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G2 Esports Releases Branded Face Mask, Partners with Mastercard to Donate Proceeds to Local Berlin Hospital in the Fight Against COVID-19

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G2 Esports announced the release of its #G2ARMY-themed, non-medical face mask with all proceeds going to support Charité, one of Europe’s largest university hospitals. G2 will donate all of the proceeds to the Berlin-based hospital’s emergency aid fund in the fight against COVID-19 to assist the front line medical workers working to prevent the spread of coronavirus and provide life-saving healthcare to those affected by the virus. G2’s partner Mastercard will be covering all production and shipping costs of the masks, as well as match all profits from the face masks to support The Charité.

Now fans can both support their favorite esports organization with a comfortable and stylish face mask that features the G2 logo and a proud display of the #G2ARMY, while also knowing their purchase is making an impact for those who are choosing to show up every day for coronavirus patients.

“We realize this is a challenging time for our fans around the world and want to do our part to fight against the coronavirus pandemic and support our communities,” said G2 Esports CEO Carlos “ocelote” Rodriguez. “We are grateful for the brave front line medical workers who leave their homes every day so that we can stay safe in ours. It’s our hope that with the release of a branded G2 face mask, we can collectively come together as the #G2ARMY to play our part in fighting against COVID-19 while supporting our everyday heroes – healthcare workers.”

“We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with G2 Esports also during these unprecedented times. On top of the remote experiences we already delivered with G2, it is great to see that this partnership also supports the enormously important and valuable work of Charité,” said Jessica Claar, Vice President Marketing Communications at Mastercard Germany & Switzerland.

 

Starting today fans can make a statement while standing with front line medical workers through the purchase of a G2 Esports face mask. Available exclusively online in the G2 Esports shop at https://shop.g2esports.com/products/g2-face-mask.

 

About G2 Esports:

G2 Esports is one of the leading entertainment assets in esports, bringing together some of the best competitive players in the world and biggest personalities in gaming. The club was co-founded by legendary League of Legends player-turned-team owner, Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodriguez, and veteran esports entrepreneur and investor, Jens Hilgers. Driven to elevate entertainment in esports, G2 has collaborated with the best partners, created top-of-the-line merchandise, developed unique and groundbreaking content, and enabled its players to surpass all obstacles to compete at the highest levels. G2 Esports is, and has been since inception, one of the most successful esports clubs in the world/

 

About Mastercard:

Mastercard is a global technology company in the payments industry. Our mission is to connect and power an inclusive, digital economy that benefits everyone, everywhere by making transactions safe, simple, smart and accessible. Using secure data and networks, partnerships and passion, our innovations and solutions help individuals, financial institutions, governments and businesses realize their greatest potential. Our decency quotient, or DQ, drives our culture and everything we do inside and outside of our company. With connections across more than 210 countries and territories, we are building a sustainable world that unlocks priceless possibilities for all.

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Game on for the Global Esports Federation With Top Ranking Esports Athlete Tokido

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The Global Esports Federation enhances its Athletes and Players Commission with the inclusion of Japan’s top gamer, Hajime Taniguchi, better known as Tokido.

“Esports is now among the fastest growing sport and entertainment globally. Skills and commitment alone are not enough to guarantee long-term success in esports, health and wellbeing are as important to ensure a sustainable career in esports. I’m honored to be a part of a worldwide organization that places equal emphasis on the overall wellbeing of players and athletes, empowering them to keep levelling-up their game, and at the same time establishing a sustainable career pathway for esports athletes to succeed,” said Tokido, Esports Champion, Member of Athletes and Players Commission, Global Esports Federation.

“We are thrilled to welcome an esports legend onto the Athletes and Players Commission. I trust that the Global Esports Federation will benefit greatly from his expansive experience having competed on some of the most prestigious world stages in esports,” said Charmaine Crooks, Vice President and Chair, Athletes and Players Commission, Global Esports Federation. “Tokido’s involvement in the Commission will help further the detailed work we have already put in to shape the organization, convening this incredible community, while enhancing the representation of the world’s esports athletes.”

Recognized by fans and the esports community as one of the “Five Gods” of Japanese Street Fighter with a long legacy of winning at the game across multiple eras, Tokido has won many global and domestic titles including, Evo (2002, 2007 and 2017), Canada Cup (2018 and 2019) and Topanga Championship 2020. Hailing from Okinawa, he grew up in Yokohama, Japan and graduated from Tokyo University. Tokido became a professional gamer in 2010 and was a member of Team Mad Catz from 2011 to 2016 and Echo Fox between 2017 and 2019. He has also published two books that chronicle his journey to becoming a professional esports champion; and explain his personal philosophy on commitment and determination that expanded his esports career.

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UltraPlay is the Esports Service Provider in the Nordics from BSG Awards 2020

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Bulgarian-based company UltraPlay has been recognized by the Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards as the Best Esports Service Provider in the Nordics 2020. The awards ceremony was held last week in Tallinn, during the first live conference since March this year. The winners have been decided by a final vote, which was submitted by the attending participants.

BSG Awards are continuing its mission of creating an independent, fair and representative awards event that recognizes significant achievements within the Baltic and Scandinavian gaming industry.

Lyubomira Petrova, CMO at UltraPlay said: “We are honored to be acknowledged as the Best Esports Service Provider in the Nordics – a region that is particularly strong when it comes to eSports. It’s the second time in a row to be highly recognized by the BSG Awards and its attending delegates, which confirms we are on the right track – developing and enhancing this very specific betting vertical.”

Last year, UltraPlay has won the Best Esports Service Provider in the Baltics. With the company’s efforts in expanding its presence in the Scandinavian region, UltraPlay has achieved to add the latest accolade to its portfolio of 18 awards.

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Evolved Buys ARC to Gain Global Footprint

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Evolved, the award-winning esports agency has acquired ARC, an emerging French esports agency.

Ryan Morrison, CEO of Evolved elaborated on the deal: “The team at ARC has a proven track record of success in representing top esports talent in Europe, and fighting as hard as possible for their clients,” says. “In working together, we’ll set the standard for player representation in Europe and make great strides to support the European esports scene. I’m pleased to welcome the team to the Evolved family and look forward to uniting our efforts to grow our reach and support our mission across the globe.”

Led by notable esports agent Nathan Laprade, ARC will continue to operate out of Paris, France and service clients across Europe.

Laprade said: “Joining Evolved is a big step for our players and us. As pioneers in the European region, we have been bringing value to players’ careers for years, and we are thrilled that our efforts will be strengthened with our partners at Evolved who stand for the same values as us. This move will benefit our players greatly, as they will gain access to a world-class team who will, with us, support their professional development, protect their interests in negotiations, and secure new opportunities throughout their careers.”

A number of games from Evolved has become player favorites, as evidenced from the fact that it has negotiated more player deals than any other agency.

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