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Virtus.pro launches League of Legends: Wild Rift roster under the VP.Prodigy brand

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Virtus.pro enters the mobile MOBA territory with the launch of League of Legends: Wild Rift roster. The team will be operating under the club’s academy division VP.Prodigy.

Sergey Glamazda, CEO of Virtus.pro:

“League of Legends is one of the most popular brands in the gaming industry. Riot Games works really hard towards developing every single piece of IP the company owns, so it’s no wonder that LoL: WR is one the most popular and promising mobile games in the world which now has its first full competitive season ahead. We are entering this year by expanding into this new territory.

Our roster has both experienced and young players and a coach who are determined to become an elite team and compete on the highest level. They start off in the academy tag VP.Prodigy where we usually test our theories. We can’t rule out the possibility of transferring the squad to the club’s main division. Our current goal is to have a good run in the first season of the EMEA Championship and qualify for the Icons Global Championship 2022.”

The first tournament for the roster is going to be a regional qualifier for EMEA Championship 2022 Season 1 played online. Best teams will qualify for the LAN in Barcelona where participants of the Icons Global Championship 2022 will be determined: one team will go directly to the Group Stage and one to the Play-in stage.

 

VP.Prodigy LoL: Wild Rift roster:

Rustam “Valhalla” Bolurov (captain)

Aleksei “Dante” Sorokin

Kirill “BowBow” Makarychev

Giorgi “iSector” Chichua

Nikita “imaimagi” Sytemyev;

Arthur “SKasH” Ermolaev (coach).

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Veloce breaks half a million monthly views

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Veloce, the UK-based next-gen sports ecosystem, has recorded over half a billion views across its YouTube channels in one month for the first time. The landmark continues the growth of the Veloce’s fanbase that can watch and support their favourite gamers and drivers as they compete around the world within one ecosystem.

  • In four years, monthly viewers have grown from 27,000 to 500m
  • In the last year alone, monthly viewing has grown 150% from 200m to 500m
  • Veloce’s new TikTok channel alone has 140m monthly views
  • 35m subscribers across Veloce channels on YouTube

Rupert Svendsen-Cook, CEO of Veloce Group, said: “To hit half a billion monthly views in under four years is special. With other channels like TikTok we are going over 640 million a month. That just shows you the appeal Veloce has but also the growth of Esports and other future focussed sports.

“We are talking about a huge, young audience, engaging with sports, both physical and digital, in a new and different way. We think it is the future of how fans will consume sports in the future, around the world. We are going to keep building that ecosystem for our fans and giving them the great content they want.”

Veloce, based in a studio in West London, have grown from their founding in 2018 as an Esports team with three employees to one of the fastest-growing modern media and sports rights holders in the UK with over 40 employees and teams competing at the cutting edge of the future of sports.

Veloce Group’s teams compete in future focussed sports, both physical and digital, championing sustainability and gender diversity. In motorsports, Veloce compete in Extreme-E – attracting partners like E.ON – and won the W Series last season with Jamie Chadwick.

In Esports, Veloce operates over 10 teams, both under the Veloce umbrella itself and across partner and joint venture operations, including Mercedes F1, McLaren, Quadrant (with F1 driver Lando Norris) and Yas Heat. Further, Veloce has over 60+ gamers competing across titles such as Official F1 Game, Forza, GT Sport, DiRT Rally and Project Cars.

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TOM CLANCY’S RAINBOW SIX® SIEGE OPENS UP FOR BEGINNERS WITH VISEGRAD COMMUNITY CUPS

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Starting Saturday, August 20th players from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary can compete in weekly Rainbow Six Siege tournaments on PC

Today, Ubisoft Poland announced that – through their collaboration with global esports platform Challengermode – Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege will be joining a series of weekly PC tournaments dedicated to beginners from Visegrad Group starting August 20nd. Expanding on its previous work with Challengermode on the V4 Masters – Nationals level tournaments – Ubisoft continues its efforts to develop Rainbow Six Siege’s grassroots competitions – open to all with weekly tournaments.

Kamil Ściana, Brand Marketing Manager CEE at Ubisoft said: “Our main goal with this new series of tournaments is to further open up the Rainbow Six Siege esports scene to players of all levels, bridging the gap between casual multiplayer and the more professional esports space where players can regularly compete for real prizes. Working with Challengermode has made the set-up and participation in these tournaments seamless and easy to scale for as many players as want to compete from the Visegrad region, and we look forward to working with them further on tournaments that will keep players coming back to enjoy Rainbow Six Siege in the months and years ahead.”

Patrik Jackiewicz, Senior Partnerships Manager at Challengermode added: “We’re delighted to be working with Ubisoft to bring Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege grassroots esports initiative to life on Challengermode. Together with one of the most popular IPs in the world we are creating a bedrock ground for players looking to ascend to higher tiers of Ubisoft-endorsed tournaments, which aligns perfectly with Challengermode’s goal of making esports truly accessible for all. We look forward to working closely with Ubisoft on this series of weekly competitions and other collaborations in future.”

Players from Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary can register now through Challengermode’s esports platform, and prepare to compete for in-game credits to purchase newest operators, uniforms, weapon skins, charms and more. These weekly competitions will give the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege esports hopefuls the chance to level up their skills by playing like the pros in a structured competitive experience – all on one centralized platform.

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Prodigy Agency kick-offs a new season of its academy program “The Prodigies” to enlighten CS:GO rising talents

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The leading esports players agency, Prodigy Agency, announced to be back on track for a new season with its innovative academy program named “The Prodigies”, with the support of Razer as the main partner of the project.

Prodigy Agency, founded and directed by Jérôme Coupez, represent some of the best players around the world , including some of the biggest stars in esports like Mathieu « ZywOo » Herbaut and Dan “apEX” Madesclaire on CS:GO, Adil « ScreaM » Benrlitom, Tyson « TenZ » Ngo on Valorant, Carl-Antoni « Carl Jr. » Cloutier on Trackmania, Alexandre « Kaydop » Courant on Rocket League, or Kacper « Inspired » Słoma on League of Legends.
Groundbreaking concept

Officially launching its own CSGO academy program called “The Prodigies” Prodigy Agency is paving the way for a new approach to players’ scouting. The purpose of Prodigy’s brand new concept is to support young promising CSGO players from the very beginning to provide them a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get visible in front of top tiers organizations.

Each and every player taking part in “The Prodigies” will get their first salary, massive exposure as well as complete support to sustain their growth and teach them how to evolve in a competitive sphere: coaching staff, experienced players feedback (apEX, NBK, etc), boot camps in the Prodigy Agency facilities, guidance from Prodigy Agency, and much more!

Everything is set up with the goal to find a professional structure for each of them, either on a top-tier academy roster or as a starting lineup of a professional well-established team.
4 seasons will be held each year, based on the ESEA Seasons calendar, giving the chance to all players to be candidates for each season, via public applications.

Massive adoption and interest by the community

After a public call for applications via twitter, Prodigy Agency and Jerome Coupez received more than 200 viable applications from players who wanted to prove themselves.

After a proper selection process, 50 players participated in trials until the final draft of the 6 players who will have the chance to compete under “The Prodigies” project for the ESEA Season 42 and other competitions!

The application process for all season will always remain public to give a chance to everyone to be selected.

Ambitious roadmap sustained by premium partners

After the first “The Prodigies” test seasons, 7 players have been already signed to academies or professional teams like OG Academy or K1CK. Starting this summer, “The Prodigies” is reaching a new level with proper trials, and providing everything needed to the selected players with the support of its main partner Razer (peripherals), and CS.MONEY (skins), Refrag.gg (training and preparation), Scope.gg (data analytics).

During this season, players part of the academy program will be mainly competing in the ESEA Season 42 circuit but will also participate in punctual events and qualifiers, opening in August 2022. All ESEA matches will have a high quality stream, with PewPew as the main production partner and professional casters, to maximize the exposure of the players.

Total commitment from Prodigy Agency
The players will be contracted with Prodigy Agency and will benefit from the same support as their star players part of the agency. Added to this, no buyout/transfer fee will be put into place: the players will be able to join a professional team at any time with the guidance and full support of Prodigy Agency.

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