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Esports Entertainment Group Appoints John Brackens, Former Activision Blizzard Manager of Network Operations, As Chief Information Officer

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Esports Entertainment Group Appoints John Brackens, Former Activision Blizzard Manager of Network Operations, As Chief Information Officer
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Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, is pleased to announce the appointment of John Brackens as Chief Information Officer.  Mr. Brackens is a senior level professional with extensive experience in startups, high-tech companies and the gaming industry, holding positions that have included CIO, COO and CTO.

During his time at Activision Blizzard, Mr. Brackens served as Manager of Network Operations, where he directed IT service management and hardware support for 4,500+ servers and 50+ million monthly active players. In addition to reducing server maintenance costs by 35%, he also improved system uptime from 97.81% to 99.99%.  Moreover, he managed technology projects including the automated detection and repair of online services and infrastructure using artificial intelligence.

Other key achievements by Mr. Brackens include the creation, execution, and monetization of the League of Gods Asia eSports series, as well as, managing a licensing application for Malta Gaming Authority and Curacao eGaming License.

Mr. Brackens stated, “I joined Esports Entertainment Group because of Grant Johnson’s commitment to providing a best in class betting experience to esports fans. Esports is going to be the leading source of entertainment in the next few years eclipsing many major traditional sports. I want to be a part of this movement. I look forward to helping drive the growth of VIE.gg through cost-effective technologies that deliver value and innovation to players and fans alike, so that everyone can enjoy all of our services as intended.”

Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group stated, “We are very pleased with the addition of John to our senior management team. His experience at the highest levels of information technology and network operations, especially within different licensing regimes, will be invaluable as the Company embarks on its aggressive growth plans within the global esports industry.”

 

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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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

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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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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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