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Mercedes and Red Bull level on points ahead of F1 Esports Series Pro Championship presented by Aramco Event 3 as the title race heats up

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Mercedes’ Jarno Opmeer in pole position to retain World Championship crown in three-way title race for 2021 F1 Esports Series Pro Championship
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While we’re being treated to a World Championship battle for the ages in real-world F1, the F1 Esports Series Pro Championship presented by Aramco is matching it for drama with Mercedes and Red Bull going into the second-half of the season level on 140 points, as they fight to get their hands on a share of the $750,000 prize pot.

A hat-trick of wins for Red Bull in Event 2 was crucial as they look to retain their crown in the Teams’ Championship, whilst reigning Drivers’ Champion Jarno Opmeer continues to rack up the points for the challengers. Opmeer, who has had no trouble settling in to Mercedes, leads the way in the Drivers’ standings, but is coming under serious pressure from Lucas Blakeley, who is showing that his form in Event 1 was no fluke.

Event 2 saw drivers take on an iconic trio of circuits, but Event 3 sees them face more ‘modern classics’ as we head for Portimão, Zandvoort and the Circuit of Americas, with the competitors set to give it their all to try and go into the Grand Final in the best possible shape.

The live shows will be streamed online via official Formula 1 channels on Facebook, YouTube, Twitch and Huya, as well as broadcast on television by select international partners including the likes of Sky, ESPN and Fox Sports, whilst Qualifying show content will be streamed exclusively on Twitch, YouTube and Huya.

Day

Session

Time (GMT)

Coverage

Wednesday 24 November

Qualifying Show 1
(featuring Quali. 1 highlights and Quali. 2 live)

15:30 – 16:45

Twitch, YouTube & Huya

Evening Show 1
(featuring Quali. 1 and Quali. 2 highlights, Race 1 re-run and Race 2)

19:30 – 21:00

TV & Online

Thursday 25 November

Qualifying Show 2
(featuring Qualifying 3 live)

15:30 – 16:45

Twitch, YouTube & Huya

Evening Show 2
(featuring Quali/Race 1 and Quali/Race 2 highlights, Quali. 3 highlights and Race 3)

19:30 – 21:00

TV & Online

Ahead of this week’s Event 3, we spoke with five drivers, all looking to enter the second half of the season with a flourish, with all quotes below available for use in editorial:

Brendon Leigh – Ferrari

F1 Esports has become bigger, it has become much more known and much more present in the mainstream media in the last few years. Of course, the depth of talent is getting bigger and bigger each year as more participants sign up. I know I’m driving the best I ever have done and the data behind the scenes proves that so I’m confident within myself and I’m confident that myself and David [Tonizza] will be regular fixtures on the podium and fighting for the championship.

Nicolas Longuet – Alpine

Event 3 has some of the trickiest tracks in the Championship. COTA [Circuit of the Americas] is really technical with the tyre temperatures and you have to keep an eye on managing the tyre temperatures, whereas I enjoy going flat out. Zandvoort is also interesting as overtaking is really tricky. Although they’re difficult races, I feel very good about racing them and look forward to the challenge.

Álvaro Carretón – Williams

Good vibes on the team are important as the mental side of driving is key. It’s probably more important to have confidence and to have the team believing in you. I believe Williams believe in me and I’m very confident here. We want better results and we will keep pushing and hopefully will improve!

Thijmen Schütte – Alfa Romeo

Hopefully I’m getting a drive in Event 3. Portimão could go very well for the team – it’s possible to do some great racing there, especially with the long straight. The track is fun to drive for all of us and I’m enjoying it.

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Astralis and Esportal extend partnership agreement

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Astralis and leading Nordic matchmaking platform Esportal has agreed to an extension of the commercial partnership entered only nine months ago.

Kasper Sindt, Commercial Director, Astralis

– Esportal is the leading matchmaking platform in the Nordics, giving gamers an option to compete and connect in a positive, fun, and competitive environment. We have built a tournament and matchmaking format combining Esportal’s expertise and the Astralis brand and value, and we’re thrilled with the way it has been received and used by thousands of Counter-Strike players daily.

– We’re now introducing monthly tournaments and quarterly events in Astralis Nexus, our big Gaming and Entertainment Center in central Copenhagen, where the Grand Final weekends will be held with viewing parties, Meet & Greets, and a range of other relevant activation. We’ll also see a lot of new engaging content on our Social Media- and YouTube channels. The whole idea behind our cooperation is bringing the gaming community even closer together, both digitally and physically, says Kasper Sindt.

On top of the digital and physical activation described above, the agreement includes a commercial and promotional leg. The parties agree not to comment further upon the commercial value.

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BLAST Premier announces two-year partnership extension with EPOS

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Leading esports tournament organiser BLAST Premier has announced a two-year partnership extension with premium audio peripherals provider, EPOS.

EPOS became BLAST’s official audio partner in February 2020 and the extended deal will ensure the brand continues to receive global exposure across the tournament organiser’s seven events this year, reaching an audience of over 150 territories in 18 different languages.

The partnership will build on the successes of 2021, with the continuation of the ‘Push to Talk’ podcast series into a second season. The series sees hosts and popular Counter-Strike figures Conner ”Scrawny” Girvan and Mohan ”Launders” Govindasamy dive deep into exclusive interviews with the best CS:GO players, whilst discussing the spiciest ‘Hot Takes’ in the industry and answer fans’ most interesting Counter-Strike questions

Throughout the partnership, BLAST and EPOS have highlighted the power of audio and the key role it plays at the top level of Counter-Strike, with the implementation of premium gaming headset H6PRO throughout the broadcast. This is encapsulated by the popular ‘Mic’d Up’ broadcast segment, providing esports fans with a unique insight into how elite players communicate with each other during the most important moments in-game.

The announcement comes off the back of two recent partnership renewals, following Coinbase and CS.MONEY. With BLAST continuing to increase the value of its global partnership portfolio in line with future growth plans.

Oliver Clarke, Head of Brand Partnerships for BLAST, said: “We are delighted to continue our partnership with EPOS as we go into the new season and beyond, establishing long-term relationships with our partners is a key part of our commercial growth plans. Since last year, we have showcased the importance of audio in providing a competitive edge and look forward to bringing this to life in new ways during 2022.”

Maja Sand-Grimnitz, Director of Global Marketing, Gaming at EPOS, said: “We’re really excited to extend our partnership with BLAST for the coming two years. As the past two years have already shown, the BLAST Premier and EPOS brand are a great fit, and we can’t wait to show the power of audio through a lot of exceptional events throughout 2022 and 2023.

“The BLAST Premier Fall Final in November really showed the value and great opportunities in physical events, and we especially enjoyed seeing our new H6PRO Series activated in the arena. Even after two years we still see this partnership offer endless opportunities to deliver great results to BLAST and EPOS but most importantly all the fantastic esports fans around the world.”

BLAST Premier is the world’s leading Counter-Strike tournament series, hosting the best players and teams, offering opportunities to regions across the globe and crowning the world champions of CS:GO. Up to 32 of the world’s best teams take part in the seven BLAST Premier events across the year with a combined prize pool of $2,475,000 on the line.

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Rix.GG announces Huntress Trials VALORANT Tournament for February

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Rix.GG, a top UK esports organisation, announces its first Huntress Trials VALORANT for female and marginalized genders of the new year.

The Huntress Trials tournament will start on Saturday the 19th February at 12:00 GMT and will continue on Sunday the 20th February 12:00 GMT.

The competition will feature up to 32 competing teams in total from across the EU and the UK, in a 5v5, single-elimination bracket, best of 3 (Bo3). Winners from the bracket will advance to the Grand Final which will be a best of 3 (Bo3) with a chance to take home the first prize.

The Huntress Trials VALORANT tournament – February prize pool is £2000 GBP total, where the winners of the event will receive £1000 GBP, 2nd place £500 GBP and 3rd and 4th place will be awarded £250 GBP.

The casters for this event will be the returning Samantha “NaoriMizuki” Timms and Layla “TK Layla” Abbott. Overseeing the tournament will be Tournament and Events Manager, Umar ‘Maru’ Aswat, with the support of admins Nicole ‘Wolf’ Sølvmose, and Jorden ‘Raen’ Dakin-White, as well as Observer Samantha “Benolot” Fry. The production for the Huntress Trials tournament will be overseen by Jakob “Atroix” Szmyt and will include his Esports Production Year 2 students at Confetti College (@Confetti_ICT). We are delighted that we are able to assist with the grassroots development of future production staff as well as grassroots players.

Gin Rai from Confetti College said “We at Confetti are excited to work with Rix and the Huntress Trials. This is another great opportunity to provide our students with real broadcast production experience whilst elevating recognition for women and marginalised genders in esports.”

Teams interested in participating can sign up via our form by Wednesday, 16th February at 21:00 GMT. Only the first 32 eligible teams will be allowed to participate. This tournament is only for female and marginalised gender teams.

Country restrictions are set by VALORANT and Riot Games tournament licenses. For the purpose of this tournament, teams must have the majority of their players from a qualified region. Rix.GG has been granted an EU license though some country restrictions may apply.

First Prize: £1000 GBP

Second Prize: £500 GBP

Third and Fourth Prize: £250 GBP Saturday

Date: 19 February 2022

Time: 12:00 PM GMT

Sunday

Date: 20 February 2022

Time: 12:00 PM GMT

Main Broadcast: RixGG_TV

Bracket: ChallengerMode

Format: 5v5; Single-Elimination; Best of 3 (Bo3) including the final

Rules: Huntress Trials – VALORANT – Tournament Rules – February

Eligible countries: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Faroe Island, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Guernsey, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Jersey, Kosovo, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia (formerly Macedonia), Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom (UK)

This tournament is not endorsed or supported by Riot Games.

We’ll see you there, good luck to all the teams entering the tournament!

#EsportsisforEveryone

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