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Veloce Esports announces Bang & Olufsen as Official Audio Partner

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Veloce Esports has today announced a partnership with Danish audio-visual brand, Bang & Olufsen, who will supply the London-based company with a range of premium audio devices for its new gaming HQ in Fulham and headsets for its talented pool of drivers.

The speakers from Bang & Olufsen now create the soundscape to Veloce’s new HQ which include the unique modular Beosound Shape wall speaker, which takes centre stage in the entry to the building. Other featured products include Beosound 1 and Beoplay M5 portable speakers, a Beovision Eclipse television, two Beosound Stage soundbars and the iconic Beoplay A9 speaker, to name just a few.

The collaboration marks Bang & Olufsen’s first venture into the gaming industry – Beoplay Portal, which was launched by the Danish audio company in March 2021, and is the first gaming headset and product in what is a new category for the brand.

The partnership couldn’t come at a better time, as Bang & Olufsen endeavours to reach an exciting new audience with the experienced and successful team at Veloce. Through a range of bespoke and engaging content, Bang & Olufsen will enter into Veloce’s extensive esports ecosystem, which receives over 215 million views per month.

The partnership is set to extend further into yet-to-be-announced collaborative projects that will be revealed later in 2021. The two parties will continue to work closely together throughout the year, with a view to continuing and expanding the partnership into 2022 and beyond.

Rupert Svendsen-Cook, CEO, Veloce Esports commented:

“We’re really excited to welcome Bang & Olufsen to the Veloce family. There are a lot of synergies between us and the products are a great fit for our brand. We’re looking forward to promoting the new range across our vast media network and putting Bang & Olufsen in front of a highly engaged as well as fresh audience.

“We’ve embraced the last 12 months to maximum effect with major growth across all of the company’s key verticals, including hitting record viewership, securing major new business and expanding our full time workforce to 36 staff as we’ve moved into our new Fulham HQ. The partnership with Bang & Olufsen only serves to solidify our credibility and growing status.”

Scott Anderson, Director UK & IE, Bang & Olufsen added:

“Veloce Esports is a very natural fit for us. As such a new and innovative organisation, we believe the partnership represents an ideal opportunity to introduce our brand to their gaming audiences, and their broadcast network numbers speak for themselves.

“Equipping Veloce’s new gaming HQ was a really fun project for us as it was a blank canvas, allowing us to tailor it to their requirements. Veloce’s broadcast talent and esports teams will also benefit from using our brand-new Beoplay Portal luxury gaming headset, offering industry leading sound quality for a truly immersive wireless experience — with features including feed-forward ANC and all-new virtual boom arm, it’s sure to give them the winning-edge! We look forward to developing the partnership further and are excited to see where it will take both Veloce and Bang & Olufsen.”

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BLAST and British Esports Team Up to Bolster UK’s Esports Industry During Landmark Year For the Industry

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BLAST, the global esports entertainment company, and British Esports, the national body for esports in the UK, have announced a strategic partnership during a landmark year for the UK industry.

This collaboration will focus BLAST and British Esports efforts on political lobbying, grassroots development, education, careers, and professional development. The partnership comes during a historic year for the UK esports industry, with a record number of tier one esports events taking place, helping to position the region as a global hub for esports and gaming.

With the UK holding an 6% share of the global esports market and the global sector expected to reach $1.6 billion by the end of this year, this partnership aims to capitalise on this momentum and foster further growth.
Robbie Douek, CEO of BLAST, said: “This partnership with British Esports is a pivotal step in our mission to support the esports ecosystem in the UK. By focusing on key pillars together, we aim to create a sustainable and inclusive environment that encourages growth and professional development at every level. This year alone, the world’s biggest game publishers are choosing the UK as a destination for their esports ecosystems and arena events, helping position the region as a global hub for esports and big-scale events.

This partnership with British Esports will allow us bridge the gap between tier one arena events and grassroots esports.”
Chester King, CEO of British Esports, said: “2024 is a landmark year for esports in the UK as we host some of the most iconic global esports events.

This is an incredible opportunity to leave a legacy from grassroots to professional that promotes the UK as a leading global destination for esports. That is why we were thrilled when Robbie and the team at BLAST visited our National Esports Performance Campus in Sunderland earlier this month to finalise our partnership. This collaboration between two leading British esports organisations will not only help to solidify the UK as a leading hub for esports but also ensure that we are nurturing the next generation of talent and providing them with the tools and opportunities they need to succeed.”

The partnership comes in a month where London is set to host two tier one esports arena events in consecutive weeks, with the BLAST Premier Spring Final taking place in Wembley Arena this week and the RLCS London Major in Copper Box Arena next week. These combined events will see more than 25,000 fans watch live esports events in-person in the United Kingdom in June alone.
To mark the launch of the partnership, Robbie Douek, CEO for BLAST, recently met Dave Martin, SVP for British Esports, for a tour of the National Esports Performance Campus in Sunderland.

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Intel® Extreme Masters Cologne 2024: All 16 teams set to compete in the 10 year anniversary event

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From August 10 – 18, 16 top Counter-Strike (CS) teams will battle it out during Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) Cologne 2024 for a share of the $1,000,000 prize pool, a win in the race to secure the Intel® Grand Slam V, and the coveted trophy. Today, we are thrilled to share with you the full lineup of teams competing in the celebratory event.

IEM tournaments are the pinnacle of esports competition for players worldwide and are at the heart of excitement for fans from around the globe. This year, we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary at the LANXESS arena as the final three days of IEM Cologne 2024 will once again take place in the iconic and packed-out arena in Cologne, Germany.

Also dubbed the Cathedral of Counter-Strike, the event’s significance lies in its long-lasting traditions and ability to consistently deliver legendary moments. This year, everyone is invited to go on a trip down memory lane and to experience the world’s best CS teams to-date playing CS2 for the first time on stage in Cologne.

The teams competing at IEM Cologne 2024 are:

  • Team Spirit (IEM Katowice 2024 winner)
  • FaZe Clan (IEM Chengdu 2024 winner)
  • MOUZ (ESL Pro League Season 19 winner)
  • G2 Esports (IEM Dallas 2024 winner)
  • Team Vitality (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • Natus Vincere (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • Astralis (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • Virtus.pro (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • ALTERNATE aTTaX (Online Qualifier Germany)
  • HEROIC (ESL World Ranking Europe)
  • Eternal Fire (ESL World Ranking Europe)
  • Team Falcons (ESL World Ranking Europe)
  • Complexity Gaming (ESL World Ranking North America)
  • 9z Globant (ESL World Ranking South America)
  • The MongolZ (ESL World Ranking Asia)
  • FlyQuest (ESL World Ranking Oceania)
  • Team Liquid (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • Imperial Esports (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • FURIA Esports (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • BIG (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • BetBoom Team (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • paiN Gaming (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • MIBR (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • SAW (ESL World Ranking Global)
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SIS strengthens bet365 partnership with global launch of eSoccer product

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Operator significantly enhances content offering around the world

SIS (Sports Information Services), the leading content supplier of 24/7 live betting services, has agreed a landmark deal with long-term partner, bet365, to deliver its comprehensive eSoccer portfolio across all regulated markets and boost the renowned operator’s global offering.

The integration of the complete suite of H2H Global Gaming League™ eSoccer matches will see bet365 benefit from the increase in betting opportunities which are proven to maximise engagement and margin.

The agreement considerably strengthens SIS’ Competitive Gaming offering across the globe with eBasketball already live. The addition of eSoccer contests means more than 150,000 events will now be available on the world’s leading sports betting operator’s online platform.

Built specifically for sportsbooks, SIS’ H2H Global Gaming League™ is proven to deliver superior margins, adding as much as 10% in value to operators. Professional gamers take part in all eBasketball and eSoccer matches which are produced entirely in-house at SIS’s UK-based secure studios.

Competitive Gaming is the only product available on the market to have been awarded the Esports Integrity Commission’s (ESIC) Gold Standards. The highest possible accreditation created to set unmatched levels of integrity and safety in the industry, it has trained referees overseeing every contest.

Paul Witten, Managing Director EMEA at SIS, said: “We are very pleased to launch our eSoccer product as part of our long-term partnership with bet365.

“It is evident that customers have taken to our fast-paced, highly competitive short-form action and engage with the many available betting opportunities and we expect this to continue with the integration of our complete Competitive Gaming offering across regulated markets.”

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