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November 9th, 2018 | ThreeSixty, NYC
Save the date for the 6th Annual Cynopsis Digital Model D & It List Awards. Join in on the action as digital’s best and brightest honor those who have excelled in digital content, marketing, advertising and social media.
**Finalists will be announced in mid-September**
ESPN’s media day in Bristol saw company executives address its new direct-to-consumer streaming service ESPN+. ESPN President Jimmy Pitaro, according to Axios, stated that ads will start being added beyond live games in the future. “Our primary focus is growing reach & subs,” Pitaro said, according to Axios’ Sara Fischer. “That being said, yes — we are very interested in an ad-lite type of experience within ESPN+ where you have various forms of sponsorship integration. Fair to say you can expect to see that going forward.” While dynamic ads have been inserted into live games, the platform had not opened the doors to pre or post-roll ads, sponsored segments, etc.
EA Sports announced plans to add 16 LaLiga stadiums to FIFA 19, with FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou, the sole holdout, although Barcelona players will still be among the 200+ new head scans for LaLiga players this year as well as the league’s broadcast package.
Yahoo Sports is bringing in former Washington Post reporter Kimberley A. Martin to join the team as its newest NFL writer. At the Washington Post, she had served as the paper’s Washington Redskins beat writer.
Ubisoft unveiled a “Pilot Program” revenue-share initiative to bolster the Rainbow Six Pro League, opening the door to revenue sharing with a slate of Pro League teams as well as with the Six Invitational 2019 prize pool. The Pilot Program will span 11 teams representing all 4 Pro League regions (Europe, North America, Latin-America, Asia-Pacific) 0 including FNATIC, PENTA Sports, Vitality, Evil Geniuses, Rogue, SK Gaming, Mousesports, FaZe Clan, Team Liquid, Immortals and Ninjas in Pyjamas. “For us, the Pilot Program is a way to reward the teams that are contributing to the League and help it grow,” said François-Xavier Dénièle, Esports Director, Ubisoft EMEA. “For fans, we believe it is one of the most direct ways to show their support to specific teams and players. With this program, we are expanding on the Team Charm initiative we ran with different teams during last year’s Pro League seasons.”
WESA is making changes, announcing that Pietro Fringuelli will take over duties as the Commissioner and Chairman of the executive board, succeeding Ken Hershman in the role. Hershman, who joined WESA as commissioner in 2016, helped to achieve the goals set by the teams in the initial phase of WESA’s development, according to the announcement, transforming the startup organization into a sustainable company. However, moving forward, a larger group will lead WESA and manage the day to day operations, headed by Fringuelli. Meanwhile, Jan Pommer, will also join as special adviser to the new Commissioner and the teams to achieve new goals in this second phase.
The Call of Duty World League announced that the first tournament for Black Ops 4 will take place at CWL Las Vegas from Dec. 7-9. Meanwhile, the league’s reveal event this year will take place on Sept. 19 on the official Twitch Channel. Black Ops 4 is set to be released on Oct. 12.
Rocket League Esports is paving in-roads for South America, announcing plans for the region to debut in the RLCS next year. In the announcement, Psyonix told fans that “Over the past month, you may have noticed a long-overdue push by Psyonix to get more involved and support our incredible community partners in the South American region. We were extremely excited to have the opportunity to sponsor tournaments from great organizers like Rocket Street and LVP. Their hard work gave us a glimpse at the deep pool of talent from our players in the SAM region, and while those tournaments were an amazing start for players and fans, we think we can do more.”
eGency Global, in collaboration with SMU, to announce the addition of a collegiate Overwatch tournament powered by Team Envy and the Dallas Fuel to the lineup of events at OP Live Dallas. The Overwatch tournament at OP Live Dallas will feature 16 collegiate teams that will vie for the title of Over Powered Champ and a special prize package provided by the Dallas Fuel and Team Envy.
Indians/Red Sox on MLB Network at 7p.
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ON THIS DAY in 1990: George Steinbrenner retires and hands over control of the Yankees.
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Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: Who portrayed Lou Gehrig in the 1942 film “Pride of the Yankees”? Answer: Gary Cooper. Kudos: Kyle Helm-CBS Sports/NY; Keith Marder-Halstead Real Estate/NY; Brian Ricco-MultiVision Media/BOXTV/NY; Holli Sarner-Home Team Sports/NY; Jon Miller-NBC Sports/Stamford; Matt Sautter-WideOrbit/Harrisburg; Randy Ingram-WISH/WNDY-TV/Indianapolis; Michael Goodman-RadioOne/Atlanta; Andy Pittman-TAMU/College Station; Kyle Krebs-KXAS-TV/Dallas-Ft.Worth; Joe Lyons-ESPN/Dallas; Bill Robertson-WCHA/Bloomington; Greg Moloznik-GLM Media/Scottsdale; David Hauptman/Denver; Rick Pike-InterMedia Advertising/Woodland Hills; Jeff Mirkin-Atari Studios/Santa Monica; Jack Simmons-US Army Reserve/LA; Dennis Treleven-Fox Networks Group/LA
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