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GiG’s iGaming operator Rizk sponsors ENCE eSports team.

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Malta, 6 July 2018 – Rizk.com, iGaming operator flagship brand of Gaming Innovation Group (GiG), proudly announces its latest sponsorship deal with the globally operating Finnish ENCE eSports team.

ENCE is a professional Finnish eSports team. Players compete in online gaming tournaments worldwide which include games such as Starcraft 2, Hearthstone, Rainbow Six: Siege, Overwatch and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. The team has extensive experience in eSports, making this sponsorship agreement a fantastic complimentary element to Rizk’s recently launched sportsbook where eSports betting is available. The Rizk logo will appear on ENCE’s website and merchandise. Since online gambling is illegal for under 18s in many countries where fans are based, we jointly decided that it was appropriate not to include the Rizk logo on any merchandise worn by Sergej (Jere Salo), who is a player aged under 18, as a measure to encourage responsible gambling.
“The partnership with ENCE is a natural fit for our operator Rizk. As an entertainment provider ourselves we share a very similar ethos and understanding. With the rise in popularity of eSports in general and the recent launch of Rizk sportsbook, the timing for this branding opportunity couldn’t have been better. ENCE has a globally renowned team and we are proud to be supporting them through all the tournaments and events they will be attending this year across the world”. Robin Reed, CEO of GiG.

“ENCE is very happy to be working with Rizk, paving their way to the wonderful world of eSports. With a rapidly changing and growing industry, we are here to support Rizk to take the right steps in getting involved in eSports. Rizk is a tremendous partner for ENCE as it’s backed by a forward thinking and innovating iGaming company.” Joona Leppänen, Marketing Director at ENCE.

The team is playing at ESL One Cologne this weekend  which will host players, talents and fans for a whole weekend of eSports.

 


For further information, please contact:

Natasha Gowans, Head of Communications, pr@gig.com.

About ENCE

ENCE is a professional Finnish eSports team. ENCE stands for Enceladus, one of the giants in Greek Mythology, as well as one of the moons of Saturnus. We use the motto “Ever to excel”, to do better than others, which is fundamentally what ENCE strives for: to be a role-model in the Finnish eSports scene.

About Rizk

Rizk.com is at the forefront of innovative, simple and fair online gaming. We have worked tirelessly to create an intelligent, user-driven interface that will ensure you can enjoy an online gaming experience like no other. We also happen to be the architects of the Wheel of Rizk, which provides you with instant rewards, just for playing. These rewards carry absolutely no wagering requirements as we firmly believe in transparent gaming, completely void of all small print.

About GiG

Gaming Innovation Group Inc. is a technology company providing products and services throughout the entire value chain in the iGaming industry. Founded in 2012, Gaming Innovation Group’s vision is ‘To open up iGaming and make it fair and fun for all’. Through our eco-system of products and services, we are connecting operators, suppliers and users, to create the best iGaming experiences in the world. Gaming Innovation Group operates out of state of the art offices in St George’s Bay, Malta and is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol GIG.

For more information about GiG and our services:

https://www.gig.com/

Company address:

Gaming Innovation Group Ltd.

@GiG Beach

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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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Esports Gambling Website Rivalry Partners with MoonduckTV to Give Fans a Way to Watch $33.5M+ Esports Event

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As the esports scene continues to grow, eighteen of the world’s best teams are coming together from August 15th – 25th to battle for their share of a $33,500,000+ prize pool. This annual event, known amongst fans of the popular esport Dota 2 as TI9, short for The International 2019, has been held in Seattle for 6 of the last 7 years, with the 2018 event held in Vancouver. This 2019 edition makes its way to the other side of the world to host city Shanghai.

TI9 being based in Shanghai has fans thrilled in China and other Eastern time zones but has left those in European and Western time zones searching for viewing options as they find themselves 12 to 15 hours behind Shanghai, often sleeping while their favorite teams and players battle for the title.

Renowned Dota 2 esports broadcaster MoonduckTV has partnered with Rivalry.com to host the Jungle Jam in Denver, Colorado for fans who want to enjoy the main event of TI9 but not disrupt their lives too dramatically. Hundreds will attend the event in person while hundreds of thousands will watch the stream online through Twitch.

Some of the best casters and analysts in the world will descend upon Denver to add their own personal flair to

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European teams join the next season of Forge of Masters WePlay! League

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New-season of the CS:GO league with the $100 000 prize pool will be held in autumn 2019 and culminated with a LAN final in WePlay! esports arena in Kyiv

Forge of Masters league, having the purpose to give regional tier-2 and tier-3 teams an opportunity to grow out of the shadows of the top-tier teams, will resume very soon: the open qualifiers will start on September 14 and the grand final will take place during the LAN-finals on November 17, 2019. The first season was targeted at teams from the CIS, so with the second season organizers decided to expand the pool of participants – now teams from Europe can try their strength fighting for a share of the prize pool and the championship of the league.

League format 

The second season will welcome 24 teams – 12 from the CIS and 12 from Europe. The competition will have open qualifiers followed by the group stage. It will run online with three stages using the Single Elimination system.

During the first stage, all teams will be split into six groups – three for each region. The teams taking first places in their corresponding groups will advance to the LAN-final of the second season. The squads placing second in the groups will go to the third stage of the online competition and the squads placing third – to the second stage. Based on the results of the second and third stages of the group stage, we will know the teams going to the LAN-final.

8 teams will play in LAN-final and 2 GSL groups will be divided into four 4 teams with Single Elimination playoffs.

The second season dates 

The first phase of the open qualifiers for Europe and the CIS will run on September 14 and 15, while the second phase – September 21 and 22, 2019. You will be able to enjoy a live broadcast of the group stage matches starting October 1 to November 3, 2019:

  • First phase: October 1 — October 13, 2019
  • Second phase: October 18 — October 19, 2019
  • Third phase: November 1 — November 3, 2019

The LAN-final of the second season of Forge of Masters WePlay! League will take place on WePlay!’s new esports arena on November 15 to 17, 2019. The exact location and detailed schedule will be announced later.

Prize pool 

Total prize pool of the season of Forge of Masters WePlay! League will be $100,000, and will be distributed among the finalists as follows:

  • 1st place: $50,000
  • 2nd place: $20,000
  • 3-4th places: $10,000
  • 5-6th places: $3,000
  • 7-8th places: $2,000

Once again, the main goal behind the Forge of Masters WePlay! League is to give the regional team an opportunity to grow in a healthy competitive environment by participating in regular tournaments.

Find more details about the league at weplay.tv and in our social media: RedditInstagram, and Twitter.

For the partnership and brand integration queries, email us at: placeme@weplay.tv

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Source: WePlay! Esports press office

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Estars Launches New Interactive Gaming Platform for its Majors Events in 2019

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Estars, the leading production company for esports and video games, has launched a new interactive, free-to-play gaming platform with more than $20 million in prizes for its Majors Events in 2019.

On Estars, users are able to compete and connect with their favorite games, players, streamers and teams through free prediction-based contests. Special promotional contests allow users to win real-world prizes and exclusive in-game items. To play, users enter contests and select their predicted outcomes of various esports matches and tournaments to enter to win prizes. After a user selects their picks, they can watch the matches live on Estars to see how their selections are performing in real-time.

“We are thrilled to offer a new, unified experience from developer to fan, and launch it in a really big way. Not only does this platform allow users to engage in some of the top esports competitions, but fans now have an even more enhanced viewing experience and the opportunity to win as much as the professional players or teams they love to watch,” Bart Barden, Estars Managing Director said.

Estars users also have the opportunity to collect Stars, the platform’s virtual currency, by winning contests, watching ads, winning daily bonuses and more as they compete in more than fifteen available games.

“As the esports community continues to grow, we see Estars providing a new way to connect game developers, sponsors, teams and streamers to a coveted audience. Teams, players and streamers continue to lead the growth of esports and the gaming community, and we are happy to provide our partners new ways to connect with fans and increase engagement as we expand offerings within the industry through gamified viewing experiences, unique leaderboards and more,” Jeff Liboon, Estars president and co-founder said.

Estars is available on all mobile and desktop web browsers across 46 U.S. states. Users in eligible jurisdictions must be at least 16 years or older to play on Estars and 18 years or older to play for a chance to win real-world prizes.

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