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Luminosity Signs Deal with Four Esports Influencers and Launches LG Fortnite House

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Luminosity Gaming has signed deal with four celebrity esports influencers and launched the “LG Fortnite House,” a house and content hub for the Luminosity roster of gaming and esports professionals. The Luminosity team will be living and playing out of the house in Florida, and will continue to create rich content for the existing Luminosity Fanbase.

The four celebrity gaming influencers are Formula, Kiwiz, Nicks and Randumb. Each new influencer adds a unique element to the rapidly growing Luminosity team:

Formula, AKA Alex Kushelevskiy, started his career in gaming managing a number of popular organisations, eventually deciding to pursue a career as a creator. He has built a following through Fortnite of over 1,400,000 subscribers.

Kiwiz, AKA John Payne, rose to fame on YouTube as a content creator in Fortnite, building a subscriber base of over 1,800,000 subscribers.

Nicks, AKA Nick Spoerke, began his career as a creator in Call of Duty on Fortnite. He has a fan base of over 1,800,000 subscribers.

Randumb, AKA Jordan Schneider, began his career on YouTube in early 2015, building his initial fan base in Call of Duty. Following his switch to Fortnite, he has built a fan base of over 2,000,000 subscribers.

“Welcoming Formula, Kiwiz, Nicks, and Randumb to Luminosity adds another new and unique creative element to our growing franchise. We are on a mission to collaborate with players, influencers, and creators that can engage with our amazing fans, while we continue to build one of the leading esports team in the world,” Steve Maida, President of Luminosity said.

“We are excited with the growth of Luminosity’s team of talent and their ability to execute on the business model. Luminosity is a leader in discovering and developing gaming talent, content creators and influencers which will add almost 60 million followers to the combined network,” Menashe Kestenbaum, Founder and CEO of Enthusiast said.

“Welcoming four new influencers and the launch of the LG House in Florida, is an excellent growth step for Luminosity. Collectively, we are working on closing the announced merger, while we continue to operate and grow successful businesses within the gaming ecosystem,” Kestenbaum added.

Niji Narayan has been in the writing industry for well over a decade or so. He prides himself as one of the few survivors left in the world who have actually mastered the impossible art of copy editing. Niji graduated in Physics and obtained his Master’s degree in Communication and Journalism. He has always interested in sports writing and travel writing. He has written for numerous websites and his in-depth analytical articles top sports magazines like Cricket Today and Sports Today. He reports gaming industry headlines from all around the globe.

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2K Announces Inaugural NBA 2K20 Global Championship

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More than $100,000 available in prizes for aspiring NBA 2K players worldwide

 

2K is excited to announce it is partnering with the National Basketball Association (NBA), National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), and ESL, the world’s largest esports company, to create the NBA 2K20 Global Championship. Featuring more than $100,000 in prizes, the NBA 2K20 Global Championship is a new competitive tournament designed for aspiring NBA 2K20 players worldwide. The global tournament will feature head-to-head competition in a series of online and offline events that will take place from October 2019 to February 2020, culminating in a final event in the United States to crown the first-ever NBA 2K20 global champion. Registration is open at www.nba2kgc.com.

“We’re excited to partner with the NBA, NBPA and ESL to create this first-of-its-kind tournament for NBA 2K,” said Jason Argent, Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations at 2K. “For anyone who is interested to test how their skills match up on a global scale, we encourage you to register and see if you truly have what it takes to become the best head-to-head player in the world.”

“The global scale of the tournament reflects the incredible growth of basketball around the world,” said Matthew Holt, NBA Senior Vice President, Consumer Products & Gaming Partnerships. “The NBA 2K20 Global Championship offers a chance for anyone in the world to compete.”

“We are thrilled to be working with these partners in creating this milestone event in gaming,” said Josh Goodstadt, EVP of Licensing for the NBPI, the commercial arm of the NBPA. “Our players come from all over the world and this is a unique experience which will allow fans from every corner of the globe to engage and compete with them through NBA 2K.”

From October to November 2019, aspiring NBA 2K20 players will compete in local online qualifiers in the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific regions that will lead to online playoffs, which will determine who advances to the regional finals. Regional finals will be held as live events at the ESL studios in Los Angeles, Paris and Sydney, where each winner will receive $15,000 and other prizes from the NBA and 2K.

The Global Finals will be held on February 22, 2020 at the ESL studio in Los Angeles, where eight finalists will compete to determine who will be crowned the first-ever global champion. The winner of the NBA 2K20 Global Championship will receive $100,000 in prizes.

For official rules, please visit www.nba2kgc.com.

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Unikrn & Unicorns of Love Partner to Find the Next Big Pro Streamer or Pro Gamer

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Unikrn, the world’s longest-operating esports-first betting operator, and Unicorns of Love, one of gaming’s most beloved fan-focused esports franchises, are offering a $50,000 streaming or esports contract for a new esports talent to join the Unicorns of Love banner.

Aspiring streamers who are over 18 years old can apply at Unikrn.com/best-job.

The applicants will have an opportunity to upload a short video as well as register their playing and streaming stats by using Unikrn UMode during the consideration period. Finalists will be announced after applications are considered.

The winner of this unprecedented sponsorship contest will begin streaming or competing full-time with support from Unikrn and Unicorns of Love in 2020.

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SMP Group launches first of its kind esports division

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SMP will offer guidance, support and bespoke solutions to the esports industry and businesses that operate in the fast-evolving sector

As one of the world leaders in the eGaming sector, the SMP Group has now entered the burgeoning esports space with the launch of a dedicated esports division.

Through its newly created division, SMP will be able to provide its products and services to organisations in the fast-evolving sector. Utilising its existing Group expertise in eGaming, wealth protection, escrow, and more, the Isle of Man based provider will also offer bespoke solutions and investment to the esports industry, particularly for players, owners, organisers, and start-ups.

As part of developing this new division, SMP has appointed Chris Kissack as an Esports Specialist. Chris comes from a marketing and technological background and has previously led a number of substantial developments in both new and existing markets, including working with start-ups.

Chris Kissack said: “I am very excited to be joining SMP and working within an industry that I am incredibly passionate about. I look forward to entering this space as part of the SMP Group and being able to draw upon its reputation in the eGaming sector to create a comprehensive proposition for the developing esports landscape.

Ted Pepper, Director at SMP Group, commented: “Esports is on the precipice of huge predicted growth and we believe now is the opportune time to enter this market. There is a huge opportunity to take our traditional services and decades of experience and apply them to this growing industry.

“We are delighted to have Chris on board, and his valuable insight will be a key component in this sector. Over the past ten years, SMP has built a reputation as being one of the world leaders in the eGaming arena and we look forward to joining the esports industry with the same level of quality and professionalism.”

Jade Zorab, Head of Corporate Development at SMP, added: “As a Group, we are always striving to identify innovative opportunities and areas for business development, and esports certainly ticks those boxes.

We look forward to meeting other specialists and members of this dynamic and evolving industry and we welcome calls from those within the esports sector that would like to tap into our expertise and experience.”

To find out more about SMP Esports, visit our dedicated esports site www.smpesports.gg to view further information on our different service offerings for players, org owners, tournament operators, and esports entrepreneurs.

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