Spacestation Gaming sponsors NASCAR driver Will Rodgers

North American organisation Spacestation Gaming has partnered with NASCAR Xfinity driver Will Rodgers.
The deal will see Rodgers represent the organisation, including racing in a specifically-designed car.
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Spacestation Gaming and Rodgers are poised to launch a collaborative racing team together, competing in the eNASCAR Coca-Cola iRacing Series – the official sim racing competition of NASCAR.
Shaun “Shonduras” McBride, Owner of Spacestation Gaming, spoke on the venture in a release: “Traditional sports and esports can be incredibly similar, and eNASCAR proves that perfectly! Spacestation Gaming is excited to help build this new community and be longterm supporters of this rapidly growing scene!”
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Latest Iberian ‘OneTap’ league launched

The One Tap League has launched its team-owned CSGO competition for the Iberian city. Several Portuguese and Spanish teams partnered to form the league.
The Group, along with the Cabal Esports organiser of the tournament, have been founded by Vodafone Giants, X6tence, Movistar Riders, Cream Esports, OFFSET Esports, Team Queso, and the Wizards Esports Party. A prize pool of € 50,000 (£ 44,073.72) will be held in the One Tap League which will begin in April.
The League can be participated by certificates from other organisations in the Iberian region. Information on the league – including its times, structure and casting skills – will be revealed in the near future. Whether or not the organising parties needed to buy into the initiative was not known at the time of publishing.
FLASHPOINT is currently running the inaugural season as the first team-owned CS: GO Championship. The eight founding teams are FunPlus Phoenix, Envy Games (Team Envy owner), Immortal Games Club (MIBR owner), Ove..

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Automaker Kia announces partnership with Rogue

A partnership with Kia Motors for the Club in European League of Legends was created by North American company Rogue.
The LEC team will use Kia’s cars to fly on a one-year relationship. For the development of video content for the relationship, Rogue should make use of celebrities who have invested in its parent ReKTGlobal. Like Imagine Dragons, Steve Aoki and Nicky Romero, a publication has been cited.
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Anna Baumann, Rogues Sports Europe’s Managing Director, spoke about the relationship: “We at Rogue were not more excited about our collaboration with Kia due to the creativity of our parent group, ReKTGlobal. The business with its reputation as the LEC sponsor is a perfect match for our brand to support professional League of Legends at the highest level.
Kia Motors does not have the oddity to be a stranger to the European League of Legends, having partnered with Riot Games ‘LEC a..

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Iberian team-owned One Tap League launches

Team-owned Counter-Strike: Global Offensive competition One Tap League has launched for the Iberian region.
Several Spanish and Portuguese teams have come together to establish the league.
Logo credit: One Tap League RELATED: FunPlus Phoenix welcomed as founding team of FLASHPOINT
Vodafone Giants, x6tence, Movistar Riders, Cream Esports, OFFSET Esports, Team Queso, and Wizards Esports Club, have all founded the league alongside tournament organiser CABAL esports.
The One Tap League will have a prize pool of over €50,000 (£44,073.72) and is set to start in April. Other organisations from the Iberian region can participate in the league through qualifiers.
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Details for the league – including its dates, format, and the casting talent that have signed on – are expected to be announced in the near future. At the time of writing, it hasn’t been disclosed as to whether the founding teams had to buy into the project.
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This week in esports: AVANGAR, Chupa Chups, McDonald’s, NBA

As always, we’ve rounded up the biggest and best stories from the past week so you can stay abreast of the industry’s biggest happenings. This week in esports saw AVANGAR cease operations, Chupa Chups enter esports, McDonald’s sponsor Atlanta Reign, and the NBA 2K Players Tournament be announced.
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AVANGAR ceases operations to focus on building esports venues
Photo credit: StarLadder Kazakhstani organisation AVANGAR ceased operations to concentrate on building esports venues in its home nation.
During its three-year lifespan, AVANGAR competed in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Rainbow Six Siege, League of Legends, and PUBG Mobile.
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Vodafone Giants picks up Chupa Chups partnership
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LEC finds Hungarian broadcast partner in Esport1.hu

Riot Games has announced Esport1.hu as the Hungarian broadcast partner for the League of Legends European Championship (LEC).
The deal comes after the decision to cancel hosting the finals of the Spring Split in Hungary’s capital, Budapest, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Photo credit: Riot Games RELATED: Bilibili reportedly acquires Chinese broadcast rights for LoL Worlds
Beginning from the playoff stage of the Spring Split, the Hungarian platform will offer a “tailored broadcast” alongside LEC’s typical streams. Esport1.hu will broadcast the remainder of the 2020 season and produce a dedicated show in collaboration with the league.
After a brief suspension due to the pandemic, it was unveiled that the remainder of the season would be played online, with the Spring Split playoffs starting on April 3rd and concluding on April 19th.
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Natus Vincere ‘Na’vi’ announces partnership with Esports Charts

Natus Vincere has formed a deal with Esports Charts, a Ukrainian analytical firm. The agreement provides an overview of Natus Vincere’s teams, players and event results.
The partnership will also support Natus Vincere by providing “real details, viewer preferences and players ‘dynamics.”
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Esports Charts has previously partnered with Fnatic, Team Liquid, TSM, Canberra Mayhem and StarLadder, it has formed similar relationships with the teams. Newzoo has dealt with the Excel Esports, the Esports High-Performance Center, Newbee, Ninjas in Pyjamas, DetonatioN Gaming and the Astralis Community, as well as related arrangements with the other nations.
“Understanding the sports public and their interests is a very critical component of our work,” said Alexey “sawing.” Kucherov, COO of Natus Vincere, said. The Esport Charts will support us in that way, and we hope that there will be fruitful ..

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WIN launches latest esports betting platform

With the arrival of Winners.bet this year, there’s even more cause to be enthusiastic about esports. The new Winners.bet titles include CSGO, Dota 2, League of Legends, Overwatch, StarCraft 2.
Esports lovers can gamble on all these titles in live matches, and their favourite teams are also playing in big tournaments worldwide.
The platform is provided by BetConstruct, a major supplier of technologies and services. WIN encourages bettors to make smart bets on Winners.bet to make ever more fun gameplay, and to give players an incentive to make better payouts for the new match scores, success forecasts and statistical details.
Winners.bet COO Savak Limbuwala told us that he can not wait now and push on for fans and enthusiasts on this new forum. “We aspire to be a new player in the industry with confidence, durability and enthusiasm,” said Limbuwala. “As large as this launch will be, so many more will remain in the future. We have aggressive ambitions with respect to new game releases,..

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OddsMatrix further expands esports capabilities

EveryMatrix has improved its offerings to iGaming businesses to boost their wagering potential in esports.
Since its esports offerings were launched in early 2019, its offerings have been extended to support customers in esports. With coronaviruses preventing other mainstream sports, developers are finding new outlets for sports enterprises. Thanks to its online nature, Esports has continued to keep it going and to make it more popular in the mainstream.
Currently, EveryMatrix has exposure to markets such as FIFA, NBA 2 K, Counterstrike, The Legends League (LGO) and Dota 2 for its customers. Click here. The ‘hosting approach of the matrix’ provides bookmakers with the possibility of putting esports in front of sports bettors by the development of a new tab or menu element.
FIFA has seen a monumental rise since the coronavirus outbreak caused many sports events to be cancelled.
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Colombia, Turkey, Ukraine and Kazakhstan join Esports Federation

IESF confirmed the membership of four more nations: Colombia, Kazakhstan, Turkey, and Ukraine.
The South Korean non-profit organisation, the International Esports Federation, was established in 2008. The partnership with the Asian Electronic Sports Federation also recently announced that the two had reached a Memorandum of Understanding to further promote esports.
In behalf of its Member States, the Federation acts for the advancement of world sports. That is accomplished by four different objectives: increasing membership (and helping in forming up new national esports associations), universal standardisation of legislation, teaching and preparation through the Universal Academy of Sports, and hosting the Esport World Championship. It intends to do this.
The four newly formed federations are the Colombia Federation of Electronic Sports (FEDECOLDE), the Qazaq Cybersport Federation (QCF) of Kazakhstan, the Turkish Federation for Esports (TESFED) of Turkey, and the Ukrainian Electric ..

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