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Xcademy Teams Up with ‘benjyfishy’ to Provide Esports Fortnite Tutorials

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E-learning portal Xcademy is pleased to announce it has partnered with world renowned Esports and Fortnite player Benjy David Fish aka ‘benjyfishy’.

Launched in December 2019, Xcademy provides video tutorials from online personalities that have a collective following of over 10 million and teach students important life skills, as well as how to become an expert Fortnite player.

Joel Morris (aka JMX), Co-Founder of Xcademy said, “Having benjyfishy onboard as a host and providing in depth tutorials for our students is an exciting development for Xcademy. More young people are immersing themselves in Esports, a rapidly growing industry and one of our courses at Xcademy is designed specifically to help people become better Fortnite players.”

Benjyfishy qualified as a professional Esports player in 2019 and sprung to fame when he reached the Fortnite World Cup Finals held in New York, narrowly missing out to win. In 2019 benjyfishy’s total prize money earnings are estimated to have been £260,000(1), making him one of the highest paid Esports professionals in the world.

Since launching in December 2019 Xcademy has already had thousands of sign ups and users who are attracted to the e-learning portal that offers not only a Fortnite course, but YouTube tutorials that focus on how to build an online audience. Some of the life skills that people will learn by undertaking the Xcademy courses are:

– Organisation
– Communication
– Confidence
– Motivation
– Creativity
– Presenting
– Positive thinking

Xcademy is continually adding more content by developing more Esports modules, more YouTube modules and other courses that are designed to provide young people with the opportunity to learn skills that they would not normally learn in school.

 

About Xcademy:
Xcademy is an e-learning solution providing educational courses for young people. Xcademy’s education portal is an affordable subscription based service providing modules that are designed to engender confidence and focus on teaching important life skills. Founded by Joel Morris (aka JMX), who has an online audience of 3.5 million across social media and technology specialist Oliver Bell, Xcademy aims to be the leading provider of online educational services for the young.

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Qontigo Launches Two New Thematic Indices On Video Gaming And Healthcare

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Qontigo has expanded its suite of innovative thematic indices by two new concepts: online gaming and the fight against obesity. The STOXX® Video Gaming & eSports Index and the STOXX® Health & Weight Loss Index were introduced today, and financial products based on these indices are expected to launch in the coming weeks.

Both indices are positioned to benefit from structural, global economic growth trends. The STOXX® Video Gaming & eSports Index is comprised of companies focused in the high growth area of video games and eSports. The STOXX® Health & Weight Loss Index includes constituents that are connected to the immediate need of addressing the rising obesity levels in the global population.

“The online gaming and health and weight loss indices are the latest additions to our thematics family that seeks to capture sector-specific, long-term growth. At Qontigo we have advanced thematic investing since 2016 and now offer two dozen theme-based STOXX indices following modern concepts with above-average growth outlooks. Thematic investing aims to capture the momentum of disruptive megatrends that fall into the categories of demographics, climate change and technology. As an investment category, thematic investing has nearly tripled in the three years through December 31, 2019“, said Stephan Flaegel, Global Head of Indices & Benchmarks at Qontigo.

Each index selects constituents from the STOXX® Developed and Emerging Markets Total Market Index, and from certain Chinese markets, with substantial revenue exposure to business sectors associated with the respective concept. The business categories are based on FactSet Revere’s data. Only stocks with a given minimum trading volume are eligible.

Additionally, the two indices will exclude companies that Sustainalytics considers to be non-compliant with the Global Standard Screening and those involved in controversial weapons. This is in line with increasing demand from asset owners and investors to comply with sustainability norms, a drive that has also emerged in thematic strategies.

 

About Qontigo

Qontigo is a financial intelligence innovator and a leader in the modernization of investment management, from risk to return. The combination of the company’s world-class indices and best-of-breed analytics, with its technological expertise and customer-driven innovation enables its clients to achieve competitive advantage in a rapidly changing marketplace. Qontigo’s global client base includes the world’s largest financial products issuers, capital owners and asset managers. Created in 2019 through the combination of STOXX, DAX and Axioma, Qontigo is part of Deutsche Börse Group, headquartered in Eschborn with key locations in New York, Zug and London.

About STOXX

STOXX Ltd. is Qontigo’s global index provider, currently calculating a global, comprehensive index family of over 10,000 strictly rules-based and transparent indices. Best known for the leading European equity indices EURO STOXX 50, STOXX Europe 50 and STOXX Europe 600, STOXX Ltd. maintains and calculates the STOXX Global index family which consists of total market, broad and blue-chip indices for the regions Americas, EuropeAsia/Pacific and sub-regions Latin America and BRIC (BrazilRussiaIndia and China) as well as global markets. STOXX is the administrator of the STOXX® and DAX® indices under the European Benchmark Regulation and exercises control over all benchmark administration processes within Qontigo.

STOXX indices are licensed to more than 600 companies around the world as underlyings for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), futures and options, structured products and passively managed investment funds.
www.stoxx.com

 

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Newgioco Launches Esports Betting in Italy

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Newgioco Group, the global sports betting and gaming technology company, has kicked off esports wagering through its online betting channel in Italy.

Wagering on esports is intended to fill the gap left by the suspension of live sports and the limited availability niche sports events, and is available now on all online channels, including PC, tablet and mobile.

“We are absolutely committed to keeping our full team employed during the global pandemic and with the challenges currently facing our normal markets. The first result of our whole team approach is the launch of esports in the online channel in Italy within one week of regulatory approval. The rapid go-to-market of esports offerings reflects the talent and efficiency of our design team and flexibility of our Elys platform. The focus is now to accelerate the development of our unique U.S. sports betting platform in preparation for the re-opening of markets once the crisis subsides,” Michele Ciavarella, Chairman and CEO of Newgioco, said.

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Subaru of America Partners with iRacing For Rallycross Series

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Subaru of America, the US-based distributor of Subaru brand vehicles, has partnered with iRacing, the leader in PC simulator racing, and become the title sponsor of Subaru iRX All-Star Invitational rallycross series.

A world-class field of drivers from rally, rallycross, Indycar, NASCAR, motocross, Formula Drift and more will compete alongside esports pros in a six-round championship series held entirely online and kicking off April 10.

Subaru will field a three-car lineup featuring the team’s full-time stage rally drivers: five-time national rally champion and action sports icon Travis Pastrana, and mountain bike legend and rising rally talent Brandon Semenuk. They will be joined by four-time U.S. rallycross champion Scott Speed.

“With so many people staying at home and missing racing, now is the perfect time to try new things in esports. For this series we’re going to bring together some of the biggest names from different types of racing and put them on virtual rallycross tracks with dirt, tarmac and jumps. It’s going to be a blast, and I can’t wait to see what happens!” Pastrana said.

Subaru iRX All-Star Invitational events will begin at 6 pm EST/3 pm PST each Friday and will be streamed across iRacing’s social media platforms. Fans can also watch via live streaming simulcasts on the Subaru Motorsports USA Facebook page and the pages of other competitors, teams and sponsors.

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