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Razer partners with Williams Esports

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Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, and Williams Esports, part of the world-famous Williams Formula 1 team, announced a new strategic partnership. The long-term partnership will see Team Razer and Williams Esports collaborate in multiple areas of racing esports.

This is the first collaboration from Team Razer with a professional Formula 1 esports team, marking a major validation of Williams Esports’ commitment to their drivers and of Razer’s vision and quality of products. Razer will be supplying the Williams Esports roster of drivers with the complete range of Razer pro-grade gaming peripherals, including Razer’s latest high-end Blade gaming laptops.

“Williams F1 has always been at the cutting edge of Formula 1 racing, just as Razer has always been the pioneer within esports,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “This partnership brings the world’s best gaming gear to the world’s best esports drivers. Our gaming technology and Williams drivers’ talents will see the team in pole position for the foreseeable future.”

The partnership will see both Team Razer and Williams Esports working together on future initiatives and activities, including the development of innovative technology solutions such as Hypersense, to give drivers greater immersion and situational awareness both in training and competition. By working closely with Williams Esports, providing the team with the most innovative, cutting edge tools possible, Team Razer will become a key player within the global F1 esports community.

“Razer is a world-leading lifestyle brand in gaming, and a true pioneer in esports.” says Steven English, Williams Head of Creative Services. “With industry-leading products, a renowned brand and a thriving community of gamers, Razer is a natural partner for Williams as we build our name in the world of gaming and esports. Team Razer and Williams Esports are all about elite competition. Our team and players will benefit from using the top products on the market in pursuit of world championship victories, and we’ll work closely with Razer to produce incredible story-telling along the way.”

The Williams Esports programme has a roster of more than 25 of the world’s elite drivers, competing in 10 racing games across all three platforms, already reaching audiences in the millions and winning multiple titles across a wide spectrum of races and platforms.

By working with Team Razer, Williams Esports drivers will play an important role in the development and testing of new Razer products. With Williams’ rich history in motorsports and their drivers’ first-hand experience of what it takes to succeed at the highest levels, Williams Esports will provide valuable feedback to further perfect Razer’s portfolio of high-quality gaming peripherals.

As part of the sponsorship deal, Razer and Williams F1 Esports will run several joint social media campaigns to engage with fans of both companies, including giveaways and co-promotional and branding activities.

For more information about Team Razer, visit
https://www2.razer.com/team.

For more information about Williams Esports, visit https://www.williamsf1.com/esports.

 

ABOUT RAZER:

Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.

Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals, Blade gaming laptops and the acclaimed Razer Phone.

Razer’s software platform, with over 50 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).

In services, Razer zGold is one of the world’s largest virtual credit services for gamers. Razer Pay is the e-wallet designed for youth and millennials, and Razer Game Store is the only games download store that offers rewards for gamers.

Founded in 2005 and dual-headquartered in San Francisco and Singapore, Razer has 15 offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the USA, Europe and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).

 

ABOUT WILLIAMS ESPORTS:

Williams is one of the world’s leading Formula 1 teams. It exists purely to race in the top echelon of motor racing, where it has been winning grands prix for more than three decades. The Williams name has been synonymous with top-level motorsport since the 1970s, and has won 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles – nine for constructors and seven for drivers. It remains the second most successful constructor in F1 history.

Williams Esports was launched in 2018, as the team made its first entry into virtual racing, a burgeoning industry providing both new and existing fans with opportunities to engage in a diverse and accessible arena. The Williams Esports programme has a roster of more than 25 of the world’s elite drivers, competing in 10 racing games across all three platforms, already reaching audiences in the millions and winning multiple titles.

George Miller started his career in content marketing and has started working as an Editor/Content Manager for our company in 2016. George has acquired many experiences when it comes to interviews and newsworthy content becoming Head of Content in 2017. He is responsible for the news being shared on multiple websites that are part of the European Gaming Media Network.

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WePlay! Dota Underlords Open: the registration for all comers starts!

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Dota Underlords fans from all over the world are welcome to register and compete for the total prize pool of $15,000.

WePlay! Esports has revealed the details for everyone willing to take part in WePlay! Dota Underlords Open open qualifiers. The registration is open from July 15th till July 23th, 2019, 23:59 CEST (14:59 PDT). The schedule and registration process details are available at WePlay! Esports website.

To sign up for WePlay! Dota Underlords Open participants are needed to have an account at Challonge.com and also join WePlay! Esports Discord channel. Regular announcements and news will be available at the #underlords_open_announces group; all communication with the players will be held through Discord.

Dota Underlords Open will have two divisions: Vicious Order (Europe) and Crimson Gang(Americas). The divisions are not region-locked, so players from all over the world can participate. Each round will have three games. The best four players with the highest points move on to the next round. The qualifiers will be taking place until there are only eight players. Those eight players will be invited to the main event, taking place from August 1st to August 4th, 2019.

Players are entitled to participate in qualifiers through multiple regions and, moreover, they can play from a mobile device. Participants are also allowed to stream their games on their private Twitch channels, but they are not allowed to stream the main event (after the end of the qualifiers).

WePlay! Dota Underlords Open open qualifiers start on July 24th and will be taking place till July 28th, 2019. The winners will be invited to the main event with a $15,000 prize pool.

More details of WePlay! Dota Underlords Open tournament are available at WePlay! website.

#WePlay #WePlayDotaUnderlords

Source: WePlay! Esports Press Office

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Infographic: eSports – Bringing the game to a new level

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2019 marks a major milestone for the global eSports market: the industry will top $1 billion in revenue for the first time. An impressive increase of 26.7% since last year and the revenue should continue growing, hitting $1.8 billion by 2022.

eSports have undoubtedly become especially popular across the globe. According to the Newszoo Global eSports Market Report, the number of viewers amounts to 454 million in 2019, with most of the enthusiastic fans being in China (75 million viewers).

Additionally, the Land of the Red Dragon has recently recognized esports as a profession and citizens can now pursue careers as “esports operator” or “esports player”, among 15 new paths.

Thus, what is still considered by some as a niche industry today should certainly move to the mainstream in a couple of years, with the only question remaining: how far will this exciting industry go?

Explore through this infographic how fast this industry is growing and what its future will seemingly look like.

eSports - Entering center stage

eSports – an Infographic by hotukdeals

 

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ICOx Innovations Announces Launch of sBetOne Inc., to Develop Opportunities for Celebrity-endorsed Branded Digital Currencies in Golf Betting and eSports Betting for US Regulated Markets

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sBetOne Advisory Board includes key industry leaders including Gabe Hunterton 
(Bellagio, City of Dreams Casino Macau, Starwood Casino) 
and Advisors with over $1 Billion in exits in online gambling companies

ICOx Innovations Inc., which designs, builds and manages branded digital currencies so organizations can grow their businesses by attracting, engaging and retaining customers, announced today that sBetOne Inc., its subsidiary, has established its inaugural Advisory Board and Board of Directors and is developing opportunities for branded digital currencies and blockchain platforms for the US regulated online gambling market.

sBetOne’s initial focus will be on celebrity-sponsored golf sports betting and eSports betting markets, which are targeted to be two of the fastest growing sports betting markets benefiting from the opening of state-by-state gambling regulations in the US.

sBetOne features

  • Digital wallet and currency development for Celebrities and Brands driving lower transaction costs and stronger customer data management for brands involved in sports betting
  • Digital wallet and branded currency for reduced friction to wager and transact online for end users in a compliant regulated environment
  • Making sports betting more socially entertaining for fans and the celebrities / brands they follow
  • Enabling sports betting to become more mainstream with peer-to-peer (P2P) and freemium (free-to-play) games

sBetOne’s Board of Advisors and Board Members include

  • Gabriel Hunterton – sBetOne Board of Advisors, former Property President City of Dreams Casino and Hotel Macau, former COO Galaxy Macau and former CEO of iTeam fantasy sports
  • David Flynn – sBetOne Board of Advisors, former CEO VeraJohn.com, former CCO NYX Gaming (sold to Scientific Gaming for $500M), and former Head of Poker Network at Ongame (sold to BWIN for $500M)
  • Ashley Sandyford Sykes – sBetOne Board of Advisors, former Exec. Vice President Digital Games for Scientific Games, former Head of Microgaming Quickfire casino platform, and former Head of Business Unit at OpenBet (sold for $250M)
  • Aaron Wagner – sBetOne Board of Directors, founder Wags Capital
  • Rick Dugdale – sBetOne Board of Directors, an American Film producer and President/CEO Enderby Entertainment, a film and television production company
  • Cameron Chell, sBetOne Chairman, ICOx Innovations Chairman and Co-Founder

“We are excited to announce our new Advisory Board for sBetOne Inc. This group of internationally renowned experts in the regulated online gaming space will help us to craft winning strategies in the US online gambling market which Deloitte forecasted to grow from $4.9B to $287B in the next 5 years due to new state by state legislation. sBetOne will leverage the ICOx platform for celebrity-sponsored, branded digital currencies in this high growth market, offering lower cost transactions and new brand-wide data-driven loyalty and rewards models.”, said ICOx Innovations President Bruce Elliott.

Gabe Hunterton, former Property President City of Dreams Casino and Hotel Macau and former National Director of Marketing for Bellagio Las Vegas, noted, “Sports betting in the US is going mainstream. As it becomes a much more widely accepted form of entertainment, I believe the market is massively undervaluing the mid to long term value that will be created in this exciting and regulated sector. I look forward to helping the sBetOne team with its clear product, marketing and regulatory focus which will be positioned to win in the long term.”

The sBetOne sports betting platform is being developed to include regulated sports betting, peer-to-peer betting (P2P), sports betting tournaments and freemium/play-for-free options, all with advanced geo-fencing, know-your-customer (KYC), anti-money laundering (AML), money transmitter business licensing (MSB) regulatory requirements and branded digital currencies as permitted.

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