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NBA 2K LEAGUE TO HOST SECOND ASIA-PACIFIC INVITATIONAL AT NEXON ARENA IN SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

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Jan. 21 Tournament Will be Livestreamed on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube Channels and in China on Tencent; NBA 2K League also Launches Official Weibo Channel –

– Gen.G to Unveil NBA 2K League Team Name and Logo Jan. 20; NBA 2K League to Host NBA 2K League Global Invitation Match feat. Chinese Players from NBA2K Online 2 on Jan. 21 –

The NBA 2K League announced that the 2020 NBA 2K League APAC Invitational, the league’s second international qualifying event in the Asia-Pacific region, will take place Monday, Jan. 20 – Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Nexon Arena in Seoul, South Korea.  The two-day event will identify several elite players from the Asia-Pacific region who will become eligible for the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft*.

The NBA 2K League APAC Invitational will feature 20 of the top NBA 2K players from Australia, China, New Zealand, the Philippines and South Korea competing over two days of gameplay, including scrimmages and a tournament, and participating in interviews with league representatives.  The tournament on Jan. 21 will be livestreamed on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels and in China on Tencent’s Penguin Esports, Douyu and Huya beginning at 3:30 p.m. local time.

The NBA 2K League also today launched the league’s official Weibo channel in China.  NBA 2K League fans in China can follow along for the latest news, updates and content from the NBA 2K League.

“We’re excited to be holding our second Asia-Pacific invitational in Seoul and that Gen.G will be working with us on the event as part of our strategic relationship to develop elite NBA 2K talent across the Asia-Pacific region,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue.  “Last season’s APAC Invitational identified several players who became eligible for the NBA 2K League Draft, and given the talent in the region we fully expect the level of competition to be even greater this year.”

The NBA 2K League identified players for the APAC Invitational through Gen.G’s recent Shanghai Invitational (Gen.G’s first-ever Pro-Am tournament in China that featured 20 of the best Chinese NBA 2K players), the NBA 2K League Combine and historical performances in NBA 2K events.  At the end of the APAC Invitational, a committee comprised of league representatives, select NBA 2K League players and team personnel serving as scouts on the league’s behalf will identify several players who will become eligible for the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft.

As part of the APAC Invitational, on Jan. 20 Gen.G CEO Chris Park will unveil Gen.G’s NBA 2K League team name, logo and social media channels.  On Jan. 21 the NBA 2K League will host the NBA 2K League Global Invitation Match, a series of exhibition matches featuring APAC Invitational players and 2019 NBA 2K League Finals MVP Michael “BearDaBeast” Key (T-Wolves Gaming) playing against top representatives from NBA2K Online 2 (a free-to-play online game published in China), including National League Champion “Shy.”  The NBA 2K League Global Invitation Match will also be livestreamed in China on Tencent’s Penguin Esports, Douyu and Huya beginning at 11:30 a.m. local time.

Last season Jack “Jaacko” Stevenson (New Zealand) became the first player ever drafted from the APAC Invitational when he was selected 50th overall by Pistons GT, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons.

In September, the NBA 2K League announced that Gen.G, the global esports organization connecting the best gamers in the U.S. and Asia, would launch an NBA 2K League team from Shanghai that will join the other 22 NBA 2K League teams for the 2020 season.  In addition to launching the Shanghai franchise, Gen.G and the NBA 2K League announced a long-term relationship to grow the NBA 2K League’s global player pool and fanbase.

Last summer, Tencent, a leading provider of comprehensive Internet services in China, streamed condensed 2019 NBA 2K League Playoff and Finals games to its hundreds of millions of daily users across Tencent Sports, Tencent Video and Tencent News.

For more information, fans can follow the NBA 2K League on Twitter (NBA2KLeague), Instagram (nba2kleague), Facebook (NBA 2K League), Twitch (NBA2KLeague) and YouTube (NBA 2K League) and visit NBA2KLeague.com.

 

*Players will become draft-eligible upon passing a background check.

 

 


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Spinola Gaming to launch Premium Instant Games

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After the successful release of Instant Games in 2019, Spinola Gaming is launching a set of Premium Instant Games designed to bridge the gap between lotteries and online slot games.

These games focus on high quality visuals, and are designed to move land-based lottery players online, opening up this untapped demographic to the world of online casinos.

Seasoned online casino players will find familiarity in Spinola Gaming’s lottery UI, which has been designed similar to traditional online slot games, to attract slot players and convert them into lottery lovers thanks to the high value multi-million jackpots on offer.

Premium Instant Games will give players the opportunity to win jackpots of up to €250 million. All of Spinola Gaming’s jackpots are fully insured, meaning operators can offer huge jackpots to their players, without the associated pay-out risk.

Ade Repcenko, Founder and CEO of Spinola Gaming, commented: “Online casinos are always looking for ways to offer their players the biggest jackpots possible, but positioning lotteries within the current online casino offering has often been perceived a challenge. Our development of these Premium Instant Games coupled with the high-value jackpot payouts we have available, provide a smooth and seamless transition for casino players not yet accustomed to a lottery product.”

As with all Spinola Gaming products, Premium Instant Games will be available in all languages and currencies and are fully manageable and data-tracked through the industry’s most advanced and powerful back-office, Connex.

The Spinola Gaming team will be giving exclusive pre-launch demos of Premium Instant Games at ICE. Book yours by getting in touch on sales@spinolagaming.com.


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Pamunkey Tribe Proposes $350M Casino Project

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The Pamunkey Indian Tribe in Virginia has announced its plans to develop a $350 million casino resort in the state’s capital and a separate one in Norfolk.

The Tribe purchased three properties in south Richmond for the development of the casino and a fourth parcel about 5 miles away to create a work-force training centre that could ultimately be converted into a grocery store or health clinic, representatives for the tribe announced.

The proposed resort would include a 275-room hotel tower featuring views of the James River and the downtown skyline containing a spa, fitness centre, pool, “high-end steak and seafood restaurant,” sports bar and 1000-space parking garage, according to a statement from the tribe.

The tribe plans to build a separate casino along the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, according to an agreement signed for the purchase of 13.4 acres from the city.

The Richmond project can move forward regardless because the Pamunkeys are the only tribe in Virginia with federal gaming rights under the Indian Regulatory Gaming Act. But the Norfolk project depends on the General Assembly passing and Gov. Ralph Northam signing legislation that would allow commercial gaming in Virginia.


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Paradise Entertainment Appoints Kelcey Allison as SVP of US Operations

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Paradise Entertainment has appointed Kelcey Allison as Senior Vice President of Operations and Business Development for its US subsidiary.

Allison, who most recently served as President and CEO for GSL Gaming Group, will be principally responsible for driving business development on slot machines and electronic table gaming machines and equipment, overseeing and leading sales operations primarily in the North American gaming markets.

“I am delighted to welcome Kelcey to Paradise as his appointment marks the elevation of our customer engagement strategy for the increasing demands for our slot machines and other gaming machines and equipment in the North American gaming markets,” Jay Chun, Chairman and Managing Director of Paradise Entertainment said.

“Kelcey has a proven track record for delivering growth and deep insights into the gaming industry. I am confident that he will add significant value to our existing teams and successfully drive the execution of our Group’s expansion ambitions. We are happy to have a person of his caliber and experience joining Paradise,” Jay Chun added.

“I am very pleased to be offered this unique and challenging career opportunity with Paradise, and I am extremely excited to be working with Paradise’s leadership team in advancing the Company to its next phase of growth,” Allison said.


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