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SK Telecom and Comcast Spectacor Forge Strategic Partnership for Cooperation in Esports Business

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SK Telecom and Comcast Spectacor Forge Strategic Partnership for Cooperation in Esports Business
(Left) Park Jung-ho CEO and President of SK Telecom (Right) Tucker Roberts the president of Spectacor Gaming division of Comcast Spectacor.
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The two companies plan to promote the establishment of a global esports joint venture to develop global market opportunities together

 

SK Telecom and Comcast Spectacor today announced that they signed a strategic partnership agreement to cooperate in the esports business, including the establishment of a global esports joint venture. The agreement signing ceremony was held on February 24 with the attendance of Park Jung-ho, CEO and President of SK Telecom, and Tucker Roberts, the president of Spectacor Gaming division of Comcast Spectacor, at MWC 2019 being held in Barcelona, Spain.

Comcast Spectacor is a professional sports and live entertainment company that owns and operates Philadelphia Fusion, one of the esports teams in the Overwatch League. It has proven its extensive knowhow by leading the team to the Grand Finals. In addition, Comcast Spectacor operates the Wells Fargo Center arena as well as many professional sports teams including Philadelphia Flyers, a professional ice hockey team playing in the National Hockey League, and Philadelphia Wings, a National Lacrosse League team.

Moreover, Comcast Spectacor is 100 percent owned subsidiary of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology leader with over 54 million subscribers across the world.

Under the agreement, SK Telecom and Comcast Spectacor will promote the establishment of a joint venture company to engage in joint business activities, such as joint operation of global esports teams and development of esports content.

SK Telecom operates ‘SK Telecom T1,’ a professional Korean League of Legends (LoL) team that has won the World Championship three times. With star players like Lee Sang-hyeok, known by his in-game name “Faker,” SK Telecom T1 is very popular among global eSports fans.

The global esports market is a blue ocean, expanding by 30-40 percent annually. The United States and Korea rank as the No. 1 and third largest global esports markets, respectively, in this fast-growing space.

SK Telecom expects the partnership to serve as an opportunity for the two companies to not only cooperate in esports but also become long-term growth partners in areas including media and content by leveraging their respective strength.

“This agreement marks a significant step for Comcast Spectacor’s esports business as we expand globally and join forces with the most successful League of Legends team in history,” said Tucker Roberts. “We’re excited to form a premier esports organization with SK Telecom and grow our businesses in new directions.”

“We are delighted to announce the strategic partnership with Comcast Spectacor. We at SK Telecom feel that esports is becoming increasingly more popular, especially among the young generation. We have thus founded T1 in 2004 and made the number one team in Korea,” said Park Jung-Ho. “Together with Comcast Spectacor, we hope to become the global number one team.”

 

About Comcast Spectacor:

Comcast Spectacor is a professional sports and live entertainment company that is part of Comcast Corporation, a global media and technology leader that operates Comcast Cable, NBCUniversal and Sky. Headquartered in Philadelphia, Comcast Spectacor owns and operates the Wells Fargo Center arena and complex, as well as a portfolio of professional sports teams that includes the National Hockey League’s Philadelphia Flyers, the Overwatch League’s Philadelphia Fusion, the National Lacrosse League’s Philadelphia Wings and the Maine Mariners of the ECHL. Comcast Spectacor also holds strategic interest in several partner companies spanning the sports and entertainment landscape, including Spectra, Learfield IMG College, Xfinity Live! Philadelphia and N3rd Street Gamers. Visit us at ComcastSpectacor.com for more information.

About SK Telecom:

SK Telecom is the largest mobile operator in Korea with nearly 50 percent of the market share. As the pioneer of all generations of mobile networks, the company has launched the fifth generation (5G) network on December 1, 2018. The company is not only leading innovations in the field of mobile network, but is also creating unprecedented value in areas such as media, security and commerce. In the Fourth Industrial Revolution, SK Telecom will inspire the world, building a future beyond expectations.

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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BUFF.bet welcomes Ether and Litecoin enthusiasts through its upgraded crypto solution

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BUFF.bet has announced its upgraded solution for crypto betting that enables Ether and Litecoin users to wager on their favorite sports and eSports events, as well as online casino and virtual sports. The betting operator further enhances its crypto payment transactions where bettors can deposit and withdraw its Ethers and Litecoins fast, easy and secure, while they see everything on their balance in crypto.

Krasimir Popov, CEO at BUFF.bet said: “Betting with cryptocurrencies offers the next level betting experience that players are already highly demanding form operators globally. It actually allows users to feel and be part of the entire crypto revolution.

 We highlight crypto as one of our advantages from the very beginning and we are glad to see that the number of crypto players on BUFF.bet is growing exponentially. Now, it’s time for Ether and Litecoin to be fully used both for deposits and withdrawals on our website.

Enhancing its crypto payment solution, BUFF.bet is offering players that are looking for crypto betting options to use Ether and Litecoin together with Bitcoin on the website.

BUFF.bet is created with the mindset of a gamer and crypto enthusiast, allowing users to enjoy all of the perks on a betting website, including a wide variety of bonuses. Crypto betting is considered as one of the new and exciting offerings to the next generation of bettors. Thus, many iGaming operators are entering the sector by allowing players to experience the various advantages of betting with cryptocurrencies, such as decentralization, fun to be used, quick to set-up, investing profitability and many more.

 

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Ford to Launch its own esports Virtual Racing Teams

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Ford is planning to launch its own esports virtual racing teams, under the name Fordzilla.

The company will recruit top esports drivers for teams in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK. The company will also invite star players to form a European team with selected members from each national team.

The Fordzilla teams will compete in games like Forza Motorsport 7. According to Ford, millions of people play Forza games each month and one million players choose Ford vehicles.

A few years ago, the winner of the first-ever Forza Racing Championship was a 2017 Ford Focus RS.

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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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