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Fnatic Renews Partnership With PC Specialist

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Fnatic, a leading London-based esports organisation, announced the extension of their partnership with Europe’s leading PC manufacturer, PCSpecialist. As part of the partnership renewal, PCSpecialist will continue to serve as Fnatic’s exclusive provider of custom gaming PCs across all of their European based gaming teams, including League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Fortnite and Valorant.

PCSpecialist will also continue to produce the Official Fnatic Gaming PC, which is used by Fnatic’s roster of professional gaming teams to practice and compete in online esports tournaments, such as the League of Legends European Championship and Valorant EU Masters tournament.

Working closely with AMD, also a partner of Fnatic, PCSpecialist have created the latest version of the Official Fnatic Gaming PC that will power Fnatic’s teams and gaming facilities across Europe. With tournaments continuing to move online in 2021 in the wake of COVID-19, the Official Fnatic Gaming PC and the performance it provides is now more important than ever for Fnatic players who are both practicing and competing from home. The specs for the latest version of the Official Fnatic Gaming PC are:

AMD Ryzen™ 7 5800X Processor
AMD Radeon™ RX 6800 XT Graphics
16GB Corsair VENGEANCE RGB Pro 3200MHz RAM
500GB Samsung 970 EVO PLUS M.2 NVMe SSD
2TB Seagate Barracuda HDD
Windows 10 Home

“Throughout 2020 PCSpecialist have demonstrated why they’re the perfect Gaming PC partner for Fnatic by providing our teams with the equipment they need to practice and compete online. Their ability to understand the hardware requirements of our players to perform at the highest level is unparalleled, and we’re extremely excited to see the latest version of the Official Fnatic Gaming PC powering our teams throughout 2021” said Patrik Sättermon, Chief Gaming Officer at Fnatic.

In addition to being used by Fnatic pro players, the partnership will also see Fnatic and PCSpecialist co-produce content featuring Fnatic’s roster of pro-gaming and creator talent.

“We’re incredibly excited to be partnering with Fnatic for another year. Not only does this give PCSpecialist the chance to power Fnatic’s pro teams in their drive for success throughout 2021, but it also gives us the opportunity to continue engaging with some of the most passionate people we know; Fnatic’s fans.” said John Medley, Commercial Manager at PCSpecialist.

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Prodigy Agency Strengthens its Turkish Operations and Support to Players by Announcing the Addition of Tunç Demirçelik and Future Recruitments

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Prodigy Agency, a leading esports representation agency, has announced its development in Turkey to expand its initiative to support the players from all angles in the region, with the main focus to give proven and young players international opportunities on LoL, Valorant, CS:GO and other games.

Prodigy Agency is now representing world-class Turkish players, that they already signed with prominent esports organisations, such as Özgür “woxic” Eker (CS:GO, former Mousesports and Cloud9), Mehmet Yağız “cNed” İpek (Valorant, won Champions (1st World Championship) with Acend) and Melih “pAura” Karaduran (Valorant, former Heretics and current BBL) and more, but also young and promising prodigies like Doğukan “113” Balci (LoL, joined Karmine Corp in LFL) orMuhammed “Kaori” Şentürk (LoL, joined EG Academy in NA).

With the recent addition of Tunç Demirçelik, Prodigy Agency is now representing nearly 20 players in Turkey and developing its local team to continue to expand and always provide top-notch services and support to its players with the main goal to welcome new stars but also to focus on nurturing and providing full support to young and upcoming talents in the region, and create strong connections between Turkey and the main regions (Europe, North America, Asia).

Prior to joining Prodigy Agency in October 2021, as a prominent esports figure in Turkey, Tunç Demirçelik served as a team and content manager for renowned Turkish organisations such as SuperMassive Blaze, but was also deeply involved in the LoL Turkish ecosystem and development, working directly with Riot Games Turkey, and being the host of some of the most popular shows like “Üçlü Kuvvet”.

With a strong network with players and teams, and extensive knowledge of the scene in Turkey, he is now leading the charge of the development of Prodigy Agency in Turkey, by coordinating with all the services of the company around the world.

“I want Prodigy Agency to pave the way for a sustainable representation of the players in Turkey and Tunç is the perfect fit to keep expanding our initiatives and support to the region. Turkey has one of the best esports talent pool in the world with an incredible potential and our main goal is to support the players from all angles, giving them everything needed to find international opportunities in major esports region and teams. But we also want to help the grassroots of esports in Turkey becoming more sustainable for esports. With his extensive network, experience and incredible mindset, Tunç has already accomplished such an astonishing work since he joined Prodigy Agency to help and support our prodigies, and I’m really excited about 2022 and our long-term work in the region!” Jérôme Coupez, Founder & CEO of Prodigy Agency, said.

“We all know the untapped potential of the Turkish region. Two Turkish players were at the top of LEC and LCS this year. Talking with Prodigy and Jerome showed me that there is so much more that we can do for the players to help them realize their true potential. #PlayersFirst mentality was always in me without me realizing. Working in TCL, I’ve always tried to make the lives of the pro players I worked with easier. The life of a pro player is a very difficult one. They need the best support to focus on their respective crafts. That’s where I and Prodigy come in. Together; we will help the Turkish players improve, thrive and turn them into the best version of themselves,” Tunç Demirçelik said.

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JD SPORTS AND EXCEL ESPORTS ANNOUNCE OFFICIAL PARTNERSHIP

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As part of the partnership, the JD logo will be featured across all EXCEL’s roster of players and will take centre stage at EXCEL’s League of Legends roster competing in the League of Legends European Championship.

JD will also have exclusive naming rights to EXCEL’s academy roster which competes in the Northern League of Legends Championship (NLC) and will be known going forward as JDXL.

CEO of EXCEL ESPORTS, Wouter Sleijffers comments: “We are thrilled to announce JD SPORTS as our new partner. JD SPORTS is a pioneer within the sports retail industry, and we believe our partnership will unite gaming and sports communities on a level never seen before.
“We are looking forward to fans and sports fashion enthusiasts immersing themselves in the incredible experiences this partnership will deliver.”

Executive Chairman of JD Sports, Peter Cowgill comments: “We are excited to announce our partnership with EXCEL ESPORTS. Through this partnership, JD SPORTS will embrace casual and competitive e-gaming audiences across some of the biggest global gaming titles, whilst also delivering world-first digital and virtual experiences.”

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Thunderpick is launching the first ever eSports tournament series with a prize pool in Bitcoin

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The Thunderpick Bitcoin Series is an online event that officially starts on the 17th of January with a CS:GO tournament that will last until the 7th of March. Other CS:GO and Dota 2 tournaments within the Thunderpick Bitcoin Series are expected later in 2022.

The first tournament of the Series will host top CS:GO squads from all over the world. There will be a total of 23 teams competing for a chance to win a chunk of the 1.2 Bitcoin prize pool with at least $75,000 guaranteed. The minimum amount is a secure prize, but there is no telling how high the Bitcoin price might go up during the playoffs, so the main prize might be even higher!

The format of the CS:GO tournament will be a standard best-of-three, divided further into three stages with the collective 50 Bo3 matches. In the closed qualifier 4 teams will face double elimination, where the winning team will advance to the main stage. Main stage will feature 16 teams where only 8 can get into the final stage and play against 4 additional guest teams. During the Grand Finale the top teams of the tournament will fight over who will take the main prize home.

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