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Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL and Allied Esports $AESE Announce Participating Teams for Inaugural VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series Tournament $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:14 AM on Friday, August 28th, 2020
  • Announced participating teams and final details for the inaugural VIE.gg CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) Legend Series tournament, set to begin on Monday, August 31, 2020
  • Two-Week, €50,000 Competition Will Be Offered to Sports Bettors on the VIE.gg Platform
  • The partners previously announced a licensing and sponsorship agreement for the tournament that will bring Legend Series wagering opportunities to consumers on the new VIE.gg platform for the first time
  • The VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series will feature 16 teams from multiple European countries, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region and South America competing online for €50,000 ($59,000) in total prize money. The lineup features the top-ranked CS:GO teams from five countries, including Belarus, Bulgaria, Norway, Romania and Ukraine, and seven teams ranked in the top 50 globally

BIRKIRKARA, Malta, Aug. 28, 2020 — Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NasdaqCM: GMBL, GMBLW) ( the “Company”), a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, and its partner Allied Esports, a subsidiary of Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AESE), today announced participating teams and final details for the inaugural VIE.gg CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) Legend Series tournament, set to begin on Monday, August 31, 2020. The partners previously announced a licensing and sponsorship agreement for the tournament that will bring Legend Series wagering opportunities to consumers on the new VIE.gg platform for the first time.

The VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series will feature 16 teams from multiple European countries, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region and South America competing online for €50,000 ($59,000) in total prize money. The lineup features the top-ranked CS:GO teams from five countries, including Belarus, Bulgaria, Norway, Romania and Ukraine, and seven teams ranked in the top 50 globally. Participating teams are listed below, and two additional teams will be announced next week.

Team NameCountryWorld RankCountry Rank
MIBR (@mibr)  Brazil182
Nemiga (@nemigagg)Belarus301
Heretics (@TeamHeretics)France414
FATE (@FATEesports)  Bulgaria431
Cr4zy (@gocr4zy)   Ukraine441
HellRaisers (@HELLRAISERSgg)   CIS4911
Apeks (@apeksgg)   Norway501
Team Secret (@teamsecret) Europe56NA
Winstrike (@Winstrike_Team)Kazakhstan602
Nexus Club (@NexusGamingRo)Romania611
Honoris (@honorisgg) Poland817
Singularity (@SNG_Esports) Denmark878
BIG Academy (@bigesports_gg) Germany944
Team Queso (@TeamQuesoGG)Spain2113


*HellRaisers is ranked 11th in the CIS region

Allied Esports’ VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series format will include a group stage featuring four groups of four teams competing in best-of-three play, with the top two teams from each group advancing to the playoffs. The four first round playoff matchups will be best-of-three, while the semifinals and finals will be best-of-five.

Teams will earn prize pool money throughout the tournament, including €500 for each match win and €1500 to the top finisher in each group. The VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series champion will take home €15,000, with €7,000 to the runner-up, €3,000 each to the third and fourth place finishers, and €1,500 to each of the remaining playoff participants.

The tournament will be produced by Allied Esports from its HyperX Esports Studio in Hamburg, Germany and streamed live on Twitch.tv/AlliedEsports from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. PDT (5 p.m. – 12 a.m. CEST) each day. For a schedule of matchups, visit AlliedEsports.gg/LegendSeries.

Leading each broadcast during the two-week competition will be casters Robert Jan Kortooms (@RJcasts) and Thiadrik Oldersma (@Toldersma), alongside analyst and former professional CS:GO player Mathieu Quiquerez (@Maniac_CSGO). Each broadcast during the tournament will feature a wagering component, including dynamic live odds that will be on display for the entirety of each match, while additional prop bets will be discussed and integrated into each show. For a full list of available real-time bets, fans can go to VIE.gg throughout the tournament.

“We have worked together with Esports Entertainment Group to integrate customized features and unique content presentations into a broadcast of our popular Legend Series that highlights their product and delivers an exciting new experience to viewers around the world,” said Frank Ng, CEO of Allied Esports Entertainment. “Our ability to provide partners with established tournament brands and high-quality productions that help them achieve their business objectives will continue to strengthen our position as a leader in the burgeoning esports betting industry and beyond.”

Created in 2017, Allied Esports’ original Legend Series tournament brand was designed to expand the competitive ecosystem and total prize pool for teams ranked outside of the first tier. The VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series will be Allied Esports’ sixth edition of the CS:GO Legend Series and the first to feature a licensing partner and title sponsor. Additional versions of the series have previously included Overwatch, League of Legends, FIFA, COD Blackout and VALORANT.

“We’re thrilled to sponsor the inaugural VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series, which features an incredible roster of teams and has the potential to reach their more than four million combined followers globally,’’ commented Magnus Leppaniemi, VP of Marketing and Head of Esports at Esports Entertainment Group. “This is a great opportunity for us to support the CS:GO ecosystem and provide an avenue for underserved teams to compete for larger prize pools.”

Esports Entertainment Group offers bet exchange-style wagering on esports events in a licensed, regulated and secure platform to the global esports audience at VIE.gg. The VIE.gg platform provides customers the ability to match bets against one another, with Esports Entertainment Group taking a small commission on the winnings.

ABOUT ESPORTS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. Esports Entertainment offers fixed odds wagering, fantasy and pools on various esports events in a licensed, regulated and secure platform at vie.gg and owns and operates online sports book, SportNation.bet. In addition, Esports Entertainment intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multiplayer mobile and PC video game tournaments for cash prizes. Esports Entertainment is led by a team of industry professionals and technical experts from the online gambling and the video game industries, and esports. The Company holds a license to conduct online gambling and 18+ gaming on a global basis in the UK, Ireland, Malta and Curacao. The Company maintains offices in New Jersey, the UK and Malta. For more information visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com.

About Allied Esports

Named one of the World’s Most Innovative Companies by Fast Company, Allied Esports International, Inc. is at the forefront of esports entertainment with a global network of properties designed to serve as competition battlegrounds, community experience hubs and content production centers.

Through direct operation or membership in the Allied Esports Property Network, the world’s first esports affiliate program, Allied Esports’ facilities span North America, Europe, China and Australia, and include the world-renowned HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas, a fleet of mobile arenas, the HyperX Esports Trucks, and the HyperX Esports Studio in Hamburg, Germany.

Allied Esports’ properties serve as the home to a number of online and offline proprietary productions and events, including Friday Frags and Saturday Night Speedway, as well as original partner programs like the Simon Cup and VALORANT Ignition Series: Allied Esports Odyssey.

For more information about Allied Esports, visit AlliedEsports.gg and follow @AlliedEsports. Allied Esports International, Inc. is a subsidiary of Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc.

About Allied Esports Entertainment
Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AESE) is a global leader in esports entertainment, providing innovative infrastructure, transformative live experiences, multiplatform content and interactive services to audiences worldwide through its strategic fusion of two powerful brands: Allied Esports and the World Poker Tour (WPT). For more information, visit AlliedEsportsEnt.com.

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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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The International 10 Has The Biggest #Esports Prize Pool Ever At $34 Million – SPONSOR: Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:05 PM on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020

SPONSOR: Esports Entertainment Group (GMBL:NASDAQ) Millions of people from around the world tune in to watch teams of video game players compete with each other. In first quarter 2020, YouTube reported 1.1 billion hours watched, an increase of 13% when compared to fourth quarter 2019. Wagering on Esports is projected to hit $23 BILLION this year although that number will likely be eclipsed due to the recent pandemic. Esports Entertainment Group is designed for the purpose of facilitating as much of this wagering as possible.  LEARN MORE.

The International 10 Has The Biggest Esports Prize Pool Ever At $34 Million

  • The prize pool for The International 10 Dota 2 tournament has become the biggest prize pool in esports history after surpassing last year’s total of $34,330,068. 

By: Mike Stubbs Contributor

At the time of writing the total prize pool for The International 10 sits at $34,333,874, surpassing last year’s total and officially becoming the biggest prize pool in esports history. 

The prize pool for The International 10 has been crowdfunded by the sale of in-game items within Dota 2. 25% of all purchases of The International 10 Battle Pass, Battle Pass Levels, and a number of other cosmetic items is contributed to the prize pool, which allows it to grow to unprecedented levels. 

There is still a few weeks left on the crowdfunding drive, so you can expect that number to grow further, with it likely to surpass the $35 million mark before the end of the Battle Pass. The prize pool has been steadily growing over the past few weeks and there is no reason why that would stop now. 

The increase over last year has come as a surprise to some, as The International 10 has been postponed into 2021 due to the pandemic. Typically the crowdfunding drive runs during the tournament, which usually gives the total a nice boost in the final days, but this year that was obviously not possible.

Valve posted an update earlier this week that explained that due to the ongoing pandemic the Dota Pro Circuit and The International 10 are currently postponed indefinitely, with no expected date to return. The initial hope was that the Dota Pro Circuit would be able to return as planned this autumn, but with the pandemic still going that is clearly not feasible.

With TI10 postponed indefinitely, there is no telling how this will work with The International 11 and its Battle Pass. Dota 2 fans expect a Battle Pass every summer for The International, but if TI10 does not happen before then there is a chance there may not be a battle pass next year or at least one that adds to the prize pool. 

The new record prize pool puts The International 10 at the top of the biggest esports tournaments ever, with the next entries also dominated by The International tournaments from previous years. The Fortnite World Cup is the only real challenger to The International, with $15 million prize pools for both the solo and duos tournaments.

Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/mikestubbs/2020/08/26/the-international-10-has-the-biggest-esports-prize-pool-ever-at-34-million/#626d10451299

Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL Signs LOI to Acquire the #Esports Gaming League $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca $TRWH

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:08 AM on Wednesday, August 26th, 2020
  • Signed a Letter of Intent to acquire the Esports Gaming League, a fast-growing UK-based esports company, founded in 2010, serving a rapidly expanding community of gamers in Europe, Middle East, and the Americas
  • EGL is a B2B-centric provider of live and online events and tournaments where gamers can compete and enjoy a wide range of content relating to esports and video games on a proprietary technology platform with over 350K registered gamers
  • Services include full turnkey esports events, live broadcast production, game launches, and online branded tournaments

BIRKIRKARA, Malta, Aug. 26, 2020 — Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NasdaqCM: GMBL, GMBLW) ( the “Company”), a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to acquire the Esports Gaming League (“EGL”), a fast-growing UK-based esports company, founded in 2010, serving a rapidly expanding community of gamers in Europe, Middle East, and the Americas.

EGL is a B2B-centric provider of live and online events and tournaments where gamers can compete and enjoy a wide range of content relating to esports and video games on a proprietary technology platform with over 350K registered gamers. Services include full turnkey esports events, live broadcast production, game launches, and online branded tournaments.

“At our IPO we committed to having a tournament platform up and operational before the end of the calendar year, and with this transaction, we have delivered on this commitment,” commented Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. “EGL generated approximately $1.3 million in revenue last year and is positioned for triple-digit growth moving forward. Their complementary platform, large user base, excellent team, and marquee advertising partner relationships are key drivers behind this transaction. Together, I believe we can accelerate growth both in the US and internationally.”

The growing user base and the demographics of EGL’s audience provide brand owners and advertisers with an attractive environment to promote their products and services. EGL partners with brands, publishers, and sports teams to target a digitally enabled 18-35 core demographic and has worked with Microsoft, Red Bull, Arsenal FC, Activision, and more

“We are extremely excited to be joining the Esports Entertainment Group family, it will give us an opportunity to push our technology and resources to further grow our client roster,” commented Glen Elliott, CEO of EGL. “The vision Grant has around building an esports ecosystem is visionary for the industry and EGL is a perfect fit.”

About Esports Entertainment Group
Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. Esports Entertainment offers fixed odds wagering, fantasy and pools on various esports events in a licensed, regulated and secure platform at vie.gg and owns and operates online sports book, SportNation.bet. In addition, Esports Entertainment intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multiplayer mobile and PC video game tournaments for cash prizes. Esports Entertainment is led by a team of industry professionals and technical experts from the online gambling and the video game industries, and esports. The Company holds a license to conduct online gambling and 18+ gaming on a global basis in the UK, Ireland, Malta and Curacao. The Company maintains offices in New Jersey, the UK and Malta. For more information visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com.

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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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RedChip Companies, Inc.
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Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL to Present at The LD 500 Virtual Conference $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca $TRWH

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:20 AM on Monday, August 24th, 2020
  • Announced that its CEO Grant Johnson will be presenting at the LD 500 investor conference on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 9:20 a.m. EDT.
  • “We’ve achieved multiple key milestones since our listing on NASDAQ in April, and I look forward to sharing with the LD conference attendees more about these successes and what it means for the future of the Esports Entertainment Group,” commented Grant Johnson, CEO.

BIRKIRKARA, MALTA / August 24, 2020 / Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:GMBL)(NASDAQ:GMBLW) ( the “Company”), a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, today announced that its CEO Grant Johnson will be presenting at the LD 500 investor conference on Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at 9:20 a.m. EDT.

“We’ve achieved multiple key milestones since our listing on NASDAQ in April, and I look forward to sharing with the LD conference attendees more about these successes and what it means for the future of the Esports Entertainment Group,” commented Grant Johnson, CEO.

Register here: https://ld500.ldmicro.com/

“We have been waiting for this moment all year long. Due to COVID, it has been nearly impossible for physical conferences to even take place. I want to show the world that you can still learn, have a great time, and see some of the most unique companies in the capital markets today. All without having to step foot outside. For the first time, LD Micro is accessible to everyone, and we are honored to welcome you to one of the most trusted platforms in the space.” stated Chris Lahiji, Founder of LD.

The LD 500 will take place on September 1st through the 4th.

View Esports Entertainment Group’s profile here: http://www.ldmicro.com/profile/GMBL

About Esports Entertainment Group

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. Esports Entertainment offers fixed odds wagering, fantasy and pools on various esports events in a licensed, regulated and secure platform at vie.gg and owns and operates online sports book, SportNation.bet. In addition, Esports Entertainment intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multiplayer mobile and PC video game tournaments for cash prizes. Esports Entertainment is led by a team of industry professionals and technical experts from the online gambling and the video game industries, and esports. The Company holds a license to conduct online gambling and 18+ gaming on a global basis in the UK, Ireland, Malta and Curacao. The Company maintains offices in New Jersey, the UK and Malta. For more information visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com.

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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.

Contact:

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RedChip Companies, Inc.
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SOURCE: Esports Entertainment Group, Inc.

Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL Partners with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. to Launch Online Sports Betting in New Jersey $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca $TRWH

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:01 AM on Thursday, August 20th, 2020
  • Entered into a multi-year partnership with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TRWH)
  • Partnership will lead to the launch of Esports Entertainment Group’s proprietary mobile sports betting product in the state of New Jersey, pending Twin River obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals to complete its acquisition of Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey
  • “We are excited to partner with Twin River as we bring mobile sports betting to the New Jersey market,” added Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group

BIRKIRKARA, Malta, August 20, 2020 Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NasdaqCM: GMBL, GMBLW) ( the “Company”), a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, entered into a multi-year partnership with Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: TRWH).

The partnership will lead to the launch of Esports Entertainment Group’s proprietary mobile sports betting product in the state of New Jersey, pending Twin River obtaining the necessary regulatory approvals to complete its acquisition of Bally’s Atlantic City Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Upon the acquisition, Twin River acquires the right to three online sports betting skins in New Jersey, leading to the creation of this partnership.

“We are excited to partner with Twin River as we bring mobile sports betting to the New Jersey market,” added Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. “When we completed our IPO on Nasdaq earlier this year, it was with the intention of expanding our operations in the US. With this partnership, we’re delivering on that goal.”

“Esports Entertainment will be a great addition to our growing partnerships with Sportsbook leaders around the world, as we currently operate sportsbooks in Rhode Island, Colorado, Delaware and Mississippi,” says George Papanier, President and CEO of Twin River Worldwide Holdings. “Bringing this new, unique offering to the AC market with a prominent gaming partner is one of the many exciting changes we have in store for Atlantic City in the months to come.”

About Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc.
Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. owns and manages nine casinos, two in Rhode Island, two in Mississippi, one in Delaware, one in Missouri and three casinos as well as a horse racetrack that has 13 authorized OTB licenses in Colorado. Properties include Twin River Casino Hotel (Lincoln, RI), Tiverton Casino Hotel (Tiverton, RI), Hard Rock Hotel & Casino (Biloxi, MS), Casino Vicksburg (formerly Lady Luck Casino Vicksburg in Vicksburg, MS), Dover Downs Hotel & Casino (Dover, DE), Casino KC (formerly Isle of Capri Casino in Kansas City, MO), Golden Gates Casino (Black Hawk, CO), Golden Gulch Casino (Black Hawk, CO), Mardi Gras Casino (Black Hawk, CO), and Arapahoe Park racetrack (Aurora, CO). Its casinos range in size from 603 slots and 8 electronic table games to properties with over 4,100 slots, approximately 125 table games, and 48 stadium gaming positions, along with hotel and resort amenities. Its shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol “TRWH.” For more information, visit www.twinriverwwholdings.com.

About Esports Entertainment Group

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. Esports Entertainment offers fixed odds wagering, fantasy and pools on various esports events in a licensed, regulated and secure platform at vie.gg and owns and operates online sports book, SportNation.bet. In addition, Esports Entertainment intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multiplayer mobile and PC video game tournaments for cash prizes. Esports Entertainment is led by a team of industry professionals and technical experts from the online gambling and the video game industries, and esports. The Company holds a license to conduct online gambling and 18+ gaming on a global basis in the UK, Ireland, Malta and Curacao. The Company maintains offices in New Jersey, the UK and Malta. For more information visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com.


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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.

Contact:

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RedChip Companies, Inc.
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Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL VP of Strategy and IR to Participate in #Bloomberg Intelligence Panel on the Future of Video Games $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:09 AM on Wednesday, August 19th, 2020
  • Announced its VP of Strategy and Investor Relations, Jeff Cohen, will participate in the Bloomberg Analyst Briefing: The Future of Video Games panel discussion on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10 a.m. ET.
  • Cohen will be joined by Bloomberg Intelligence technology equity research analyst Matthew Kanterman, CFA, as well as Will Hershey, CFA, co-founder and CEO of Roundhill Investments, and Tom Wijman, Market Lead for Games at Newzoo.

BIRKIRKARA, Malta, Aug. 19, 2020 – Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NasdaqCM: GMBL, GMBLW) ( the “Company”), a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, today announced its VP of Strategy and Investor Relations, Jeff Cohen, will participate in the Bloomberg Analyst Briefing: The Future of Video Games panel discussion on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10 a.m. ET.

Cohen will be joined by Bloomberg Intelligence technology equity research analyst Matthew Kanterman, CFA, as well as Will Hershey, CFA, co-founder and CEO of Roundhill Investments, and Tom Wijman, Market Lead for Games at Newzoo.

Click HERE to learn more and register for the event.

About Esports Entertainment Group

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. Esports Entertainment offers fixed odds wagering, fantasy and pools on various esports events in a licensed, regulated and secure platform at vie.gg and owns and operates online sports book, SportNation.bet. In addition, Esports Entertainment intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multiplayer mobile and PC video game tournaments for cash prizes. Esports Entertainment is led by a team of industry professionals and technical experts from the online gambling and the video game industries, and esports. The Company holds a license to conduct online gambling and 18+ gaming on a global basis in the UK, Ireland, Malta and Curacao. The Company maintains offices in New Jersey, the UK and Malta. For more information 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.

Contact:

U.S. Investor Relations 
RedChip Companies, Inc.
Dave Gentry
407-491-4498
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Media & Investor Relations Inquiries
AGORACOM
[email protected]
http://agoracom.com/ir/eSportsEntertainmentGroup

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Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL Expands Existing Partnership with Dignitas, Securing Naming Rights to Legendary CS:GO Team $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:08 AM on Monday, August 17th, 2020
  • Company’s online betting platform, VIE.gg, became an official multi-year partner of Dignitas in June 2019, and under the expanded partnership, it has now secured the naming rights of Dignitas’ famed CS:GO team
  • CS:GO Team Will Compete as Dignitas VIE.gg in Official Events
  • Partnership Activations to Utilize Dignitas’ New Jersey Based Gaming Facility

BIRKIRKARA, Malta, Aug. 17, 2020 — Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NasdaqCM: GMBL, GMBLW) ( the “Company”), a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, is pleased to announce an expanded partnership with Dignitas, the esports vertical of New Meta Entertainment Inc. (NME) and one of the most successful esports organizations in the world. The Company’s online betting platform, VIE.gg, became an official multi-year partner of Dignitas in June 2019, and under the expanded partnership, it has now secured the naming rights of Dignitas’ famed CS:GO team. 

“Dignitas is a true leader in the esports community,” said Grant Johnson, CEO. “Expanding our existing partnership and placing our brand in front of the millions of engaged Dignitas fans around the world further demonstrates our commitment to growing VIE.gg into the leading wagering platform in esports globally.”

In addition to VIE.gg’s integration into the CS:GO naming rights and jersey, the partners will roll out strategic digital and physical activations with the New Jersey marketplace as a core focus. In June 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed Assembly Bill 411, legalizing sports betting in New Jersey. One year later, Dignitas became the first esports organization to open a gaming facility in Newark, New Jersey, next to the famed sports and entertainment facility, Prudential Center. In addition to U.S. sports betting, the partnership also paves the way into the European marketplace through association with Dignitas’ famed CS:GO team hailing from Scandinavia.

“The partnership’s focus on digital and physical activations in the New Jersey market is ideally timed for us as we move forward on our application for our New Jersey gaming license,” continued Johnson.

Esports Entertainment Group, a member of ESIC, is working together with NME, to ensure that conflicts of interest and betting and age requirement rules are upheld throughout.

“We are honored to partner with an innovative, multinational brand like VIE.gg,” said Michael Prindiville, CEO of New Meta Entertainment and Dignitas. “Our co-branded CS:GO team and the immense opportunity around esports betting content in our home state of New Jersey enable us to tell unique and engaging stories at the forefront of both esports betting and competition to millions of fans worldwide.”

“We are excited to further expand our partnership with Dignitas,” commented Magnus Leppäniemi, VP of Marketing and Head of Esports at Esports Entertainment Group. “As a committed long-term partner, we’re thrilled to have the opportunity to co-brand our VIE.gg platform alongside Dignitas’ legendary CS:GO team, an opportunity that can introduce our brand to millions of esports fans globally and help establish our status as a Tier 1 operator within esports betting.”

ABOUT DIGNITAS:

Since its formation in 2003, Dignitas has established itself as one of the most successful esports organizations in the world, amassing 18 World Championships across multiple game titles. In September 2016, Dignitas was acquired by the NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers of Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment (HBSE), a diverse, global portfolio of sports and entertainment franchises and properties that includes the Philadelphia 76ers (NBA), New Jersey Devils (NHL) and more. In June 2019, Dignitas merged with Fertitta Entertainment’s League of Legends LCS franchise, Clutch Gaming, and through investment with Susquehanna International Group and Delaware North, formed the parent company New Meta entertainment, Inc. (NME), to expand the esports business into a broader digital sports and entertainment company. Dignitas currently fields seven teams in five of esports’ largest and most popular games: League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (men’s and women’s teams), Super Smash Bros., Rocket League, and Clash Royale – as well as a host of digital influencers. With player content studios and wellness facilities in Newark, NJ and Los Angeles, and infrastructure in Europe and China, Dignitas is the global leader dedicated to esports athletes and gaming entertainers.

ABOUT ESPORTS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. The Company holds a license to conduct online gambling and 18+ gaming on a global basis in Malta and Curacao, Kingdom of the Netherlands and is able to accept wagers from over 149 jurisdictions including Canada, Japan, Germany and South Africa. Esports Entertainment offers fantasy, pools, fixed odds and exchange style wagering on esports events in a licensed, regulated and secure platform to the global esports audience at vie.gg. In addition, Esports Entertainment intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multi-player mobile and PC video game tournaments for cash prizes. Esports Entertainment is led by a team of industry professionals and technical experts from the online gambling and the video game industries, and esports. The Company maintains offices in Malta. For more information visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com

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The astronomical rise of #Esports – SPONSOR: Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 5:24 PM on Friday, August 14th, 2020

SPONSOR: Esports Entertainment Group (GMBL:NASDAQ) Millions of people from around the world tune in to watch teams of video game players compete with each other. In first quarter 2020, YouTube reported 1.1 billion hours watched, an increase of 13% when compared to fourth quarter 2019. Wagering on Esports is projected to hit $23 BILLION this year although that number will likely be eclipsed due to the recent pandemic. Esports Entertainment Group is designed for the purpose of facilitating as much of this wagering as possible.  LEARN MORE.

The astronomical rise of esports

  • If this is your first time hearing about esports, you’re behind the curve — esports is one of the fastest growing industries in the world
  • Last year, the esports industry had an estimated audience of 453 million, up from 293 million in 2016

By Derek Chen July 22, 2020

If you’re bored during quarantine and looking for a fun, popular and lucrative way to pass the time, consider putting down that baking pan or pausing that Netflix show and picking up a controller to join the world of esports, a hot trend in the media and entertainment industry. Esports is a competitive video game sport that has grown to incorporate organized tournaments with professional players. Before the COVID-19 pandemic, these tournaments were almost always in-person events, complete with live audiences and referees who monitored potential cheating. 

If this is your first time hearing about esports, you’re behind the curve — esports is one of the fastest growing industries in the world. Last year, the esports industry had an estimated audience of 453 million, up from 293 million in 2016. By 2021, that number is expected to reach 557 million. And it’s not just your stereotypical G Fuel-drinking, Doritos-loving high school guys pushing this growth: Universities across the nation have begun investing in this industry. According to the National Association of Collegiate Esports, more than 170 U.S. colleges have varsity esports programs and are offering around $16 million per year in scholarships. College esports tournaments have attracted over 1,350 schools and 40,000 players.

Even the most traditional Wall Street bankers are taking notice of this industry’s potential to make big money. Most esport viewers are in their teens or early twenties, a much-coveted demographic for advertisers, and 43% of esports fans have an annual household income of $75,000. For brands who want to acquire new, young, high-spending customers, esports is especially attractive. Louis Vuitton, for example, is collaborating with video game developer Riot Games to design virtual items in League of Legends (such as “prestige skins”) that players can buy using real money. The fashion brand also spent 900 hours creating an extravagant custom trophy case that combines Louis Vuitton’s bougie flair with League of Legends’ medieval style. Meanwhile, some companies have profited from esports without even trying. In 2018, professional gamer Ninja crashed the website of MeUndies just by mentioning the underwear brand on a livestream. 

Why has esports experienced this meteoric rise in popularity and significance? From a social standpoint, esports is far more inclusive than other sports. Men and women of nearly all ages and from various social groups and demographics can play on the same teams and easy translation in the virtual format tears down the language barrier. Unlike in real sports, where genetics may greatly affect your potential to succeed, in esports, anyone with enough practice can become a competent gamer — and everyone has the potential to compete with the best.

From a technological standpoint, video games with increasingly life-like visuals have enhanced the viewing experience. Games now frequently run on a smooth 60 frames per second with 4K resolution, resulting in extremely realistic animations and an immersive experience. The rise of esports can also be traced to the rise of video games among youth. According to Pew Research, 90% of teens aged 13-17 played video games in 2018. The percentage is 97% among boys of that age. With a high number of youth playing games, it’s not hard to imagine that a few would get interested in esports and start the trend among their peers. 

The viewership of esports will only grow, especially as famous names in other industries, such as Jennifer Lopez and Travis Scott, associate themselves with leading esports tournaments. The growth of advertising in esports means that brands will now interface directly with previously hard-to-reach audiences, generating previously unthinkable ways to advertise and making space for unlimited creative potential. So, if you want to curb your bread-making addiction during quarantine and spend this extra time getting ahead of the game (pun absolutely intended), consider esports.

Source: https://www.dukechronicle.com/article/2020/07/the-astronomical-rise-of-esports

TGS ESports $TGS.ca Virtually Opens The Market $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:33 AM on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
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TORONTO, Aug. 11, 2020 – Spiro Khouri, CEO, TGS ESports Inc. (TSXV: TGS), joined his team and Arne Gulstene, Head of Company Services, TMX Group, to celebrate the company’s new listing on TSX Venture Exchange and open the market.

Founded in 2018, The Gaming Stadium (TGS) Inc. has quickly become a leader in Canada as the company to watch for esports events, training, and leagues. The vision of TGS is to bring esports events to communities all over the world via dedicated facilities and online tournaments while building a social community using video games as the conduit to bring people together. TGS handles the a-z of any esports event including set-up, registration, facilitation, and production. For more information, visit https://www.thegamingstadium.com 

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Date: Tuesday, August 11, 2020
Time:   9:00am – 9:30am
Place:  Virtually Broadcast

Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL Signs LOI to Acquire Assets of FLIP Sports $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:37 AM on Tuesday, August 11th, 2020
  • Signed a Letter of Intent to acquire certain assets of FLIP Sports Limited, including staff and all intellectual property.
  • FLIP Sports is a dynamic and entrepreneurial mobile games studio innovating how fans enjoy and engage with live sports.
  • Through its proprietary in-play, peer-to-peer technology, FLIP provides a unique multi-platform second-screen experience within an entertaining, social, and competitive gaming environment for fun-seeking sports and wagering enthusiasts who enjoy watching live sports and events.

BIRKIRKARA, Malta, Aug. 11, 2020 — Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NasdaqCM: GMBL, GMBLW) (or the “Company”), a licensed online gambling company with a focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to acquire certain assets of FLIP Sports Limited (“FLIP”), including staff and all intellectual property.  

“The FLIP team are leaders in building iGaming platforms that take the player experience to new heights,” stated John Brackens, CIO/CTO of Esports Entertainment Group. “Their expertise will strengthen our efforts in esports and help us further create a best-in-class immersive experience for esports fans.”

FLIP Sports is a dynamic and entrepreneurial mobile games studio innovating how fans enjoy and engage with live sports. Through its proprietary in-play, peer-to-peer technology, FLIP provides a unique multi-platform second-screen experience within an entertaining, social, and competitive gaming environment for fun-seeking sports and wagering enthusiasts who enjoy watching live sports and events.

“FLIP has brought together a talented team with proven industry experience that we believe will provide immense value to Esports Entertainment Group as we enter a period of tremendous opportunity and rapid growth,” commented Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. “As the first US-based iGaming company to list on NASDAQ, we are in a great position to capitalize on the fragmented esports market and will continue to pursue acquisition opportunities. FLIP is set to be the latest example of the success of our roll-up strategy.”

ABOUT ESPORTS ENTERTAINMENT GROUP

Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. Esports Entertainment offers fantasy, pools, fixed odds and exchange style wagering on esports events in a licensed, regulated and secure platform to the global esports audience at vie.gg.  In addition, Esports Entertainment intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multi-player mobile and PC video game tournaments for cash prizes. Esports Entertainment is led by a team of industry professionals and technical experts from the online gambling and the video game industries, and esports. The Company holds a license to conduct online gambling and 18+ gaming on a global basis in Curacao, Kingdom of the Netherlands. The Company maintains offices in Malta. For more information 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.

Contact:

U.S. Investor Relations 
RedChip Companies, Inc.
Dave Gentry
407-491-4498
[email protected] 

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AGORACOM
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http://agoracom.com/ir/eSportsEntertainmentGroup