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GosuGamers has been acquired by esports entrepreneur Samson Oh and partnered with GRID, the leading platform and provider of data to esports, and its founder Moritz Maurer, signalling a new era for the global esports media outlet.

GosuGamers has been a staple of the esports scene since its founding in 2002, and the acquisition looks to breathe new life into the brand by enhancing its editorial team while recruiting new marketing, operations, tech and product specialists from all over the world.

With the acquisition, Moritz Maurer, the founder of GRID and one of the most well-recognised entrepreneurs is backing the new vision, which will see an integrated partnership with GRID, the leading platform & provider of official data solutions in esports.

With GRID on board as the official technology partner, the esports data solutions provider will incorporate its own proprietary technology to the GosuGamers platform, including a Live Stats feature which has been designed to redefine tournament viewing experience, featuring real-time data and match predictions to keep fans up to speed in one centralised esports hub.

The new-look media outlet will be headed up by Samson Oh, a renowned entrepreneur with years of experience working within the esports and gaming industry, including at Team Flash, MOT Games and Cargo Studio. Under Samson, GosuGamers will refocus on expanding its reach beyond Asia to become a truly global media outlet, while his experience in nurturing young and aspiring talents will see the GosuGamers brand make strides in creating content that is accessible and speaks to a range of esports and gaming cultures.

Freddy Tan, the former Chief Editor at IGN for Southeast Asia joins as Head of Creative to help develop GosuGamers’ global and localised content. The business has also added a breadth of talent from the sports industry. Esther Quek, a former NBA sports marketing trailblazer joins as Head of Marketing to develop the profile of the brand and its partnerships, while Wei Khim Cheah, a highly experienced media and broadcast expert having held senior positions at ESPN and Globecast, will support as an advisor.

Now backed by a host of industry veterans, GosuGamers is now steadily expanding its profile in global esports with a growing list of editors based around the world creating localised content across Europe, North America and Southeast Asia building the outlet’s presence to a reach of more than ten million unique users.

In the few short months under the new leadership, GosuGamers has recruited from all over the world from Europe, US, and Asia, while a new platform is currently being developed. The media outlet has also started the Unmuted podcast, a show that takes a deep dive into the world of esports with all the biggest news and trends, while more weekly shows and editorial series are being planned.

Samson Oh, CEO at GosuGamers, commented: “The takeover is a game-changer for GosuGamers, which has won the hearts of esports enthusiasts since its founding. Now, with GRID on board, we can continue providing fans with a hub of entertaining, creative and cutting-edge reporting, while being a positive force for the industry by championing innovative data integration that will fuel a more transparent and informative culture within esports and journalism.”

Moritz Maurer, CEO and founder of GRID added: “GosuGamers was the definitive source of news when I got into esports and the opportunity to build on that great legacy with such amazing partners is both humbling and exciting.”

Founded as a hub for esports enthusiasts in 2002, the takeover will only strengthen its ties with the passionate community around GosuGamers, which has agreed several partnerships with tournaments over the next year.

The esports media outlet will also be teaming up with Mobile Legends: Bang Bang developer MOONTON Games in a new partnership that will give unrivalled access into the Mobile Legends Professional League (MPL) Philippines esports circuit for its eighth season, with room to expand the partnership into other territories, including Indonesia and Brazil, in the future.

Matt Jaron, Head of Business Development, MOONTON Games added: “GosuGamers has fostered a passionate gaming community over the years. We want to strengthen that relationship and build stronger ties with GosuGamers and nurture the growth of the esports ecosystem through this partnership.”

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LEC Introduces Sporting Financial Regulations



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To support the long-term financial stability and competitive balance of the LEC, the league is going to introduce new financial regulations – known as Sporting Financial Regulations (SFR) – for the start of the 2024 LoL Esports Season.

The LEC SFR will encourage teams to maintain the total sum of its five highest-paid player salaries below a certain threshold, with teams exceeding the threshold having to pay an excess fee (SFR Fee).

In doing so, the LEC seeks to create a financially sustainable environment for its pro players, partnered teams, and the league itself, allowing all parties to grow at a healthy and scalable pace, and protect the ecosystem from unsustainable spending practices. In addition, the framework will support the league by creating a better competitive balance and more engaging competition, further enhancing the experience for players and fans.

“In the current economic climate, we are dedicated more than ever to creating a sustainable future for our players, teams, and the LoL Esports ecosystem in EMEA as a whole. The LEC SFR, which will come into effect from the beginning of the 2024 Season, is one way in which we’re continuing to work towards our goal of long-term financial sustainability. By doing this, we aim to encourage teams to operate more sustainable businesses to provide job security for players and ensure we serve our fans for decades to come,” said Maximilian Peter Schmidt, Director of League of Legends Esports EMEA.

SFR will encourage each team to maintain the total sum of salaries (known as SFR Spend) paid to the top five highest-paid players in a team within a certain range. The range includes both an upper spending threshold (SFR Threshold) and a lower spending threshold (SFR Floor), with the lower spending threshold amounting to 50% of the SFR Threshold. Meanwhile, the SFR Threshold is calculated based on a number of considerations, including LEC player salaries, League Revenue Pool of the current and forecasted years, team financial data – such as revenue and expenses – and other market indicators. Teams that exceed the SFR Threshold will be imposed with an SFR Fee.

An exception will be made to teams if a player enters into a contract with the team either during or before the end of the 2023 LEC Season Finals. In this instance, the SFR Spend will be reduced by one-fifth of the SFR Threshold or the actual salary amount; whichever is lower.

The policy will be introduced starting from the 2024 LEC Global Contract Start Date (21 November 2023), with the first cycle running until the 2024 LEC Global Contract End Date (18 November 2024).

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Abios Powers Nigerian Esports Betting Brand Oyawin with Data and Widgets



Abios Powers Nigerian Esports Betting Brand Oyawin with Data and Widgets
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As part of Kambi Group, Abios powers Nigerian sports betting brand Oyawin with odds and statistics from the largest matches and tournaments in esports.

Oyawin, the newly launched mobile-first sportsbook, allows Nigerian esports fans to access a wide range of statistics, as well as streams and odds from top esports matches, directly on their phones.

Abios has supplied 1337Pro with data and statistics for the largest esports titles, including CS:GO, Dota 2 and League of Legends, for years. The organisation has expanded from being a media platform to include a sportsbook solution and Oyawin, a sports betting brand registered in Nigeria.

With the help of Abios’ product portfolio, Oyawin can provide a comprehensive esports solution to Nigerian bettors. It is focused on tier 1 esports titles, including CS:GO, League of Legends and VALORANT. With access to Abios’ full portfolio, Oyawin can engage their audiences with engaging content such as player props, data visualisations and embedded streams.

It also features Abios’ esoccer solution, allowing fans to engage with engaging around-the-clock content supported by widgets and streams.

Oskar Bonnevier Fröberg, CEO and Founder of Abios comments: “To support the growth of esports in Nigeria, we’re delighted to supply Oyawin with our esports odds, statistics and data visualisations. It allows Nigerian bettors to discover and get access to engaging content for the largest tournaments in esports.”

Jason Foster, Managing Director of 1337Pro Bet: “Abios data has powered for years, from fixtures, statistics and results to live stream links. We have now extended this success with full odds and trading integration for Oyawin. The platform’s successful launch has given us complete confidence in Abios and our products. We look forward to delighting our sportsbook operators.”

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Global Esports Federation Attends UN and Commonwealth Meetings



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The Global Esports Federation (GEF) has attended the 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ Meeting (#10CYMM) in London and the United Nations 78th General Assembly (#UNGA78) in New York City. The GEF actively supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (#GlobalGoals) and emphasises its commitment to youth empowerment and a more connected world.

At the UN Headquarters, the GEF engaged with global youth, world leaders, and organisations showcasing its dedication to the #GlobalGoals. It underlined the opportunity and role in empowering youth and making a societal impact.

As a partner of #SDGdigital, and alongside the ITU Secretary General, Doreen Bogdan-Martin, the GEF presented the GameChangers Award, recognising youth-led organisations with innovative solutions for societal challenges.

“Sharing the messages of our community from London to New York City this week has been truly inspiring. Meeting world leaders and members of our global community, we conveyed the message that gaming and esports can be a powerful force for positive change in society, particularly for our youth. While many of us are connected, there are still 2.6 billion people who are not connected and therefore are left behind. The GEF is committed to working with partners worldwide to unlock the full potential of esports for a brighter future for all in our global community,” Paul J. Foster, CEO of the Global Esports Federation, said.

The GEF Vice President, Adrian Lismore, joined the Commonwealth Secretary-General, Rt Hon Patricia Scotland KC, at the 10th Commonwealth Youth Ministers’ Meeting in London. The Ministerial Outcome Statement included the acknowledgment of the “economic value to the member states and welcome partnership with the Global Esports Federation and other stakeholders to further develop initiatives and projects.”

The summit brought together over 400 delegates, including Ministers, Government and Senior Officials as well as young leaders, to ratify the Marlborough House Commitment, inspiring hope among Commonwealth youth.

The Commonwealth Youth Ministers acknowledged the potential of esports in driving youth engagement, innovation and economic growth, welcoming partnerships with the GEF. They also recognised the role of start-ups, including esports, in employment generation, innovation and technological advancement, pledging support for their growth.

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