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WePlay! Esports Hosted the Most Successful Minor in the History of DPC

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The tournament finale was simultaneously watched by over 233 thousand spectators.

From January 9 to January 12, WePlay! Esports hosted WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020 in the tourist complex “Bukovel” (Ukraine). WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020 was a part of Dota Pro Circuit organized by Valve. According to Esports Charts, the tournament is the most watched Minor in the history of DPC.

One of the keys to the success of WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020 was the stellar performance of the team. We used new technologies and had no creative limits. Everyone who worked on the event loves esports, and judging by the results and feedback the viewers felt it” — shares WePlay! Esports General Manager Oleg Humeniuk.

At the peak of popularity during the Grand Finals, where Nigma defeated Royal Never Give Up, over 233 thousand viewers were following the games concurrently.

“WePlay! Bukovel Minor 2020 brought together the strongest player lineup in the history of DPC Minors. We are grateful to the participants for the unforgettable matches and the professionalism displayed during the tournament” — said WePlay! Esports Dota 2 Lead Vitaliy “Nexius” Bozhko.

On average, over 93 thousand viewers followed each match of the tournament. Broadcasts on various streaming platforms and via DotaTV scored over 5 million hours of watching. The viewers were enjoying far more than just the game content.

“When the viewers send sincere positive feedback, ask to play the content again and then share it online, the partner integrations are most effective. The content we created with Pepsi, and for McDelivery had this type of response” — shares WePlay! Esports Business Development Director Dmitry Karpenko.

WePlay! Tug of War: Mad Moon is the next Dota 2 event organized by the company. This $300 000 tournament will take place between January 09 and 12 in Kyiv, Ukraine.

 

Source: WePlay! Esports Press Office

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Kyiv’s Dnipro Hotel to be Transformed into Esports Arena

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Oleksandr Kokhanovsky, the co-founder of the Ukrainian multi-gaming e-sports organisation Natus Vincere (NAVI), has said that the Dnipro hotel in Kyiv will be transformed into an e-sports venue.

“The victory in the auction for Dnipro hotel was won not by Russian oligarchs, but by Ukrainian IT specialists. We will turn it into the first hotel in the world fully prepared for e-sports events. It will include not only the attributes of a top hotel (restaurants, bars, SPA zones, and fitness centers), but also unique e-sports elements: training zones, an e-sports stage, special rooms for professional players, as well as the world’s best players’ lounge,” Oleksandr Kokhanovsky, founder of the DreamTeam gaming platform, said on Facebook.

According to Kokhanovsky, a group of partners and investors will work on the project.

He also noted that a presentation of the Ukrainian Professional E-sport Association was scheduled for September, which plans to have a large infrastructure cybersport project.

“This is a whole ecosystem, which includes the creation of a modern multifunctional e-sports arena with all-Ukrainian and international tournaments, an e-sports academy, educational projects and an e-sports association uniting key market players who will develop the industry and help improve the legislative framework,” Kokhanovsky said.

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Relax Gaming launches with Princess Casino

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Relax Gaming, igaming aggregator and supplier of unique content, has expanded its footprint in Romania, launching with renowned local operator Princess Casino.

Popular titles from the supplier’s in-house portfolio including the Tumble Series, Money Train and Snake Arena have been made available to the online casino’s players, complemented by the extensive library of third-party studio games available through the Relax platform.

With a quality range of content from big brands such as BTG, 4ThePlayer and ReelPlay, as well as Relax’s Silver Bullet studio partners, the deal provides Crowd Services-operated Princess Casino with a hand-picked collection of games that have been tailored to the Romanian market.

The announcement forms part of a continuous stream of distribution agreements being established by Relax as the company accelerates its growth in key regulated markets across Europe, including several strategic partnerships in Romania.

Daniel Eskola, Relax Gaming CCO, said: “The Romanian market is proving to be a major success for Relax and it’s great to partner with yet another prominent operator to widen the distribution of our content.

“Offering a choice of localised, quality games alongside big name releases is where our platform excels, and we’re excited to be providing Princess Casino with a portfolio that enhances player engagement and retention.”

Daniela Asaftei, CRM Director of Princess Casino, said: “With the selection of games available through Relax’s platform and the speed of integration on offer, this partnership promises to add real value to our online casino offering.

“We’re thrilled to provide content that meets local market demands and are confident that offering Relax’s games will enrich the Princess Casino experience for our community of players.”

Relax Gaming is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, marking a decade of service to the industry’s leading online casinos. It now offers its partners a portfolio of over 1000 proprietary and third-party studio games through a single integration process.

 

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Red Rake Gaming releases on Baumbet.ro

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Red Rake agrees content distribution partnership with Romanian operator, Baumbet.

Premium casino content creator, Red Rake Gaming has partnered with Baumbet to distribute their high-end and innovative suite of top performing casino games. Baumbet is an established brand in Romania where the recent partnership will provide Baumbet the distribution of top performing Red Rake titles and progressive tournament tool.

A selection of the top performing games will be made available to the Romanian licensed operators which include its records breaking Super12Stars – the non-stop, action packed slot which combines feature games and bonus rounds from all its predecessors in the Super series of games, all of which are firm favorites in the region. Additional titles from the diverse portfolio include Million 7 – giving players a million ways to win, The Asp of Cleopatra, Ryan O’Bryan and Mysteries of Egypt , to mention but a few.

The collaboration with Baumbet falls in line with Red Rake Gaming’s strategy of regulated market expansion and increasing its reach through the extensive positioning of Baumbet platform in Romanian market.

Nick Barr, Managing Director for Red Rake Malta, commented on this partnership, saying:We are delighted to partner with Baumbet and look forward to a great partnership ahead.  The partnership will support Red Rake’s continued strategy on increasing market share through regulated markets. We are confident our innovative and top performing content will add value to Baumbet’s existing casino offering and compliment their strong brand offering in Romania”

CCO of Baumbet – Daniel Cordos commented about the deal:Red Rake Gaming is one of the most exciting game provider on the market and well known in the Romania, and this agreement further extends our fantastic portfolio’s impressive reach in the Romania. We are thrilled to sign an agreement with Red Rake, a premium quality supplier with an excellent track-record which fits perfectly with our engaging customer offering.

Partnering with Red Rake will enable us to enhance our business strategy. We know that our network of partners is very excited about the opportunities.

We have no doubt that Red Rake’s exciting game catalogue will continue to perform well in Baumbet.ro mature markets where quality and entertainment value is paramount.”

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