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Razer CEO to Donate $10m to Esports in Singapore

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Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan has promised in a Facebook post to pump in $10 million to the Singapore esports over the next year.

He said the move was triggered by a letter published in The Strait Times, written by a reader named  Juliana Foo. In the letter, Ms. Foo said she had found it “difficult to accept esports as a medal sport” at this year’s SEA Games. Incidentally, Razer is the official esports partner of SEA Games.

Singapore is represented by a group of esports athletes in games such as Dota 2, Starcraft and Hearthstone.

Foo had also said that “athletes rigorously, abide by a strict diet and hone their physical prowess” and that “gaming falls short in these aspects”.

Tan, in his post, said he was “incredibly grateful” for the support Razer has had from the Singaporean government and Singaporeans alike, and that he was “still a Singaporean citizen” despite having founded the company in the US.

He also referenced Trade and Industry Minister Chan Chun Sing’s comments in Parliament on 4 September, where the minister had shared several initiatives the government was taking to help the esports scene in Singapore.

Tan said his $10 million pledge for gaming and esports activities in Singapore will include “supporting esports teams in Singapore as well as investing in gaming/esports companies in Singapore or founded by Singaporean’s”.

“We are one of the largest esports brands in the world, and personally as a Singaporean, I’m looking forward to giving back and doing more for my country.”

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New Wave Esports Announces Strategic Investment in Talon Esports

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New Wave Esports Corp has announced a strategic investment in Talon Esports Limited (Talon). In addition to the Investment, New Wave will work closely with Talon’s leadership to provide advisory support services to help fuel continued growth.

“We are looking to build on our momentum from 2020 by expanding into additional international gaming titles and further developing our brand through the establishment of our very own creative studio. With the addition of New Wave Esports’ leadership and expertise, we are equipped to continue our aggressive growth and achieve our vision,” Sean Zhang, CEO of Talon Esports said.

“Talon’s proven ability to show revenue growth and thorough execution with no external capital raises to date sets them apart as a strong, leading esports organization. Through the new investment and strategic partnership with Talon Esports we are excited to continue building the next generation of esports as a commitment to executing against our Asian growth strategy we announced in October,” Daniel Mitre, CEO of New Wave Esports said.

Pursuant to the terms of a Subscription Agreement dated November 13, 2019, between New Wave Esports and Talon, the Company has subscribed for 681,818 common shares in the capital of Talon at a price of USD$0.44 per Talon Share, for an aggregate investment amount of USD$300,000.

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GODSENT are the Forge of Masters. WePlay! League Season 2 Champions

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The team from Sweden confidently won over Tricked Esport with a 2:0 score

GODSENT are the champions of Forge of Masters. WePlay! League Season 2! The team from Sweden confidently won over Tricked Esport with a 2:0 score.

GODSENT didn’t lose a single map, successfully winning on both maps. They demonstrated high skill and an unbending will for victory. The squad won a championship just a couple of days after officially joining a new organization. During the online stage of Forge of Masters. WePlay! League Season 2 they played with the SMASH Esports tag.

Tricked Esport fought fiercely and took the second place, earning $20,000 in prize money. Team GamerLegion and Gambit Youngsters earned $10 000 each for reaching semi-finals.

The main goal behind Forge of Masters. WePlay! League is to give regional team an opportunity to grow in a healthy competitive environment by participating in regular tournaments.

Find more details about the league at weplay.tv .

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“theScore esports” Reaches One Million Subscriber Milestone

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Score Media and Gaming Inc. has announced that its YouTube channel “theScore esports” has reached one million subscriber milestone.

The milestone is a result of the channel’s strategy to break-down the barriers that often make the subject of esports inaccessible for many, producing content for both hardcore and casual gaming fans alike through the largest dedicated esports content team anywhere.

“We’re incredibly proud of our growth rate and the success we’ve found across theScore esports’ video franchises. Our focus is on producing premium video storytelling that is equally entertaining and approachable for all levels of fandom. We’re thrilled at how audiences have responded to our content, and we thank our loyal fanbase for all of their support in helping us hit one million subscribers,” Aubrey Levy, VP of Content and Marketing at theScore said.

“As we’ve already seen through our recent partnerships with Ubisoft and Nvidia, the reach and engagement of our video content has also created exciting opportunities for brands. Through our in-house team of esports industry experts and content creators, theScore esports is the perfect partner for those looking to engage with a large and highly-coveted audience of competitive gaming fans,” Aubrey Levy added.

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