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The StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 Championship Starts in Less Than 10 Days

Zoltan Tundik



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There are a plethora of annual events that every eSports fan eagerly anticipates, and we are sure that you are familiar with the majority of them. In case you still haven’t heard about this one, we are here to bring the news! Something big is coming your way in just 10 days, and it’s beyond exciting!

Brace yourselves, for the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 championship which starts on August 23rd! One of the biggest CS:GO championships is bound to make gamers and eSports fans waiting to place their bets, put everything else aside, and enjoy the event!

The Prize Pool

The StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 championship winner is looking at half a million dollars in prize money, out of a purse of $1M total! You can bet that all teams would be extremely motivated to defeat the competition! Better yet, you can place your actual bets, but in order to do it the right way, you should probably get familiar with the favorites this year.

The StarLadder Berlin Major Teams

When it comes to the teams, taking part in this championship, we have to start by presenting the ones that managed to qualify for a Major event for the first time! All five new teams would stop at nothing to perform better than their rivals, regardless of the strong competition. Of course, opinions on these teams’ chances to win vary, but there are many moments in history when teams with fewer chances have turned the tables on everyone against all odds. This is one of the best things about eSports in general, and we’re likely to see some quality action and odds-defying feats!

CR4ZY, Syman Gaming, INTZ, DreamEaters, and forZe were all able to qualify for the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 championship, which means that we get to witness more action than usual! Betting will be unusually exciting as well.


The Underdogs

CR4ZY was formerly known as Valiance & Co. and almost all of the players in its current composition are from Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. However, the organization is officially under the German flag. The team has quite a history and they can brag with a lot of 1st places in different events and tournaments since 2017 when they began competing in CS:GO tournaments.

The Counter-Strike team at the Brazilian INTZ eSports will compete at StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 as well. The Brazilian organization has been around since 2015, and most eSports fans are probably familiar with their participation in numerous other championships like DOTA 2, FIFA, League of Legends, etc., but CR4ZY still has a better chance to win, according to multiple opinions on this topic. Needless to say, everything could change during the event, but this is what makes it interesting, right?

Syman Gaming is an organization based in Russia, but most of the players come from Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan. The team name has been known in the eSports world since 2017, and we expect them to show some skills, despite the fact that they are kind of underrated as well. There is nothing quite like a surprise turn of events!

The Russian organization called DreamEaters is mostly known for their participation in numerous Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Rainbow Six tournaments, meaning that they might actually have a good chance to be on top of the other teams, but we are yet to see how they perform during this eSports event.

Last but not least: forZe is another Russian team whose history goes a couple of years back when it comes to CS:GO-related activities and events.

The Favorites

Needless to say, the championship favorites Astralis and Liquid would not give up without putting up a fight. These are probably the two most recognizable names among CS:GO fans, and there is a good reason for that. Liquid’s winning spree in the past few months says a lot – they won most of the tournaments they took part in, both in the U.S and in Europe.

Bottom line is: if you have already decided to place some bets, prior to having fun while watching the epic matches, you definitely need to make a lot of decisions. This is considering that six new qualifiers are going to compete in the StarLadder Berlin Major 2019, and they are more or less equally matched, not to mention eager to stand against the favorites.

You can literally expect the unexpected here, which is the main source of excitement! We believe that all the fans keen on eSports betting feel the same way about the second Major championship this year. You simply can’t miss your chance to do some CS:GO betting, and what better way to do so than doing it via’s outrights.

Keep your fingers crossed and enjoy the show! StarLadder Berlin Major 2019 is almost here.



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New Wave Esports Appoints Richard Carl as Director

George Miller



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.”

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.


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

George Miller



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

Niji Narayan



Team Vitality and Adidas Extend Partnership, Unveil Sneaker Collaboration
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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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