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BEA to Open an Esports Performance and Education Campus at Riverside Sunderland

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The British Esports Association (BEA) has announced that it will open an esports performance and education campus at Riverside Sunderland, which will nurture and support the next generation of talent, as interest and engagement in esports grows in the UK.

BEA has made a multi-million-pound commitment to the city of Sunderland, having acquired former retail premises adjacent to the Stadium of Light, where it will establish its National Esports Performance Campus (NEPC).

The NEPC will become a centre of excellence, providing access to state-of-the-art equipment, training and investment that will support Sunderland, the North East and the UK to become a globally-recognised esports hub capable of attracting and developing the world’s best esports talent.

The campus will offer educational and coaching courses for players and all other roles within the esports industry and feature dedicated esports classrooms, performance rooms, streaming booths for shoutcaster skills and an arena space. It will also play host to regular esports events, community tournaments, summer camps and be used as a training base for the Great Britain esports team, which recently took part in the Global Esports Games in Singapore.

Chester King, chief executive officer at BEA, said: “The UK is Europe’s second-biggest video game market and ranked 6th globally – this speaks to the potential of esports which will capitalise on gaming’s popularity, with talented competitors emerging and a growing audience keen to spectate and enjoy esports as a leisure activity. This is a market that we know will explode in the UK and we want to support its growth.”

“Sunderland is a hugely ambitious and future-focused city and that aligns very much to BEA and esports, which has vast growth potential and ties into Sunderland’s strengths in gaming, digital and sport. The campus will be an inspirational site, a place for players and coaches to work, learn and develop. This is a much-needed facility and through my team’s experiences we understand its importance.”

Patrick Melia, chief executive of Sunderland City Council, said: “Esports has been a phenomenal global success, and it is a huge growth market in the UK, that will be realised over the coming years. BEA’s move puts Sunderland at the beating heart of that, and we couldn’t be more pleased.”

Councillor Graeme Miller, leader of Sunderland City Council, said: “This is a truly game-changing development for Sunderland, and we could not be more excited about having BEA choose the city for its NEPC.”

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Galaxy Racer content creator and YouTube sensation AboFlah smashes two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles while raising over US$11M for charity

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Galaxy Racer (GXR), the biggest esports, gaming and lifestyle organisation, headquartered in Dubai, is pleased to announce that its content creator, AboFlah, has successfully raised over US$11M in a charity stream for The World’s Coolest Winter campaign. Whilst completing the stream, AboFlah also officially broke two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles for the “Longest live-stream (video)”, recording live for 268 hours 14 mins 20 seconds and “Most viewers for a charity donation live stream on YouTube”, attracting 698,000 peak concurrent views.

The World’s Coolest Winter campaign, celebrates the UAE’s most beautiful tourism destinations, extended it’s humanitarian support to more than 100,000 refugees and people in need through a new humanitarian initiative called Warm Winter. The campaign aims to support hundreds of thousands of refugees and families in need in Africa and the Arab world by providing food, winter clothing, blankets, mattresses and critical aid to help displaced men, women and children prepare for harsh winter conditions. The campaign is being held in partnership with Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) and Galaxy Racer. The essential aid will be distributed with the support of the UN refugee agency, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Food Banking Regional Network.

As part of the campaign, AboFlah lived in a glass room in Downtown Dubai, near the Burj Khalifa and streamed continuously for 268 hours until the target of US$10 million was raised. While in the room, AboFlah encouraged people to donate and spent the majority of his time in front of his computer interacting with fans and those donating to the cause. The stream also attracted global attention and donations from celebrities and influencers including the likes of actress Kristin Davies, actor Amr Maskoun as well as content creators Noor Stars and Omar Farooq.

Launching his YouTube channel in 2017, AboFlah began posting gaming content of him playing FIFA17 before creating content on Fall Guys and Fortnite. His YouTube channel is one of the fastest-growing YouTube channels in the world, with over 23 million subscribers and over 3 billion views. He is followed by millions of fans who avidly watch his vlogs, comedy shorts and formatted shows covering video games and popular culture. AboFlah went on to join Galaxy Racer’s content creator team in 2020, which already boasts some of the biggest content creators in the MENA and Southeast Asia region including fellow YouTube sensation Noor Stars. The organisation now carries over 100 content creators, with a total reach of over 500 million followers across all platforms and more than 2.5 billion monthly views.

Galaxy Racer launched in 2019 and has already become one of the biggest esports, gaming, and lifestyle organisations globally. The organisation has five separate business offerings; Content Creators, Esports Teams, Tournament Management, Merchandising and Lifestyle and GXR Records, a newly established record label that already carries two signed artists from the MENA region and are looking to expand globally.

Galaxy Racer content creator and YouTube sensation, Hassan Suleiman “AboFlah” said: “Warmth in winter for those facing harsh winter conditions is no less important than food and water. There are millions of refugees and displaced people who need all the support they can get. I am proud and thrilled we achieved our goal and raised over US$11 million and brought warmth to the lives of those who are deprived of it. Thank you to everyone who generously donated!

We have proven that Arab youth are capable of changing reality, even with small deeds, and reaching a bright future. “People for People.” This sentence is not a metaphorical slogan, but it was manifested by the huge numbers of donors who felt compassion toward the suffering of refugees and displaced people. This reflects the huge impact this campaign had, which drove viewers’ enthusiasm for participation.

The societal role depends on everyone’s participation, believing in the importance of upholding our human values, and the solidarity in supporting the ones in need. Everyone of us has a role to play in creating the desired positive impact. UAE is the homeland of virtues, and the humanitarian moral actions in this blessed country transcend borders and can’t be stopped by obstacles, such deeds present the community with moral values that our Arab region is in dire need for.”

Galaxy Racer Founder and CEO, Paul Roy said: “We are amazed and grateful by the immense generosity shown by the fans, community and the general public. Raising over US$11 million is no easy task and we’re glad to be part of this humanitarian initiative which will positively impact the affected 100,000 refugees. Smashing two GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ titles is impressive and a testament to the resilience shown by AboFlah, the Galaxy Racer team, together with our partners MBRGI, UNHCR and the Food Banking Regional Network. We thank you everyone for participating in this record-breaking charity initiative and we look forward to more positive impact initiatives.”

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Thunderpick is launching the first ever eSports tournament series with a prize pool in Bitcoin

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The Thunderpick Bitcoin Series is an online event that officially starts on the 17th of January with a CS:GO tournament that will last until the 7th of March. Other CS:GO and Dota 2 tournaments within the Thunderpick Bitcoin Series are expected later in 2022.

The first tournament of the Series will host top CS:GO squads from all over the world. There will be a total of 23 teams competing for a chance to win a chunk of the 1.2 Bitcoin prize pool with at least $75,000 guaranteed. The minimum amount is a secure prize, but there is no telling how high the Bitcoin price might go up during the playoffs, so the main prize might be even higher!

The format of the CS:GO tournament will be a standard best-of-three, divided further into three stages with the collective 50 Bo3 matches. In the closed qualifier 4 teams will face double elimination, where the winning team will advance to the main stage. Main stage will feature 16 teams where only 8 can get into the final stage and play against 4 additional guest teams. During the Grand Finale the top teams of the tournament will fight over who will take the main prize home.

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YouTube star, AboFlah on track to raise more than US$10 million for refugees, will continue living in a glass room near Burj Khalifa until completed

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The World’s Coolest Winter campaign, which celebrates the UAE’s most beautiful tourism destinations, is extending humanitarian support to more than 100,000 refugees and people in need through a new humanitarian initiative called Warm Winter.

The campaign has collaborated with Galaxy Racer’s Content Creator AboFlah, to support hundreds of thousands of refugees and families in need in Africa and the Arab world. It aims to raise over US$10 million to provide food, winter clothing, blankets, mattresses and critical aid to help displaced men, women and children prepare for harsh winter conditions.

Launched in partnership with Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and Galaxy Racer, a Dubai-based lifestyle organization that specializes in esports, gaming, lifestyle and handles AboFlah’s presence and activations, the humanitarian campaign is calling on everyone to help vulnerable people get through the winter. It will provide aid and support to the largest number of refugees and people in need in cooperation with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Food Banking Regional Network.

Anyone from anywhere in the world can donate to the humanitarian initiative. Contributions can be made to the Warm Winter campaign, which started on January 7th 2022, at MBRGI.ae/WarmWinter.

As part of the campaign, AboFlah is living in a glass room in Downtown Dubai, near the Burj Khalifa, until US$10 million is collected, with USD$4m raised so far. The live-stream is taking place on YouTube and other content creators and influencers will be collaborating and creating their own posts to raise awareness of the humanitarian initiative.

AboFlah’s YouTube channel is one of the fastest-growing YouTube channels in the world, with over 23 million subscribers and over 2.8 billion views. He is followed by millions of fans who avidly watch his vlogs, comedy shorts and formatted shows covering video games and popular culture.

Millions in Need of Support

AboFlah said: “Warmth in winter for those facing harsh winter conditions is no less important than food and water. There are millions of refugees and displaced people who need all the support they can get. I wanted to participate in this humanitarian initiative and hope everyone will contribute by bringing warmth to the lives of those who are deprived of it. The World’s Coolest Winter campaign deserves appreciation for launching Warm Winter in cooperation with Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and I am proud to support it.”

 

Joint Efforts to Directly Reach Those in Need

For her part, Sarah Al Nuaimi, Director of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, said: “The Warm Winter initiative from the World’s Coolest Winter campaign represents joint efforts and fruitful cooperation between reputable institutions in charity, humanitarian and relief. We are pleased to see Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, UNHCR and the Food Banking Regional Network unite alongside influential content creators to raise awareness about this important cause. Warm Winter reaffirms the UAE’s established culture of compassion and humanitarian work. As we celebrate our nation’s beautiful natural and touristic attractions during the cooler months, we will not neglect nor forget refugees and needy families facing bleak, life-threatening conditions in other parts of the world this winter.”

Galaxy Racer Links Content Creators with Humanitarian Initiatives

For his part, Paul Roy, CEO of Galaxy Racer, said: “At Galaxy Racer, we believe in giving back to the community and all of us, including our content creators such as AboFlah, share this value as well. AboFlah has done a lot of charities in the past and has been an inspiration to many. We are confident this initiative is going to be record-breaking for the right reasons and we are happy to support the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and its partners into making this a reality for the greater good with positive impact.”

Founded in 2019 with its headquarters in Dubai, Galaxy Racer is the largest esports, gaming and lifestyle organization in the world, and plays a key role in supporting the campaign, by utilizing its leading global role to attract some of the most prominent content creators in the region. The organization has previously achieved several successes, including its global partnership with LaLiga, Spain’s top professional football league, organiser of the GirlGamer Festival World Finals in Dubai and organised a Dubai inter-school FIFA tournament, including awarding deserving scholarships worth a total of US$70,000 to the winners, which contributed to achieving Dubai’s vision in the field of the future of technology. Through its several activities, it encouraged young people to explore new job opportunities in the esports and gaming industry, to establish Dubai as a regional and global hub for competitive esports events.

Direct Access to Hundreds of Thousands of Beneficiaries

UNCHR and the Food Banking Regional Network will purchase basic supplies and necessities such as blankets, winter clothes and heating appliances and provide them to refugees in Jordan, Iraq and Lebanon. The assistance will also extend to individuals and families in Syria and Egypt. UNHCR estimates that there are 3.8 million refugees and displaced people in the Arab region, as well as millions in Africa, who need critical assistance to survive winter.

Khaled Khalifa, Senior Advisor & Representative to the GCC, UNHCR, said: “UNHCR provides vital support to millions of refugees and displaced people in the region. Through our cooperation with Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, we can jointly implement large-scale campaigns to relieve hundreds of thousands of refugees from life-threatening conditions. We are pleased to support the Warm Winter initiative, which reaffirms the importance of the collective efforts led by the UAE to provide relief to those most in need, in cooperation with global partners.”

An Open Letter of Solidarity

Dr. Moez El Shohdi, Founder and CEO of the Food Banking Regional Network noted that the humanitarian initiative launched by World’s Coolest Winter campaign, which aims to provide all the necessities for a warm winter to all those in need, embodies the values ​​of compassion, kindness and human solidarity.

He said: “FBRN is proud to cooperate with MBRGI, UNHCR and content creators interested in humanitarian work on this critical project. Warm Winter will provide direct support to refugees and those in need, serving as an open message of solidarity to aid millions of refugees and displaced people facing bleak conditions this winter.”

Warm Winter is an extension of AboFlah’s past humanitarian work. A previous campaign in October 2021 raised US$1 million from 31,000 donors during a 28-hour live broadcast which garnered over 28 million total views, to support refugees in Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq in coordination with UNCHR.

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Fnatic partners with L’Oréal Men Expert to help its players #PrepToPlay

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London-based global esports performance brand Fnatic has today revealed its latest partnership with L’Oréal Men Expert, one of the world’s leading beauty and personal care companies. As part of the deal, the brands will develop and deploy engaging and creative content, as well as co-branded product activations, through the lens of the shared #PrepToPlay concept. L’Oréal Men Expert will also feature as the sole partner on the back of each Fnatic team’s jersey.

The collaboration with L’Oréal Men Expert and the creation of #PrepToPlay takes Fnatic’s ambition to level-up player performance in-game, by preparing out of it, one step further. The beauty and personal care brand will be involved in teams’ pre-game social media content, with a further #PrepToPlay content series planned to build hype leading up to some of the biggest moments in the esports calendar. As well as this, L’Oréal Men Expert HYDRA ENERGETIC and CARBON PROTECT product ranges will be made available for all Fnatic players, coaching staff, and talent, to help underpin this off-game support.

To complement the co-branded content, L’Oréal Men Expert will also sponsor Fnatic’s resident League of Legends content creator Rhobalas’ popular online web series, “The Rhobalas Show”, which focuses on all things League of Legends and LEC, featuring in-depth guest interviews with players, organisations and much more.

Fnatic CEO, Sam Mathews said: “Our players know that to be the best in-game we have to prepare the best outside of it and it’s those daily self-care rituals that give us the confidence to play better. We can’t think of a better brand to partner with than L’Oréal Men Expert to demonstrate our commitment to support our players across all areas of their game.”

L’Oréal Men Expert Global Marketing Director, Christine Nguyen said: “As the gaming industry continues to boom, we’re very excited about L’Oréal Men Expert’s partnership with Fnatic. Tapping into this new world is an exciting way for the brand to democratise the best of skin and body care, and to introduce L’Oréal Men Expert to Gen Z and millennial gamers. This partnership will empower men to experience the strength that comes from prioritising self-care, instilling them with the confidence to look, feel, and play better. Because you’re all worth it!”

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Team Spirit and Parimatch Sign a Renewed Contract for 2022

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Parimatch, the global betting brand, has extended its cooperation with The International 10 champions, Team Spirit. According to the contract, Parimatch will stay as the title sponsor of esports organisation throughout 2022, with the potential for the agreement to be extended at least until 2024.

Team Spirit and Parimatch began their cooperation in the summer of 2019. Over the years, the esports organisation won multiple tournaments — the most recent of them being The International 10 where the triumphant team claimed the prize of over $18,000,000.

The updated visual style of Team Spirit’s jerseys will feature Parimatch logo on the front and sleeves of the organisation’s Dota 2 and CS:GO uniforms. Just like in 2019-2021, the brands intend to continue creating exciting content for the esports community worldwide, as well as launch a joint merch line.

In 2021, Team Spirit has been an undisputed leader regarding their performance and one of the world’s most popular esports organisations. Over the last year, users have placed over 4 million bets on Team Spirit using Parimatch’s platform.

“It is a genuine partnership. We started working even before the legendary roster appeared, even when Dota 2 as a whole was not a priority for “dragons.” The victory at the most prestigious esports tournament in the world opens a new page in the organisation’s history for Team Spirit. Glad we are part of this story.”
Stepan Shulga, Head of Esports at Parimatch Tech.

“We are glad to announce the continuation of cooperation with the Parimatch brand. We carefully select companies and brands for potential collaboration. Parimatch has established itself as a reliable betting brand that focuses on esports and its development over so many years on the market. Moreover, we are delighted that the Parimatch brand strives to enter into partnerships with the best in their sports. It is a pride for us to be on a par with such giants of world sports as Chelsea and Juventus. We much appreciate our partner’s interest in the growth of our brand and a concern for the promotion of Team Spirit both in the regional and international arena. This is a rare quality on the market today. Thanks to the Parimatch brand for this approach.”
Nikita Chukalin, CEO of Team Spirit.

Developing esports is a priority for the Parimatch Tech holding, promoting the Parimatch brand globally and providing tech and marketing solutions in the entertainment and betting industry. Esports development is reflected in the company’s main product, mobile applications, specialized promotions, and giveaways for esports fans. In addition to partnerships with well-known esports clubs and players, Parimatch brand supports amateur tournaments, organizes its own professional leagues, and creates content for the esports community on social networks.

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BETBY PARTNERS WITH HERO GAMING FOR GLOBAL SOLUTION ROLLOUT

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BETBY, the innovative sportsbook supplier, has agreed a deal with Hero Gaming that will see the operator roll out BETBY’s complete solution across various key territories worldwide.

Hero Gaming brands Simple Casino and Boom Casino will be adding BETBY’s innovative sportsbook solution in their portfolio.

The operator group will have access to BETBY’s end-to-end, AI-driven sportsbook solution, with markets on over 900,000 live events a year, as well as the provider’s pioneering Betby.Games range of esports titles, available round the clock.

BETBY’s partnership with Hero Gaming comes off the back of successful agreements with a number of emerging operators and will see the supplier gain significant traction in regulated markets as it looks to continue the rapid global expansion it has achieved since 2018.

Chris Nikolopoulos, Chief Commercial Officer at BETBY, said: “We’re delighted to enter this agreement with Hero Gaming, one of the industry’s most exciting operators whose passion for creating great betting experiences is clear to see, and we look forward to rolling out our full solution with them.”

Sam Brown, Hero Gaming’s Chief Commercial Officer, said: “Continuing our impressive growth trajectory is a crucial goal for us in the year ahead, and expanding into sportsbook is one way that we can achieve this.

“The inclusion of BETBY’s esports and virtual titles adds an entirely new dynamic to our portfolio, and we can’t wait to see how our customers react to these products.”

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Team Vitality Reveals Tezos as Main Technical Partner in Historic Long-Term Signing

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  • The leading European esports organization unveils its partnership with the world’s most advanced blockchain in one of the biggest European partnerships in esports, over the course of the next three years 
  • The energy-efficient Tezos blockchain will unlock completely new ways for Team Vitality to create a new fan experience with its global community
  • Team Vitality rosters will represent the Tezos brand on the biggest stages in esports and gaming

Team Vitality and Tezos, the world’s most advanced blockchain, are pleased to reveal a landmark technical partnership that will revolutionize the Team Vitality fan experience. Through the biggest partnership in Team Vitality history, the brands will unite to give the organization’s community world-first ways to engage with its star players, made possible by the pioneering and energy-efficient open-source Tezos blockchain.

Championed across the world’s biggest games and on the biggest stages in esports, Tezos will be represented by top-performing Team Vitality rosters and star athletes and through unrivaled brand visibility across the esports ecosystem. 2022 is set to usher in a new era for Team Vitality following its commitment to the largest talent investment ever made in esports.

Spanning 2022, 2023, and 2024, this partnership, one of the biggest in European esports history, will bring Team Vitality closer to its fans than ever before, give the community unprecedented access to their favorite teams, and reward them for their support. Team Vitality will collaborate with the Tezos ecosystem on educating fans on the benefits of blockchain as part of the gaming experience and showcase the advancements of these technologies. Esports and gaming fans are some of the most tech-savvy and engaged communities and through the Tezos blockchain, Team Vitality will show clearly the huge benefits of the blockchain technology and the importance of using and developing it responsibly to create an engaging fan-centric experience.

This technical partnership is one of the first moves into the rapidly growing esports industry for the Tezos ecosystem. Esports and gaming are a key vertical for the blockchain world and the Tezos ecosystem is committed to supporting the growing blockchain and gaming ecosystems. The association with Team Vitality reflects the attractiveness and ability of Europe’s leading esports club to support the Tezos ecosystem in this effort.

 

Tezos is the world’s most advanced and energy efficient blockchain, using proof of stake technology which has a significantly lower impact on the environment than proof of work technology, used by other market-leaders. The ground-breaking partnership will aim to engage the esports and gaming communities with blockchain and promote the sustainable development and use of the technologies.

 

“This is truly a game changing partnership for Vitality, which feels appropriate given 2022 is set to be the biggest year in our history. The opportunities Tezos can bring to strengthen the relationship between us and our fans is incredibly exciting, and we’re immensely proud to have Tezos join us on this journey.” said Nicolas Maurer, CEO, Team Vitality.

“This is a significant step forward for Europe’s leading esports team as the blockchain and gaming industries continue to build a fan and player-centric future for esports. The decision from Team Vitality to choose the energy-efficient Tezos blockchain as a technical partner is another signal to the established and growing gaming vertical that low gas fees, forkless upgradability, and ease-of-use are the key factors driving the next wave of adoption for blockchain technologies. I’m thrilled to see Team Vitality join the Tezos community.” – Mason Edwards, Chief of Staff, Tezos Foundation

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Christine Giampaoli Zonca joins Veloce Racing for 2022 Extreme E campaign

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Italian-Canarian driver welcomed by London-based squad for renewed bid in the all-electric off-road championship  

The future of Veloce Racing’s Extreme E outfit has been revealed today (Thursday, 6 January) as Christine Giampaoli Zonca – or Christine GZ as she is otherwise known – joins one of the most revolutionary motorsport teams in the industry.

A brilliant second-place finish in Senegal behind eventual champions RXR was undoubtedly the highlight of Veloce’s inaugural season in Extreme E, while pacey outings in Greenland, Sardinia and Dorset showed that the London-based squad has the speed to consistently compete at the sharp end.

DECEMBER 18: Jamie Chadwick (GBR)/Lance Woolridge (ZAF), Veloce Racing during the Jurassic X-Prix on December 18, 2021. (Photo by Sam Bloxham / LAT Images)

After an auspicious first year in the series, Veloce and Competition Partner ART Grand Prix are looking ahead to 2022, aiming to build on the promising foundations laid by the partnership last season.

Having made her full-time debut in 2014, Christine GZ boasts an impressive off-road résumé. She has participated in a number of high-profile events in recent years, notching a seventh-place finish at the infamous Baja 1000 and third in the T2 category of the Andalucía Road to Dakar Rally.

Together with Christine and its yet to be announced male driver, Veloce Racing is confident that a combination of ultra-skilled racers and a highly ambitious team behind the scenes will yield eye-catching results in 2022.

Christine GZ, Driver, Veloce Racing said: “I’m so excited to be joining Veloce Racing this year! They did an amazing job last season after a really tough start in Saudi Arabia, the car looked really competitive across 2021.

“I learnt a lot last year and I think that’s important going into Extreme E’s second season. Together with the team, I think we can achieve great things and we’ll definitely be targeting podiums and more!”

Rupert Svendsen-Cook, Team Principal, Veloce Racing added: “Just like Extreme E has learnt and evolved, so have we as a team at Veloce. From a driving as well as a team perspective, the challenges of the series are unique in the world of motorsport – when you consider the very limited mileage achieved throughout a race weekend and ultimately the season, in a totally ‘lift the blindfold and go’ race weekend format with no permitted prior circuit layout knowledge, terrain info or pace notes.

“Naturally this element will become less of a factor in time as we become accustomed to the cars and all teams refine the best way to approach Extreme E’s format – but the ‘reaction to the random’ element as currently implemented is one of the most influential to performance in our analysis. With a very short break between Season 1 and 2, we’ve not backed off to ensure we kick off 2022 on the right foot and Christine GZ stood out as a driver above all others, who with very limited mileage, made very impressive as well as rapid progress in 2021.

“For us, Christine’s talent is certain, and we’re committed to maximising her potential through further development to ensure we capitalise on that for our shared success. We’re delighted to welcome Christine to our very close knit Veloce family and we’re excited for what the future holds for us together.”

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Winline becomes Epic Esports Events partner within the DPC and D2CL series in 2022

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One of the largest betting companies Winline becomes a partner of Epic Esports Events tournaments, which are covered by RuHub Studio. As part of the cooperation, Winline will support the broadcasts of the DPC 2021/2022 tournaments and the Dota 2 League Championship series: the companies will integrate the brand into the broadcasts, conduct joint activities for the esports audience, change the identity and name of D2CL, and also launch another series of tournaments.

Alexander Zapolskikh, Winline Marketing Director

“We are pleased to join the projects of Russia’s largest tournament operator. One of the most important missions of Winline is to make sports better, more interesting and brighter. And the Dota 2 League Championship series are just those unique promising tournaments that help any talented player become a star. The DPC 2021/2022 tournaments are the most important event in the Dota 2 world, and, of course, we just couldn’t miss them! We wish all the esports players good luck and strength, and the fans bright emotions from the victories of their favorite teams!”.

Mark Averbukh, Epic Esports Events General Manager

“Epic Esports Events is pleased to welcome Winline to esports. I am sure that our cooperation will give esports and its audience a lot of great emotions and bright events!”

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The Winline betting company is one of the largest legal Russian bookmakers, was established in 2009 and since then has been the most dynamically developing and growing brand in the sports betting segment.
99% of Winline’s business is concentrated on the Internet, and the key entry point for users is the Winline mobile application, which is available in all leading mobile application stores.
Winline is a sponsor of the leading Russian football and basketball clubs — FC Spartak, FC and BC Zenit, PBK CSKA, FC Krasnodar and BC UNICS. Winline is also a partner of Europe’s main basketball tournament, the Euroleague.

Epic Esports Events (EEE) is the largest Russian operator of esports tournaments. The only Russian company whose two tournaments have received the official status of “Major” and have become stages of the Dota 2 World Championship.

Epic Esports Events has been holding a series of EPICENTER tournaments among the world’s strongest esports players in Moscow and St. Petersburg since 2016. EPICENTER competitions are watched by tens of millions of viewers around the world, stadiums gather for the finals, and the organizers have repeatedly been awarded the prestigious EUBEA, Eventex, MarSpo, BISPO, BEMA and Sport Leaders Awards.

Thanks to the experience of creating the largest esports events in the CIS, Epic Esports Events is trusted to organize premium tournaments for brands: MegaFon Winter Clash, Adrenaline Cyber League, KFC Battle, Parimatch League and others. Each of them will be remembered by fans for a long time with bright shows and the highest level of organization.

Epic Esports Events helps gaming companies promote their products and increase the number of users. The tournament operator works with international and Russian titles, organizing individual esports tournaments or building entire competitive systems at the request of publishers.

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