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Esports Business Summit
September 10-12, 2019 | MGM Grand Las Vegas
Join us this September in Las Vegas for the Esports Business Summit. The summit brings together all sectors of the Esports ecosystem for three days of networking, education and inspiration. Attend EBS and you’ll meet and learn from key executives from brand marketing, television, sports and technology who are growing their businesses by leveraging the passionate global audience that Esports delivers.
Bleacher Report detailed plans to take over Charlotte’s Music Factory for NBA All-Star 2019 with B/R X NC on Sunday from 1-6p, offering fans basketball courts and concert stages that will feature live programming, music, non-stop hoops, interactive exhibits, the debut of a House of Highlights activation and more. The event, hosted by Bleacher Report and House of Highlights talent including Adam Lefkoe, Taylor Rooks,Lance Fresh and Omar Raja, will be led by sponsors Caesars Entertainment, MTN DEW, Ruffles, Intel, McDonald’s, State Farm and Wilson. 2 Chainz, will close out the event with a headline performance on the Caesars Sports Music Stage. All-day basketball programming will include highlights such as “The MTN DEW x Ruffles Ballers Ball on the MTN DEW x Ruffles Basketball Court” and the return of the State Farm streetballers Dunk Contest.
Digital sports video platform SendtoNews secured a multi-year digital partnership with NASCAR Digital Media. Under the new agreement, SendtoNews receives rights to distribute NASCAR race highlights and other event content to its more than 1600 digital publishing partners across North America. The partnership will provide highlights for all NASCAR national series races and qualifying events, including the upcoming 61st running of the Daytona 500 on February 17.
As the 2019 season prepares to warm up for the NBA 2K League, the organization announced a multiyear partnership with Champion Athleticwear to serve as the league’s official outfitter ahead of the 2019 NBA 2K League Draft, set for March 5 at Barclays Center. The deal will see Champion provide the NBA 2K League’s 21 teams with game uniforms as well as warmup, travel and practice apparel. In-game avatars will also be outfitted in Champion-branded uniforms and throughout the season, Champion will provide apparel for marquee events like the NBA 2K League Draft Clash, in-season tournaments and the NBA 2K League Finals.
Heavy hearts from around the gaming community yesterday after Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick announced in an earning call that the company would be laying off 8% of its workforce, amounting to approximately 800 jobs from across the company, which includes Activision, Blizzard and King. The consolidation would mainly affect non-game development departments, with reports of heavy cuts in publishing and esports.
ESL is renewing vows with Facebook Gaming, announcing an expansion of the league’s partnership to bring coverage of all global ESL esports competitions non-exclusively to the Facebook platform. ESL will broadcast both its flagship circuit events, Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) and ESL One, as well as the premier professional Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Pro League. “ESL brings together a global community of esports fans and aims to deliver amazing esports experiences to audiences around the world, both online and through large scale events,” said Ralf Reichert, Co-CEO, ESL. “ESL will be providing multiple sources in which fans can experience our flagship circuits online — including a return to Facebook Gaming to continue bringing content to its rapidly growing audience.”
T-Mobile and the Houston Outlaws renewed their partnership through the 2019 season. The upcoming season will see the brand retain its status as the presenting partner of the Houston Outlaws and continue to serve as the Official Wireless Partner of the team. Together, the pair will continue to offer exclusive VIP perks to T-Mobile customers while providing all fans exclusive access to the team with the #OutlawsUnlimitedvideo series and events within the Houston Area.
Premier Lacrosse League, which begins its inaugural season on June 1, locked in investment from Alibaba Group Holding billionaire Joe Tsai in a a Series A funding round led by Tsai,. He’s joined in the investment by Hildene Capital Management President Brett Jefferson and the Raine Group, which led the league’s initial round in September. The PLL has a multiyear broadcast agreement with NBC Sports Group, which will show games across its platforms. NBC will show three, while another 19 will be broadcast on NBCSN.
Warriors/Trail Blazers on ESPN at 10:30p.
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ON THIS DAY in 1976: Dorothy Hamill wins Olympic figure-skating gold in Innsbruck.
In the Know: In the movie The Warriors, what is the name of the gang that took its look from the New York Yankees? (Email [email protected] with your answer and be sure to include your name, company and city.)
Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: Name a driver who won the Daytona 500 twice in a row. Answer: Richard Petty, Cale Yarborough and Sterling Marlin. Kudos: Tom Wetzel-MMSI/Warwick; Christian Matthews-Washington Redskins/DC; Jonathan Norman-Bespoke Sports & Entertainment/Charlotte; Matt Sautter-WideOrbit/Harrisburg; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; David Westberg-SAG-AFTRA Federal Credit Union/Burbank; Miriam Aardahl-OMD/LA
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