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Format, schedule, and the full team roster of WeSave! Charity Play

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We are excited to announce the format, schedule, and the full list of WeSave! Charity Play participants. Overall, 24 teams across all six competitive regions will participate in the event on March 20 – 26, 2020.

The teams, joining the roster of WeSave! Charity Play:

  • Team Adroit
  • B8

The full list of event participants

Europe:

  • Team Liquid
  • OG
  • Team Secret
  • Team Nigma

CIS:

  • B8
  • Natus Vincere
  • Virtus.pro
  • HellRaisers

North America:

  • Cloud9
  • CR4ZY
  • Evil Geniuses
  • business associates

South America:

  • FURIA Esports
  • NoPing Esports
  • beastcoast
  • Thunder Predator

China:

  • PSG.LGD
  • Invictus Gaming
  • EHOME
  • Vici Gaming

South East Asia:

  • GeekFam
  • BOOM Esports
  • TNC Predator
  • Team Adroit

During WeSave! Charity Play, each region will be represented by four teams that will play in separate Single Elimination brackets. Each series will be played up to two match wins. A $20,000 prize pool is pledged to each region.

Event schedule (CET)

Friday, 03.20.2020:

11:00 — PreShow

12:00 — Semifinals №1 SEA

17:00 — Semifinals №1 CIS

21:00 — Semifinals №1 NA

Saturday, 03.21.2020:

12:00 — PreShow

13:00 — Semifinals №1 СN

18:00 — Semifinals №1 EU

22:00 — Semifinals №1 SA

Sunday, 03.22.2020:

11:00 — PreShow

12:00 — Semifinasl №2 SEA

17:00 — Semifinals №2 CIS

21:00 — Semifinals №2 SA

Monday, 03.23.2020:

12:00 — PreShow

13:00 — Semifinals №2 СN

18:00 — Semifinals №2 EU

22:00 — Semifinals №2 SA

Tuesday, 03.24.2020:

11:00 — PreShow

12:00 — Finals SEA

17:00 — Finals CIS

21:00 — Finals NA

Wednesday, 03.25.2020:

12:00 — PreShow

13:00 — Finals CN

18:00 — Finals EU

22:00 — Finals SA

Thursday, 03.26.2020:

11:00 — PreShow

12:00 — TBA

17:00 — TBA

21:00 — TBA

The prize pool of $120,000 and all raised funds will be transferred to aid efforts to battle COVID-19. We will share the detailed algorithm of the collection and transfer of funds in a press release this week.

 

Source: WePlay! Esports Press Office

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Oddin.gg Secures Exclusive Esports Data & Integrity Partnership With YaLLa Esports

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Following on several major partnerships in 2024, Oddin.gg solidifies its global presence in the official esports data landscape with a multi-year partnership with YaLLa Esports, a leading esports media company and tournament organizer based in the United Arab Emirates.

Established in 2016, YaLLa esports has emerged as a significant force in the Middle East esports scene. As a team of former gamers, they have deep insight into the hearts and minds of esports fans, therefore their success does not come up as a surprise. Their inaugural Compass event in Abu Dhabi, which recently concluded, was a resounding success.

We have every reason to believe that their upcoming editions starting this July will produce even better results, and that their CS2 events in the coming years are only going to further bolster their position as leaders in the region.

This deal represents another Oddin.gg’s step forward in integrating server data directly into the full suite of betting services, offering clear benefits to all stakeholders in the sector. The partnership is in line with Oddin.gg’s commitment to support the esports ecosystem by offering sustainable revenue streams.

Marek Suchar, Co-founder and Managing Director at Oddin.gg has the following to say about the partnership: “I’m thrilled to welcome YaLLa Esports to our growing list of partners. The achievements of Klaus and Teemu and their team in the region over the recent years are truly remarkable, and I’m honored that Oddin.gg can contribute to their continued success. I am sure that a collaboration of two companies with such great passion for esports will not only deliver new engaging products, but also be nothing short of a big boost to the esports industry in the region.”

“I’m personally thrilled about this long-term partnership as both Oddin and Compass are cutting-edge brands with innovation at their core, pushing the space forward by always looking for the next big thing when it comes to fan experiences,” said Klaus Kajetski, Founder of YaLLa Esports; sharing his perspective on the collaboration.

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TEAM VITALITY RENEWS WITH ZEN UNTIL 2026, PAVING THE WAY FOR ROCKET LEAGUE LEGACY

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  • Team Vitality renewed its contract with Alexis ‘zen’ Bernier for two years, with the ambition to continue making Rocket League history.
  • Zen’s meteoric rise highlights the club’s approach to recruiting and supporting the development of young talent.
  • The French prodigy has been with the club since before he entered into the professional scene, all the way to his crowning as Rocket League world champion.
  • The renewal comes as part of Team Vitality’s ambition to retain its superstar players with its sights set on a third World Champion star for its jersey.

 

Paris, June 18th, 2024 – Team Vitality, the internationally leading esports club, is proud to announce the renewal of its prodigy player Alexis “zen” Bernier until 2026. In just one year of his career, zen has already made his mark on the history of Rocket League thanks to his unprecedented performances.

This year, the 17-year-old even made it into the prestigious Forbes “30 under 30” ranking in the Sport & Games category for Europe. The renewal of zen’s contract underlines Team Vitality’s desire to maintain its status as the best Rocket League team in the world and to enshrine its players in the club’s legend.

FROM A DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH TO WORLD CHAMPION

In 2022, Alexis debuted his talent in 1V1 show matches on Scottish Rocket League caster JohnnyBoi_i’s channel. Undefeated and undeniably talented, he quickly became a phenomenon and reinvented the very way of playing the game. Thanks to his incredible creativity and his unprecedented mechanical accuracy, zen was quickly considered the best player in the world, despite never having played in an official competition before.

At the age of 16, zen finally made his debut in official competition under the colours of the Bees. Joining the roster for the third split of the RLCS in April 2023, he made a sensational entrance alongside his teammates and friends Yanis “Alpha54” Champenois and Andrea “Radosin” Radovanović. Together, they exceeded the club’s wildest expectations.

During the 2023 season, the French trio remained undefeated in knockout matches, securing victories in three Regionals and the Major in the 2023 Rocket League Championship Series (RLCS). Zen’s contributions were pivotal in making Team Vitality the first team to achieve the perfect split. Where his crowning achievement came with Team Vitality’s triumph at the RLCS 2023 World Championships in Düsseldorf, and zen’s stellar performance earned him the MVP title.

In 2024, the team has already won a first regional and two qualifications for the Majors (Copenhagen and London) in fierce European competition. Zen’s rise within the ranks of Team Vitality continues and his in-game performances continue to draw attention.

THE ROAD TO WORLDS AND A THIRD STAR

Zen’s renewal sends a clear message to the world – Team Vitality is here to win another World Championship title. With its powerful roster, Team Vitality is ready to redefine the standards of excellence in the Rocket League circuit and consolidate its position as a favourite in the Rocket League scene. Having recently won the RLCS 2924 Major 2: Europe Open Qualifier 4, beating French rivals Gentle Mates Alpine in a thrilling 4-1 victory in the finals, secured their spot in the Finals of the RLCS Major 2 in London this summer.

A win at the London Major this June would not only solidify their position as the leading team in Europe but would also grant them a coveted spot at the World Championship in Austin, Texas. The global stage would present a golden opportunity for the roster to etch their names in history once again. A victory at Worlds would not only mark their second championship title but also a third star on their jersey, signifying their reign as three-time Rocket League World Champions.

We have been with Alexis from the start of his professional career in the world of RLCS, and we take immense pride that he has renewed his trust in us. He knows that we are ready to support him in the upcoming chapters of his career because together we have established a healthy and trusting relationship.” said Fabien ‘Neo’ Devide, co-founder and President of Team Vitality, Our club aims to retain its most talented players, to continue to be the best team in the world for years to come, and zen will continue to remain here and to be apart of the club’s legend and discipline.

As the club accelerates its international development, Team Vitality wants more than ever to retain its gems. The renewal of zen and its desire to shine on the world stage also coincides with a pivotal moment in the history of the French organisation. His unwavering commitment to performance, his intelligence and his team spirit embody the very essence of the club’s values – enough to push the limits of the game and inspire a whole generation of athletes!

A NEW TEAM VITALITY JERSEY TO CELEBRATE THE RENEWAL

To celebrate the occasion, Team Vitality is proud to announce the release of a special series of very limited edition jerseys. The club’s classic black and blue jersey will feature gold flocking on the player’s name as well as on the two stars on the chest.

Available for purchase online and in store at the V.Shop in Paris, these special versions of classic jerseys are limited to 50 “Vitality 2024 Pro Kit Jersey” jerseys and 50 “Vitality Paris Jersey 2024”.

 

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KitKat’s Sweet Partnership with Esports World Cup Kicks Off This Summer

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Nestlé’s iconic chocolate brand, KITKAT, has partnered with the Esports World Cup Foundation (“EWCF”) to support the inaugural Esports World Cup (“EWC”) this summer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Their collaboration with the world’s largest gaming festival further integrates KITKAT into global gaming culture, combining the brand’s catchy “Have a Break” philosophy with the necessary pauses that come with gaming at all levels; Get ready to Climb. “Break”. Dominate!

By supporting the Esports World Cup, KITKAT aims to connect with competitive and casual gamers through its legendary ethos. Whether it’s a tactical pause on stage to discuss strategy, or simply a moment to reset and come back refreshed to take on what’s next, having a break is an essential aspect of the gaming experience. KITKAT and EWC view breaks as an integral part of life inside and outside the game, together aspiring to make each moment of enjoyment and rejuvenation for players and maintain a healthy approach to gaming.

“We are excited to partner with an amazing brand like KITKAT to bring a fresh energy and connection to the esports community”, said Mohammed Al Nimer, Sales Director, Esports World Cup Foundation.”This collaboration will not only enhance the experience of all visitors, but also highlight the importance of having strategic breaks for better performance. I highly encourage all fans attending the Esports World Cup to visit the KITKAT booth, have a break and enjoy some delicious KITKAT goodies!”

“This partnership enables us to connect with the next generation of gaming enthusiasts, offering them the breaks they need both in-game and in life” said Robert Helou, CEO of Nestlé KSA. “We believe we will deeply resonate with gamers by integrating our ‘Have a Break’ philosophy into the esports world. This collaboration highlights the importance of taking breaks and prioritizing mental well-being, especially in the high-stress environment of competitive gaming.”

Beginning July 3, the Esports World Cup will transform Riyadh into the epicenter of esports fandom and gaming culture. Located in Boulevard City, fans can watch their favorite athletes and clubs compete across 22 game championships for a share of more than $60 million in life-changing prize money — the largest prize pool in esports history. Across eight weeks, the Esports World Cup will also feature festival activities that include numerous gaming activations, community tournaments, pop culture celebrations, international experiences, and more. 

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