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Homa appoints Henry Lowenfels as its new President and Chief Business Officer

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Homa, the world’s leading mobile game publisher, is pleased to announce the appointment of Henry Lowenfels as its new President and Chief Business Officer (CBO).

With extensive experience in the mobile gaming industry and a strong track record, Henry will join Homa’s executive team contributing to the company’s growth and achievement of strategic plans.

Henry boasts extensive experience in the gaming industry, having held leadership roles in key companies such as Senior Vice President of Business Development at Scopely and Chief Product Officer at OneTeam Partners. He joined Scopely in its early stages in 2012 and made his way to the executive team playing a vital role in the company’s development, culminating in its $4.9 billion acquisition by Savvy Games Group in 2023. Over his eight-year tenure at Scopely, Henry’s contribution was instrumental in reshaping the company’s publishing approach and securing significant licensing deals for popular IPs like Monopoly Go!, Star Trek™ Fleet Command, Walking Dead: Road to Survival, and WWE Champions. He also led the Corporate Development team through important M&A deals including the acquisition of Digit Games and FoxNet, and fostered Scopely’s strong developer ecosystem, partnering with studios across four continents. These include renowned names like IUGO, Boss Fight, Mediatonic, and Aquiris, thereby solidifying the company’s industry presence. Furthermore, during his time at OneTeam Partners, he was responsible for overseeing video game and web3 product strategy and business development of the company, growing the business from a $300 million valuation when he joined to a $1.9 billion exit just over two years later.

Leveraging his strong background in business development and publishing, Lowenfels will support Homa in enhancing organizational performance and growth through strategic partnerships. His contributions will help drive the company’s vision and strengthen its positioning as a leading player in the mobile gaming industry, with a focus on innovation and emerging genres such as hybridcasual, a field in which the company has already taken significant steps. Homa recently doubled down its hybridcasual division and is strengthening its cutting-edge tech platform “Homa Lab” for empowered hybridcasual publishing.

“We are delighted to welcome Henry to our team” stated Daniel Nathan, Founder & CEO at Homa. “We’re confident that his extensive experience in the entertainment industry and his business development approach will have an important positive impact on the growth of the company. We look forward to working closely with him to push the boundaries of mobile gaming and continue empowering game creators and ourselves to create chart-topping games”.

Lowenfels has also expressed his excitement to join Homa and contribute to its continued success. “Homa is a pioneering force in the mobile gaming industry, and I am honored to become part of this growing, disruptive and ambitious team,” said Henry. “The company is undergoing an amazing expansion stage right now and I’m excited to contribute to it and further position Homa as a leader in the gaming space.”

With Lowenfels’ appointment, Homa continues its commitment to hiring top talent to drive growth, innovation, and disruption in the mobile gaming industry.

*Homa currently offers various roles and invites those interested to check out the open positions on its website.

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RG24seven Virtual Training appoints UK Safer Gambling CEO Victoria Reed As a Strategic Advisor

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RG24seven Virtual Training, the responsible, effective, and free video-based virtual training system for gaming employees, and a BMM Innovation Group company, today announced that Victoria Reed will serve as a Strategic Advisor to help expand operations and social impact across the global gambling industry.

Reed, currently the Chief Executive Officer of Better Change in the UK, will provide business development and strategy to fuel the continued growth of RG24seven Virtual Training.

Wendy Anderson, Chief Executive Officer of RG24seven, said, “I am very pleased to have Victoria join us at this important growth stage of RG24seven. She is an extraordinary leader and excels in all facets of global strategy, innovation, and business development. I look forward to working alongside Victoria and tapping into the wealth of experience and knowledge that she brings.”

Anderson added, “The importance of credible employee training is more critical than ever in today’s global gaming industry. It helps to improve employee performance, morale, and satisfaction, not to mention acting as a safety net against potential fines and violations. Victoria will be a great asset in helping RG24seven expand this message on a global scale.”

Victoria Reed expressed her admiration for RG24seven’s commitment to social impact, their extensive training library, and the exceptional operational excellence led by Wendy and her team.

She said, “It is a tremendous privilege to join RG24seven in a more official capacity. Our shared values emphasize the crucial need for training gambling employees and safeguarding players, all while ensuring that operators can achieve commercial success.”

Reed added, “Our industry is only as strong as the people working within it and by ensuring everyone has access to compliance-grade, responsible training, we can help to sustain our industry and ensure our customers remain free from gambling harm.”

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NODWIN(R) Gaming ropes in Android as title partner for BGMS Season 3; to be powered by Garnier Men

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NODWIN® Gaming, South Asia’s leading gaming and esports company has officially announced Android as the Title Partner for India’s premier esports event Battlegrounds Mobile India Series (BGMS) Season 3. Additionally, the tournament will be Powered By leading men’s skincare brand, Garnier Men, marking the first time that Android and Garnier Men have partnered with an Indian esports tournament.

The high-voltage action of Android BGMS Season 3 is being broadcast on Star Sports for the third consecutive year as the nation’s best BGMI squads battle it out for glory. The entire tournament will be played on high-performance Android devices.

Moreover, Crunchyroll, the world’s largest destination for anime and manga, has also joined forces with Android BGMS Season 3 as the anime partner while energy drink brand Red Bull has been onboarded as the Official Energy Drink Partner of Android BGMS Season 3. By leveraging the prominence of the tournament, partners will aim to engage with its widespread audience, while also elevating the overall experience for players and fans alike.

Anshuman Wanchu General Manager, Marketing, Garnier, L’Oréal India said, “We are delighted to partner with the BGMI Masters Series 2024. It is an incredible opportunity for us as this collaboration allows us to connect with the dynamic and passionate gaming and youth community in a meaningful manner. As a brand committed to innovation and excellence, we look forward to some incredible showcases in season 3 of BGMS. With this partnership, we aim to empower gamers to elevate not only their game, but also their skin care routine, and inspire them to achieve their best, both in the arena as well as in their daily lives.”

The tournament has also continued its association with TVS Raider, the sporty commuter motorcycle from TVS Motor Company as the Official Mobility Partner and Philips OneBlade, the male grooming product of Philips India as the competition’s Official Styling Partner.

Commenting on the partnership, Aniruddha Haldar – Senior Vice President (Marketing) – Commuters, Media and Corporate Brand commented, “We at TVS Motor company had Collaborated previously with Nodwin Gaming to help us develop a close connect with the Gaming audience – we are pleased to share that this collaboration has helped us to gain brand love, better connect to the gaming audience during and post the previous season. We are back again to announce yet another collaboration with Nodwin Gaming for the BGMI Master Series 3, this is in view to further strengthen our connect and engagement with the gaming audience.”

“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Android, Garnier Men and Redbull for the highly anticipated third season of BGMS. Having such notable partners whose vision for the growth and development of competitive gaming in India mirrors our own, is a tremendous asset. Their involvement not just highlights the emergence of esports as a mainstream sport but also the massive potential of youth engagement in this field. Together, we are confident in our ability to provide the necessary resources and visibility required to nurture and promote esports talent nationwide,” stated Akshat Rathee, Co-founder and Managing Director, NODWIN® Gaming.
The opening weekend of Android BGMS Season 3 was a resounding success, recording peak concurrent viewership exceeding 140,000 on digital platforms. The tournament commenced with a three-day Opener Week, where all 24 teams—20 invited and 4 qualified— were in action at the Android Arena in Chhatarpur, New Delhi.
The top 18 teams led by table toppers Team 8Bit, and consistent performers OneBlade, IQOO Soul and Team X Spark progressed to the League Week. They were joined by Team Z and Godlike Esports who were selected through audience voting from the bottom six. Meanwhile, Team Limra, Gujarat Tigers, Viking Esports and FS Esports were eliminated from the competition.

During the League Week from July 22 to August 4, the 20 teams will compete in the Survival Week and Domination League stages. The top 4 teams will secure direct qualification for the Finals, while the remaining 16 teams will participate in the playoffs scheduled for August 6 and 7. In the grand finale from August 9 to August 11, the top 12 teams from the Playoffs, along with the 4 best teams from the League Week, will compete to fight for the BGMS Season 3 title.

Adding a touch of innovation, this season also includes three exciting formats –

1) Powerplay (Active throughout the tournament) – Squads will earn double points for each finish they achieve in the first circle of every match.

2) Bounty (Active during the League Weeks – Survival week and Domination week) – The top 4 squads from the overall standings of League Week one, followed by the top four in each subsequent match will carry a bounty. Teams can earn bonus points only by eliminating an entire squad with bounty on them, with 10 points per squad.

3) Impact Player (Active during the weekend matches of the League Stage: July 27-28 and August 3-4) – The in-game leader (IGL) of each squad will conduct a random draw to designate an Impact Player who will earn double points for each finish they achieve. Teams will earn four points for every finish by the Impact Player during Powerplay.

“Going beyond traditional tournament formats, our new concepts are designed not only to heighten the intensity of the tournament for players and viewers but also to set a new standard for esports in India. These innovations aim to push the boundaries of competitive gameplay, and I am incredibly excited to see this new format unfold. Similar to traditional sports tournaments, Android BGMS Season 3 will produce memorable, nail-biting moments and games decided by the smallest of margins. We will witness players rise to the occasion, carrying their teams to victory,” added Akshat Rathee.

The teams who will be advancing to the League Week of Android BGMS Season 3 are as follows: Team 8Bit, OneBlade, IQOO Soul, Team X Spark, REVENANT, Entity, Gods Reign, Team Forever, Reckoning Esports, Carnival Gaming, Raven Esports, WSB GAMING, VASISTA ESPORTS, TEAM ORANGUTAN, Global Esports, MOGO eSports, Team Tamilas, Carpediem, Team Z and Godlike Esports.

Fans can catch all the action of Android BGMS Season 3 on Star Sports 2 (HD & SD) in English and Star Sports First in Hindi from Monday to Saturday from 7:00 PM. On league week Sundays, Playoffs and Finals, the broadcast will be from 6:30 PM. Fans will also have the option to switch to Tamil & Hindi commentary on SS2 using the blue button.

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SOFTSWISS Celebrates 15th Anniversary: How Company Transformed iGaming?

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15 years ago, on 21 July, SOFTSWISS, a leading iGaming software provider, started its path in the industry. As the company celebrates its birthday, it is the perfect moment to reflect on SOFTSWISS breakthroughs that revolutionised iGaming.

 

Introducing Crypto in Gambling

Back in 2013, SOFTSWISS visionaries were the first to leverage the potential of digital currencies, leading the way for their integration into the iGaming industry. Recent research states that crypto payments represent a long-term trend profoundly influencing the dynamics of online gambling. Namely, in Q1’24, the Crypto Bet Sum demonstrated an over 20% growth year-on-year.

 

Collecting Richest Game Portfolio

For almost nine years, SOFTSWISS has collected the biggest game portfolio in the industry. Recently, the SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator has surpassed 23,500 games from over 270 distinct providers. Offering unique player engagement tools, the SOFTSWISS Game Aggregator powers more than a thousand iGaming brands.

 

Elevating Service Level

SOFTSWISS has built a comprehensive product ecosystem that enables operators to create an iGaming business of any scale from scratch.  The unique blend of technology innovations and exceptional service allowed SOFTSWISS to gain proven client recognition. According to researchers by the world-leading marketing agency Kantar, SOFTSWISS has achieved a 93% customer satisfaction rate for its Game Aggregator and a 91% satisfaction score for Affilka by SOFTSWISS.

 

Leading Industry Expertise

SOFTSWISS’ profound expertise allowed it to become an industry pioneer in conducting comprehensive research in various iGaming verticals. Over the past three years, more than 20 industry reports were published, each garnering increasing interest. The 2024 iGaming Trends Report became the most sought-after, with over 3,000 downloads.

In 2024, SOFTSWISS appointed Rubens Barrichello as Non-Executive Director in Latin America. Valuable insights from another highly competitive field, business tips and advice regarding Brazilian business culture are now available for all iGaming stakeholders.

 

Revolutionising iGaming Marketing

SOFTSWISS realised the vibrant ‘Bringing the Heat’ and ‘Grab Success’ marketing campaigns in 2022 and 2023. Held in Malta, they have made a lasting impact on the discerning iGaming audience and allowed SOFTSWISS to gain the ‘B2B Marketing Campaign’ accolade at the esteemed EGR M&I Awards two times in a row. 

 

Developing Player Welfare

SOFTSWISS innovative advancements led to the creation of an automated Risk Scoring Tool. The instrument detects suspicious player activity, setting a new standard of player welfare. The innovation was rewarded at the SiGMA Africa Awards in the Responsible Gaming Category. 

 

Promoting Social Responsibility

Over the past three years, SOFTSWISS has invested millions of euro in charitable initiatives. In 2024, in response to the most devastating flood in Brazilian history, SOFTSWISS launched a multi-phase charity project. The company provided immediate aid to those affected and organised long-term support for the region’s recovery. Additionally, SOFTSWISS initiated a unique campaign inviting industry players to join the effort, which received widespread support from the iGaming media. 

“Such meaningful evolutionary changes are a credit to the SOFTSWISS talented experts. Personally, I am immensely proud of having built an exceptional team. Despite having no prior experience in the iGaming industry, their knowledge, innovative approaches, and creative thinking have made them highly sought after by our competitors. We have the most cohesive and ethically sound team in the industry,” summarises Founder of SOFTSWISS, Ivan Montik.

 

About SOFTSWISS

SOFTSWISS is an international technology company with over 15 years of experience in developing innovative solutions for the iGaming industry. SOFTSWISS holds a number of gaming licences and provides comprehensive software for managing iGaming projects. The company’s product portfolio includes the Online Casino Platform, the Game Aggregator with over 20,000 casino games, the Affilka affiliate platform, the Sportsbook software and the Jackpot Aggregator. In 2013, SOFTSWISS revolutionised the industry by introducing the world’s first Bitcoin-optimised online casino solution. The expert team, based in Malta, Poland, and Georgia, counts over 2,000 employees.

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