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RFRSH Entertainment tied up a deal with 20th Century Fox’s film Terminator: Dark Fate for BLAST Pro Series Moscow, announcing the deal on Twitter. The partnership will reportedly include showcasing behind-the-scenes content from the movie while fans at the venue can win themed merchandise, amongst other activations. The event will run September 13-14th at the VTB Arena. “We are very glad to work with one of the largest esports tournaments. As part of this partnership, two cultural phenomena have come together for us,” said Anastasia Polyakova, Acting Marketing Director of 20th Century Fox. “‘Terminator’ has become a solid part of pop culture, uniting people of different generations and interests. We are sure that for many gamers and esports fans, Terminator is the film which raised their interest in science fiction.”
With the Los Angeles Valiant set to play host this week for Overwatch League, KIT KAT Rivalry Weekend at The Novo at LA Live also locked up a slate of sponsors as the Valiant compete to qualify for the Overwatch League playoffs. Joining entitlement partner, KIT KAT will be KIT KAT Rivalry Weekend Founding Partners Bud Light and 1st Century Bank and associate partner, Nitto Tire. “This weekend, IGC and the Los Angeles Valiant have the opportunity to put our stamp on live competitive gaming in Los Angeles, our home market and the entertainment capital of the world,” said Ari Segal, CEO of IGC. “Supported by blue chip brand partners and with an event architecture that optimizes for the fan experience first and foremost, KIT KAT Rivalry Weekend will hopefully set a new bar and expectation for team-owned and operated esports events.”
Ford is launching its own esports virtual racing teams, according to Engadget, branded the name Fordzilla. The company is recruiting top esports drivers for teams in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the UK for the endeavor, in addition to inviting star players to form a European team with select members from each national team. The Fordzilla teams will compete in games that include Forza Motorsport 7.
Riot Games locked in Pringles to serve as its newest sponsor of the League of Legends European Championship Summer Finals. “We’ve been steadily developing our esports foot print to gain stronger brand recognition with the community. We’ve been present at a series of major tournaments generating content and arranging activations but it’s important we keep expanding our outreach and that we’re able to speak to esports fans across different titles,” said Dominik Schafhaupt, Kellogg Company’s Marketing Manager Snacks Northern Europe. “We’ve seen the energy and passion of the LEC fans and were excited to work with the team at Riot to help us build our relationship with their community for the Summer Finals.”
Newegg announced its plans to support Intel Gamer Days 2019, which runs Aug. 30-Sept. 8, with activation set to include the Newegg FragFest 2019 on Sept. 7 at the HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas. The event will see Newegg and Intel co-host pro players from Counter Logic Gaming, including Nokokopuffs, ImMadness and NiceWigg.
Ubisoft and theScore are playing duos in a new partnership to create and publish a video content series focusing on Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege. theScore will leverage its esports content team to produce a series of videos covering “the most compelling stories” from the teams and personalities across Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege community. Each video will be custom-made to include branded integrations from Ubisoft, helping to promote their Pro League and international events. “theScore esports has built a powerful reputation for highly engaging and dynamic video storytelling, providing competitive gaming fans globally with unrivaled access and insight into the titles, leagues, players and personalities they love,” said Aubrey Levy, VP of Marketing & Partnerships at theScore. “We’re excited to work with globally recognized publisher Ubisoft to showcase all of the incredible stories surrounding the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Siege community.”
Estars announced plans to launch a new interactive, free-to-play gaming platform for esports and gaming fans to engage with their favorite competitions worldwide. To celebrate, Estars is matching millions of dollars in prizes across major esports tournaments this year through the Estars Majors, including up to $5M for The International and up to $10M for The Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) Season Finals on Sept. 20-21.
FaZe Clan announced the addition of rapper Offset to its investor umbrella. “FaZe Clan goes beyond gaming and esports – we’re leading a transformation in culture and entertainment,” said Lee Trink, CEO, FaZe Clan. “Offset represents a new generation of cultural leaders who understand that shift. FaZe Clan is redefining what it means to be an iconic entertainment brand and working with a visionary like Offset is another step towards the future – we not only dominate in competitive gaming we are setting new trends across content, merchandise, brand partnerships, and beyond.”
Statespace landed $2.5 million in seed funding as its first product, Aim Lab, prepares to hit 1 million users. Funding was led by FirstMark Capitals, according to TechCrunch, with additional participation from Expa, Lux Capital and WndrCo to up the company’s total funding to $4 million. Aim Lab mimics the rules of a game in order to give gamers a practice space where they can improve their skills identify weaknesses.
Activision Blizzard has hired Creative Artists Agency executive David Messinger to serve as the publisher’s global chief marketing officer. Messenger is leaving CAA after more than 15 years, most recently serving as co-head of CAA Marketing where he was involved with clients including Coca-Cola Co., General Motors and Samsung.
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Answer to Our Last Sports Trivia Question: In which game would you eat a cherry, strawberry, orange, apple, melon, Galaxian Starship, bell, and key, not to mention an occasional ghost? Answer: Pac-Man. Kudos: Julie Reuther/Sydney; Rob Casalaina-ITN/NY; Luke Watson-Essential TV/NY; Brian Traynor-Endeavor/NY; Jason Valluzzi-Active International/NY; Rick Dascher-Turner Studios/Atlanta; Matt Sautter-WideOrbit/Harrisburg; Jason Morrow-Toyota/Houston; Tom Moore-Kalt Productions/LA; Andy Babb-Super League Gaming/Santa Monica
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