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The MONACO SIM RACING WORLD CUP Kicks-off at the DUBAI WORLD EXPO

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Monaco Esports Federation (MESF) in partnership with International Esports Federation (IESF) is pleased to announce the Monaco Sim Racing World Cup warm-up event that will take place on December 7-8, 2021 in Dubai, UAE in the Pavilion of Monaco at the Dubai 2020 Expo.

The Dubai event will serve as a promo event for the Sim Racing World Cup that will be hosted live from Monaco in May 2022.

With the warm-up event, the visitors and members of the pavilions of Expo Dubai 2020 will be able to learn more about Esports. Spectators and exhibitors of the Expo have the chance to get behind the wheel of a Racing Sim and compete in the race. Professional drivers of National Federations will also show their driving skills during the event.

Qualifiers will start on the 7th of December live from the Pavilion from 18:00 to 20:00. The 8th of December will continue the qualifiers from 10:30-16:00 followed by a showcase of professional sim drivers. The Final Races will start at 17:30.

Techxhub, our Dubai-based technology partner will be setting up high-end Sim racing rigs for all enthusiasts to experience what it’s like to race as a pro. Winners will receive valuable prizes provided by event partners Techxhub and Passport. GG.

Everyone interested in participating should submit an application no later than the 6th of December.

The race registration form can be found at DUBAI2020.PASSPORT.GG. Updates & additional information, including the race schedule, will also be available there.

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“The race in Monaco 2022 aims to have 111+ nations compete against each other to showcase the skills of their national Sim Race heroes & to find the fastest Nation in the world. Monaco is home to many famous sporting events in both racing and other sports. The Monaco Sim Racing World Cup 2022 is a great opportunity to put Monaco on the map as the Sim Racing Capital of the world. We aim to create a truly international race, so where better than to kick it off at the Monaco Pavilion during the World Expo in Dubai!” Said Louis Ducruet – President of the Monaco Esports Federation.

“In order for Monaco to succeed in their search for the fastest Sim Racer and the world’s fastest nation, it is important to engage the international esports community. The International Esports Federation sees the 2022 race in Monaco and the kick-off in Dubai in December as a great opportunity to engage with new international audiences and form stronger ties between our 111 member esports federations.” Said Vlad Marinescu – President International Esports Federation.

“Sim Racing is still fairly small compared to other esports but due to the fact that several real races have been canceled during the corona pandemic, famous drivers participated in online Sim Races which rapidly skyrocketed the awareness of the Esport. This growing trend has also hit the Gulf Region and we see the kick-off event in Dubai as a great opportunity to present the magic of Sim Racing to our audiences in the Gulf Region and ultimately increase our sales of top-notch Racing Rigs in the MENA Region.” Said Sanjay Holmukhe – CEO of Techxhub in Duabi, UAE.

“Dubai event is a great platform to show the future of the World. Countries are showing their vision on the future in their Pavilions. We are happy to support this great Esports event organised by the most famous in the racing world venue, Monaco in partnership with the global Esports governing body, International Esports Federations, IeSF. We are thrilled to showcase our Digital ID and NFT ownership developments during this event” – said Ignat Bobrovich, Founder of Passport.GG.

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Quadrant extends partnership with Elgato

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Gaming, lifestyle, and esports organization Quadrant extends partnership with Official Streaming Equipment Partner Elgato

Quadrant has today (15 August) renewed its long-term partnership with world-leading audio-visual technology provider Elgato.

This renewal of Quadrant’s first official partnership signals the success of a natural fitting collaboration. The popular gaming content channel and streaming hardware organisation have both grown exponentially within the video sharing arena.

Elgato offers a broad range of innovative audio-visual products including microphones, webcams and lighting, as well as interface decks and capture devices that are used by content creators across all video sharing platforms.

The Munich-based streaming solutions brand recently launched their ‘Create Greatness’ campaign with the help of Quadrant. The campaign serves to usher in a new generation of content creators by celebrating individuality and personal story telling.

‘Create Greatness’ is a rallying cry to enable creators and unite communities as Elgato strives to empower them with technology that enhances, defines and perfects the creators’ output.

This marks the content creation tech specialists’ first brand campaign focused upon the amplification of creativity, an area which Quadrant and its founder Lando Norris are more than equipped to assist with.

As Quadrant’s Official Streaming Equipment Partner, Elgato has unlocked the combined audience of the channel’s prestigious talent team – Lando Norris, FNG, Aarava, SuperGT, RiaBish, Fifakill and Max Fewtrell – enabling them to reach ever increasing levels of viewership.

Together, the two organisations are set to harness a long-term partnership to deliver, and through ‘Create Greatness’ encourage, top quality content to global audiences on premium streaming hardware.

Jamie MacLaurin, Chief Sporting Officer at Quadrant, said: “We’re very excited to announce the renewal of our partnership with Elgato. This partnership has elevated the quality of our content and live streams both on the Quadrant channel and our creators’ individual channels through continued support and supply of their top-of-the-line equipment. Elgato have been a tremendous partner and a pleasure to work with, and we look forward to building on the foundations we have already built together.”

Tom Hildreth, Senior Partnerships Manager at Elgato, said: “We didn’t hesitate when it came to discussions about working together with Quadrant for a second year. From all the high-quality content they’ve created to being central in one of the largest campaigns we’ve ever put together, we couldn’t be happier with how the partnership has gone so far. With ideas and plans already in the works, it’s an exciting journey that we are thrilled to be continuing.”

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CBBC announces new esports show: Game on Grandparents

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GAME ON GRANDPARENTS – ELECTRIC ROBIN BRINGS A NEW ESPORTS SERIES TO CBBC  THIS AUGUST

CBBC’s Game on Grandparents, is a gaming competition series like no other. Produced by Electric Robin [part of Banijay group], young gamers and their grandparents will step into each other’s lives like never before. The first episode airs today Monday 15th August at 09:15 on CBBC and BBC iPlayer.

 

Girls and boys who dream of playing at an esports tournament are about to get the chance BUT there’s a twist, they won’t be playing themselves, they’ll be training up their gaming rookie grandparents to take part!

And while their grandparents are busy practising, the children have to take on their roles about the house from washing up to walking the dog, to entertaining Grandma’s friends for the afternoon – what could possibly go wrong?!

Throughout the series we see 18 sets of teams battle it out to be named Game on Grandparents champions. They compete with some of the biggest gaming titles in the world including Minecraft, Just Dance, Wii Ski, Mario Golf, Mario Kart, Wipeout, Gran Turismo, Super Smash Bros and Splatoon.

Along the way they are given a little bit of help from world-renowned gaming celebrities including, Ali-A, Yammy, Sanna, Jelly, Blackpanthaa, Adam Savage, Vikkstar, Ruby Rube and more, who have a combined reach of over 85million on YouTube alone.

Joining this star studded line up is Game on Grandparents host, Julia Hardy, known for the Top Gear Gaming Show and the BBC Sounds podcast, This Game Changed My Life, and esports royalty Miles Ross offering energetic and exciting commentary throughout.

Julia Hardy, Game on Grandparents Host said: “It’s been such a pleasure to see all of our families spend time together and learn from each other, all whilst creating a memory that they’ll never forget. I mean who would forget playing on an esports stage in front of a live studio audience just like the pros?

Premiering on CBBC and BBC iPlayer Monday the 15th August at 9:10am every weekday morning for two weeks. All episodes will be available to watch again on BBC iPlayer.

Grandparents and Gaming, what’s not to love?

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Indian Olympic Association felicitates Bronze Medallist contingent of Dota 2

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The Indian Esports contingent was in attendance with the mainstream sports athletes that were rewarded for bringing laurels to the country at Commonwealth Games

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) felicitated Team India’s Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games medal winners at The Ashok Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, on the evening of August 13. All bronze medallists of the Indian DOTA 2 team – Moin Ejaz (captain), Ketan Goyal, Abhishek Yadav, Shubham Goli, and Vishal Vernekar were presented with the appreciation memento in a felicitation ceremony for their exceptional accomplishment at the recently concluded Commonwealth Esports Championship.

Several dignitaries, including IOA Acting President Mr. Anil Khanna, General Secretary Mr. Rajeev Mehta, Treasurer Mr. Anandeshwar Pandey, Team India’s Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Chef de Mission Mr. Rajesh Bhandari, General Team Manager Mr. Maninder Pal Singh, and former IOA president Mr N. Ramachandran, graced the occasion and felicitated the medallists.

This was the very first time that an Indian Esports contingent had been invited to the felicitation ceremony along with the other mainstream sports medallists.

“It is an unforgettable day for the rest of the team and me. To have the opportunity to be here with the other medallists from various sports and get awarded by the Indian Olympic Association for a medal in Esports is a very special achievement. All of the efforts that we took throughout our journey have finally started to bear fruits, with this being just the beginning. We are going to go with twice the energy and motivation into the Asian Games to do even better for the country.” said a proud Moin Ejaz, captain of the Indian DOTA 2 Team.

The Indian contingent met with renowned sports personalities such as Harmanpreet Kaur (Indian Women’s Cricket Team captain), Bhavina Patel & Sonalben Manubhai Patel (Para TT Player) and Deepak Punia (Indian wrestler) and enlightened them about Esports as well as the basics of DOTA 2, the video game in which they clinched the bronze medal. The contingent also conveyed that Esports will be a proper medal event at the upcoming Asian Games 2022.

“Finally, Indian Esports has found a place on par with the other sports in the country. To be recognised by the IOA for the DOTA 2 contingent’s achievement amongst the country’s finest athletes feels like a cherry on top of the cake of winning the bronze medal. The trajectory of Esports in India has seen its fair share of highs and lows, but with the Asian Games coming up, the only way seems to be upwards from here. The expectations are undoubtedly high now because of the bar that has been set, but we have complete faith in our Esports athletes to transition this form in the upcoming international competitions and make the country proud.”, said Lokesh Suji, Director of Esports Federation of India and Vice President of the Asian Esports Federation.

The IOA officials congratulated the DOTA 2 team on their historic bronze medal, which the ESFI believes is a testament to the relevance of the Commonwealth Games given the rise in popularity esports in India is expected to witness following the national team’s medal-winning feat in the inaugural edition of the Commonwealth Esports Championship.

One of the country’s top sports and Esports specialised communication firms, Artsmith – Concepts & Visions, India’s Leading Multiplex chain INOX and Leading sports psychologist org Mandeha continue their support as the communication, multiplex & sports psychologist  partners of ESFI, respectively.

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