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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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This week, Red Bull Home Ground, the intense pro VALORANT invitational will see 16 of the biggest teams clash in a pulse-racing final from November 4th – November 7th, broadcast live from the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in London.

The broadcast begins on Thursday at 12pm GMT, with the first group match between Gambit Esports and Ninjas in Pyjamas, LDN UTD and Supermassive Blaze, Acend and Na’VI and TENSTAR and Team BDS.

Here is all you need to know about Red Bull Home Ground:

The world’s best VALORANT teams will be battling it out across their favourite maps in the ultimate test of map knowledge, strategy and composure. From November 4th competitors will battle online over four intense days, broadcast from the Red Bull Gaming Sphere in London and live on Red Bull Twitch and YouTube.

With the likes of G2, Team Liquid, Gambit and Na’Vi, as well as Red Bull Campus Clutch champions Anubis and open qualifier winners Ninjas in Pyjamas, the competition features an exclusive star-studded line-up as esports returns to London. While the competition will be fought online, Vodafone GIANTS will be battling on-site at the Red Bull Gaming Sphere.

The competition pioneers a unique Home & Away structure that delivers an exciting twist to the normal VALORANT format, placing an even greater emphasis on map knowledge and strategy and a new layer of unpredictability to map picks.

The competition will kick-off with spectacular opening match-ups, between Gambit Esports and qualifier winner Ninjas in Pyjamas, G2 and BIG, Na’VI and Acend, Vodafone Giants and Red Bull Campus Clutch winners Anubis and more.

Making the competition even more of a spectacle, renowned VALORANT host Yinsu Collins will be leading a lineup of talented broadcast pros bringing the Red Bull Home Ground experience to life throughout the London Finals.

Yinsu will be joined by two iconic pairs of casters, with Lauren “Pansy” Scott and Michael “hypoc” Robins teaming up once again to reignite their rapport after the VALORANT Champions Tour Stage 3 Masters in September, while Mitch “MitchMan” McBride and Tom “Tombizz” Bissmire will be pairing up to lend their charisma and expertise. G2’s Jakub “Lothar” Szygulski is also joining the lineup to give viewers his expert analysis on the tournament.

Where to watch:

The competition will be broadcast live from the Red Bull Gaming Sphere on twitch.tv/redbull and youtube.com/redbullgaming. Red Bull will also be hosting a Home Ground viewing party from 6th to 7th of November at Platform Shoreditch, open to press and the public.

Format

Red Bull Home Ground pitches teams in a riveting best of five battle, with the first two opening matches on each team’s chosen ‘home ground’. Added pressure is put on these opening home and away rounds, rewarding teams that can make the most of their home advantage and turn the tables on their opponent’s chosen map. If a team wins these two opening rounds they automatically win the tie, while a stalemate will then default to a best of five format.

The opening day of the tournament will see four groups of four teams, competing in a Swiss-style format to decide who will move on in the competition. The top two teams from each group will make their way to the quarter finals, while the bottom two teams will be eliminated.

The Red Bull Home Ground Group Matches starts on Thursday November 4th, the eight qualified teams will then battle it out on Friday November 5th to compete in the Semi Finals on Saturday November 6th, before culminating in a Grand Final on Sunday November 7th.

Schedule

●      Thursday November 4th (Group Matches): Broadcast – from 12pm GMT

●      Friday November 5th (Quarter Finals): Broadcast – 12pm GMT (Series 1&2) & 4pm GMT (Series 3&4)

●      Saturday November 6th (Semi Finals): Broadcast – 12pm GMT (Series 1&2 winners) & 4pm GMT (Series 3&4 winners)

●      Sunday November 7th (Final): Broadcast – 12pm GMT (3rd Place) & 4pm GMT (Final)

Teams

●        G2 Esports

●        Team Liquid

●        Vodafone GIANTS

●        TENSTAR

●        Acend

●        Futbolist

●        Fnatic

●        Supermassive

●        LDN UTD

●        Anubis

●        FPX

●        Gambit

●        BIG CLAN

●        BDS

●        Na’Vi

●        Ninjas in Pyjamas

 

Broadcast talent (English speaking)

Stage Host & Interviewer:

●        Yinsu Collins

Commentators:

●        Pair one:

o    Lauren “Pansy” Scott

o    Michael “hypoc” Robins

●        Pair two

o    Mitch “MitchMan” McBride

o    Tom “Tombizz” Bissmire

Analyst

●        Jakub “Lothar” Szygulski

Broadcast & other Languages

Red Bull Home Ground will be streamed live from Red Bull’s Twitch and YouTube channel across the four days from 12pm GMT

On Twitch, the event will be broadcast in English as well as English, French, Turkish, German, Russian, Spanish, Polish, Japanese, Thai. Enter the chat command “!languages” on the Red Bull Twitch channel to choose which language is preferred.

twitch.tv/redbull

Partners

Lenovo is supporting Red Bull Home Ground as the Official Hardware Provider.

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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’s online portals. In addition, the agreement also includes several activities also been planned for Tundra’s digital platforms and the official 1xBet website. This will help the bookmaker attract a new audience to enjoy the brand’s wide range of services.

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

“Esports 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.

“This is a task that 1xBet is accomplishing. Our brand is with esports – seriously and for a long time. The start of cooperation with Tundra Esports is further proof of a reliable bookmaker’s desire to be at the forefront of the development of esports.”

Tomi Tikkala, Head of Business Development at Tundra Esports, said: “I’m 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’s a big adventure ahead of us together – stay tuned.”

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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’s position as a global esports B2B betting leader and to expand to new verticals. Oddin.gg offers a 360° 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: “On 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!”

Genting Ventures said: “We are impressed by Oddin.gg’s 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.”

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

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Quadrant reveals new controller with SCUF Gaming

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Gaming, lifestyle, and esports organisation Quadrant reveals controller range 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 scuf.co/Quadrant with an additional –5% discount on all orders with coupon code “Quadrant”.

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: “We’re excited to take this exciting partnership to the next level by combining Quadrant’s 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 our PS5 Reflex and Xbox Instinct cement their place as the top performance controllers, we’re delighted to launch this new design combining racing, lifestyle and gaming.

“The time has come for Quadrant’s 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!”

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