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Everything you need to know for Red Bull Home Ground as the biggest VALORANT teams clash in unique 'Home and Away' competition
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路 The final eight teams who will battle in the VALORANT invitational are locked as FrenzyGoKill secures a spot through open qualifiers, alongside special guest invited squad Monkey Business with a newly revealed roster.

路 NiP will face Futbolist and G2 will take on FrenzyGoKill in day one match ups as the competition kicks off on January 28th on twitch.tv/redbull from 11:30am (GMT)

路 The unique Home Ground by Red Bull format puts emphasis on map picks and bans, allowing for exciting upsets and unpredictable twists, whilst retaining the core VALORANT meta

Home Ground by Red Bull, in Partnership with AOC, a new VALORANT competition kicks off on Thursday, and will see Europe鈥檚 fiercest teams go head-to-head across four days, competing for 拢24,000, and to be crowned the inaugural Home Ground by Red Bull Champions. G2, Team Liquid, Guild Esports, SUMN FC, Futbolist, Ninjas in Pyjamas, FrenzyGoKill, and Monkey Business, will battle in a unique format where early map dominance is the key to success. Monkey Business and their newly revealed roster have been announced as the special guest invited team, and FrenzyGoKill secured the final spot in open qualifiers that took place last week.

Home Ground by Red Bull is the brand鈥檚 first pro VALORANT event, following the recent reveal of Red Bull Campus Clutch, a global VALORANT university competition which will see teams from more than 50 countries compete, marking the further evolution of the brand鈥檚 global work with Riot Games.

Ahead of Home Ground by Red Bull, special guest invited team Monkey Business has revealed their new VALORANT roster:

  • Dylan “aKm” Bignet
  • Benjamin “uNKOE” Chevasson
  • Kevin “TviQ” Lindstr枚m
  • Theo 鈥淥niBy鈥 Tarlier
  • Dragan 鈥淓lllement鈥 Milanovi膰
  • Coach: Julien “daemoN” Ducros

Looking forward to the competition, the team said “Monkey Business got together quite a bit later than the other teams, we鈥檝e been busy stacking bananas ahead of this important day. We’re looking forward to creating havoc among the top teams and producing great moments for the Valorant community. Please cheer for our monkeys during their first competitive appearance!.”

Schedule (beginning at 11:30 GMT/12:30 CET each day):

  • January 28th – Quarterfinal 1
  1. A) NiP vs Futbolist
  2. B) G2 vs FrenzyGoKill
  • January 29th: Quarterfinal 2
  1. C) Team Liquid vs Guild Esports
  2. D) SUMN FC vs Special Guest
  • January 30th: Semifinal聽聽
  1. E) Winner of A vs Winner of B
  2. F) Winner of C vs Winner of D
  • January 31st: Final
  1. G) Winner of E vs Winner of F

 

Format:聽

  • The eight Home Ground by Red Bull teams will battle across a best-of-five, single-elimination bracket. Adding an additional layer of strategic depth to map picks, teams will select their strongest map as their 鈥渉ome ground鈥 ahead of each match.
  • Home Grounds get played first. If one team wins on both Home Grounds, they instantly win the 2-0 victory, and progress to the next round, meaning reverse sweeps are off the table and early game pressure is high.
  • If both teams dominate their home grounds, the entire best-of-five is played to determine the winner.
  • An explainer video can be seen here.

 

Broadcast talent:

  • Host: Frankie Ward
  • Casters:
    1. Lauren “Pansy” Scott
    2. Mike “hypoc” Robins
    3. Mitch “MitchMan” Mcbride
    4. James Banks

 

Streams:聽

  • Home Ground by Red Bull will be broadcast in a series of languages for fans around the world:
  • English – tv/redbull
  • French – tv/redbullfr
  • Turkish – tv/redbulltr
  • French – tv/1pvalorant
  • German – tv/agentsrange
  • Spanish – tv/Giants

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1xBet Sponsors Esports Organisation Tundra Esports

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1xBet has become a sponsor of the world-famous esports organisation Tundra Esports.

According to the terms of the three-year contract, the 1xBet logo will appear on Dota 2 roster jerseys and the organisation鈥檚 online portals. In addition, the agreement also includes several activities also been planned for Tundra鈥檚 digital platforms and the official 1xBet website. This will help the bookmaker attract a new audience to enjoy the brand鈥檚 wide range of services.

Alex Summers, a spokesperson for 1xBet, said: 鈥淓sports is one of the most important areas of the company鈥檚 operations. As a rule, the disciplines in it are very dynamic, so fans get a lot of excitement and thrills while watching.

鈥淓sports are already very popular, and the number of fans has grown tremendously. But, most importantly, it has great potential for further development, so it is vital to support both individual organisations and esports as a whole.

鈥淭his is a task that 1xBet is accomplishing. Our brand is with esports 鈥 seriously and for a long time. The start of cooperation with Tundra Esports is further proof of a reliable bookmaker鈥檚 desire to be at the forefront of the development of esports.鈥

Tomi Tikkala, Head of Business Development at Tundra Esports, said: 鈥淚鈥檓 sure the theme of our partnership with 1xBet will be new achievements, bright emotions and big wins. The motto of our organisation is #TundraTribe. We hope that very soon even more esports fans will know these words. There鈥檚 a big adventure ahead of us together 鈥 stay tuned.鈥

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Oddin.gg poised to significantly scale and add new product verticals after recent $4.5m Series A fundraising

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Oddin.gg poised to significantly scale and add new product verticals after recent $4.5m Series A fundraising
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Oddin.gg, the world-leading B2B esports odds feed, risk management and iFrame provider, is extremely proud to announce a Series A financing round, during which the company raised $4.5m from current investors, as well as from Velo Partners and Genting Ventures.

The round comes after ongoing business momentum, during which the company has not lost a single client in the last 3 years while signing landmark B2C deals with Betway, Yolo group (sportsbet.io and bitcasino.io brands) and Loot.bet, among others, plus major B2B deals, including OpenBet, Aspire Global and Altenar, to name a few. Oddin.gg operates on all continents, and recently started offering its services in New Jersey, US. They have current applications for licences in other US states as well as Ontario, Canada. With an almost 9-digit monthly USD handle under management, the company delivered a 6.7% average margin to its clients in 1H 2022. As one of the very few in the esports ecosystem, the company broke even in July 2022.

The funds will be used to strengthen Oddin.gg鈥檚 position as a global esports B2B betting leader and to expand to new verticals. Oddin.gg offers a 360掳 approach towards esports betting, providing betting operators everything they need to set up successful business operations. This includes data visualisations, marketing, odds feed, risk management, and iFrame.

The Series A round comes after a successful seed round in early 2020, in which Oddin.gg raised $1.2m.

Oddin.gg Co-Founder and CEO Vlastimil Venclik said: 鈥淥n behalf of the entire Oddin.gg team and myself, I am proud of everyone involved. First of all, we want to thank our clients and partners who share our vision and who have made our growth possible. At the same time, we feel fortunate to work with our investors and to see this investment helping us to scale. This round will help us to continue enjoying our exponential growth and development of new services that will cement our position as a leader in the industry. I want to thank all our partners for their trust, and we will work tirelessly on our vision to justify it!鈥

Genting Ventures said: 鈥淲e are impressed by Oddin.gg鈥檚 technology with class-leading metrics for esports betting. From an industry standpoint, we see the dynamic potential of esports, and identify Oddin.gg as a key player offering top-tier data and service for its partners in the competitive gaming space.鈥

Velo Partners said: 鈥淲e were immediately impressed with Oddin鈥檚 best-in-market esports odds products, as well as their broader strategy of building an esports ecosystem to service all of their customers鈥 esports needs. We look forward to being a part of this compelling growth story in the coming years鈥

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Quadrant reveals new controller with SCUF Gaming

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Gaming, lifestyle,聽and esports organisation聽Quadrant reveals controller range聽with premier performance gaming controller manufacturer SCUF Gaming.

Quadrant, a gaming, lifestyle, content and apparel brand founded by Lando Norris, has today (16 August) announced a new controller range.

Produced with partner SCUF Gaming, a leader in the design and manufacturing of high-performance gaming controllers, the Quadrant range will be available for all platforms with unique Quadrant colours and design available on聽scuf.co/Quadrant聽with an additional 鈥5% discount on all orders with coupon code 鈥淨uadrant鈥.

This latest project pushes the partnership to the next level, as Quadrant continues to enjoy unprecedented success in the gaming and esports worlds.

Since embarking on a journey into competitive Esports in late 2021, Quadrant has become one of Europe’s leading Halo rosters. Quadrant’s Halo Team secured its best result to date last month, finishing second after a close-fought final in the Halo Championship Series event in Valencia.

Up next for Quadrant’s Halo Team is the Orlando Major in September, culminating with the all-important Halo World Championship 2022 event (20-23 October) as the team looks to build on its exceptional form to secure a first-place finish before the season end.

As Official Controller Partner, SCUF Gaming will continue to play a crucial role in Quadrant’s success. A global innovator in its own right, SCUF Gaming create industry-leading custom gaming controllers and premium accessories for console and PC that are used by both professional Esports competitors and casual gamers.

Following the release of the eye-catching Quadrant controller range, the two organisations are already working on exciting future content for both Quadrant and SCUF Gaming audiences, with new releases set for the coming months as the partnership continues to develop.

Jamie MacLauren, Chief Sporting Officer at Quadrant, said: “We’re extremely proud to announce the launch of our Quadrant x SCUF Gaming controller.

“This project has been in the works for a while, and we’re delighted to see it come to life and provide our community with a high-quality and high-performance Quadrant controller for their gaming sessions.”

Diego Nunez, VP of Marketing Corsair Gaming, said:聽鈥淲e鈥檙e excited to take this exciting partnership to the next level by combining Quadrant鈥檚 distinctive fluro brand with our high performance controllers!

“As Quadrant grows as one of the most versatile and exciting Esports brands in the world and聽our PS5 Reflex and Xbox Instinct cement their place as the top performance controllers, we鈥檙e delighted to launch this new design combining racing, lifestyle and gaming.

“The time has come for Quadrant鈥檚 Halo team and content creators to get their hands on a unique controller, while ensuring that fans can get their hands on it as well and not only join the #sQUAD, but #TeamSCUF too!鈥

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