Kind Esports and Gaming Fellowship Program for Women

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The 1,000 Dreams Fund (1DF), a national nonprofit that provides micro-grants that support the dreams of talented young women, announces the expansion of the BroadcastHER Academy (powered by Allied Esports & HyperX) into the first-ever esports and gaming fellowship program for high potential women interested in pursuing careers in the industry – whether in-front or behind the camera. Partners include premier esports entertainment company Allied Esports and HyperX Gaming.

“In order for the esports and gaming industry to continue to thrive, a diverse and talented workforce is needed – and women must have a seat at the table,” says 1,000 Dreams Fund Founder and CEO Christie Garton. “We believe that the Academy, with further investment and support by our partners, can become a talent pool for our partners and the industry, while providing a clearer pathway for women who want to thrive in the industry.”

Esports, a booming and lucrative industry, is expected to exceed $1.65 billion in global revenue by 2021, according to Newzoo—and Statista reports that about 44% of gamers are women. While women are rising in influence, the challenges they face in what is still considered to be a “male-dominated” world include a substantial pay gap.

In 2020, a group of 10 talented women will be announced to the fellowship program for one year. Applicants will submit a proposed plan for goals they hope to accomplish by the end of the program.

Selected winners will receive:

  • $1,000 microgrant to further their education;
  • One 60-minute mentor session with an executive from one of our partners by video conference. Matches made based on skills and career interests of both the mentor and mentee;
  • The program will include an all-expense paid trip for winners to visit a center of esports excellence, including the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas to shadow the Allied Esports team which would include:
    • A comprehensive hands-on tour
    • Time with the broadcast unit to learn about the broadcast operations
    • Lunch or dinner with an Allied Esports executive or broadcast professional
    • Opportunity to call a game in a professional broadcast boot
    • Video reel, and/or the work streamed live through the 1,000 Dreams Fund channel on Twitch;
  • Additionally, winners will have access to additional “pop up” opportunities with partners whether live events, conferences, tournaments, project-based contract roles, internships, apprenticeships or even full-time employment.

“Our affiliation with the 1,000 Dreams Fund and BroadcastHER Academy has been one of the most rewarding opportunities we’ve had since opening the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas, and we’re excited to see the program continue to grow,” said Jud Hannigan, CEO of Allied Esports. “The curiosity, enthusiasm and talent of these female gamers has been an inspiration and we look forward to continuing to open industry doors for them in any way possible.”

“We’re impressed daily by the emerging talent in the esports industry and excited to be part of this partnership supporting future female champions—both players, and working behind the scenes,” says Wendy Lecot, head of HyperX strategic alliances. “Aspiring women in this industry today will have the opportunity to share their experiences with future broadcasters and we are proud to be a part of this initiative.”

SOURCE 1,000 Dreams Fund

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