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Esports Entertainment Group Hires Digital Marketing Team And Opens Antigua Headquarters With Full Staff In Preparation For Launch Of Esports Betting Platform $GMBL.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 1:44 PM on Thursday, June 22nd, 2017

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  • Opening Antigua office in preparation for imminent launch of Esports betting operations
  • Hiring key personnel, staff
  • Antigua Headquarters will serve as the operational brain trust of the Company

ST. MARY’S, ANTIGUA–(Jun 22, 2017) – Esports Entertainment Group Inc. (OTCQB: GMBL) (or the “Company”), a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on eSports wagering, is pleased to announce the hiring of key personnel, staff and the opening of our Antigua office in preparation for imminent launch of our Esports betting operations.

DIGITAL MARKETING TEAM

The Company is pleased to announce the hiring of the following two digital marketing experts.

Stephen Banham — Social Media Marketing Manager

Stephen has served as a Social Media Marketing Consultant and Manager in the gaming industry since 2012. He will be responsible for establishing, developing and managing our social media strategy for the purpose of engaging the online gaming community, building brand awareness and driving traffic to our online betting platform. In accomplishing this goal, Stephen will be creating content for Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and any other relevant gaming communities.

Sandra Österlund — Global Affiliate Manager

Sandra has served as an Affiliate Marketing Manager and Marketing Executive to several online casinos and eGaming Operators. She will be responsible for establishing, developing and managing our online affiliate program, focusing specifically on partnerships with affiliates with large audiences such as website operators, gaming streamers and social media influencers.

DIGITAL MARKETING TEAM TO ATTEND MAJOR INDUSTRY CONFERENCES

Our digital marketing team is already confirmed to attend two major industry conferences in the next two months as follows:

Amsterdam Affiliate Conference — July 11 -14

The Amsterdam Affiliate Conference will take place during the iGaming Super Show and is expected to attract over 4,500 delegates, including 100 speakers and 150 sponsors / exhibitors. The conference is widely regarded as one of the best events to meet, find and sign new affiliates. To this end, the Company has already confirmed meetings with approximately 25 affiliates, including Super Affiliates and is confident it will be concluding meaningful affiliate relationships.

gamescom (Cologne, Germany) — August 22 – 26

gamescom is the biggest consumer gaming conference in the world, with approximately 900 exhibitors, 500,000 visitors and 650 journalists from 55 countries attending this year. For the digital gaming world is it considered the meeting point for global companies from the entertainment industry and the international gaming community. Esports Entertainment Group will be exhibiting at gamescom in anticipation of the launch of additional platforms by the Company over the summer.

ANTIGUA HEADQUARTERS OPENED AND FULLY STAFFED

The Company recently opened its Antigua Headquarters with a full staff of six seasoned online gambling experts with the following specialties: Finance, Card Services, Customer Service, IT, Operations and Anti-Money Laundering. The Antigua Headquarters will serve as the operational brain trust of the Company and is expected to add more personnel through to the end of 2017.

Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group, stated, “Esports Entertainment Group is on the verge of launching operations and becoming a meaningful long-term player within the hyper growth Esports industry. We can’t accomplish this goal without a great team and I’m happy to show our shareholders, partners and the industry that we are well on our way to building that team with this announcement. As we set to launch the safest and most secure Esports betting platform on the planet, this group of seasoned professionals and future anticipated additions will play an important role in executing our plan.”

This press release is available on our Online Investor Relations Community for shareholders and potential shareholders to ask questions, receive answers and collaborate with management in a fully moderated forum at https://agoracom.com/ir/EsportsEntertainmentGroup

About Esports Entertainment Group

Esports Entertainment Group Inc. is a licensed online gambling company specifically focused on eSports wagering. Esports Entertainment intends to offer wagering on eSports events in a fully licensed, regulated and secured platform to the global eSports audience, excluding the United States. In addition, Esports Entertainment intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multi-player video games tournaments online for cash prizes. Esports Entertainment is led by a team of industry and technical experts from the online gambling and video game industries, eSports, marketing, legal and financial professionals. The Company maintains offices in St. Mary’s, Antigua and Barbuda. Esports Entertainment common stock is listed on the OTCQB under the symbol GMBL. For more information please visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. The safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 protects companies from liability for their forward-looking statements if they comply with the requirements of the Act.

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AEG Increases Investment In Esports With Immortals Deal; LA Live Set To Host Events $GMBL.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:01 AM on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

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  • International sports and live entertainment company AEG is upping the ante when it comes to its investment in the world of esports.
  • Top North American teams across a variety of esports.
  • Currently fields teams in League of Legends, CS:GO, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros. and Vainglory

AEG and Immortals

AEG announced it on Tuesday that it made a strategic investment in the esports franchise Immortals. That is one of the top North American teams across a variety of esports. It currently fields teams in League of Legends, CS:GO, Overwatch, Super Smash Bros. and Vainglory

“AEG prides itself on being a forward-thinking, innovative company and is committed to leading the way as the industry evolves,” said Dan Beckerman, president and CEO of AEG, in a press release. “Expanding our interests in esports is a natural progression as we continue to invest in growth initiatives that further our leadership in sports and live entertainment.

“L.A. LIVE offers state-of-the-art venues, production facilities and an unparalleled fan experience, and we have ambitious plans for the campus to become the epicenter of esports in Los Angeles. Through our partnership with Immortals, we are looking forward to exploring a variety of collaborative opportunities to further broaden the global appeal of esports.”

LA Live will host Immortals events

One big part of the deal is that Immortals’ Los Angeles-based tournaments will take place at AEG’s LA Live entertainment complex, which is home to Staples Center.

“AEG’s unrivaled experience in the cross-section of sports and entertainment makes them an ideal partner for any organization,” Immortals CEO Noah Whinston said. “Combined with Immortals’ competitive success and passionate fan base, this partnership provides unique and appealing paths forward to achieve our goal of creating the most exciting and fulfilling esports fan experience in the world.

“Whether it’s through hosting events at AEG’s world-class venues, such as L.A. LIVE, allowing fans unprecedented access to our team and players, or the seemingly endless well of talent and business experience AEG brings to the table; this partnership marks an exhilarating milestone for Immortals and its fans.”

AEG already invested in esports

It marks the second major esports foray for AEG, which entered into a long-term partnership with ESL last year. That gave ESL access to AEG’s portfolio of 120 clubs, theaters, arenas and stadiums to host esports events.

Source: https://www.esportsbettingreport.com/aeg-announces-investment-in-leading-esports-franchise-immortals/

EA and FIFA tease largest esports initiative to date with launch of FIFA 18 $GMBL.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:52 AM on Monday, June 12th, 2017
  • Undoubtedly huge growth in FIFA as an esport
  • Whilst it’s still considered a “softer” esport by the masses
  • EA has resource aplenty and seem focused on fostering growth in the space

At the Electronic Entertainment Expo, otherwise known as E3, Electronia Arts (“EA”) teased a bigger and better esports initiative for the immensely popular football simulation title FIFA next year.

Credit: EA

Whilst we will ascertain a better understanding come summer, the initial details revealed by EA are as follows:

  • Official football league competitions – Players will have the opportunity to represent their favourite real-life club through official league competitions.
  • FIFA Ultimate Team Champions Cups– Open to all eligible players, this mass entry tournament starts with online matchmaking with top players qualifying for live events this winter and spring.
  • New FIFA Interactive Club World Cup – An All-Star tournament featuring players signed to clubs.
  • AND, top-tier competitive gaming organisations will help us deliver even more ways for players to compete at the highest levels.

This year we’ve undoubtedly seen huge growth in FIFA as an esport. Whilst it’s still considered a “softer” esport by the masses, EA has resource aplenty and seem focused on fostering growth in the space.

It’s undeniably one of the easiest games to grasp from an esports perspective and the recent regional finals was broadcast across a multitude of traditional broadcasting platforms as well as online. Whilst it may not always be the most compelling game from a spectator standpoint, it’s most definitely one of the easiest for a casual observer to grasp due there’s few people who don’t understand football.

Additionally, it remains the easiest entry point for football clubs into esports. There’s a plethora of teams across Europe and the world that have already picked up FIFA players and this trend looks only set to continue and grow as FIFA 18 ushers in even greater competition. Theoretically, once they’re in esports and see proof of concept there’s nothing to stop them branching out and expanding beyond the title which can only be good for the wider industry.

Esports Insider says: Oh EA, you big tease. It seems like FIFA will really have a focus on structured competition for next year and considering the growth this year it’s going to be a very interesting space to watch. We look forward to hearing more come this summer. 

Esports Entertainment Group Closes Over Subscribed Financing with Total Proceeds of $1.2 Million to Launch Esports Wagering Platform and Operations $GMBL.us

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 1:23 PM on Thursday, May 18th, 2017

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  • Financing represents a seminal event in the future of both the Company and the esports industry
  • Proceeds of the financing will be used to launch online Esports gambling platform in June

ST. MARY’S, ANTIGUA–(May 18, 2017) – VGambling Inc./Esports Entertainment Group Inc. (OTCQB: GMBL) (or the “Company”), a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering, is pleased to announce the closing of its previously announced financing, for total proceeds of $1,200,000.

On February 6, 2017, the Company announced it had secured a financing commitment of $850,000 through Denver, Colorado based First Capital Ventures (“First Capital”). Upon closing, First Capital proceeds totalled $600,000, while high net worth accredited investors contributed the remaining proceeds.

This financing represents a seminal event in the future of both the Company and the esports industry. Proceeds of the financing will be used to launch our online Esports gambling platform in June which, upon launch, will be fully licensed and the highest regulated esports gambling site on the planet. Based on feedback received to date from industry professionals and Sport Betting Super Affiliates, the Company has good reason to believe its safe and secure esports gambling platform will provide a strong competitive advantage.

In addition to launch of our platform, proceeds from this financing will also be used to execute our business development strategy for the remainder of the year, including exhibiting at the world’s biggest esports conferences in the coming months.

Gary Graham, President & CEO of First Capital, stated, “Esports Entertainment Group is currently the only North American pure public vehicle for participating in the global esports phenomenon. We believe the company represents both an optimal esports entry point and a clear path to investor liquidity. We look forward to working with the Company on subsequent financings.”

Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group, stated, “I want to first thank Gary and his team at First Capital, as well as, all the investors who participated in our financing. Along with the press release earlier today announcing our new name, this news serves as a strong indication to both the investment and esports communities that Esports Entertainment Group is on the verge of launching operations and becoming a meaningful long-term player within the fast growing esports industry.”

NEW WEBSITE, TWITTER ACCOUNT & ONLINE INVESTOR RELATIONS

Our new corporate website (launching soon) can be found at www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com

Our new Twitter account is @eSportsEntGroup and can be found at https://twitter.com/eSportsEntGroup

Our new Online Investor Relations Community on AGORACOM can be found at https://agoracom.com/ir/EsportsEntertainmentGroup

About Esports Entertainment Group

Esports Entertainment Group Inc. is a licensed online gambling company specifically focused on esports wagering. Esports Entertainment intends to offer wagering on esports events in a fully licensed, regulated and secured platform to the global esports audience, excluding the United States. In addition, Esports Entertainment intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multi-player video games tournaments online for cash prizes. Esports Entertainment is led by a team of industry and technical experts from the online gambling and video game industries, esports, marketing, legal and financial professionals. The Company maintains offices in St. Mary’s, Antigua and Barbuda. Esports Entertainment common stock is listed on the OTCQB under the symbol GMBL. For more information please visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com.

Our Online Investor Relations Community at http://agoracom.com/ir/eSportsEntertainmentGroup provides shareholders with the ability to post IR questions, receive answers and collaborate with fellow shareholders in a fully moderated environment.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS
The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to our future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause our actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors which are, in some cases, beyond our control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects our current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties and assumptions relating to our operations, results of operations, growth strategy and liquidity. We assume no obligation to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future. The safe harbor for forward-looking statements contained in the Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 protects companies from liability for their forward-looking statements if they comply with the requirements of the Act.

 

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