Connect with us
SIS

eSports

BEYOND EPIC opens digital seats for the fans

George Miller

Published

on

BEYOND EPIC opens digital seats for the fans
Reading Time: 3 minutes

 

BEYOND EPIC series’ organizers have announced an integrated, real-time digital audience initiative. Up to 100 fans of the teams-participants will be able to support their favorite rosters by joining the live broadcast in Zoom.

Before each match, up to 100 fans will be able to access the “waiting room”. During the matches, the fans’ video feeds will be included in RuHub Studio’s live broadcast. By doing this, the organizers hope to both make the viewer’s experience more diverse and to give the fans a platform to support their favorite teams on a whole new level.

Epic Esports Events:

“Seeing how COVID-19 pandemic stopped the fans from supporting their favorite teams offline in real-time from their stadium seats, we came up with this solution. If the experiment proves successful, we’ll increase the amount of “seats” and make this option a regular experience of all EPIC brand series.”

 

About BEYOND EPIC series:

A tournament organizer Epic Esports Events and RuHub studio reveal BEYOND EPIC series scheduled for June 2020 in collaboration with Beyond the Summit, a North American esports production studio. The event will feature two divisions: Europe/CIS and China, with a combined prize pool of $250 000. The joint tournament combines the experience of the three leading esports studios to achieve the best esports show among the world’s leading regions.

BEYOND EPIC participants:

Europe/CIS

    • Virtus.pro

    • OG

    • Ninjas in Pyjamas

    • Team Liquid

    • Nigma

    • Team Secret

    • Alliance

    • FlyToMoon

    • Team Unique

    • B8

    • ViKin.gg

    • Team Empire

  • China

    • PSG.LGD

    • Vici Gaming

    • Royal Never Give Up

    • CDEC Gaming

    • Invictus Gaming

    • Team Aster

    • Sparking Arrow Gaming

 

The event’s group stage in Europe and CIS is scheduled for 15th through 24th June, in China – 21st through 25th June. Europe/CIS playoffs are scheduled for 25th through 28th June with a prize pool of $200 000. The Chinese division will battle for the championship title and $50 000 on 26-28th June.

Beyond the Summit is a popular esports series organizer, media content creator, and esports streaming studio situated in Los Angeles, California. BTS is an internationally acclaimed esports studio that organizes more than 12 annual series which gather millions of viewers all over the world. Beyond The Summit is known for the premium quality of its content as well as preserving the earliest spirit of esports.

Epic Esports Events has garnered international fame following the conception of its flagship series, the EPICENTER, in 2016. Featuring the strongest esports athletes from all regions of the world, the EPICENTER gathers millions of viewers worldwide, its venues always packed to the brim during the grand finals. The organizers have claimed multiple prestigious awards such as EUBEA, Eventex, MarSpo, BISPO, BEMA, and Sport Leaders Awards.

Furthermore, Epic Esports Events is the organizer of the Epic League, a regular esports league based in CIS and Europe. Over the years, EEE has partnered with a plethora of brands to deliver the best international series experience: Parimatch League, MegaFon Winter Clash, Adrenaline Cyber League, KFC Battle, and others. Epic Esports Events is a member of ESforce holding.

RuHub is a key esports media content producer and the largest Russian-based esports studio in the world. The studio boasts best casters in the region, in-depth analytics, and high-quality broadcasts of all esports world spotlight, including Valve’s esports centerpiece The International.

RuHub studio has covered the most popular and viewed events such as Dota 2 and Fortnite World Championships, CS:GO, Rainbow Six series, and even show matches with Russia’s hockey national team stars.

Esports related streams of RuHub made the studio claim the title of the most popular Twitch channel in the world in May 2019. Furthermore, RuHub’s streams made it to the top-10 of the most-watched broadcast of the first half of 2019. RuHub Studio Dota 2 channel became the most popular Russian-based channel on Twitch in 2019. Another channel of RuHub Studio, this time in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, claimed the second spot. RuHub is a member of ESforce esports holding.

 

Eastern Europe

Ukraine’s UPEA Unveils Five-year Strategy for Esports Development

Niji Narayan

Published

on

Ukraine’s UPEA Unveils Five-year Strategy for Esports Development
Reading Time: < 1 minute

 

The Ukrainian Professional Esports Association (UPEA) has introduced its strategy of esports development in Ukraine for the next five years, as well as its structure and key objectives.

UPEA intends to raise funds, develop streaming studios, open an “esports ready” hotel, increase the number of international tournaments, attract investments, and more.

The Association plans to attract $100 million of investments, $42 million of which has already been made towards the purchase and development of the first “esports ready” hotel on the infrastructure base of the Dnipro Hotel. Another $20 million is planned to be invested into its reconstruction, according to a release.

“We want Ukraine to be among the world leaders, and today we have all chances to enter the TOP-5 countries with the most developed esports ecosystem,” Oleksandr Kokhanovskyy, Board Chairman for UPEA and Founder of Natus Vincere, said.

Continue Reading

eSports

Riot Games Announces First Official Global VALORANT Tournament – First Strike – To Crown Regional Champions

George Miller

Published

on

Riot Games Announces First Official Global VALORANT Tournament - First Strike - To Crown Regional Champions
Reading Time: 2 minutes

 

Riot Games announced First Strike, the first tournament organized and operated by the publisher for its newly released competitive 5v5 character-based tactical shooter – VALORANT. This global event will provide opportunities for players around the world to begin building their regional legacy through a series of tournaments.

First Strike will continue to build on the momentum of VALORANT esports by leveraging a decade of Riot Games’ industry-leading experience producing best-in-class esports events and broadcasts. Riot Games is also the largest global esports producer in the world, running and broadcasting weekly professional league competitions in multiple global regions, as well as winning multiple Emmys for the League of Legends World Championship, the world’s most viewed esports event.

“VALORANT is a deeply competitive title with global appeal and the necessary elements to become the next premier esport,” said Whalen Rozelle, Senior Director of Esports at Riot Games. “First Strike will provide our thriving competitive ecosystem with the platform to showcase their greatness, build regional legacy, and a foundation that will support the esport for years to come.”

First Strike will be a global set of tournaments, composed of multiple regional finals taking place across North America, Europe, CIS, Turkey, Asia, Oceania, Brazil, and the Middle East. Each region will host a series of merit-based qualifiers, resulting in multiple Riot-produced, top eight First Strike Finals, running from December 3 – 6. The winners will earn the right to call themselves the first official regional VALORANT champions. Both professional teams and aspiring amateur squads will have opportunities to qualify for the First Strike finals through online tournaments operated by premier esports organizations.

“Esports remains one of the best investments we can make to support our community for the long term,” said Anna Donlon, Executive Producer of VALORANT. “As we’ve already seen from the Ignition Series, there’s a huge demand and hunger for VALORANT to be played at a professional level, and we’re so excited to be starting that journey with fans, players, and organizations. As a development team, supporting the competitive world of VALORANT is one of our top priorities, and we are committed to this journey.”

Since its release, VALORANT has become one of the fastest growing esports, attracting massive online viewership and the commitment of numerous established professional players from a wide range of competitive backgrounds, as well as emerging discovered talent. To support the growth of VALORANT esports, Riot Games partnered with more than 20 premier event organizers to launch the VALORANT Ignition Series, delivering numerous tentpole competitions that attracted the attention of millions of fans. During the past six months, hundreds of VALORANT tournaments have taken place across a wide range of formats, awarding more than $1 million in prizes to teams and players all over the world.

Continue Reading

eSports

Virtus.pro launches a second CS:GO roster

George Miller

Published

on

Virtus.pro launches a second CS:GO roster
Reading Time: < 1 minute

 

Virtus.pro announces it’s second CS:GO team with young players from across Russia and CIS — VP.Prodigy. This is the second active youngsters team of the club that coexists with main rosters.

Sergey Glamazda, CEO of Virtus.pro: “After VP.Prodigy’s success in Dota 2 it became obvious that youngsters squads are the next big thing, that’s why we decided to continue on this path. There are a lot of different tournaments right now for our second roster to participate in, without interfering with our first roster. Two squads can successfully coexist in the ecosystem. Launching a second roster is yet another way for us to display our eagerness to develop young players and esports in general.”

Mikhail Artemyev, CS:GO branch manager: “We started off this summer searching for a team leader — a coach capable of leading young players.We have watched a ton of demos together and communicated with lots of players. Our main goal was to find not only skilled players, but also interesting personalities who could avoid conflicts and work together as a team. As far as I can tell, we’ve managed to build a perfect squad in terms of team morale and potential.”

VP.Prodigy CS:GO roster:

Aleksandr “mefixs” Ilukhin
Serhii “muR” Hres
Maxim “awesome” Zyuzko
Vadym “h1glaiN” Tanasiuk
Evgeny “Norwi” Ermolin
Vladislav “flash_1” Bykov (coach)

The first official tournament for VP.Prodigy will be announced soon.

Continue Reading
Advertisement
NSoft

Global Gaming Industry Newsletter – Weekly Digest (sent every Wednesday)

Please select all the ways you would like to hear from European Gaming Media and Events:

You can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of our emails. For information about our privacy practices, please visit our website.

We use Mailchimp as our marketing platform. By clicking below to subscribe, you acknowledge that your information will be transferred to Mailchimp for processing. Learn more about Mailchimp's privacy practices here. Read more about European Gaming Media and Event's Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Subscribe to our News via Email

Enter your email address to subscribe to our news and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Trending

Notice for AdBlock users

We are constantly showing banners about important news regarding events and product launches. Please turn AdBlock off in order to see these areas.

Kasynos.Online