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FIFA and EA announce updated plans for EA SPORTS FIFA 20 global esports competitions

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Indian gamblers turning to esports betting, as COVID-19 drives a shift in gambling spend from physical to digital
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Electronic Arts Inc. (EA) and Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) announced a larger, evolved EA SPORTS™ FIFA 20 esports ecosystem, adding new competitions and returning football league tournaments, as well as online tournaments in place of the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series including the FIFA eWorld Cup™. These extensive updates will continue to keep players and viewers connected to EA SPORTS FIFA competition, building upon the global success of the EA SPORTS FIFA Stay and Play Cup, which aired to millions in more than 100 countries, and unprecedented growth in viewership across EA SPORTS FIFA content from last year with 260 percent growth*.

The EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Summer Cup Series is made up of six online regional tournaments featuring invited top players across Europe, Asia, South America, Oceania, North America, and Middle East-Africa, all competing to be crowned one of six winners. The total prize pool created for the Summer Cup Series is $228,000, with the tournaments running from July 17 – August 9. Additional EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Summer Cup details can be found here.

“We’ve already seen amazing fan engagement with our competitive events over the past few months. Our partnership with the top football leagues has resulted in over 100 hours of TV broadcasts alone and now we’re looking forward to offering players and viewers even more great competitions to play and watch,” said EA SPORTS FIFA Competitive Gaming Commissioner Brent Koning. “Although replacing fan-favorite, in-person tournaments were unavoidable as we prioritize player safety, we are thrilled to have more events this summer than ever before in FIFA esports.”

“We are looking forward to rolling out exciting alternative events to the previous FIFA 20 Global Series events over the coming weeks, all whilst ensuring safety and the highest possible tournament standards to the competitors which could not be guaranteed for the initially scheduled events due to the current situation and online-only format limitations for global activations being in place.” said Christian Volk, Director of Gaming and eFootball at FIFA. “In these challenging times, we’re committed to supporting our stakeholders, players, fans and the wider community to stay engaged with their audience via EA SPORTS FIFA. We’ll also continue working together with FIFA’s member associations to host eFriendlies all around the world and to bring virtual football to fans in each country.”

Additionally, many of the world’s top football leagues, including Bundesliga, LaLiga, Ligue 1, MLS and more, are resuming EA SPORTS FIFA 20 esports events under revised formats. Fans can also tune into the UEFA eChampions League which will transition to a special one-off online invitational event in mid-August. More information on the subsequent EA SPORTS FIFA 20 league partner esports announcements can be found by visiting their respective websites.

FIFA’s member associations will also continue organizing domestic FIFA esports competition and online internationals to engage their national EA SPORTS FIFA communities. Further information on FIFA esports events run in each country can be found on the respective websites of the member associations.

Tournaments that will not proceed in the wake of current events include the EA SPORTS FIFA 20 FUT Champions Cup Stage VI, FIFA eNations Cup™ 2020, EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Playoffs and the FIFA eWorld Cup™ 2020. These tournaments require global, in-person events and could not be executed online.

EA will still reward competitors $200,000 in prizes for those qualified to FUT Champions Cup Stage VI and another $700,000 based on EA SPORTS FIFA 20 Global Series Rankings as of March 3, 2020.

Source: fifa.com

 

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How a Crypto User Beat Crazy 1/3447 Odds to Win a Lambo

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FreeBitco.in Announces Lamborghini Round 3 Winner
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The biggest giveaway in crypto just concluded its third edition today. After two successful rounds, the third round showed why the popularity of FreeBitco.in’s provably fair algorithm is justified.

In Round 2, User 13562178 was the lucky winner, holding 200,000+ tickets in the draw.

However, in Round 3, User 38048549 clinched the top prize holding only 1,626 tickets out of a total 5.5 million tickets distributed. That’s some luck!

This is down to FreeBitco.in‘s truly random, proprietary lucky draw algorithm, where anyone can win even if they hold just one ticket.

The Lambo Goes To…
The Win a Lambo Golden Ticket Contest Round 3 at FreeBitco.in concluded on 25th October. The draw was held on 26th October, and User 38048549 emerged the lucky winner.

With 1,626 tickets, the user had a winning chance that of as low as 0.00029%!

The winner has two options to choose from: a Lamborghini Huracan LP 580-2 or 15.27 BTC ($200,000 in BTC deposited directly into their FreeBitco.in account).

What would you choose? Well, you can find out for yourself…

Win a Lambo Round 4 Has Begun!
If you’re new to the Golden Ticket Lamborghini Giveaway, here’s a small guide to help you get started:

In May 2019, FreeBitco.in, the world’s oldest-existing bitcoin faucet, organized the biggest giveaway in crypto – the Win a Lambo Golden Ticket Contest.

Here are the steps to participate in the contest:

1. Create an account on FreeBitco.in.
2. Collect Free BTC or deposit BTC into FreeBitco.in wallet.
3. Play the HI-LO dice game, or bet on events.
4. For every 0.005 BTC wagered in total on both the dice game or the event betting page, the user gets 1 Golden Ticket.
5. Golden Tickets can also be bought for 25,000 satoshi each.
6. Collect as many Golden Tickets as possible to increase the chances of winning a Lamborghini.
7. After the contest ends, a provably fair lottery drawing will be conducted to pick the lucky winner.

No sooner did Round 3 end that Round 4 began, and it’s already off to a cracking start!

Within hours, almost 100,000 tickets have already been distributed. The contest ends in the last week of April, so you have time to start stocking up on Golden Tickets.

Want to get your hands on Crypto’s Biggest Prize? Play now!

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The Game Awards Expands Streaming and Broadcast Footprint in India

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The Game Awards Expands Streaming and Broadcast Footprint in India
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Today, The Game Awards, the world’s biggest celebration of video game culture, announced a significant expansion of its live distribution plans in India for its the 2020 gala broadcast, airing live on Thursday, December 10.

The Game Awards will air live on television on MTV India, in addition to streaming live and free across OTT platforms including Disney+/Hotstar, Viacom’s VOOT, Reliance’s JioTV, Airtel and MX Player. These distribution points are in addition to continued free availability of the show on platforms such as Facebook, Twitch, Twitter and YouTube, where an exclusive Hindi co-stream of the show will air in partnership with NODWIN Gaming.

These new livestream partners in India join a slate of more than 45 global digital networks that will stream The Game Awards live and free around the world. Additional distribution partners will be announced in the coming weeks.

“We’re thrilled to grow our distribution in India with an incredible group of partners that share our view that gaming is a universal language that challenges, inspires, entertains and ultimately unites cultures,” said Geoff Keighley, creator, The Game Awards.

The Game Awards partnered with NODWIN Gaming to manage the distribution deals in India. Speaking about the partnership, Akshat Rathee, co-founder and Managing Director of NODWIN Gaming said, “The Game Awards have always been the epitome of our industry. A true celebration of our art form. This COVID year, we all know that gaming has done well and NODWIN is proud to bring The Game Awards back to India. With the strong backing of MTV on linear TV and Airtel Xstream, Hotstar, Jio, Voot and MXPlayer, we can positively say that this will be the first time that The Game Awards will reach more than 100 million Indians on their most preferred TV channels and OTT platforms. We look forward to celebrating our love for gaming with everyone across the country”

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GGPoker Breaks Online Poker GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title

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GGPoker Breaks Online Poker GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ Title
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The World Series of Poker Online $5,000 Main Event hosted at GGPoker generates largest prize pool for an online poker tournament

GGPoker announces it has broken the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for the largest prize pool for an online poker tournament with a $27,559,500 prize pool in World Series of Poker Online Event 77: $5,000 Main Event at GGPoker on September 6, 2020.

Take a look at the moment Michael Empric, Official Adjudicator for Guinness World Records informed GGPoker ambassador Daniel Negreanu that the record was verified and in the books: https://gg.gl/world_record

The $5,000 Main Event was the marquee tournament of the 54-gold bracelet event World Series of Poker (WSOP) Online 2020 Series at GGPoker. Bulgaria’s Stoyan Madanzhiev defeated the 5,802-player field to earn the $3,904,685 top payout and his first World Series of Poker bracelet. Madanzhiev’s prize was the largest individual prize ever awarded in an online poker tournament.

The record $27,559,500 prize pool was shared among the top 728 finishers in the tournament. Each prize winner earned a minimum $11,834 payout.

“This Guinness World Records title was on our radar from the very beginning,” said Steve Preiss, Head of Poker Operations at GGPoker. “Players and fans of poker expect nothing less than record-breaking prizes when it comes to the World Series of Poker, and GGPoker delivered.”

The Main Event lasted 150 hours, 9 minutes and 13 seconds from the start of the first starting flight to the end of the last hand. Surviving players from all Day 1 starting flights combined for Day 2 of the tournament on August 30, during which the field shrunk from 1,171 players to just 38. A week later, the final 38 players battled it out over a long Day 3 until Madanzhiev won the final hand of the tournament and claimed the winner’s share of the record-breaking prize pool.

“Breaking a Guinness World Records title shows what happens when you combine GGPoker’s amazing platform with the World Series of Poker brand,” said Ty Stewart, WSOP Director. “This will be a tough record to beat.”

New GGPoker players are eligible to claim the poker room’s Welcome Bonus, earn even more rewards with the Honeymoon for Newcomers promotion and automatically join GGPoker’s Fish Buffet loyalty program, with regular cash prizes on offer.

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