Gaming Canaries: Norwich City’s transition with 1J Esports

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After seven months of build-up, Norwich City rose to the occasion and won FIFA’s ePremier League for the first time in the football club’s history. However, Norwich’s real story began 18 months ago with the founding of 1J Esports, as it attempts to tap into the elusive 14+ market. In a closely fought tournament, Norwich City’s Damian ‘Damie’ Augustyniak and Jack ‘GoalPoacher_’ Wignall won 5-1 on aggregate in the ePremierLeague Grand Final against Brentford, the first major accolade for the football-turned-esports club. Norwich’s win marked the biggest success for its esports team — 1J Esports … Read More “Gaming Canaries: Norwich City’s transition with 1J Esports”

2022 Season Preview: Oakland Athletics – Schedule, Tickets, Roster, Odds

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The Oakland Athletics have stumbled a bit out of the gate in 2022 to a 15-22* record and last place in the AL West. Catcher Sean Murphy leads the team with four home runs and 18 RBI, while left fielder Seth Brown and third baseman Chad Pinder each have three homers. Infielder Sheldon Nurse leads Oakland with a .281 batting average, .346 OBP, and 34 doubles. > GET DEALS ON OAKLAND ATHLETICS TICKETS NOW! Frankie Montas, Paul Blackburn, Daulton Jefferies, and Cole Irvin have been manning the rotation, while Dany Jimenez leads the bullpen in saves (6). Oakland will close out its first half with th… Read More “2022 Season Preview: Oakland Athletics – Schedule, Tickets, Roster, Odds”

NYXL partners with SPORTFIVE for commercial development

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New York-based esports organisation NYXL has partnered with sports and esports agency SPORTFIVE, the two companies have announced. SPORTFIVE will serve as the exclusive commercial sales agency for NYXL and hep support the commercial development of the company. RELATED: Andbox rebrands to NYXL, announces NYC esports development plans NYXL will use SPORTFIVE’s help to support the commercial growth of the company’s esports and gaming initiatives, according to a release. The two companies said they will work together across revenue generation, business development, and sponsorship integration. The… Read More “NYXL partners with SPORTFIVE for commercial development”

2022 Season Preview: New York Yankees – Schedule, Tickets, Roster, Odds

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Seemingly everyone’s favorite to win it all every year, the New York Yankees headed into the 2022 season and have not disappointed. They are notorious for getting off to a slow start, but this season has been a welcomed aberration as they’ve compiled a league-best 22-8 record (through games completed as of May 11). GET DEALS ON YANKEES TICKETS! They’re clicking in nearly every facet of the game, with Nestor Cortes (surprisingly) anchoring the rotation. Michael King, Clay Holmes and Aroldis Chapman have the Yanks’ bullpen in top shape, too. Aaron Judge has been mashing with 10 homers, as has An… Read More “2022 Season Preview: New York Yankees – Schedule, Tickets, Roster, Odds”

Esports Scotland partner with Strive Sponsorship

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Scottish esports event and tournament operator Esports Scotland has partnered with sponsorship management company Strive Sponsorship. The partnership will see Strive help Esports Scotland streamline its commercial approach, ahead of the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games and beyond. RELATED: Global Esports Federation reveals titles for Commonwealth Esports Championships Strive Sponsorships has previously been enlisted by World Rugby and the England and Wales Cricket Board to evaluate the potential of esports, and is now joining forces with Esports Scotland to educate on and improve its sponsor… Read More “Esports Scotland partner with Strive Sponsorship”

2022 Season Preview: New York Mets – Schedule, Tickets, Roster, Odds

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The New York Mets are a constant punching bag (but sometimes good guys) in the MLB World. But that could soon change. With a new owner, Steve Cohen, the team is poised to spend on free agents and retain their young talent. They’ve already jumped out to a 20-10 record (through games concluded on May 9)—good for the most wins in the NL and tied for the most in MLB. > GET DEALS ON METS TICKETS NOW! Highly coveted free agent pitcher Max Scherzer will anchor the rotation, while Chris Bassitt, Carlos Carrasco, Taijuan Walker and Tylor Megill will fill out the rest. First baseman Pete Alonso will loo… Read More “2022 Season Preview: New York Mets – Schedule, Tickets, Roster, Odds”

Generation Esports acquires Military Gaming League

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Generation Esports, the founder of High School Esports League, has acquired US-military focused esports league Military Gaming League (MGL). Generation Esports will continue to operate online and in-person esports tournaments for the league, which provides tournaments for active service members and veterans of the US military. RELATED: Generation Esports secures $19m in funding The acquisition is the first for Generation Esports since its $19 million (~£15.22m) funding round in May%2C%20the,creation%20platform%20Wizard%20Labs%20Inc.), when the platform also acquired Wizard Labs Inc. Over the p… Read More “Generation Esports acquires Military Gaming League”

2022 Season Preview: Minnesota Twins – Schedule, Tickets, Roster, Odds

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The Chicago White Sox were the sexy preseason pick to win the AL Central, but the Twins are no slouches themselves. They did finish 73-89 last season, but they have great potential in 2022. Byron Buxton, Carlos Correa, Jorge Polanco and Gary Sanchez will hold down the lineup, while Miguel Sano and Luis Arraez will both look to add some offense. > GET DEALS ON MINNESOTA TWINS TICKETS! Sonny Gray will anchor the rotation, while Joe Ryan and Chris Archer will look to nail down some Ws. The Twins lead the division with an 18-11 record and +25 run differential. They’ll close out the first half of t… Read More “2022 Season Preview: Minnesota Twins – Schedule, Tickets, Roster, Odds”

Submarino sponsors VALORANT Champions Tour Brazil

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Games developer and publisherRiot Games has announced Brazilian ecommerce brand Submarino as the latest sponsor of the 2022 VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) Brazil. In addition, Submarino will also be featured as the sponsor of VCT Game Changers, a programme by Riot Games that looks to promote and provide opportunities for women in esports. RELATED: LOUD forms ecommerce partnership with Submarino This is Submarino’s latest endeavour within the esports sector. Perhaps the brand’s highest-profile esports partnership was its deal with Brazilian organisation LOUD in 2021. Coincidentally, LOUD recentl… Read More “Submarino sponsors VALORANT Champions Tour Brazil”

Mavericks Fans Claims They Tried To Give Chris Paul’s Family ‘Unwanted Hugs’

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The relationship between fans and players has been a focal point in many different sports recently—most notably the NBA, with Chris Paul’s family getting harassed in Dallas at Game 4 of the Suns-Mavericks series. That’s not even getting into Draymond Green and Kyrie Irving giving fans the double bird. As the rowdy Dallas fan was escorted out of Game 4, Paul could be seen on video saying to him, “I’ll see you later.” It’ll be much later, as the fan has been banned until 2023. Reports surfaced that the fan put his hands on Paul’s mother and his wife was also shoved. His children were also in att… Read More “Mavericks Fans Claims They Tried To Give Chris Paul’s Family ‘Unwanted Hugs’”