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WePlay! Dota Underlords Open: tune in to the main event’s broadcast this week

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The sixteen playoffs participants who passed the Open Qualifiers will compete for a $15,000 prize pool

WePlay! Dota Underlords Open​, an upcoming $15,000 online tournament by ​WePlay! Esports​, will take place from ​August 1st​to ​August 4th​, 2019. This event is WePlay!’s first tournament announced for Valve’s autobattler. The Open Qualifiers round for all comers started on the 24th, with only the best 16 players to make it to the finals.

Format and details

This tournament is the first one featuring Open Qualifiers on the one hand and a worthy prize pool on the other. With the Open Qualifiers, organizers have set to provide players who love Dota Underlords with a new gaming experience — and more importantly, a competitive experience.

Participants of the final stage will compete in a ​Round Robin​format; they will be split into 2 divisions, called ​Vicious Order​(Europe time zone) and ​Crimson Gang​(Americas time zone). Each division has eight participants, playing ten games on August 1st-2nd (5 games per day).

After each game played, participants will get points depending on the place taken by a player. The winner gets ten points, the second place receives seven, the third place will have six and so on. The eighth place position will receive one point.

After ten games, the top four players from each group, with the largest number of points, advance to the next round. These eight participants will also have to play ten games on August 3rd-4th, to reveal the four best players of the tournament. They will duke it out for the total prize pool of $15,000​, which is to be distributed among four best players:

● 1st place: $8,000

● 2nd place $4,000

● 3rd place $2,000

● 4th place $1,000

Main event’s schedule

Open Qualifiers were held in North America and Europe time zone during July 24th-29th. Lots of Dota Underlords fans took their chances: 5082 unique participants have registered for the tournament, with only sixteen slots available in the finals. The schedule for the main event this week is as follows:

August 1st, 2019​:
● Europe Group broadcast starts at 15:00 CEST / 6:00 PST

● North America Group broadcast starts at 20:00 CEST / 11:00 PST

August 2nd, 2019​:
● Europe Group broadcast starts at 15:00 CEST / 6:00 PST

● North America Group broadcast starts at 20:00 CEST / 11:00 PST

August 3rd, 2019​:
● Final Group broadcast starts at 20:00 CEST / 11:00 PST

August 4th, 2019​:
● Final Group broadcast starts at 20:00 CEST / 11:00 PST

Broadcast, concept, and talents

Dota Underlords Open will be broadcast live on WePlay!’s official ​Twitch channel​in its finest esportaiment concept — the mix of esports and entertainment. Spicing things up, not only does it entertain devoted fans, but is also amusing and makes the broadcast unforgettable for the new audience. WePlay! studio content is always connected to the tournament’s theme, e.g., for the Valentine’s Day-themed Dota 2 tournament talents were presented as Cupids, while the Forge os Masters WePlay! League was all about a scout camp, where CS:GO players’ skill was tempered.

Previously, the company organized events for esports such as Artifact, Dota 2 and CS:GO. This time, the WePlay! brought together a wealth of talent with Robert “​RobAJG​” Gonzales holding down the studio as host, and four great casters — Shannon “​SUNSfan​” Scotten, Sean “​swim​” Huguenard, David “​ImpetuousPanda​” Nolskog, and ​Joel Larsson​.

WePlay! made some hints on the concept of the upcoming tournament in their teaser video and visuals, while one of the talents, ​Joel Larsson​, is giving the audience a tip on what they might see:

“​I think the concept of WePlay! Dota Underlords Open really captures the flavor of the game as the syndicates’ theme defines a world where things are run by gangs and the underworld, much like in Dota Underlords, battling between each other with their forces in an underground arena​”.

Either for esportainment or for getting the hang of Dota Underlords, the tournament must be a sight to see. Fans from around the world can catch all the action live from ​WePlay! Twitch ​ starting from August 1st.

Source: WePlay! Esports Press Office

 

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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New Wave Esports Appoints Richard Carl as Director

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NEW WAVE ESPORTS CORP. is pleased to announce that Richard Carl has been appointed to the Company’s board of directors. In connection with his appointment, the Company granted Mr. Carl 200,000 options to purchase common shares of the Company (“Options”). The Options are exercisable at a price of $0.11 and will expire on November 8, 2024.

Mr. Carl has extensive experience in serving as a board member and in executive roles for private and public companies in a number of industries including oil and gas, real estate, financial services, power generation and mining. Many of these roles have included fund raising, both debt and equity, joint ventures and restructurings as well as principal investing.

Mr. Carl currently sits on the board of directors of Clearview Resources where he chairs the audit committee, is a member of the compensation committee and recently chaired the corporation’s special committee that led to a merger with Bashaw Oil Corp. Mr. Carl also serves on the board of trustees of InvestPlus REIT, a private real estate investment trust based in Calgary. Mr. Carl also sits on the board of Dealnet Capital Corp., a TSX-V listed consumer finance company where he chairs the risk committee. Mr. Carl was the executive chair of Canada Fluorspar, a TSX-V listed company and the CEO and chair of the board of directors of Newspar, the joint venture between Canada Fluorspar and Arkema, one of Europe’s largest Fluorchemical companies. Canada Fluorspar was subsequently sold to a private equity firm. In addition, Mr. Carl is a past director of Highpine Oil and Gas Ltd., a former TSX listed company where he chaired the audit committee and the special committee that led to the sale of Highpine to Daylight Resources Trust.

Mr. Carl previously earned a CFA designation and graduated from the University of Toronto with a Bachelor of Commerce and Finance degree.

“New Wave Esports is an exciting opportunity, rapidly gaining traction in the esports space and I look forward to working with the management of the Company and adding my experience in early stage and small capitalization companies to help bring its strategies to fruition,” said Mr. Carl.

“The addition of Richard Carl to the New Wave Esports Board of Directors opens up incredible opportunities as we tap into Richard’s expansive knowledge of leading and building successful businesses,” says Dan Mitre, CEO of New Wave Esports. “Richard has an impressive set of skills and experiences that elevate our leadership within the company. We are excited about having someone of his caliber join our ranks as we continue to invest in the esports ecosystem.”

ABOUT NEW WAVE ESPORTS CORP.
New Wave Esports Corp. (CSE: NWES) is an esports and competitive gaming company that provides capital and support services to esports organizations, teams, leagues, events, platforms, tools, and technology innovators.

Source: NEW WAVE ESPORTS CORP.

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Monumental Sports & Entertainment Announces New Esports Sub-Brand Caps Gaming Presented by Leidos

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Will host the Caps Gaming Showcase EA SPORTS NHL 20 competition; Team signs NHL esports pro John “JohnWayne” Casagranda

 Monumental Sports & Entertainment has announced Caps Gaming – a new esports-focused sub-brand that aims to help foster the growth of the NHL competitive gaming community and create visibility for hockey’s esports scene. Caps Gaming will host the Caps Gaming Showcase – a 32-team, 6v6 EA Sports NHL competition on Xbox One. The team has also announced it signed top NHL esports pro John “JohnWayne” Casagranda to join the organization as an official streamer.

“Esports is a key initiative for us at Monumental and we are thrilled to add Caps Gaming to the family as we continue to tap into a new generation of fans,” Zach Leonsis, Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, said. “We are excited to welcome John to The District and look forward to hosting the premier NHL competition with the Caps Gaming Showcase in early December.”

A 6v6 EA SPORTS NHL 20 competition on Xbox One, the Caps Gaming Showcase will be a 32-team contest featuring an eight-week regular season beginning in early December. At the conclusion of the regular season, the top 16 teams will move on to a single-elimination tournament. After two rounds of online bracket play, the top four teams will be flown to Washington, DC for live, in-person semifinals and finals in late February where they’ll compete for a $15,000 prize pool. Signups for the Caps Gaming Showcase will begin later this month.

“JohnWayne” is the first NHL esports pro to be officially signed by an NHL organization. He will stream regularly on the Caps Gaming Twitch channel beginning in mid-November through the end of June.

“We believe that we’re signing the top NHL 20 player in the world and the perfect representative to help spearhead the professionalization of NHL esports for the community,” Andrew McNeill, Director of Esports at Monumental Sports & Entertainment, said. “JohnWayne has been one of the top performers at the first two NHL Gaming World Championships and is poised to compete for the title again in 2020. We couldn’t be happier to have him representing Caps Gaming in a new era for NHL esports.”

Leidos will return as the Presenting Partner of Caps Gaming. They will be the presenter of the Caps Gaming Showcase and will have logo integration on all streams on the Caps Gaming Twitch channel.

Follow Caps Gaming on Twitter at @CapsGaming and Instagram at @CapsGaming.

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Team Vitality and Adidas Extend Partnership

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Team Vitality and adidas have signed a multi-year contract extension and heighten their collaboration by introducing VIT.01, their first pair of limited-edition sneakers.

“We are very happy to be able to continue our collaboration with adidas, a brand with which we share the common values of innovation and competition. It confirms that esports is not just a simple passing fashion but a real social trend that lasts over time. This is a new and fundamental step in our development, one represented by the VIT.01 shoe which embodies perfectly Team Vitality on a day-to-day basis,” Fabien “Neo” Devide, Chairman of Team Vitality said.

“We are very proud to extend our partnership with Team Vitality. This step strengthens our position as an innovative and pioneering sports brand. Team Vitality is a quality partner, inspiring a whole generation stemming from the esports culture, a strong sector that we started to pre-empt more than two years ago,” Sylvain Bouches, Brand Manager for adidas said.

“Offering the best of our products and technology to our athletes to help them make a difference in their game, regardless of their discipline, is a priority. We are pleased to make our collaboration durable to continue challenging the codes of the sports industry,” Sylvain Bouches added.

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