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EVOS Esports Announces Continued Investment In Singapore, Esports Player Promoted To Management Role

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EVOS Esports, the leading esports organization in Southeast Asia, has appointed its former professional player, Stefan Chong, popularly known to fans as EVOS.Soul, as its Business Development Lead for EVOS Esports in Singapore.

EVOS Esports will continue investing into the Singapore esports industry by having a Mobile Legends: Bang Bang team (EVOS SG) to represent the country at national and international level esports tournaments. EVOS SG will be participating in the upcoming MLBB Professional League 2021 (MPL Singapore) with a roster that will shock the competition and are confident in lifting the trophy for the upcoming season.

Stefan will be leading EVOS Esports’ business development initiatives in Singapore, by engaging stakeholders from various verticals such as brands, government agencies, and MOONTON Games, the gaming publisher and developer of Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. From a young age, he has performed well in his classes while gaming.

Stefan holds a diploma in Aerospace Technology with Ngee Ann Polytechnic and has taken up a degree in Mechanical Design and Manufacturing Engineering at the Singapore Institute of Technology.

Stefan was part of the EVOS SG team representing Singapore which competed against the world’s best Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) players at the M2 World Championship, that was hosted in January 2021 in Singapore.
He has also represented Singapore’s esports team at the SEA Games 2019 in Philippines.

Stefan Chong, Business Development Lead of EVOS Esports (Singapore) said, “I am thankful to the fans for supporting me in my esports career thus far, and am grateful to Ivan and the senior leadership team for their trust in me as I spearhead EVOS Esports’ business development efforts in Singapore. I look forward to connecting with brands, government agencies and game publishers as we continue investing in Singapore.”

Ivan Yeo, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of EVOS Esports added, “Stefan is a great role model and a testament to the positive impact that EVOS Esports has brought to the esports industry in Singapore; a student turned professional player and now appointed as our Business Development Lead to spearhead EVOS Esports initiatives in the country. His deep insights on the esports eco-system will be highly valuable as we engage with
brands and government agencies to elevate esports to the next level.”

EVOS Esports was founded in 2017 with 100-over employees in four countries and three teams from EVOS Esports represented Singapore and Indonesia in the SEA Games 2019.

EVOS Esports currently manages 160 gaming influencers exclusively and are partners with over 200 esports talents, with a total following of over 64 million YouTube subscribers and over 62 million Instagram followers, and over 350 million views per month across Southeast Asia.

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Kyushu IR Promotion Council Launched

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The Kyushu IR Promotion Council, which includes representatives of Kyushu’s major economic organisations and local governments, was launched on Monday with the goal of promoting Nagasaki’s IR bid.

The council will promote business matching between IR operators and local companies by holding seminars and events where they can meet.

Nagasaki Prefecture Governor Nakamura expressed his enthusiasm, stating, “The ripple effect of IR to the local economy and whether or not it can generate effective results is an extremely important issue.”

Nagasaki prefecture is currently conducting a public offering to select an IR operator, and last month named the three candidate operators to have progressed to the second round of bidding. They are Oshidori Consortium comprising Oshidori International Development Ltd and Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment, Casinos Austria International Japan, and NIKI Chyau Fwu (Parkview) Group which brings together Japan’s THE NIKI and Taiwan’s Chyau Fwu (Parkview) Group.

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World Cricket Championship 3 introduces dedicated esports mode with its latest update

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Also, one of the only ‘Made in India” game to feature in esports tournaments in the country

World Cricket Championship 3 with its new update introduces a dedicated esports mode titled ‘Esports Lobby’, along with a host of other features. The esports feature will allow users to host friendly tournaments while also facilitating seamless operations for organisers to host professional tournaments. Users will be able to spectate from various camera angles and shoutcast the matches.

WCC3 has featured in some prominent esports tournaments in the country including Redbull M.E.O., Skyesports and LXG WCC tournaments. Being one of the only ‘Made in India’ games to feature in esports tournaments in the country, WCC is looking to make it easier for players and tournament organisers to conduct tournaments on the game with this latest update.

The WCC franchise now stands at more than 155 million downloads. The large fan base of WCC 3 will now have a chance to get a taste of competitive esports experience.

The latest update also includes custom difficulty settings, ability to assign bowling actions alongside 7 new bowling actions, new cutscenes, challenge a friend mode, ability to capture highlights and more.

Says Next Wave Multimedia co-founder and CEO P.R. Rajendran, “Given the exponential growth of esports in the country in the past few years and many requests from our fans, we thought it would be an opportune moment to launch the ‘Esports Lobby’. With the newest update we want to add value to the esports ecosystem with WCC3.”

The custom difficulty setting is aimed at giving players more choices to play around with. The higher the difficulty, the more chances of getting kits and higher league scores. Apart from that, the new bowling actions along with the ability to assign them is aimed at bringing more versatility to the game. With new cut scenes and full camera control to capture highlights, WCC3 will give a further immersive experience.

The World Cricket Championship series has been created by Chennai based Next Wave Multimedia Pvt. Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Nazara Technologies Ltd., a leading India based diversified gaming and sports media platform. Launched in November 2020, the third instalment is the latest in the series and offers new controls, real-time motion capture, as well as Hindi and English commentary from Aakash Chopra and Matthew Hayden respectively. The game has won the Indian Game Developers Conference’s “Studio Game of the Year” award and Google Play Store’s “Users Choice” Award 2020, just within a few months of its launch.

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Kerala High Court Refuses to Stay Ban on Online Rummy

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The High Court of Kerala has rejected a petition from online gaming companies to stay the ordinance that makes playing online rummy for stakes a punishable offence.

The state of Kerala is sticking to the online rummy ban introduced in February despite complaints from gaming companies who note that land-based play of rummy is not banned.

Online gaming companies also noted that rummy is a game of skill and the amendment of section 14A of the Kerala Gaming Act of 1960 only covered games of chance, not skill games.

According to local media, although the Kerala High Court stated that it does not agree with the complaint, it asked the Kerala Government to present a statement by May 29.

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