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Nordic Leisure retrieves CEO of Catena Media

Zoltan Tundik

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Robert Andersson is set to become the new CEO of Nordic Leisure, which manages companies in the gaming sector. Robert is the former CEO of Optimizer Invest-owned Catena Media.

Robert will replace Peter Åström, who will work with business development.

Robert will replace Peter Åström, who will work with business development and the position of the new CEO of Nordic Leisure, will start on April 16th.

The naming comes in a time in which the work at NLAB [Nordic Leisure] has had a major technical focus, and the company is now facing a period of upcoming product launches. It follows that the group is in need of an organization that is more clearly targeted at sales and marketing. The Board has found Robert Andersson, who has his entire business background in digital business, very well suited to take the Group to the next level, which largely aims to commercialize the technology they now have.

Our work in NLAB has been a major technical focus in recent years, and we are now facing a period of upcoming product launches. As a result, the Group is in need of an organization that is more focused on sales and marketing,” explains NLAB’ s chairman of the board, Niklas Braathen.

Robert Andersson also takes over the role of CEO of the Lifland Gaming Group subsidiary. He thus has direct operational responsibility for the Group’s business area “Net Games”.

When asked by European Gaming about his future role at Nordic Gaming, Robert replied that:”I am very excited to have been given the chance and trust to take Nordic leisure to the next level. It will be a fantastic journey ahead“.

He has a background as an advertiser and has been the CEO of the River Agency, which is part of the Intellecta publicly traded agency network. Robert has also been business development director for game developer Dice and global director of mobile solutions at the Finnish company Sulake, active in social media. He is retrieved from the affiliate and gaming company Catena Media, where he has been CEO since 2015. Catena Media is owned by the Optimizer Invest, which is profiles in gaming and finance.

After starting out as an affiliate in 2009 and developing some recognized review portals, I have moved deeper into journalism and media. My experience has lead me to move into the B2B sector and write about compliance updates and report around the happenings of the online and land based gaming sector.

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PLANETWIN365 CUSTOMER SUPPORT IS DECLARED THE BEST IN GAMING INDUSTRY

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On 8 November the industry experts have gathered in Milan for the 2nd edition of European Gaming Congress, where they decided the winners in the 26 categories of the inaugural SEG (Southern European Gaming) Awards. Planetwin365 won two awards, one for Best Customer Support in Casino 2019 and the other for Best Customer Support in Sports Betting 2019.

The SEG Awards rewards both B2C operators and B2B providers for their commitment in Southern Europe, with categories ranging from customer service to social responsibility, future thinking, and development in all verticals of the industry.

We are really proud of the recognition we received at SEG Awards, that demonstrates the power of our customer-oriented strategy – said Anniina Rantala, Commercial Director Online – It also represents a further motivation to go on working hard in order to be always the best in class for customer service not only in our industry but across all industries“.

The 2019 Awards is part of European Gaming Congress, which is a huge international event that brings together industry experts, regulators, operators and service providers from all across Europe in order to discuss burning issues some of the markets are facing when dealing with compliance in licensing, operation and marketing.

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‘Century Siege: TD Battles’ Going Live

George Miller

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‘Century Siege: TD Battles’ Going Live
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Synergizing ‘Card Battlers’ with Tower Defense, MOBAs, and Mythology!

Goober Games, in collaboration with Stepico, announced that their ambitious PvP title, ​Century Siege ​, will be launching globally on November 20th, 2019, after spending several months in Soft Launch. “With Century Siege we originally set out to follow the road paved by Clash Royale. But we soon realized that this pathwas well-worn and, by listening to our community, we decided that the only way to stand-out was to take risks and differentiate” – ​Benjamin Andre, Project Director and Lead Design ​.

Through this planned progression of tweaks, optimizations, and feature additions, the dust has officially settled; leaving Century Siege with the ability to stand on its own two feet, with a face all its own. ​Yes​, it has the ‘Elixer’ and ‘Card’ (Summon) mechanics that have become genre-staples; but it also has many tricks up its sleeve that add a much deeper level of Strategy.

An Offensive Tower class called ‘ ​Spawners ​’ that create a constant stream of friendly units that travel down the lane to assault the Opponent.

Players also choose a ​‘General’ ​, each with their own Special Abilities, that will lead the troops in battle. With Abraham Lincoln, lay waste to enemies with a barrage of cannonfire. Or, select Ghenghis Khan and assault the opponent’s Crystals with hordes of Mongolian Archers.

Once an Enemy Crystal is destroyed, ​‘Rift Creeps’ ​ of the player’s choosing (Minotaurs, Werewolves, Zombies, etc) will begin to rush that lane in a fashion that ​MOBA ​ fans will be familiar with (they even drop gold!).

These features coalesce into an engaging ‘Tug-of-War’ experience that succeeds in its quest to be different. If that was all that was to be said, it would already be enough to recommend giving Century Siege a shot. But, the personality and the ​World ​ that the game creates through its subtexts of Time Travel, Mythology, and historical figures, place Century Siege in a position to be considered one of the most unique ‘Tower Defense’ games released into the Mobile App Market.

Given that the team already has plans for a Single-Player mode or standalone TD game, it is apparent that there is certainly a lot of room for exploration within the world of Century Siege; and we are excited to see which paths this community will travel down. Take a look for yourself on November 20th, available for free on the Google Play and App Stores.

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Pragmatic Play Enters A Whole New World In Aladdin And The Sorcerer

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Pragmatic Play, one of the leading software providers for video slots, live casino and bingo, invites players on an adventure with the exotic new title, Aladdin and the Sorcerer.

The 3×5 video slot welcomes players into the magical world of Aladdin, where jewels adorn the reels in a mystical desert city, as the hero battles an evil sorcerer for riches.

The bonus feature is triggered if both the wicked wizard and Aladdin land at the same time, and a terrifying battle takes place.

Both sides battle to the death, and if Aladdin wins, the hall of riches is open to him, leading to big wins.

Melissa Summerfield, Chief Commercial Officer at Pragmatic Play, said: “Aladdin and the Sorcerer is an enchanting new addition to our best-in-class slot portfolio.

“The action-packed title boasts exciting features, an immersive storyline and massive payouts, giving players a shot at their own fairytale ending.”

Aladdin and the Sorcerer is the latest creation to join Pragmatic Play’s award-winning collection of slot games, such as Fire Strike, Sweet Bonanza, Mustang Gold, and fan-favourite Wolf Gold.

The provider’s entire portfolio of video slots, bingo, scratchcards and live casino games is available to its operator partners via a single API.

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