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Esports Entertainment Group Forms New Jersey Subsidiary to Pursue Licensing Strategy in United States. Receives Additional $1.86 Million From Exercise of Warrants

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Esports Entertainment Group, Inc., a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, is pleased to announce the formation of a new wholly owned subsidiary, “GMBL New Jersey Inc.”, for the express purpose of commencing its strategy to pursue gambling licenses throughout the United States that will further the Company’s esports gambling market.  The Company expects to make its first such application with the State of New Jersey in the near future and will provide updates for each anticipated application as they are submitted in each available jurisdiction.

The Company’s US operations will be based in New Jersey, where the Company expects to establish facilities and operating personnel.

COMPANY RECEIVES ADDITIONAL $1.9 MILLION FROM WARRANT EXERCISES

Investors participating in the Esports Entertainment Group’s public offering of securities which was consummated on April 14, 2020 (the “April Offering”),  exercised a total of 439,844 warrants at a price of $4.25 per share for gross proceeds of approximately $1,860,000 as of May 22, 2020.

Combined with the Company’s announcement on May 15th in which, the underwriters of the April Offering partially exercised and closed on their over-allotment option and purchased an additional 209,400 shares of common stock from the Company for gross proceeds of $885,762,  the Company has received  an aggregate of approximately $2,750,000 to date in the month of May  significantly bolstering its financial strength and resources necessary to execute its business plan.

“Today’s announcement marks yet another significant milestone and provides the market with even greater insight as to our growth strategy,” said Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group.  “The US market represents a very big opportunity for us and thanks to the continued support of our valued shareholders, we intend to aggressively pursue it in 2020 and beyond.”

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AC Milan and Electronic Arts announce exclusive premium partnership

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EA SPORTS FIFA develops long-term partnership with one of european football’s most decorated clubs

Today, Electronic Arts (EA) and AC Milan have announced a multi-year partnership which enables both brands to deliver innovative, world-class entertainment for their global audiences. For the first time in AC Milan’s history, only in EA SPORTS™ FIFA will players have the opportunity to compete as the Rossoneri in the iconic San Siro Stadium.

“This partnership with AC Milan is a testament to our commitment to bring more authentic interactive experiences to sports fans across the globe” said Nick Wlodyka, Vice President & GM, EA SPORTS FIFA. “As a highly decorated and iconic football club, we look forward to offering AC Milan fans many years of innovative and interactive FIFA experiences to come.”

Casper Stylsvig, Chief Revenue Officer of AC Milan said: “We are delighted to welcome EA SPORTS to the AC Milan family as a Premium Partner. This partnership is symbolic of our commitment to delivering world class interactive experiences to our fans all over the world. As a market leader in the world of gaming, in EA SPORTS we have the perfect partner to help us continue on our journey of engaging and exciting the next generation of Rossoneri fans.”

Through Rossoneri legends Kakà and Andriy Shevchenko, EA SPORTS FIFA and AC Milan have enjoyed a strong relationship on-and-off the field for years. AC Milan is currently one of the most popular clubs for in-game play.

 

 

 

 

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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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Parimatch becomes the betting partner of OMEGA League

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The multinational bookmaking holding Parimatch has become the betting partner of an international esports series OMEGA League in Dota 2. The online tournament with a total prize pool of $650 000 is active from 20 July (beginning of open qualifiers) thorough 6 September in three regions (Europe/CIS, America and Asia) and two divisions.

Parimatch brand imagery will be integrated into Russian- and Portuguese-based livestreams. RuHub Studio provides the coverage in Russian, and the brazilian subdivision of Beyond the Summit (BTS) – in Portuguese.

Stepan Shulga, head of Parimatch esports division: “We are happy to become the partners of the largest Dota 2 series of 2020. As you know, this would be the time for the centerpiece event of Dota 2 community at other times, but we hope OMEGA League will help the fans take a break from such unusual circumstances around us by offering them a brilliant series featuring the world’s finest teams. The unusual for the Russian segment collaboration of the two largest studios – RuHub and WePlay – seems like a positive move, and as such, we are happy to be able to keep up the good tradition of the fruitful partnership between the two experienced organizer teams.”

Sergey Barkhudaryan, ESforce Holding commercial director: “We are excited to see Parimatch become our partners again. We have quite a history of esports campaigns and events together. As part of the OMEGA League, we are continuing the mutual development and expansion of our markets. Parimatch is a brand with a huge baggage of experience when it comes to the esports world, and as such, millions of people around the world, including us, place our trust in Parimatch.”

The closed qualifiers for the Europe/CIS region begin on 1st August and end on 9th August. European region’s group stage is scheduled for 10-26 August, play-off stage – 2-5 September. The combined prize pool of the two Europe/CIS divisions is $550 000.

Parimatch is a long-standing partner of RuHub studio’s international broadcasts.

 

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