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SIS extends US reach of its esports products through Genius Sports

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SIS (Sports Information Services), the leading multi-content supplier of 24/7 live betting services, has enhanced its existing partnership with global sports technology provider Genius Sports to extend the distribution rights of its esports products to the US market.

The updated agreement ensures Genius Sports can now deliver SIS’ H2H Global Gaming League game portfolio of more than 150,000 annual matches to its comprehensive US sportsbook network, significantly increasing the sports simulation product’s audience reach.

Already live in New Jersey ,Colorado and Kentucky, SIS’ esports products are built for sportsbooks and features regular short-form esoccer and ebasketball contests between professional gamers.

The highly competitive matchups from SIS’ H2H Global Gaming league are produced entirely in-house from SIS’ self-contained UK studios and features ultra-low (sub-second) latency live streaming, live caster commentary, and on-screen graphics with unique betting prompts to maximize engagement. SIS esports also has integrity at its core and is the only product in the industry to be accredited by ESIC, with visible, trained referees overseeing every match.

Genius Sports is a global leader in official sports data and technology, powering the ecosystem that connects sports, betting, and media. It provides sportsbooks and lotteries worldwide with award-winning data, odds, streaming, trading, and marketing solutions that are proven to drive profits and cost efficiencies.

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Michele Fischer, Vice President at SIS Content Services, said: “Our sports sims titles continue to gain traction in the states that we are currently operating. Strengthening our partnership with Genius Sports supports our US strategy for widespread distribution of our esports products across all states.

“Our esoccer and ebasketball products have a clear track record of adding significant value to the bottom line of operators and we are sure US-focused brands will benefit greatly from having our content within their portfolios.”

Matt Stephenson, Global Partnership Director at Genius Sports, said: “SIS’ Competitive Gaming product is a compelling product that is already resonating with operators and players in the US. We have been delighted to integrate such an innovative product into our offering and by providing this margin-increasing content to our US partners, we are continuing to deliver the widest array of wagering opportunities.”

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the*gamehers and Thunderpick Extend Partnership into 2025

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the*gamehers and Thunderpick Extend Partnership into 2025

 

Leading esports brand kick off a year of empowering women gamers, exclusive content, and tournaments

the*gamehers, the women-focused community gaming platform, and Thunderpick, the leading online esports betting platform and host of Thunderpick World Championship today announced the continuation of their partnership into 2025. The collaboration aims to empower the gaming community, specifically focusing on women and femme-identifying gamers and content creators, through an immersive 12-month campaign.

The campaign will feature a content series highlighting women in gaming through brand features, ambassador Twitch streams, exclusive ambassador content, and a biannual tournament that includes behind-the-scenes footage from the ambassador team. Thunderpick and the*gamehers recently hosted the successful femme-focused CS2 Wildcard Tournament in May of this year in Atlanta. More exciting details will be unveiled as the partnership develops.

“This partnership is the perfect way to promote women’s empowerment in esports and the overall gaming community, and we are excited to have the opportunity to partner with a company that has similar goals for women’s inclusion in gaming,” said Allie Young, President of the*gamehers.

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“Thunderpick is committed to fostering diversity and inclusion within the esports community,” said Kelly Sanders, Head of Strategy at Thunderpick. “Our extended partnership with the*gamehers underscores our dedication to empowering women gamers and supporting femme-led esports organizations. We believe that in collaboration with the*gamehers we can not only better  highlight the incredible talent of women in gaming but also inspire the next generation of gamers to pursue their passions without boundaries.”

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HAWKS TALON GC HOSTS PANEL, NBA 2K TOURNAMENT AT WADE WALKER PARK FAMILY YMCA ESPORTS SUMMER CAMP

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Hawks Talon GC, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, hosted a panel and bracket style tournament on Wednesday at the Wade Walker Park Family YMCA as part of the YMCA of Metro Atlanta’s Esports summer camp.

Director of Marketing and Operations, Affiliate Leagues, Wesley Acuff, Hawks Talon GC Head Coach, Ismael ‘MAELO’ Diaz Tolentino, and Hawks Talon GC players Mark David “MDS” Smith, Ludlow “LOW” Samuels and Elijah “Underratedgoat” Spears spoke to 26 camp participants about their journey to the NBA 2K League, and the uniqueness and innerworkings of the League.

“Being able to work with the YMCA of Metro Atlanta and help with their Esports camp was extremely rewarding for our group to be a part of,” said Janice Koon, Vice President of G League, and NBA 2K League Operations for the Atlanta Hawks. “Our Hawks Talon Gaming Club always relish the opportunity to be able to interact with the young kids in our area, and it was a joy for them to talk to and play 2K with the campers this morning.”

After the panel, the group of campers split up into 13 teams to face off head-to-head in a NBA 2K 2v2, single elimination bracket tournament.

In addition to the tournament, the campers were able to utilize another PlayStation within the Wade Walker Family YMCA Esports lab and jump into a 2K game with the official NBA 2K League settings, while utilizing Hawks Talon GC player avatars. The campers were able to play by the official NBA 2K League rules and game settings to experience the authentic feel of being a professional NBA 2K player.

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At the end of the tournament, the first, second, and third place teams received Hawks Talon Gaming Club t-shirts and sweatshirts, while all campers will be gifted an official Hawks Talon Gaming Club jersey with the YMCA patch.

“Our Y Esports summer camps help children build self-confidence, practice sportsmanship and gain news skills, while connecting with other gamers,” said Lorna Loh, executive director of the Wade Walker Park Family YMCA. “We greatly appreciate Hawks Talon GC’s partnership and commitment to providing our Y kids with an informative, fun panel about the league and interactive opportunities to improve their skills.”

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Canada set to host the next BLAST R6 Major with world’s best Rainbow Six esports players to compete in Montreal in November

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World’s best Rainbow Six Siege esports teams from 9 regions will compete in Montreal, Canada. $750,000 in total prize pool up for grabs at final Major of 2024.

Today, Ubisoft and BLAST have released details for the final BLAST Rainbow Six Major of Season 2024, which is due to take place in Montreal, Canada from 7 to 17 of November.

Rainbow Six Esports is back in Canada for the first time since 2023, with Montreal’s Verdun Auditorium set to welcome 20 of the world’s best teams over two weeks in November. The BLAST R6 Major Montreal will feature a three-phase format with the final weekend playing out in front of a live audience with thousands of fans expected to pack out the Verdun Arena.

Tickets are available here: eventim.ca

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Dates & location:

  • Phase 1: 7 – 8 November – not open to public
  • Phase 2: 10 – 13 November – not open to public
  • Phase 3: 15 – 17 November – open to the public at the Verdun Auditorium, Montreal

Venue: Verdun Auditorium

Address: 4110 Bd LaSalle, Verdun, QC H4G 2A5, Canada

With Stage 2 of the Regional Leagues is set to get underway from September, teams across the nine different regions of BLAST R6 will be looking to become one of the 20 teams to qualify for the Montreal Major. These teams will compete for the lion’s share of the USD $750,000 prize pool, as well as points to qualify for the Six Invitational 2025.

Montreal and Rainbow Six have a long history together since the teams behind the development of Rainbow Six Siege are based in Ubisoft offices in Montreal. The city had previously hosted international Rainbow Six Esports tournaments such as the 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2023 editions of Rainbow Six’s SIX Invitational where Brazilian team w7m had been crowned World Champions.

Additional details on the venue, ticketing, and more are available via Eventim here: eventim.ca

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For more information about BLAST R6, please visit rainbow6.com and follow us on social media.

 

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