2023 may have only begun, but we’re already looking ahead to our end-of-season showpiece – the LEC Season Finals roadshow. This year, we wanted to give our community a sneak peak at what we have in store for our 2023 LEC Season Finals by revealing the location for the event earlier than ever before. We’re beyond thrilled to announce that we’ll be hosting our crown jewel event at the spectacular Sud de France Arena in Montpellier, in the Occitanie region!
After our amazing LEC 2022 Summer Finals experience in Malmö, Sweden, we can’t wait to get back on the road, and bring the live LEC experience to our fans in France and beyond. The French LoL Esports community is integral to our esport and regularly supports our players in the LEC by consistently tuning in to watch via our French LEC broadcast. The country’s fanbase are tireless supporters of the domestic league, the LFL (La Ligue Française), which has grown to become one of the top ERLs in our ecosystem. With such an engaged fanbase in France, we’re very excited to showcase the best EMEA LoL Esports talent to fans in the country!
“The LEC Season Finals is the biggest event in the Riot Esports EMEA calendar year and a celebration of the LEC season, providing LoL Esports fans with the opportunity to come together and watch EMEA’s best players make history,” said Alberto Guerrero, Head of Esports, EMEA at Riot Games. “With such a large and spirited LoL Esports fan base in France, we’re delighted to bring our roadshow back to the country for the first time since 2017, by hosting our showpiece event in Montpellier in the Occitanie region. The city and region were extremely impressive throughout the host city vetting process and their passion and commitment to growing the gaming and esports industries was very evident.”
“We are proud to host the 2023 LEC Season Finals in the Occitanie Region and in Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole. The monumental event brings together young people from all over EMEA and hosting the finals showcases our commitment to players in the video games industries. This event will contribute to the influence of our video game ecosystem and its community, among the most important in France and the region,” said Carole Delga, the President of the Occitanie Region and Michael Delafosse, Mayor of Montpellier and President of Montpellier Méditerranée Métropole, in a joint statement.
In recent years, the Occitanie Region and the Montpellier Metropolis have developed one of the best gaming ecosystems in EMEA and regularly hosts esports events to its community of gaming enthusiasts. Our 2023 host city is also where part of the “Arcane” production team Fortiche Production is based, showcasing the region’s love for our game. With its stunning medieval streets, beautiful architecture and variety of dining experiences, as well as its international airport links, high-speed train stations, and close proximity to many major cities, Montpellier and the Occitanie region offers an accessible location and range of activities for any travelling fans.
We can’t share anything more with you at this stage, but we can confirm we have LOTS more details, including ticketing information, roadshow dates and some super hype content to share with you in the coming months! Can KOI’s star-studded roster reign supreme under a new banner? Will G2 Esports make the run and win the title like they did back in Paris in 2017? Will Rekkles return to France and put on a show in front of his old home crowd? Or will Team Vitality put on a show and play in front of their own fans in their first ever finals? All these questions will be answered as we watch the action unfold throughout 2023!
Nick Venezia joins MOGO as Chief Data Officer
Mobile Global Esports Inc. (MOGO) (NASDAQ Ticker: MGAM), the mobile esports and social platform company driving collegiate esports tournaments, team, and player development in India, today announced that Nicholas (Nick) Venezia has joined MOGO as Chief Data Officer.
Nick has spent the last decade working with clients from various industries, including finance, government, technology, entertainment, non-profit, luxury, Fortune 500, Global 100, and more. Along the way, he has built digital assets that convert directly into increased profit margins. Nick uses complex scientific formulas and analytical mathematics to create unique algorithms and toolsets that guarantee revenue for his clients.
“Nick’s expertise in driving data value while protecting those providing their data is of singular importance as we build out the Indian collegiate esports market,” said Mobile Global Esports CEO Dave Pross. “Behind every data point is a human, and MOGO is determined to build the most robust online sandbox for the Indian esports community that inspires confidence and promotes engagement and interaction with game developers and tournament and arena sponsors. We are at an exciting time in the development of a monetizable India-centric esports continuum featuring India-based data centers and MOGO is pleased to have Nick as an integral part of our team. Our data identity, graph and analytics platform maintained on in-country servers will ensure that Indian data does not leave India.”
“I’m very excited about the opportunity for MOGO to be ahead of the curve in building the infrastructure that will allow for esports to flourish in the new era of internet privacy regulations in India,” said Mobile Global Esports Inc. Chief Data Officer Nick Venezia. “Our job and duty is to protect our players, our customers and our partners. We are engineering an interface for gamers and users to interact with and build on top of, while making the data available to build the games of tomorrow designed and tailored to that specific human. MOGO will be creating extremely valuable datasets that also respect individual consent and align with future privacy standards while delivering qualified and high value audiences.”
Nick Venezia is a mathematician, social data architect, and early contributor to digital-marketing teams at Twitter, LinkedIn, and Snapchat. Nick has worked with many consumer brands, helping them define and connect with their constituent audiences and prospective customers. Nick has been publicly recognized by clients and industry partners alike for his contributions and innovations in the field of digital marketing. Nick has also advised public sector stakeholders and agencies on detecting and combatting coordinated social media-driven election meddling and disinformation.
He is the founder and CEO of Social Outlier, and co-founder + Chief Data Officer at DeepPod. With his latest project, Centillion, Nick has brought together a community of visionary data architects, with the mission to help people exercise sovereignty over their personal data and decide by whom, and under what terms their data can be used. Sovereignty over personal data and the ability to securely capture economic value from its use will be essential pillars for any future universal basic income initiatives.
Nick is a graduate of Loyola Marymount University and a CFA candidate. He began his career as a registered representative of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA).
Bengaluru Based The Esports Club (TEC) Secures $3M Funding to Expand its Operations Globally!
The Esports Club, with funding led by KOMLAY Group & SAMBAVANATH Group, has raised $3 Million in Pre-Series A round to expand its operations in The Middle East and Southeast Asia and build a state-of-the-art esports platform.
Established in 2019 by experienced gaming and esports industry veterans Vamsi Krishna, Ishaan Arya & Mansoor Ahmed Noor, The Esports Club® provides specialized gaming marketing services. Since its establishment, The Esports Club has developed and launched some of the most commercially successful Gaming and Esports IPs in South Asian region, including the largest consumer gaming show, The Arena in partnership with Comic Con India and one of the longest running esports tournament series, TEC Challenger Series & TEC Gauntlet.
QuantAscend Consulting Global, Investment Bankers & CFO Advisors, and Beeline Capital Advisors Private Limited, SEBI registered (CAT- I) Merchant Banker & boutique Investment Banker secured the investment.
“We are thrilled to have secured this funding and to be expanding our operations to new regions,” said Vamsi Krishna, Founder of The Esports Club. “Esports is a rapidly growing industry, and we are excited to be at the forefront of it. We are committed to building a strong and sustainable Esports ecosystem, and this funding will allow us to do just that. We are excited to bring our competitive tournaments, events, and content to new audiences, and to help cultivate the next generation of Esports talent,” he added.
With this investment, The Esports Club looks to support the organization’s growth in the gaming events and Esports space, including the expansion of its operations, events, and content creation. TEC will also be launching new initiatives in regions, including the hiring of local broadcast talent, hosting events, and developing a strong online presence. TEC will be working closely with local communities to foster the growth of esports in these regions, and to provide opportunities for players to showcase their skills and pursue their careers in gaming.
The organization will also be investing in state-of-the-art broadcast facilities and technology to support its tournaments that cater to new markets.
“Globally, esports is one of the fastest growing businesses in the entertainment industry and we are excited to be part of this growth with The Esports Club and the industry as a whole, “said CA Nikhil Shah, Managing Director of Beeline Capital Advisors Private Limited, Ahmedabad, Gujarat.
“At QuantAscend Consulting Global, we have worked with the company from its formative years and we are delighted to find right set of investors who believe in the business model and subscribe to the vision of The Esports Club,” said Ramesh Babu, Co-Founder, QuantAscend Consulting Global.
DATA.BET Partners with Bayes Esports
Esports data provider DATA.BET has entered into a partnership with Bayes Esports. As part of the deal, DATA.BET will make use of official live data provided by Bayes Esports, which will be an important part of the development of the product that the company offers to its esports betting partners.
Through the partnership, DATA.BET will be able to use official CS:GO live data of tournaments from organisers like ESL, DreamHack and BLAST Premier. As a result, DATA.BET will be able to offer their partners a market-leading solution in the esports betting industry – the Esports Data Feed – with an expanded number of covered events and improved data accuracy at all levels.
“The partnership will strengthen the company’s position in the market and give us a cutting-edge opportunity to make our innovative product stand up even more. We strive to do our best to provide our partners with 24-hour access to content and simplify the management of the betting process, which results in a first-class betting game,” Alex Kozachenko, Chief Product Officer of DATA.BET, said.
Amir Mirzaee, CCO and Managing Director of Bayes Esports Solutions, said: “For betting operators to be able to fully unlock the potential of esports betting, they need to approach their services from a different angle than they are used to from traditional sports betting. The markets and the content they need to be able to offer for their esports betting services to be successful need innovative solutions based on official live data to function effectively. We are looking forward to DATA.BET joining our partnership network, supporting their solutions, and cooperating together to make a lasting impact on the development of esports betting.”
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