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The rise of #Esports amid an entertainment shift SPONSOR: FansUnite Entertainment $FANS.ca $FUNFF $DKNG $PENN $GAN $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:00 PM on Sunday, October 25th, 2020

SPONSOR:  FansUnite Entertainment Inc (FANS:CSE) The global online gambling market could potentially hit $1 TRILLION by the end of this decade. FansUnite is well positioned to capitalize on this trend. The company has a full suite of B2B and B2C services and has facilitated over $350M in bets from its 300,000 registered users. Learn More.

The rise of Esports amid an entertainment shift

  • A seismic shift has been taking place in the world of entertainment with live streaming disturbing the sector as we know it
  • The popularity of live streaming is increasing globally, changing the face of communication, sports and business
  • Cinema may be in a death spiral, and home-working is now socially acceptable
  • Meanwhile, Esports and gaming are bucking this new trend with their rising popularity in 2020, in a movement that’s set to continue.

23 Oct 2020 | Kirsteen Mackay

A seismic shift has been taking place in the world of entertainment with live streaming disturbing the sector as we know it. The popularity of live streaming is increasing globally, changing the face of communication, sports and business. Cinema may be in a death spiral, and home-working is now socially acceptable. Meanwhile, Esports and gaming are bucking this new trend with their rising popularity in 2020, in a movement that’s set to continue.

Within the gaming space new companies are making waves, while established companies are enjoying a bull run on valuations. This is driving investment into the sector and witnessing a monumental cash injection from several angles.

Esports brings the competitive nature of traditional sports to the video game arena. Boosted and made possible by live streaming. Entire brands are being constructed around various aspects of the gaming industry, with variety coming in a spectrum of ingenious ideas; from focus-boosting chewing gum to designer gaming chairs, patented hoodies, and an assortment of must-have peripherals and fashion accessories.

Celebrities, from A-List to Z, are onboard, and many youngsters are finding fame and fortune within the sector. While it’s highly focussed on the youth of today, older sports fans and ex-competitors are finding themselves involved in helping train, encourage and simply enjoy the spectating experience. Charitable events are becoming commonplace, to both benefit from and boost awareness of the sector and its growing sea of brands. Meanwhile, money-spinning events are making gamers and their backers filthy rich. Esports: Three Billion Players by 2023 – Image taken from Newzoo website

As the Covid-19 pandemic wreaks havoc on the world, increasing the divide between winners and losers, the entertainment industry echoes this sentiment. Many companies involved in gaming are thriving this year. It’s not just the video game manufacturers. There’s a glut of new angles to making money from the sector, such as gambling on Esporting events. From Esports to gaming accessories, media giants to funds, our in-depth report covers the basics and much more.

Will innovation reign supreme or is there plenty of room for everyone? This remains a relatively new space for investment, and the colossal sums of money to be made are increasingly tempting.

Source: https://www.valuethemarkets.com/2020/10/23/exclusive-report-the-rise-of-esports-amid-an-entertainment-shift/

FansUnite Entertainment $FANS.ca $FUNFF Expands Product Offering into European Online Casino Aggregator $DKNG $PENN $GAN $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 7:18 AM on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020
  • Askott Games has signed with a leading online casino games aggregator to distribute its proprietary Random Number Generated (RNG) games to online casinos and sportsbooks in the European market
  • Askott Games will see their RNG games available to over 120 online casino websites
  • Besides hosting the games on its B2B offering, the Chameleon Gaming Platform, Askott Games will sign agreements with existing casino game aggregators to make the games available to thousands of online casinos and sportsbooks worldwide

Vancouver, British Columbia and Sliema, Malta–(October 22, 2020) –  FansUnite Entertainment Inc. (CSE: FANS) (OTC Pink: FUNFF) (“FansUnite” or the “Company”), a technology company providing leading online gaming solutions, is pleased to announce Askott Games has signed with a leading online casino games aggregator to distribute its proprietary Random Number Generated (RNG) games to online casinos and sportsbooks in the European market.

The first casino game aggregator to publish the Askott Games content will be The Ear Platform. The Ear is a European-focused aggregator that will give Askott Games access to more than 120 online gaming sites they are integrated with.

FansUnite has produced unique esports and video game-themed RNG/casino games under the Askott Games brand, which are ready to be launched to the market. Besides hosting the games on its B2B offering, the Chameleon Gaming Platform, Askott Games will sign agreements with existing casino game aggregators to make the games available to thousands of online casinos and sportsbooks worldwide. Game aggregators compile the best casino games they can find and offer them to online casinos and sportsbooks through a single integration. Given that the arrangements are on a revenue share basis, Askott Games will receive a share of the net gaming revenue every time one of their games is played.

“When we started Askott Games we knew that online casinos were looking for ways to reach and engage with younger customers that were not interested in traditional casino offerings,” said Scott Burton, CEO of FansUnite Entertainment. “The positive response we have received for our internally produced esports and video game-themed RNG games validates this thesis.”

“This integration with Ear will provide more exposure to our games and will enable us to market to over 120 websites and thousands of end customers. This deal and the ones thereafter, give us the ability to sell our games through the networks aggregators have built and provide us the ability to quickly scale while producing a steady stream of recurring revenue to our overall business.”

Andrei Siomela, Commercial Director of The Ear Platform, added, “We pride ourselves on having the best casino offerings available to our customers. Currently, we provide over 120 iGaming sites throughout Europe with casino games developed by tier 1 game providers. With the games that Askott is producing, we can offer games specifically designed for the most desirable audience, 18-30-year-olds, to our partners. Our customers are looking for solutions that appeal the most to this demographic. We can’t wait to have Askott Games incorporated into our platform, and we have been very excited to see the pipeline of games that the Askott team has in development.”

Askott Games is currently completing its fourth game with plans for over ten within the next 12 months. With this announcement, FansUnite will also be launching the dedicated Askott Games (askott.games) site and begin business development.

About FansUnite Entertainment Inc.

FansUnite is a global sports and entertainment company, focusing on technology related to regulated and lawful online gaming and other related products. FansUnite has produced a one of a kind complete iGaming platform, Chameleon Gaming Platform, with a sports and esports focus geared for the next generation of online bettors and casino players. The platform includes products for pre-match betting, in-play betting, daily fantasy, content and a certified RNG to produce casino style chance games. The platform operates multiple B2C brands and B2B software for the online gambling industry. FansUnite also looks to acquire technology platforms and assets with high-growth potential in new or developing markets.

For further information, please contact:

Prit Singh Investor Relations at FansUnite
[email protected]
(905) 510-7636

Scott Burton Chief Executive Officer of FansUnite
[email protected]

Darius Eghdami President of FansUnite
[email protected]

NEITHER THE CANADIAN SECURITIES EXCHANGE NOR ITS REGULATIONS SERVICES PROVIDERS HAVE REVIEWED OR ACCEPT RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE ADEQUACY OR ACCURACY OF THIS RELEASE.

FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS: Certain information contained herein may constitute “forward-looking information” under Canadian securities legislation. Generally, forward-looking information can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as “believes,” “belief,” “expects,” “intends,” “anticipates,” “potential,” “should,” “may,” “will,” “plans,” “continue” or similar expressions to be uncertain and forward-looking. Forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, statements relating to future outlook and anticipated events such as: agreements to be entered into with online casino games aggregators; the distribution of Askott Games’ ‎RNG games to online casinos and sportsbooks; the markets in which RNG games are to be distributed; the ‎timing of launch and distribution of Askott Games’ esports and RNG games to the markets; the offering, ‎integration and distribution of Askott Games’ esports and RNG games by The Ear and other game ‎aggregators; revenues to be received by Askott Games in connection with their esports and RNG games; ‎Askott Games’ plans to develop and release games over the next 12 months; the launch of the Askott ‎Games website; commencement of Askott Games’ business development plans; expectations of the ‎Company with respect to the interest of aggregators in Askott Games’ esports and RNG games; market ‎exposure to and interest in Askott Games’ esports and RNG games resulting from the integration of its ‎gaming platform into The Ear; the ability of the Company to scale quickly and produce high recurring ‎revenues; Askott Games becoming the Company’s largest source of revenue in 2021;‎ the Company’s ability to become a leading technology platform and a leader in the global I-gaming market, and to serve the gaming market; the potential growth of the Company and the gaming market; the increased number of betting options; the ability of the Company to scale its B2B arm and maintain its B2C platforms; the Company’s unique portfolio of assets; and discussion of future plans, projections, objectives, estimates and forecasts and the timing related thereto. Forward-looking statements are based on the Company’s estimates and are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements of FansUnite to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements or forward-looking information. Additional information regarding the risks and uncertainties relating to the Company’s business are contained under the heading “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Non-Offering Prospectus dated March 27, 2020 filed on its issuer profile on SEDAR at www.sedar.com and risks related to global pandemics, including the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) global health pandemic, and the spread of other viruses or pathogens and influence of macroeconomic developments. Accordingly, readers should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements and forward-looking information. The forward-looking statements in this news release are made as of the date of this release. FansUnite disclaims and does not undertake to update or revise any forward-looking statements or forward-looking information, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable securities laws.

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Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:02 AM on Thursday, October 15th, 2020

Join Thesis Capital for a free FansUnite Entertainment Inc (CSE: FANS) Investor Webinar with FansUnite CEO Scott Burton and FansUnite President Darius Eghdami Today at 1:00 PM Eastern Time. Register here.

The Opportunity in Gambling

  • The legal online betting market is worth $150 billion and is growing at a CAGR of 8%+
  • As COVID-19 imposes harsh lockdown measures and social gathering restrictions, a lot of casinos or gambling operators are turning to online gambling to expand their online business
  • Traditional brick-and-mortar casinos can only serve to a limited number of gamblers whereas online gambling can be accessed by more people at any time and from anywhere
  • With online betting sites, casino operators can target new markets without having to move to different locations as “gamblers will not need to go to casinos anymore when the casinos can come to them”
  • New markets and online access has caused new subsectors such as esports and virtual sports betting to emerge

The Solution:

FansUnite is a global online gaming company that has developed a full suite of i-gaming products that are taking advantage of this increase in online betting activity in traditional sports, esports, casino and virtual sports. Through their business to consumer (B2C) and business to business (B2B) platforms, the company has now taken in more than $350 million in betting volume since inception, while attracting 300,000 registered users to their brands and producing a state of the art esports and sports software offering currently being utilized by leading companies around the world.

EVENT: FansUnite Entertainment $FANS.ca $FUNFF Investor Webinar Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 01:00 PM $DKNG $PENN $GAN $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 3:02 PM on Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

Join Thesis Capital for a free FansUnite Entertainment Inc (CSE: FANS) Investor Webinar with FansUnite CEO Scott Burton and FansUnite President Darius Eghdami on Thursday, Oct 15, 2020 01:00 PM in Eastern Time. Register here.

The Opportunity in Gambling

  • The legal online betting market is worth $150 billion and is growing at a CAGR of 8%+
  • As COVID-19 imposes harsh lockdown measures and social gathering restrictions, a lot of casinos or gambling operators are turning to online gambling to expand their online business
  • Traditional brick-and-mortar casinos can only serve to a limited number of gamblers whereas online gambling can be accessed by more people at any time and from anywhere
  • With online betting sites, casino operators can target new markets without having to move to different locations as “gamblers will not need to go to casinos anymore when the casinos can come to them”
  • New markets and online access has caused new subsectors such as esports and virtual sports betting to emerge

The Solution:

FansUnite is a global online gaming company that has developed a full suite of i-gaming products that are taking advantage of this increase in online betting activity in traditional sports, esports, casino and virtual sports. Through their business to consumer (B2C) and business to business (B2B) platforms, the company has now taken in more than $350 million in betting volume since inception, while attracting 300,000 registered users to their brands and producing a state of the art esports and sports software offering currently being utilized by leading companies around the world.

TGS Esports $TGS.ca Announces Intent to Acquire Canadian Esports and Digital Media Startup, Volcanic Media $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 9:18 AM on Wednesday, October 7th, 2020
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  • Taken the next step in its growth strategy by executing a letter of intent dated October 1, 2020 to acquire Volcanic Media Inc., a leader in scholastic and grassroots Canadian esports
  • Volcanic was founded in 2018 and is the creator of the National Esports Scholastic League, a first of its kind initiative that works directly with school districts and educators to create various esports initiatives
  • To date Volcanic has worked with over 1000 high school students in 13 different cities spanning 6 school districts
  • Acquisition is expected to drive over 200,000 new users to TGS through scholastic leagues, tournaments, and in-class programs

VANCOUVER, BC, Oct. 7, 2020 – TGS Esports Inc. (“TGS” or the “Company“) (TSXV: TGS) is pleased to announce that it has taken the next step in its growth strategy by executing a letter of intent dated October 1, 2020 (the “LOI“) to acquire Volcanic Media Inc. (“Volcanic“), a leader in scholastic and grassroots Canadian esports (the “Acquisition“).

Volcanic was founded in 2018 and is the creator of the National Esports Scholastic League, a first of its kind initiative that works directly with school districts and educators to create various esports initiatives. To date Volcanic has worked with over 1000 high school students in 13 different cities spanning 6 school districts.

Volcanic has been at the forefront of scholastic esports including awarding high school esports scholarships and creating inter-district high school esports leagues, both firsts of their kind in Canada. Volcanic have also started work on indigenous esports efforts, previously working with Binche Keyoh First Nations for pilot esports programs.

Following the closing of the Acquisition (the “Closing“), TGS is also proud to announce that, as part of this new partnership, all high schools looking to utilize Volcanic will be able to do so absolutely free with no fees paid by schools or students. Interested schools can reach out to Shawn Caldera: [email protected].

Acquisition Highlights

  • The Acquisition is expected to drive over 200,000 new users to TGS through scholastic leagues, tournaments, and in-class programs.

  • The new users will feed into TGS’ online platform, Pepper Esports, which adds to TGS’ overall strategy of having one central ecosystem that creates an unparalleled esports experience.

  • The Acquisition has the potential to put TGS at the forefront of High School esports in Canada and offer TGS an all new scholastic division led by Shawn Caldera and JP Perez of Volcanic.

“We have been working with Shawn and his team for some time now and it made perfect sense to bring Volcanic into the fold,” said Spiro Khouri, CEO of TGS. “Thirty percent of all gamers are under the age of 181 and that number is growing. By introducing that demographic to TGS it allows them to interact with us early and stay a part of our ecosystem beyond High School.”

“Volcanic was created to provide high quality esports events in the scholastic space. In this regard, the agreement with TGS will allow us to take Volcanic to the next level and work with students not only in High School but beyond,” said Shawn Caldera, President of Volcanic.

                         
1 Victor Yanev, “Video Game Demographics – Who Plays Games in 2020“, TechJury (July 25, 2020), online: <https://techjury.net/blog/video-game-demographics/#gref>.

Summary of Acquisition

The LOI sets out the principal terms on which the parties have agreed to complete the Acquisition. The parties have agreed to negotiate in good faith to formalize a definitive agreement (the “Definitive Agreement“) on or before October 30, 2020, and to consummate the Acquisition on or before November 30, 2020.

On Closing, the Company will acquire all of the issued and outstanding common shares of Volcanic (the “Volcanic Shares“) in exchange for a purchase price of $240,000 (the “Purchase Price“). The Purchase Price will be payable by the issuance of such number of common shares of TGS (each, a “TGS Share“) that is equal to the relevant payment (collectively, the “Consideration Shares“), which Consideration Shares will be subject to certain mutually agreed upon terms of escrow.

The Consideration Shares will be distributed upon each of the following milestones being achieved: 40,000 on the Closing; $10,000 on the date that 10,000 new users are registered on Pepper Esports Inc.’s (“Pepper“) esports platform or any other TGS platform as a result of contracts entered into by Volcanic; $30,000 on the date that 40,000 total new users are registered on Pepper’s esports platform or any other TGS platform as a result of contracts entered into by Volcanic; $30,000 on the date that 70,000 total new users are registered on Pepper’s esports platform or any other TGS platform as a result of contracts entered into by Volcanic; $30,000 on the date that 100,000 total new users are registered on Pepper’s esports platform or any other TGS platform as a result of contracts entered into by Volcanic; $50,000 on the date that 150,000 total new users are registered on Pepper’s esports platform or any other TGS platform as a result of contracts entered into by Volcanic; and $50,000 on the date that 200,000 total new users are registered on Pepper’s esports platform or any other TGS platform as a result of contracts entered into by Volcanic.

Subject to the approval of the TSX Venture Exchange (“TSXV“), the Consideration Shares will be issued at a deemed price equal to the Discounted Market Price (as defined in the policies of the TSXV) of the TGS Shares on the date of issuance of the Consideration Shares based on the Volume Weighted Average Price of TSXV’s share price in the ten (10) trading days prior to the relevant payment date. The discount applicable to the Consideration Shares shall be the lesser of 25% and the maximum discount applicable under the policies of the TSXV on the date of issuance of the Consideration Shares.

On Closing, it is anticipated that each of Shawn Caldera and JP Perez will enter into consulting agreements with TGS pursuant to which they will serve the Company as Scholastic Esports Director and Scholastic Esports Manager respectively.

The Acquisition is expected to constitute a “Reviewable Transaction” as defined in TSXV Policy 5.3 – Acquisitions and Dispositions of Non-Cash Assets and is therefore subject to the prior approval of the TSXV. No finder’s fees are payable in connection with the Acquisition. Following the Closing, Volcanic will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Company.

Completion of the Acquisition remains subject to a number of conditions, including: (i) the approval of the Acquisition by the shareholders of Volcanic, (ii) the completion of satisfactory due diligence, (iii) the approval of the boards of directors of the Company and Volcanic, (iv) the execution of the Definitive Agreement, (v) obtaining all required consents, waivers and approvals, including the approval of the TSXV, and (vi) other closing conditions customary for transactions of this nature.

About Volcanic Esports Inc.

Volcanic Media Inc. is a private British Columbia esports and digital media startup. Volcanic is a leader in esports growth in Canada, running the National Esports Scholastic League, where students compete for post-secondary scholarship funding. Volcanic also acts as a gateway for digital creators, gamers and media enthusiasts for their future careers. Volcanic works with tech accelerators, tech businesses and educators to help foster grassroots community engagement through Volcanic’s ATLAS platform; a powerful esports engagement platform helping to ensure no esports enthusiast is left behind.

About TGS Esports Inc.

TGS Esports Inc. is an esports organization focused on providing an unparalleled esports experience through its expertise in online and in-person event management, broadcast production, and Pepper Esports tournament software. TGS is the owner of Canada’s first dedicated esports arena, The Gaming Stadium, located in Richmond, British Columbia, which opened in June 2019. The Gaming Stadium hosts regular online tournaments as well as provides high quality broadcast production for any event. For more information, visit www.thegamingstadium.com.

Neither TSX Venture Exchange nor its Regulation Services Provider (as that term is defined in the policies of the TSX Venture Exchange) accepts responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

On behalf of the Board of Directors

Spiro Khouri

Spiro Khouri, CEO
TGS Esports Inc.

Disclaimer for Forward-Looking Information

Certain statements in this release are forward-looking statements, which reflect the expectations of management regarding the Company. Forward-looking statements consist of statements that are not purely historical, including any statements regarding beliefs, plans, expectations or intentions regarding the future, including with respect to: Shawn Caldera and JP Perez joining the TGS team, that the Acquisition will increase the number of TGS users and, in turn, feed into TGS’ online platform, that the Acquisition will allow the Company to keep players within its ecosystem, that the Acquisition has the potential to put TGS at the forefront of High School esports in Canada, the execution of the Definitive Agreement and the terms of such Definitive Agreement, the completion of the Acquisition and the acceptance of the Acquisition and terms thereof by the TSXV. Such statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results, performance or developments to differ materially from those contained in the statements, including risks related to factors beyond the control of the Company. The risks include the following: the unknown magnitude and duration of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic and other risks that are customary to transactions of this nature. No assurance can be given that any of the events anticipated by the forward-looking statements will occur or, if they do occur, what benefits the Company will obtain from them.

This press release is not an offer of the securities for sale in the United States. The securities have not been registered under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and may not be offered or sold in the United States absent registration or an exemption from registration. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy nor shall there be any sale of the securities in any state in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

VIDEO – FansUnite $FANS.ca Becomes First Ever #Esports Odds & Feed Partner With Global Gaming Giant Pinnacle $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 4:47 PM on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

The global online gambling market could potentially hit $1 TRILLION by the end of this decade. That isn’t a typo and the reasons are pretty clear – more jurisdictions are legalizing online gambling to get their hands on the tax revenue and the remaining 40% of people on the planet without internet access are going to get it.   

Until recently, however, small-cap investors did not have a company that could provide them ground floor exposure to this massive market and its growth over the next 10 years.  The industry was dominated by the big traditional gambling companies, who focus heavily on old fashioned gambling.  

That all changes with FansUnite, the small cap iGaming super company that goes beyond simple gambling and attacks both sides of the iGaming market by offering both B2C and B2B gambling platforms.   

More than just lip service, the formation of this iGaming super company became a reality when FansUnite acquired Askott Entertainment recently, the highlights of which are as follows:   

  • $27,000,000 Acquisition
  • Over $350,000,000 In Total Bets
  • Over 300,000 Registered Users
  • Strong Emphasis On Esports
  • Over 6,000 Casino Games Onto Platform
  • $5,000,000 Financing In Support Of The Acquisition
  • World Renowned Team

…. And now FANS just made a major leap forward in the esports betting world by becoming Pinnacle’s first odds & data B2B partners, giving them a major competitive advantage over other turnkey B2B esports betting products

“With Pinnacle’s addition and their relationship with GRID Esports, we continue to add the best esports betting data available with the most markets and the best odds. It’s exciting to be the first to offer Pinnacle Solution’ service, and we are honoured they chose to work with us,”

If that was all FANS had to say, this would already be a big announcement … but watch this interview to hear how fast they are moving on the biggest licenses in the gaming world, as well as, how big this industry is set to be in the coming years.

If you are looking for a disruptive technology company that is well positioned to carve out its share of the massive online gambling world, then you need to watch or listen to this interview with FANS CEO, Scott Burton.

Watch this interview or listen by Podcast on AppleGoogleSpotify or your favourite podcaster..

FansUnite Entertainment $FANS.ca Enters Partnership with Global Gaming Leader Pinnacle Solutions $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 6:52 AM on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020
  • Announced its partnership with Pinnacle to incorporate Pinnacle’s new esports data and odds feed into its Chameleon Gaming Platform
  • The partnership is part of its strategic plan to collaborate with the best data providers for its esports betting offering.
  • Through Pinnacle’s partnership with GRID Esports, they gain direct access to GRID’s contracts with esports leagues and tournaments, making it the best data source for many major esports events.
  • In partnering with Pinnacle, FansUnite can now offer the best odds on esports bets for its Chameleon Gaming Platform partners, giving it a competitive advantage over other turnkey B2B esports betting products.

Vancouver, British Columbia–(October 6, 2020) – FansUnite Entertainment Inc. (CSE: FANS) (OTC: FUNFF) (“FansUnite” or the “Company”), a technology company providing leading online gaming solutions, is pleased to announce its latest partnership with Pinnacle Solutions (“Pinnacle”), a global leader in online sports betting.

FansUnite is excited to announce its partnership with Pinnacle to incorporate Pinnacle’s new esports data and odds feed into its Chameleon Gaming Platform. The partnership is part of its strategic plan to collaborate with the best data providers for its esports betting offering. Through Pinnacle’s partnership with GRID Esports, they gain direct access to GRID’s contracts with esports leagues and tournaments, making it the best data source for many major esports events. In partnering with Pinnacle, FansUnite can now offer the best odds on esports bets for its Chameleon Gaming Platform partners, giving it a competitive advantage over other turnkey B2B esports betting products.

“We aim to partner with the leading companies in the industry to provide the best product and options to our customers using the Chameleon Platform. With Pinnacle’s addition and their relationship with GRID Esports, we continue to add the best esports betting data available with the most markets and the best odds. It’s exciting to be the first to offer Pinnacle Solution’ service, and we are honoured they chose to work with us,” stated FansUnite CEO Scott Burton.

“The next step is to effectively market the Chameleon Gaming Platform to sportsbooks,” continued Scott Burton. “We want to ramp up our B2B segment and get a guaranteed licensing fee when sportsbooks use our services. In addition, we generate additional income as our partners grow as we share in a percentage of the net gaming revenue giving us unlimited upside revenue potential. Partnering with Pinnacle will help take our B2B esports solution to a new level.”

Pinnacle’s CEO Paris Smith added, “We are really excited to announce this partnership with FansUnite. Pinnacle Solution is going from strength to strength and it’s great to see our product getting out there and enhancing the betting experience for customers around the world. We are always focused on getting the most value out of our partnerships for us and our partners. Our deal with FansUnite will certainly add to our experience as a supplier and we are really looking forward to working closely with their team and helping them achieve their goals.”

“Our B2B strategy is one that is built on laying solid foundations. Our continued growth, which includes deals like this, is a clear sign that we are working hard to build on our already impressive offering and keep leading the way for others to follow. Whether it’s the odds, the risk management, the data, we have the complete package as well as a best-in-class service to match.”

About FansUnite Entertainment Inc.

FansUnite is a global sports and entertainment company, focusing on technology related to regulated and lawful online gaming and other related products. FansUnite has produced a one of a kind complete iGaming platform, with a sports and esports focus geared for the next generation of online bettors and casino players. The platform includes products for pre-match betting, in-play betting, daily fantasy, content and a certified RNG to produce casino style chance games. The platform operates multiple B2C brands and B2B software for the online gambling industry. FansUnite also looks to acquire technology platforms and assets with high-growth potential in new or developing markets.

About Pinnacle Solution

Pinnacle Solution offers a comprehensive B2B sportsbook service built on the foundation of unrivalled risk management expertise and the unique ability to leverage Pinnacle’s 20+ years of industry experience as an operator.

In addition to its wide-ranging traditional sports offering, Pinnacle Solution is also renowned for being the leading supplier in esports betting. Winning multiple awards has positioned Pinnacle Solution as the gold standard in B2B esports betting, proven to help clients take their product to the next level.

For further information, please contact:

Prit Singh Investor Relations at FansUnite
[email protected]
(905) 510-7636

Scott Burton Chief Executive Officer of FansUnite
[email protected]

Darius Eghdami President of FansUnite
[email protected]

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Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL Generates 400% Growth in New Registered Users During VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series Tournament $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:14 AM on Thursday, September 17th, 2020
  • VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series Reaches Record 1.7 Million Unique Viewers
  • Tournament Now the Most-Watched Legend Series Event in Allied Esports History
  • New registered users grew 400% and customer deposits increased 300% during the two-week period of the VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series Tournament compared to the same two weeks in the prior month

BIRKIRKARA, Malta, Sept. 17, 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, today announced new registered users grew 400% and customer deposits increased 300% during the two-week period of the VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series Tournament compared to the same two weeks in the prior month.

The Company’s partner, Allied Esports, a global esports entertainment company and a subsidiary of Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AESE), drew 1.7 million unique viewers for the VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series tournament, which ended Sunday, September 13. The two-week competition, which also generated over 1 million hours watched and reached 98,000 peak viewers, is the most-watched Legend Series event since the tournament series was created in 2017.

“We are absolutely thrilled with the viewership numbers for the VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series, a new benchmark for Allied Esports and a great introduction of our VIE.gg brand to fans around the world,” commented Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. “With a 400% increase in new users and 300% increase in deposits, we’ve clearly demonstrated there is demand for our platform. This was a great start to our marketing efforts, and we’re excited to pursue similar opportunities moving forward.”

Each broadcast during the VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series tournament prominently featured a wagering component, including dynamic live odds that were on display for the entirety of each match. 

“This tournament was an excellent start to our partnership with Esports Entertainment Group, as we introduced their wagering platform to millions of people around the world, and we look forward to creating more valuable content with them in the near future,” said Frank Ng, CEO of Allied Esports Entertainment. “The VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series is a great example of the ability of our tournaments to deliver dedicated content to an enthusiastic, engaged audience, and we will continue to develop these brands to meet the needs of partners as the esports industry continues to evolve.”

The professional Counter-Strike tournament, which was produced from Allied Esports’ HyperX Esports Studio in Hamburg, Germany, was a global event reaching esports audiences across multiple continents and languages. Allied Esports worked with various partners to broadcast the tournament on Twitch in six languages – English, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, French and German – and on Chinese streaming platform HUYA, which carried both English and Chinese streams.

The VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series featured 16 Counter-Strike teams from multiple European countries, the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) region and South America, including seven teams ranked in the top 50 globally. Kazakhstan’s Winstrike, which jumped from No. 60 in the world at the start of the tournament to No. 34, defeated 32nd-ranked Heretics from France 3-0 in the best-of-five Grand Final to secure the first VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series title and €17,000 of the €50,000 total prize pool. Every game from the two-week tournament can be watched in full at youtube.com/alliedesports.

“We are very happy with the results of our first esports tournament sponsorship and the strong uptick in new sign ups and deposits we saw as a result of reaching millions of fans globally,” added Magnus Leppäniemi, Vice President of Marketing and Head of Esports at Vie.gg. “The VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series provided a great opportunity to support tier 2 and tier 3 teams, a large and important segment of the esports community, and we look forward to continuing our support of these teams in the future.”

The VIE.gg CS:GO Legend Series was Allied Esports’ seventh edition of the CS:GO Legend Series and the 13th Legend Series event overall and part of its efforts to expand the competitive ecosystem and total prize pool for teams ranked outside of the first tier.

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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#Twitch brings custom #Esports competitions to streamers in closed beta SPONSOR: FansUnite Entertainment $FANS.ca $DKNG $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 10:28 AM on Friday, September 11th, 2020

SPONSOR:  FansUnite Entertainment Inc (CSE: FANS) The global online gambling market could potentially hit $1 TRILLION by the end of this decade. FansUnite is well positioned to capitalize on this trend. The company has a full suite of B2B and B2C services and has facilitated over $350M in bets from its 300,000 registered users. Learn More.

Twitch brings custom esports competitions to streamers in closed beta

Versus is a suite of tools that allows players, organizers, and streamers to host competitions with their communities

  • Twitch and esports go together like a dusting of salt on top of a chocolate chip cookie: the sweetness of victory etc., tempered by the saltiness of defeat
  • Today, Twitch launches Versus — a suite of competitive tools that will let creators on the site organize and manage their own tournaments — which promises to bring those agonies and ecstasies to any streamer who feels like pubstomping their community

By Bijan Stephen

Twitch and esports go together like a dusting of salt on top of a chocolate chip cookie: the sweetness of victory etc., tempered by the saltiness of defeat. Today, Twitch launches Versus — a suite of competitive tools that will let creators on the site organize and manage their own tournaments — which promises to bring those agonies and ecstasies to any streamer who feels like pubstomping their community.

While the feature is in closed beta for now, collegiate esports leagues, game devs, and Twitch Rivals competitors (along with some other Twitch streamers) will have access starting today. There is a waitlist you can join if you’re interested in trying out Versus for yourself.

Obviously, this isn’t Twitch’s first foray into esports. Twitch Rivals has been hosting competitions between streamers and pros since last year, and in April, the company rolled out an esports directory to keep viewers updated on the latest tournaments. What’s interesting about Versus is how it’s very similar to Facebook Gaming’s Tournaments. Twitch is playing catch-up! Even so, it’s cool to see good ideas make their way further into the mainstream.

Source: https://www.theverge.com/2020/9/9/21428816/twitch-esports-tools-closed-beta-versus

Esports Entertainment Group $GMBL Provides FY21, FY22 Organic Revenue Guidance & Long-Term Revenue Opportunity $PENN $GAN $ESPO $AESE $EGLX.ca $BRAG.ca $FDM.ca

Posted by AGORACOM-JC at 8:09 AM on Thursday, September 10th, 2020
  • Provided for the first time, organic revenue guidance for fiscal years 2021 and 2022 as well as a long-term revenue opportunity based on the large and rapidly growing esports wagering addressable market
  • Management issues the following guidance:
  • Fiscal 21 (FY ending June 30, 2021) Revenue Guidance: $13 million
  • Fiscal 22 (FY ending June 30, 2022) Revenue Guidance: $25 million

BIRKIRKARA, Malta, Sept. 10, 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, today provided for the first time, organic revenue guidance for fiscal years 2021 and 2022 as well as a long-term revenue opportunity based on the large and rapidly growing esports wagering addressable market.

The Company has built a strong foundation for revenue growth, since its April 2020 Nasdaq listing, completing acquisitions of Argyll Entertainment and the assets of FLIP Sports, forming partnerships with Allied Esports, Dignitas, and Twin River Worldwide, while strengthening its team at all levels of the organization. Based on these and other accomplishments, as well as attractive industry trends, management issues the following guidance:

     Fiscal 21 (FY ending June 30, 2021) Revenue Guidance: $13 million

     Fiscal 22 (FY ending June 30, 2022) Revenue Guidance: $25 million

Ultimately the Company believes long-term its VIE.gg platform alone has a revenue opportunity of $180 million1, based on securing 5% of the $3.6 billion esports wagering market.

“Now that we have completed several of the strategic milestones that we laid out in our roadshow, we are well positioned for strong organic revenue growth,” commented Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. “We additionally intend to aggressively pursue accretive acquisitions within each of the frameworks of our Three Pillar Strategy.”  

The Company’s Three Pillar Strategy targets growth opportunities in 1) esports entertainment, through tournaments and leagues, 2) esports wagering in key markets globally through the Company’s VIE.gg platform, as well as 3) iGaming and traditional sports betting.

1. Long-term revenue target based on Esports Wagering Market Size and market share assumptions laid out in company’s investor deck.

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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