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Advantech to exhibit at ICE 2024

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Advantech and Advantech-Innocore are supporting the industry once again at ICE 2024, showcasing new products in the popular DPX® range of hardware platforms, graphics cards, digital signage, and display solutions.

Advantech are excited to exhibit their full range of gaming product lines which have been developed specifically for the slot machine, betting kiosk, sport betting terminals and amusement markets. A dedicated team of industry experts will be on hand to demonstrate how Advantech solutions help customers to deliver world-class experiences continually and reliably.

Advantech offer full design and manufacturing services, with both customized and off-the-shelf platform solutions supported and complemented with a variety of products including graphics cards, LED controllers, storage solutions, digital signage players and AI tool kits.

New at ICE 2024, platforms powered by AMD and Intel® will take center stage with exciting editions in both the DPX-S series and DPX-M series of gaming platforms. The Intel® based DPX-S455 platform is powered by Intel® 12/13th Generation Core™ technology. Classed as a high-performance all-in-one platform, it includes a full set of gaming I/O, COMs, SRAM, and range of security features and is fully GLI11 compliant allowing a quick route to market. The DPX-M266, based on the AMD Ryzen™ Embedded R2000 processor is a versatile modular gaming platform that delivers improved performance and flexibility using a smart expansion port for adding tailored gaming functionality.

Alongside the new line-up of DPX products will be the EAI-3100 graphics card, powered by Intel® Arc™ A370M. With superior performance, price-per-watt value, and 5-year longevity, the EAI-3100 is a simple and easy addition to enhance visual computing performance on slot machines.  Advantech will also be showing an extended range of high-performance graphic cards based on Intel, Nvidia and AMD technology can be seen as well as a selection of flash products, including Advantech’s own line of SQF M.2, SSD (featuring power loss- and write protect functionality) and industrial DRAM.

Keith Watt, Product Sales Manager, Gaming Division at Advantech commented: “We are focused on delivering to our customers the tools they need to develop content in the most efficient and effective way possible. Alleviating some of the pain points they encounter with consistency in hardware, having to choose between power and performance, whilst still trying to adapt to new technologies and innovations. We take the time to talk and collaborate with our customers, understand their needs and requirements and what it takes for them to get their latest content to market quicker and then we provide them with solutions to help ease that journey.

Our product portfolio is always evolving, and our partners value this. They trust our solutions to be reliable and rely on us to assist them with support at all levels whether it be product development or supply chain challenges. We are the hidden force behind the brand, the ‘brand behind the brand’ as it were, providing support and innovation so that our customers can make an impact on the casino floor.”

Attending ICE 2024? The dedicated Advantech-Innocore team of industry and technology experts will be on-hand at booth S6-241. Come and explore our full range of solutions, or arrange to meet us for a solutions overview at the show here.

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Skyesports Championship 2024: Counter-Strike 2 unveiled with $200,000 Prize Pool, Global Teams, and LAN in India.

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Skyesports, a premier global IP builder for gaming and esports, has announced the return of its longest-running esports IP, the Skyesports Championship, for its sixth edition in 2024. The Counter-Strike 2 esports tournament in the Skyesports Championship 2024 will feature an impressive prize pool of $200,000.

Teams from around the world will converge in India for an intense on-ground event to compete for the prestigious title. The Skyesports Championship 2024: Counter-Strike 2 Main Event is set to happen from July 23 to 28 in India with eight teams competing for the title. Five of these will be directly invited while two will secure their slots through the Europe and India Qualifiers, respectively. The final slot is reserved for the champions of the previous Skyesports Counter-Strike 2 tournament, the Skyesports Masters 2024.

The list of teams is as follows:
● Aurora Gaming: Serbia (Skyesports Masters 2024 champions)
● Mongolz: Mongolia
● BetBoom: Russia
● Eternal Fire: Turkey
● Furia Esports: Brazil
● TBD (5th invited team will be announced at a later date)
● EU Qualifier Champion: TBD
● India Qualifier Champion: TBD

Commenting on the Skyesports Championship 2024 Counter-Strike 2, Shiva Nandy, Founder and CEO, Skyesports, said, “The Skyesports Championship has been our premium IP which was founded in 2018 as a regional esports tournament in Chennai. Now, after five continuous editions, the tournament is back for its sixth year and is bigger than ever featuring the top teams from around the world in the Counter-Strike 2 esports tournament. Due to unfortunate circumstances, we couldn’t host the Skyesports Masters as a LAN in India. This time, however,we are thrilled to bring some of the world’s most distinguished Counter-Strike 2 teams to the Skyesports Championship 2024 Main Event.

Details for the India and Europe Qualifiers will be announced soon. The Skyesports Championship 2024 is the third tournament in the Skyesports $1 million Counter-Strike 2 esports roadmap. Earlier this year, Skyesports successfully hosted the Skyesports Grand Slam in Pune, India, and the Skyesports Masters.

Furthermore, the Skyesports Championship 2024 is a multi-game esports IP. Besides the Counter-Strike 2 tournament, the IP will feature several other gaming titles catering to different gaming communities. These will be announced at a later date.

 

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Exclusive Live Stream with Conor McGregor

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Today is Duelbits’ exclusive inaugural live stream with The Notorious!

The stream will take place at 18:00 UTC and you will be able to join live on mcgregorlive.io

We would like to start off by inviting you to visit duelbits.com to register and start your rewards journey.

Make sure to opt-in for the Conor McGregor 30 day tournament with a grand $150,000 Prize Pool. Wager $100 or more and get ready for cash giveaways given out by The Notorious himself, during this live stream.

This is an opportunity you would not want to miss! The Notorious will be right here waiting to see if you’ve got what it takes to make it to the top of the leaderboard. Beat the best to be the best!

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In gaming culture, phones are replacing computers: “Charge your dopamine for the whole day in 5 minutes”

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It is common to think that gaming culture and its best experiences are only associated with computers and consoles. However, the gaming environment has changed significantly over the past few years. Once considered quite niche, mobile devices have now become the dominant force in gaming. Games on smartphones now account for more than half (according to Statista, 51%) of the global gaming market revenue.

According to one of Lithuania’s most famous gaming community members and the country’s most popular streamer, Karolis Jankauskas (“LTU Republic”), whose broadcasts are followed by more than 130,000 followers on the “Twitch” channel, we are living in a time of transformation.

User engagement and the number of game downloads illustrate that gaming culture is rapidly migrating to phones. Do you think it is starting to catch up with traditional gaming among true enthusiasts?

In the Baltics, events for games with mobile devices are just beginning to be organized, but the number of interested participants and their level of engagement is rapidly growing. Observing this activity, we can assume that gaming culture on phones can not only match but in some cases even surpass the traditional one.

We used to have many various popular consoles and other devices — from “GameBoy” to “PSP.” Now, the experiences they created are also available on phones. Does gaming on a smartphone match the quality of gaming on consoles? How is the gaming community reacting to these technological changes?

Comparing mobile games and gaming on consoles or computers is quite difficult. I would say it’s like comparing a car to a motorcycle. Both move, but one offers more entertainment, excitement, and emotional experiences, while the other offers more practicality.

A similar situation exists with gaming devices. You could say that smartphones have worse graphics or a more superficial gameplay experience, but their simplicity and pace open up a completely different gaming experience. Additionally, they are accessible anywhere and anytime. You don’t have to play only at home.

Currently, true gamers who play on consoles or computers don’t yet consider themselves in the same category as mobile device players. However, I think this attitude will change over time.

At the end of May, you invite your community to meet at the “Brawl Stars” mobile game tournament “Gaming tournament by Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra.” Is it true that this is a gaming phenomenon? It is already estimated that “Brawl Stars”

downloads have exceeded 500 million. What is the secret of its popularity? How does this mobile game already have its own e-sports team today?

“Brawl Stars” stands out with its brilliantly designed combination. The game is extremely simple, and its concept is very straightforward. Defeat your opponent, and you will be the best. And the matches are super fast. You can play 3-5 matches in 5 minutes and charge your dopamine for the whole day. This is probably the main secret of the game’s success. Plus, there are various game accessories and special events that are very engaging.

Additionally, these are the reasons why this mobile game has its own e-sports team. It is competitive and easily understandable to a wide audience.

What will make the upcoming tournament of this game different from others?

For the gaming community, this “Gaming tournament by Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra” is relevant because it gives us an impression of how many people are engaged in gaming with smart devices. “Brawl Stars” players have a unique opportunity to test themselves against the best players. Participants are also motivated by the impressive prize—a “Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra”.

In the qualifications and selections, players will play in teams of two, and in the finals, the teams will be changed—the players who make it will be assigned one of the Lithuania’s famous content creators participating in the event. This should add a lot of intrigue and excitement, as it will show how well the best players can communicate with content creators who may not be as good in the game as they are.

More and more gaming-oriented phones are being introduced to the market. For example, the new “Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra”. How do they help the culture of gaming on phones grow? Can a phone even influence game results?

Just like athletes or racers need the best equipment or gear, a powerful phone gives a player an advantage. The fewer technical issues you have in the game, the faster you can progress.

Meet the most famous gamers

All gaming enthusiasts and professionals will have the opportunity to experience the best gaming moments on May 24-26 in Vilnius at the largest popular culture event in the Baltic States, “Comic Con Baltics powered by Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra.”

The “Gaming tournament by Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra” will take place at the impressive “Galaxy AI” booth. Here, visitors will also meet K. Jankauskas (“LTU Republic”), Simas Anužis (“Svarbeuse dariti”), Edvisss, and other famous players in the Baltics. There will be an opportunity to get up close with the most advanced “Samsung” smart devices, discover new opportunities that innovative “Galaxy AI” artificial intelligence features open up for gaming.

At the beginning of this year, “Samsung” was the first to offer its users a smartphone with artificial intelligence features. These change many ways of using and controlling the phone, as well as the habits users have adopted until now. At the event, you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with and try out AI features such as “Search by highlighting,” “Photo editing,” “Notes assistance,” “Live translation,” “Chat assistance,” and others.

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