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Huami Becomes McLaren Applied Technologies’ eSports Wearables Partner

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The collaboration will see jointly developed co-branded solutions and wearable technologies

 

McLaren Applied Technologies announced that it has entered into a strategic collaboration with Huami Corporation, a biometric and activity data-driven company with significant expertise in smart wearable technology, to jointly develop co-branded intelligent, data-driven, customized performance optimization solutions and wearable technologies in the future.

These co-developed, co-branded products will work seamlessly with mobile applications to provide users with a comprehensive view of their biometric and activity data, particularly in relation to health and wellness-based activities and competitive esports, a market segment of growing popularity over recent years. The collaboration will explore the application of metrics-driven wearables that contribute to the optimisation of human performance in the field of racing, such as body sensors and AI technology.

The first stage of the collaboration will see Huami Partner with the McLaren Shadow Project esports competition. Huami technology will be used to help select the winner of the competition, held at the McLaren Technology Centre between January 16 – 17, 2019. The winner will be chosen from seven finalists after four days of virtual and real-world racing as well as rigorous human performance testing by McLaren Applied Technologies. Throughout the finals week, assessment sessions will include stimulus detection, central processing, physical capabilities and driving skill that will utilise biometric data collected from Huami’s high-quality wearable products to evaluate human performance characteristics exhibited during the event.

Duncan Bradley, Health Unit Business Director at McLaren Applied Technologies, commented:
“This is a hugely exciting announcement for McLaren Applied Technologies. Huami is a global leader in the wearables technology space and we’re looking forward to the opportunity to co-develop products as part of this long-term technical partnership. The involvement of McLaren Applied Technologies in McLaren Shadow Project is a key differentiator between our competition and others in the racing e-sports space. This offering has only been strengthened by this partnership with Huami and we’re pleased to have such a trusted partner on-board to help crown our winner.”

Tommy Tang, Vice President of Huami, said:
“We are excited to be working with world-leading performance design and technology solutions provider McLaren Applied Technologies and official partner to McLaren Shadow Project. We believe that this strategic partnership validates the growth potential of our high-quality wearable technology products and will help broaden our global reach. As part of our strategic collaboration, we will integrate our mutually compatible technologies to develop an innovative wearable design and create a comprehensive user experience. As a partner to McLaren Shadow Project this programme will enable Huami’s devices to be used as an invaluable data source to detail compelling insights about human physical performance that works across different sectors, including wellness and e-sports.”

“As part of our partnership we are honored to help determine the champion of McLaren Shadow Project, based on analysis of the biometric data collected from our premium wearable products,” Mr. Tang continued. “Importantly, we look forward to jointly developing smart technology wearable products that work with mobile applications to provide users with a comprehensive view of their biometric and activity data. Jointly, we can set a new standard in delivering quantifiable and actionable human performance insights.”

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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UltraPlay heads to G2E Asia, Macao with BUFF.bet’s eSports betting use-case

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Advanced betting solutions provider UltraPlay is partnering up with BUFF.bet to present their successful use-case during G2E Asia, Macao, 21-23rd of May, 2019. How to establish a profitable eSports betting brand will be the focus on the exclusive presentation that will be held by UltraPlay’s CEO Mario Ovcharov, at the company’s booth D909, on May 22nd.

Mario Ovcharov, CEO at UltraPlay said: “То make a profit in a very competitive and specific sector as eSports today, there are certain requirements that should be followed. This applies to both new and well-established betting brands, because they can drop out the race if they do things wrong. That’s why we decided to present the success story of one of our strategic partners – BUFF.bet, and reveal more on the topic: How to establish a profitable eSports betting brand”.

There are certain trends and key elements that need to be considered when entering the eSports betting field. It’s a whole new betting universe combining the rapidly growing eSports sector and the various requirements of entertainment new-age bettors have. A use-case of BUFF.bet, a betting brand that entered the global gambling market a year ago and established a name for an ultimate eSports entertainment place already, will be presented during G2E Asia, in Macao at boot D909.

Besides the exclusive know-how of offering eSports to players and unlocking new opportunities for the betting brands, UltraPlay will showcase its multiple-times award-winning eSports odds feed product as well as the full turnkey solution for online gambling. Moreover, UltraPlay’s team is ready to offer its recently released innovative product – the hybrid eSports live betting model – a complex mixture of Artificial Intelligence and human traders’ interaction. With the enhanced live betting model, UltraPlay is now capable to offer unprecedented package for a next level of betting entertainment, which includes:

  • 28 eSports titles, amongst are the Golden Trio (CS:GO, League of Legends, Dota 2) as well as StarCraft II, King of Glory, Overwatch, PUBG, etc.)
  • Up to 200 live markets on CS:GO (where most of the bets are placed by the eSports punters)
    2500+ in-play events monthly
  • Enlarged number of live markets for all games (not just match winner)
  • Specific in-game objectives markets

Besides, UltraPlay opens up another unprecedented live betting opportunity for the first time. Players will no longer complain about closed markets shortly after the game’s beginning. Esports live markets will be open for up to 3 times longer than the competition thanks to the UltraPlay’s eSports live betting model. Basically, the synergy comes from this success formula – human making the key decisions while AI is running the show. In this case, punters have it all – placing more in-play bets for a longer period of time.
For all willing to enter or advance in eSports betting, G2E Asia is the perfect place for meeting with the UltraPlay’s experts at booth D909.

About UltraPlay:
UltraPlay is a modern technological company, founded in 2010, with the core ambition to offer an innovative approach to the online gaming industry by providing advanced betting solutions, focused on sports and eSports betting, live betting, white label, online casino and blockchain technology.
Assembled by a team of iGaming professionals with vast experience in betting product development, operations, eSports and marketing, UltraPlay is a trusted partner for delivering superior sports software and odds products to its customers. Learn more about the company here: www.ultraplay.co

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Will Smith and Keisuke Honda Invests in Gen.G

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Actor Will Smith and Japanese soccer legend Keisuke Honda have invested in esports franchise Gen.G, which announced a new $46 million round of financing. Los Angeles-based Gen.G operates teams in seven different video games and has offices in China, South Korea and the U.S.

Smith and Honda’s Dreamers Fund is joined by Los Angeles Clippers minority owner Dennis Wong and Michael Zeisser, former chairman of U.S. investments at Alibaba Group Holding Ltd.

“It’s exciting to see the worlds of technology, media, sports and now celebrity come together,” said Chris Park, chief executive officer of Los Angeles-based Gen.G.

“The coming years are going see our company really start to crystallise its identity, not just as a brand, but also as an enterprise,” Park said.

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Leaders Group, a new operating company which will bring Advance’s B2B sports, esports and gaming businesses under one umbrella

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Advance Announces Formation of Leaders Group, a Global B2B Sports, Esports and Gaming Intelligence Platform and Appoints Warren S. Thune as CEO

Advance and its subsidiary, American City Business Journals, today announce the formation of Leaders Group, a new operating company which will bring Advance’s B2B sports, esports and gaming businesses under one umbrella, and the appointment of Warren S. Thune as Leaders Group CEO.

Leaders Group will build on the strong foundation that Sports Business Journal and Sports Business Daily have built over the last 20+ years as the authoritative voice in the business of sports. The group will also include Leaders, The Esports Observer and Newzoo. These trusted brands will continue to be led by their talented management teams, but will now work collaboratively to enhance and accelerate product development, provide superior access to their collective global data assets, and build and capitalize on an increasingly connected global professional network to better serve professionals in the sports and entertainment industries.

Mr. Thune joins from Gartner and CEB where he spent fourteen years in a series of executive roles culminating in serving as Group President, SaaS and Technology Enabled Services. Prior to Gartner, he was a Senior Partner at Oliver Wyman. Mr. Thune holds an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA from the University of Pennsylvania.

The addition of Mr. Thune and his business building experience will elevate the value proposition offered to Leaders Group’s customers through the enhancement of the group’s product and service offering, which includes:

  • Market Intelligence and Analytics – Critical and timely global data and intelligence needed to support daily business decisions.
  • Networks – Access and connectivity to globally relevant networks, such as league operators, team owners, facility operators, vendors, brands and merchants to facilitate knowledge sharing, best practices, commerce and opportunities across the global sports, technology, media and entertainment ecosystem.
  • Events – High value events with local to global perspectives through data-driven content and access to relevant industry thought leaders, practitioners and investors.
  • Media – Delivery of real-time news, insights and analysis from industry and functional experts.        

Whitney Shaw, CEO of American City Business Journals and Co-Founder of Sports Business Journal, will become Chairman of the newly established Leaders Group board of directors to which Mr. Thune will report.  Mr. Shaw said: “Warren is a talented executive with a strong track record of building high performing teams and businesses. The business models Warren has executed throughout his impressive career, his ability to manage a global organization and his experience implementing acquisition strategies make him the ideal individual for the role. By combining our media, events and analytics holdings under a single corporate entity, we will be able to more effectively serve a customer base that is increasingly trying to understand how to best operate in a more technologically connected sports and entertainment ecosystem.”

Janine Shelffo, Chief Strategy and Development Officer at Advance, stated, “The business of sports, esports and gaming is a multi-billion-dollar global business with significant unmet demand for more timely data and information and better intelligence to help participants optimize their businesses. We are enthusiastic about working with Warren and the Leaders Group team to seek additional investment and acquisition opportunities to create the most compelling and highest quality insights for clients in the industry.”

Warren S. Thune commented: “I am thrilled to be joining Leaders Group. This is an exciting opportunity to further enhance these industry leading companies and elevate our platform into the premier intelligence provider for global sports, esports and gaming professionals. I look forward to working with each of the Leaders Group businesses and their leadership teams to execute this vision.”

About Advance

Advance is a private, family-owned company that operates and invests in a broad range of media, communications and technology businesses globally.  The Advance family of companies includes Condé Nast, Advance Local, American City Business Journals, Leaders Group, 1010data, POP, Stage Entertainment and, upon the expected completion of its acquisition in Q2, Turnitin. Advance is also among the largest shareholders in Discovery, Charter Communications and Reddit. For further information, please visit www.advance.com

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