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Allied Esports Introduces Live Original Content Series PlayTime™ With KittyPlays

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New Esports Entertainment Format to Feature Celebrity Conversations, Gameplay and Audience Interaction Live from HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas; Premiere Scheduled for Spring 2019

 

Allied Esports today announced the creation of PlayTime™ with KittyPlays, an all-new live original content series hosted by popular streamer, Fortnite caster, content creator and competitive esports player Kristen “KittyPlays” Michaela (@KittyPlays).

PlayTime with KittyPlays, a monthly series that will debut in the spring of 2019, will be a live esports entertainment and variety show, featuring top influencers and celebrity guests; competitive gameplay across a range of titles and genres; fan interaction and participation; and unique commentary on current news and esports issues, all streamed in front of a live studio audience at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas.

“I’m so excited to take my stream to the live stage and interact with my community in person,” said Michaela. “We are going to have an incredible lineup of guests on the show to talk, play and have some fun, and I can’t wait to share this experience with everyone in the arena and those watching on the live stream.”

PlayTime with KittyPlays will be the first of multiple original content debuts planned for release by Allied Esports this year. As previously announced, Allied Esports and its sister company, the World Poker Tour®, both currently owned by Ourgame Holdings International, will be acquired, subject to shareholder and regulatory approval, by Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BRAC), to form Allied Esports Entertainment. Creating premier live experiences, multiplatform content and interactive online services that reach and engage a worldwide audience of players and viewers, is a central part of Allied Esports Entertainment’s mission.

“Partnering with talented and popular streamers like KittyPlays to create fresh, interactive events and content is a key component of our growth strategy,” said Frank Ng, current CEO of Ourgame and expected CEO of Allied Esports Entertainment. “PlayTime is an outstanding kickoff to a year of what we intend to be a much larger, comprehensive content offering to come from Allied Esports, and we’re confident that Kristen’s magnetic personality and skill will carry this concept far beyond our own lofty expectations.”

PlayTime with KittyPlays, which will be produced by Allied Esports with Michaela serving as co-executive producer, will utilize Allied Esports’ multimillion-dollar broadcast studio and arena in the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas, featuring a two-story LED video wall, two-dozen cameras, wired player comms, and a dedicated control room for game observers called The Observatory, to create an unparalleled live experience and compelling streamed and post-produced content that will be available to viewers following each episode. Allied Esports has produced a number of original productions over the past year, including Ninja Vegas ’18 starring Tyler “Ninja” Blevins, which at the time set a new Twitch record for viewers on an individual stream and garnered 2.4 million unique viewers over the seven-hour event.

Each episode of PlayTime with KittyPlays will feature approximately six hours of original content, including:

  • Michaela and her guests leading into the live program with a “Just Chatting” pre-show stream on their individual channels starting two hours beforehand;
  • Topical and personal thought-provoking conversations with esports’ top influencers and celebrity guests energized by live audience member and stream chat participation;
  • Michaela’s unique perspective on recent events and issues facing today’s gaming communities;
  • Live, high-level gameplay, including “Squad Fills” and challenges with Michaela’s special guests and lucky audience members chosen at random.
  • Segments showcasing Michaela teaching pro athletes and celebrity gamers how to improve their craft;
  • Pre-recorded video shorts highlighting up-and-coming esports stars.

 

Led by Michaela’s naturally inclusive and positive personality, PlayTime with KittyPlays will also focus on giving a voice to those in the esports space who have gone unrecognized, who hail from diverse backgrounds, and who have overcome adversity to achieve personal bests in gaming and beyond.

Information about live guests, show dates, tickets and viewing platforms will be released in the coming weeks. Fans can follow @KittyPlays, @Allied Esports and @HyperXESALV and visit alliedesports.gg and hyperxesportsarenalasvegas.com for updates and additional news.

Michaela started her career in esports as a Counter-Strike player and began streaming her gameplay on Twitch while attending the University of Saskatchewan in Canada. After seeing success with her broadcasts, Michaela decided to leave school to pursue streaming full time, leading her to the wildly popular game of Fortnite. Since then, Michaela has taken streaming and social media by storm with her focus on positivity, community, and joy in gaming and everyday life. Whether broadcasting games, traveling the world, designing cosplay characters, or simply living a health-conscious life, Michaela’s style and personality play a large part in the creation of her content.

Michaela, who primarily plays Fortnite on her stream, is host to one million-plus followers on Twitch and boasts more than a million monthly viewers between Twitch, YouTube and other social media channels. During E3’s 2018 Celebrity Pro-Am event she paired with actor Chandler Riggs (The Walking Dead) and carried the duo to a third-place finish winning $250,000, with her portion donated to her local charity of choice, Kelowna BC SPCA. Most recently she teamed up with FaZe Clan’s Turner “Tfue” Tenney to compete in Korea’s Fortnite Open. Michaela again dominated the competition and together the pair took home a first-place prize of $1,000,000 to be donated to charity.

What started as a part-time hobby to meet likeminded friends has grown into a career that delivers enthusiasm and positivity to Michaela’s audiences, creating real connections around the world and leaving a lasting positive effect on everyone that watches her. Michaela is the founder of Team Kitty, a Twitch-based networking and mentorship team that enhances Michaela’s vision to create a network of female creators focused on upbeat personalities and high-level viewer interaction. Michaela is currently the Head of New Gaming Initiatives for esports organization Gen.G, with a focus on signing competitive players for its female Fortnite team, as well as sales and building of Gen.G’s newly renamed brand.

 

About Allied Esports:

Allied Esports is a premier esports entertainment company with a global network of dedicated esports properties and content production facilities. Its mission is to connect players, streamers and fans via integrated arenas and mobile esports trucks around the world that serve as both gaming battlegrounds and every day content generation hubs. Allied Esports is a subsidiary of Ourgame International (SEHK:899), owner of WPT Enterprises, Inc., the operator of The World Poker Tour®. Ourgame has entered into an agreement with Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BRAC) to combine, once all applicable shareholder and regulatory consents have been obtained, Allied Esports and the World Poker Tour to form Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc.

Through direct operation and affiliate relationships via the Allied Esports Property Network, the first esports venue affiliate program available to partners looking to open new esports facilities around the world, Allied Esports locations currently include 11 properties in the top three esports markets across the globe: North America’s HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas, HyperX Esports Truck, Esports Arena Orange County and Esports Arena Oakland; Europe’s Esports Truck “Big Betty” and Studio in Hamburg, Germany; and China’s Lianmeng Dianjing in Beijing, Lianmeng Dianjing SEG Arena in Shenzhen, Lianmeng Dianjing Tianjin Arena, Lianmeng Dianjing Gui’an Arena and Lianmeng Dianjing LGD Gaming Hangzhou Arena. The Allied Esports Property Network’s 12th property, run by Fortress Esports, is expected to open in Melbourne, Australia in 2019. For more information about Allied Esports and its global network of properties, visit AlliedEsports.gg.

 


Source: European Gaming Media
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Interblock Announces Corporate Partnership Agreement With Penn National Gaming Including Installations at Over 20 Properties

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Luxury gaming manufacturer and electronic table game (ETG) market leader, Interblock, announced today their partnership with Penn National Gaming Inc..

The corporate partnership agreement with Penn National will include installations at over 20 properties of the company’s portfolio across the United States, and guarantees Penn National exclusivity on newly released products. Interblock’s extensive product portfolio will allow Penn National to offer Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette and Craps in an array of formats from Standalone Automated and Video units, BarTops, Live and/or Automated Stadiums and Pulse Arenas.

Interblock’s CEO, John Connelly, said, “Penn National has long been regarded as one of the leading operators in North America and Interblock’s ability to work with an operator of this caliber is incredibly fortunate for our company.  We intend to use a combination of technology and innovation to help Penn reduce operating expenses across their properties, while increasing revenue.

“This partnership allows for Interblock to introduce several product segments designed for various casinos within the Penn portfolio.  Everything from Stadiums to standalone units will be utilized to address the demands within each region.

“We are thankful to Penn National for this opportunity and will work hard to make this partnership a success!”

Amongst the first properties to install as part of the deal are Hollywood Lawrenceburg, Ameristar East Chicago and Hollywood Toledo. Each property will install Interblock’s industry leading Diamond Stadiums, which attract existing and new players alike to the next generation of gaming.

The Diamond Stadiums are completely customizable to work with each casino’s unique floorplan and customer base. An unlimited number of play stations can be connected to a single table or generator, providing operators with an effortless way to generate revenue while simultaneously reducing operator expenses. Configured with dealer assist tables, automated generators and/or video generators the stadiums provide Multi-hand Blackjack, Baccarat, Roulette and Craps games to patrons from a single play station. Operators are able to turn a dealer assist table into an automated stadium with the touch of a button during non-peak hours allowing for non-stop revenue generation.

“We’ve long been fans of Interblock’s electronic table games products and are pleased to be able to offer them at more than 20 of our company’s leading properties,” said Dan Cherry, Vice President of Gaming Operations for Penn National Gaming.

 

About Interblock:

Interblock® is a worldwide leading developer and supplier of luxury electronic table gaming products. Its multi-player gaming devices set industry standards and provide the ultimate in luxury interactive entertainment experiences. The Interblock brand is globally recognized for diamond quality gaming solutions and technical support in more than 200 jurisdictions. Interblock’s exclusive collection of fully and semi-automated electronic gaming tables and video gaming solutions provide casinos, arcades and gambling halls with superior product performance and their guests with an unforgettable gaming experience. For more information, visit www.interblockgaming.com or call +1 (702) 260-1384.

About Penn National Gaming:

Penn National Gaming owns, operates or has ownership interests in gaming and racing facilities and video gaming terminal operations with a focus on slot machine entertainment. Reflecting the recent acquisitions of Pinnacle and Margaritaville, the Company operates 41 facilities in 18 jurisdictions. In total, Penn National Gaming’s facilities feature approximately 50,000 gaming machines, 1,200 table games and 8,400 hotel rooms. The Company also offers social online gaming through its Penn Interactive Ventures division and has leading customer loyalty programs with over five million active customers.


Source: European Gaming Media
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iSoftBet gets the party started with Piñata Fiesta

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Latest title from innovative provider is filled with fun features

 

iSoftBet, the market-leading online and mobile casino software provider, has unveiled its latest fun-filled release, Piñata Fiesta.

The 5×3 slot, has all the ingredients needed for a fantastic fiesta, including guitar symbols, margaritas, as well as a number of colourful characters, and of course, a piñata.

With Popping Wilds, a Mega Spiñata which can fill 3 reels, or Grande Reels with stacked wilds, Piñata Fiesta is one of the most action packed slots in iSoftBet’s portfolio.

If a player smashes the piñata, random features will be triggered, giving players a chance at huge wins. The game also features a Free Spins bonus, during which the random features appear more frequently to take the fiesta fun to the next level.

Piñata Fiesta is the latest release from iSoftBet, following on from the thrilling Book of Immortals, to join iSoftBet’s offering of hundreds of proprietary slot games.

Michael Probert, Chief Commercial Officer at iSoftBet, said: “We are delighted to release Piñata Fiesta, one of the most thrilling and feature-filled slots in the iSoftBet portfolio.

“With its fun-packed reels and colourful characters, Piñata Fiesta promises to be the party slot of the summer.”

As with all iSoftBet games, Piñata Fiesta is supported in both landscape and portrait modes when run on mobile devices and has a wide range of currency and language options.

 

About iSoftBet

iSoftBet is a premium online and mobile casino software and games supplier, providing leading gaming products to some of the world’s largest and most successful brands. With extensive experience and a comprehensive selection of best-performing games, iSoftBet is at the forefront of innovation and our tailor-made solutions are designed to meet our operator partners’ every need.

Our games suite includes a wide range of unparalleled proprietary video slots, table games, exclusive branded games from some of the world’s largest TV and movie production companies such as 24 and Paranormal Activity, and an advanced Game Aggregation Platform (GAP), allowing iSoftBet to offer online casinos rapid, one-time integration to more than 30 of the industry’s leading online and mobile game software providers. iSoftBet games are built using the latest technology including HTML5 desktop and mobile compatible software.

The iSoftBet offering includes a comprehensive back office system allowing operators to create bespoke promotions, offer a wide range of player bonuses and rewards, as well as harvest and track real-time game performance data. iSoftbet is committed to responsible gaming and complies with the most stringent global regulatory bodies. We are licensed in the UK and Alderney and are approved to distribute content in multiple regulated markets including Belgium, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Romania.


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VIE.gg Partners with Epsilon to Raise Charity Fund through P2P Esports Betting

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VIE.gg, a member of the Esports Integrity Coalition, has made a partnership with Epsilon Esports to raise money for charities through P2P esports betting between fans and three Epsilon CS:GO players Teodor “SPELLAN” Nikolov, Kia “Surreal” Man, and Nils “k1to” Gruhne.

Each player has chosen an individual charity to support, with Surreal choosing to donate his winnings to Cancer Research UK and k1to picking Holidays From Cancer. SPELLAN has chosen Teach For Bulgaria.

Several times per week, each of the Epsilon players will place a bet of their choosing on a team that they think will win. At the end of May, all total winnings will be tallied and audited, with final donations being made to each charity.

“This is a fantastic initiative between VIE.gg and our players, and we are extremely proud to take part in helping to make the world a better place. The trio, K1to, Surreal and SPELLAN have chosen to donate their winnings to worthy charities that have important meaning to each of them and I know they look forward with great excitement to challenging esports fans.” said, Gregory Champagne, Chief Executive Officer at Epsilon Esports.

Brian Cordry, Head of Esports at VIE.gg, added, “It’s a pleasure to get to work directly with players that genuinely want to make a difference using our website. Each of these guys coming up with a charity that they want to support shows that they care about giving back to both the local and online communities. I’m excited to see how much money the guys can raise for their great charitable causes.”


Source: European Gaming Media
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