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Esports Entertainment Group Signs Exclusive Online Wagering Partnership With Epsilon eSports

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Esports Entertainment Group Signs Exclusive Online Wagering Partnership With Epsilon eSports, A Tier-1 Multi-Champion Esports Organization

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (GMBL: OTCQB) (or the “Company”), a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, is pleased to announce an exclusive online wagering partnership with Epsilon eSports (“Epsilon”), a well-established organization in the world of online competitive multiplayer games, in support of VIE.gg, the world’s first and most transparent esports betting exchange.

MULTI-CHAMPION INTERNATIONAL ESPORTS ORGANIZATION

Founded in 2008 with the goal of becoming a symbol in the world of esports, Epsilon is a multi-champion esports organization headquartered in Belgium, with teams based across Europe and North America competing in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive; Gears Call of Duty; FIFA; and H1Z1 KoH. Epsilon is a leader in console esports, with multiple Call of Duty European Championships, as well as, a Smite World Championship.

Epsilon is recognized as one of the most important talent-producing eSports team organizations, with player transfers to NIP, AS Monaco, Fnatic, PSG and, most recently, a collaboration with English Premier League club Manchester City to combine their FIFA 19 rosters for the upcoming season of the Gfinity Elite Series.

Epsilon is a highly international esports organization, with players and members from over 20 different nations.

FIRST TIER-1 ESPORTS PARTNERSHIP FOR VIE.GG SETS NEW BENCHMARK

As one of the original big names in esports, with a successful history spanning more than 10 years, Epsilon represents the first Tier-1 esports organization to partner with the Company’s VIE.gg esports betting platform. Moreover, Epsilon is working with VIE.gg on an exclusive basis for the following reasons:

1.  The VIE.gg P2P model is much more attractive to Epsilon because an esports fan (an Epsilon fan) always wins, as opposed to a “house” model where odds are heavily stacked against fans.

2.  VIE.gg is the first and most transparent esports bet exchange as a result of Esports Entertainment Group being a fully reporting SEC issuer in the United States.

3.  Player safety features built into VIE.gg create a fun but responsible esports betting experience for fans. For example, players must choose their maximum bet amounts when they initially sign up with VIE.gg. Any subsequent increase to those levels requires a 30 day cooling off period to make sure players do not get carried away.

4.  The recent addition of pool betting is a further extension of the P2P model, which allows groups of opposing fans to wager against each other when their teams go head to head.

5.  Given the fact some esports fans bet on esports, Epsilon fans may as well bet on a safe platform that also supports the organization.

Gregory Champagne, Chief Executive Officer at Epsilon eSports, stated “It is with great pride that today Epsilon partners with VIE.gg.  This is a whole different ball game, the first betting exchange platform where players challenge other players.  VIE.GG understands the community needs, and we are happy to have found the right partner that understands and supports players.  Extremely excited to begin this new venture and I can see nothing but big things to come from Epsilon / VIE.gg partnership during 2019.”

Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group, stated, “We are extremely honored to welcome Epsilon eSports to the VIE family.  As one of the first true esports organizations, Epsilon has a long and successful history of esports championships that has earned them a world class reputation and fan base.  As our first Tier-1 esports team partnership, today marks a significant milestone for VIE and we look forward to great success together.”

ABOUT VIE.GG

VIE.gg offers bet exchange style wagering on esports events in a licensed, regulated and secured platform to the global esports audience, excluding jurisdictions that prohibit online gambling. VIE.gg features wagering on the following esports games:

  • Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CSGO)
  • League of Legends
  • Dota 2
  • Call of Duty
  • Overwatch
  • PUBG
  • Hearthstone
  • StarCraft II

In 2018, VIE.gg announced affiliate marketing partnerships with 190 esports teams from around the world and expects that number to increase in 2019.

This press release is available on our Online Investor Relations Community for shareholders and potential shareholders to ask questions, receive answers and collaborate with management in a fully moderated forum at https://agoracom.com/ir/EsportsEntertainmentGroup

Redchip investor relations Esports Entertainment Group Investor Page:
http://www.gmblinfo.com

About Esports Entertainment Group

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. Esports Entertainment offers bet exchange style wagering on esports events in a licensed, regulated and secure platform to the global esports audience at vie.gg.  In addition, Esports Entertainment intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multi-player mobile and PC video game tournaments for cash prizes. Esports Entertainment is led by a team of industry professionals and technical experts from the online gambling and the video game industries, and esports. The Company holds licenses to conduct online gambling and 18+ gaming on a global basis in Curacao, Kingdom of the Netherlands and the Kahnawake Gaming Commission in Canada. The Company maintains offices in Malta, Curacao and Warsaw, Poland. Esports Entertainment common stock is listed on the OTCQB under the symbol GMBL.  For more information visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com

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 betting platform Luckbox partners with HooYu

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Esports betting platform Luckbox has announced a partnership with leading ID verification specialist HooYu. Luckbox is an innovative and immersive platform that allows players to bet on esports and as a regulated gambling operator, they comply with strict age verification and anti-money laundering requirements.

HooYu has been selected to provide Luckbox with the HooYu Identify solution, to verify customer age and identity.

Luckbox has been awarded a full gambling licence in the Isle of Man – among the world’s strictest jurisdictions – and aims to serve esports fans across the world. Luckbox is preparing for launch in April and the deal with HooYu is an important milestone for the innovative esports betting start-up.

Luckbox Chief Operating Officer Quentin Martin said, “From day one, we’ve made integrity, player security and doing things right among of our top priorities at Luckbox. Nowhere are these values more important than the customer onboarding process which is why we chose HooYu to help us ensure age and identity verification compliance whilst delivering smooth global customer onboarding.

The esports betting industry has long been plagued by shady operators acting with little or no regard for the rules or the safety of their players. This problem has been particularly acute regarding underage gambling – too many esports betting sites have allowed underage players to gamble and this is clearly unacceptable and something that needs to stop.

Thankfully, things are changing and Luckbox is proud to be among the operators leading the shift that will help legitimate operators, players and the wider esports industry.”

HooYu Marketing Director, David Pope said, “The emergence of specialist esports operators like Luckbox is evidence of continuing innovation in the online gambling industry. Luckbox is the latest operator to sign-up to our age and identity verification solutions, this is another sign that the industry is moving in the right direction and that player protection and social responsibility is front and centre.”

Luckbox is creating a unique, esports-dedicated platform, which is being built by an in-house development team and will allow fans to bet on CSGO, Dota 2, League of Legends and other esports.

 

About Luckbox:
Luckbox was founded by former PokerStars colleagues Lars Lien and Mike Stevens. Preparing for launch in April 2019, it is being built by a team combining vast experience in the igaming industry and a passion for esports to offer players unique and highly social platform to engage with their favourite games, including CSGO, Dota 2 and League of Legends. Real Time Games Holding Limited – the company behind the Luckbox brand – holds a full licence under the Online Gambling Regulation Act (OGRA), issued by the Gaming Supervision Commission.
About HooYu:
At HooYu, we are specialists in building database check and identity confirmation products and our platforms are used by millions of users each month. The team behind HooYu has built several successful database check businesses such as 192.com and 192business.com.

Today, many organisations use our two platforms, HooYu Identify and HooYu Investigate to verify customer identity or to investigate people, places and businesses.

HooYu Identify is a global identity confirmation service that blends and combines multiple identity technologies including digital footprint analysis, identity document authentication, facial biometrics, database checks and PEPS and Sanctions watchlist checks to confirm identity.
HooYu cross-references and analyses data from a person’s digital footprint to confirm their real-world identity. HooYu also extracts and verifies data from ID documents at the same time as authenticating the ID document and conducting a biometric facial check comparing a selfie of the customer with the facial image on their ID document.
HooYu Investigate is a ground-breaking investigation platform that instead of displaying results in traditional list format, shows results in a graph database. With our unique data visualisation technology, we have evolved traditional database search into a navigable graph which connects 180 million people, 14 million businesses, 32 million UK addresses, 57 million phone numbers and 18 million email addresses.

 

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Newegg Inks Long-Term Marketing Agreement with Allied Esports

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Companies to Collaborate on Co-Branded Events at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas; Newegg to Offer Interactive Retail Displays at the Las Vegas Venue

 

Newegg, the leading tech-focused e-retailer in North America with a global reach into more than 50 countries, today deepened its commitment to esports by announcing a multiyear marketing agreement with global esports entertainment company Allied Esports, designating the company as a founding partner and official e-commerce partner of HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas.

Under this agreement, Newegg branding will be displayed prominently throughout the venue, as well as on the arena’s official website, social channels and live streams. Newegg and Allied Esports will develop and host co-branded events twice each year at the arena.

Newegg will also create interactive retail locations throughout the venue where customers and guests can test out the latest gaming gear. All products on display will feature an option whereby customers can scan a code with their mobile devices to learn more about the products or purchase them on Newegg’s mobile app.

“Gamers and fans from around the world who visit HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas expect first-class experiences and services, and Newegg will undoubtedly play a major role in both moving forward,” said Simon Temperley, Chief Revenue and Marketing Officer of Allied Esports. “We look forward to joining forces with Newegg to create amazing, engaging events and content that continue to cement Las Vegas as the center of the esports ecosytem.”

The agreement announced today is the latest in a series of investments Newegg is making in esports. Last month, the company entered into a marketing partnership with Counter Logic Gaming (CLG) to support the CLG Fortnite team’s events at Madison Square Garden in New York. In aggregate, Newegg now has a major stake in esports events in both the Eastern and Western United States.

“Newegg is going all-in with esports, and we’re making sure fans get to enjoy cool events at iconic venues in Las Vegas and New York,” said Mitesh Patel, VP Marketing at Newegg. “Our partnerships with CLG and Allied Esports place Newegg at the epicenter of the esports movement, where we can help any fan ‘Game Like a Pro.’”

Event details will be announced later, but fans can always keep up with the latest activities and specials by following Newegg on Facebookand Twitter, or by visiting www.newegg.com.

Premier Partnerships assisted Allied Esports in brokering the deal.

 

About Newegg Inc.:

Newegg Inc. is the leading tech-focused e-retailer in North America, with a global reach into more than 50 countries in Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and the Middle East. Founded in 2001, the company offers its more than 36 million registered users a comprehensive selection of the latest consumer electronics, entertainment, smart home and gaming products. Newegg is consistently ranked as one of the best online shopping destinations, and the company regularly earns industry-leading customer service ratings. Newegg is headquartered in City of Industry, California, with North American distribution facilities located throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit http://www.newegg.com.

About Allied Esports:

Named to Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies list for 2019, Allied Esports is a premier esports entertainment company with a global network of dedicated esports properties and content production facilities. Its mission is to connect players, streamers and fans via integrated arenas and mobile esports trucks around the world that serve as both gaming battlegrounds and every day content generation hubs. Allied Esports is a subsidiary of Ourgame International (SEHK:899), owner of WPT Enterprises, Inc., the operator of The World Poker Tour®. Ourgame has entered into an agreement with Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BRAC) to combine, and once all applicable shareholder and regulatory consents have been obtained, and the other conditions to closing have been satisfied, Allied Esports and the World Poker Tour to form Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc.

Through direct operation and affiliate relationships via the Allied Esports Property Network, the first esports venue affiliate program available to partners looking to open new esports facilities around the world, Allied Esports locations currently include 11 properties in the top three esports markets across the globe: North America’s HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas, HyperX Esports Truck “Big Meta,” Esports Arena Orange County and Esports Arena Oakland; Europe’s HyperX Esports Truck “Big Betty” and HyperX Studio in Hamburg, Germany; and China’s Lianmeng Dianjing in Beijing, Lianmeng Dianjing SEG Arena in Shenzhen, Lianmeng Dianjing Tianjin Arena, Lianmeng Dianjing Gui’an Arena and Lianmeng Dianjing LGD Gaming Hangzhou Arena. The Allied Esports Property Network’s 12th property, run by Fortress Esports, is expected to open in Melbourne, Australia in 2019. For more information about Allied Esports visit AlliedEsports.gg and follow @AlliedEsports.

About Premier Partnerships:

Premier Partnerships is a nationally recognized sponsorship sales and advisory firm specializing in the development and execution of customized naming rights and commercial sales strategies for top tier facilities, sports and entertainment destinations, league and team properties, and municipal programs. Founded in 2003 to provide experienced, focused, passionate and results driven commercial sales solutions, Premier has created thousands of mutually beneficial business partnerships. Headquartered in Los Angeles with offices in New York and Chicago, Premier has been honored as Sports Business Journal’s Best in Property Consulting, Sales and Client Services.

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Pringles extends ESL sponsorship for more competitions

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Pringles, the US-based potato and wheat-based snack chips brand, has extended its sponsorship of ESL events to include eight more competitions.

The extension of Pringles’ deal will begin with IEM Katowice 2019. The other events that come under the purview of extension include ESL One Cologne, ESL One Hamburg, ESL National Championship SEE, ESL Meisterschaft Deutschland, and the German stream for the European Masters Fall Split. The snack-brand, owned by Kellogg Company, started sponsoring ESL One Hamburg in 2017.

“Pringles’ esports strategy is a prime example of agility in the light of new opportunities,” said Toan Nguyen, Executive Strategy Director and Associate Partner for Hamburg-based marketing agency Jung von Matt, which will continue supporting Pringles in its partnership with ESL. “They started small-scale in 2017 and expanded quickly over many international events in 2018. In 2019, Pringles will cover 8 events with not just Northern Europe, but also the CEE region as its new pillars! This strategy perfectly shows how brands can employ an open mindset combined with curiosity and dedication.”

In addition to logo presence, product placements, and an activation area including an esports fan edition on live competitions, Pringles’ extension with ESL will include a variety of other undisclosed activations, which were designed specifically for fans.

Dominik Schafhaupt, Kellogg Company’s Marketing Manager Snacks Northern Europe, said in a statement: “2018 was a very successful year for Pringles in Northern Europe. Especially in the field of esports we see a great development of brand perception and get very positive reactions from the community. Therefore, we decided to expand our foot print together with the ESL not only geographically but also qualitatively. At the moment we are finalizing new concepts with which we would like to address the community with even more relevant communication and activations, on-the-ground at events but also digital.”

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