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Movie Adaptations and Official Recognition Help Esports to Go Mainstream in China

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In recent years, China’s esports industry has gained ground in terms of cultural acceptability, especially when it brings in money.

Multi-platform esports club Invictus Gaming (Ig) has been one of the driving forces behind esports’ push for mainstream respectability.

Invictus Gaming sponsored the winning team at the International Dota 2 tournament in 2012 and League of Legends World Championship 2018. Their successes have helped prompt the authorities into action, with a raft of announcements in recent months aimed at professionalising and popularising esports in China.

On July 31, 85 players of Dota 2, FIFA Online 4, Warcraft III: Frozen Throne and four other major esports titles received registered athlete certificates from the Sports Bureau of Shanghai, Sports Federation of Shanghai, and Shanghai Electronic Sports Association. The registrations were also joined by proclamations of plans to turn Shanghai into a “global esports capital” and an announcement from NetEase that they would soon be starting construction on a new esports park in the eastern Chinese city.

The King’s Avatar, a 6-million-character-long novel written by Wang Dong and serialised on online literature site qidian.com, has become one of China’s most successful pieces of original intellectual property. The title, which began publishing in 2011, has been adapted into graphic novels, animated series, a stage play and a mobile game.

The story might not seem so innovative at first glance. A legendary professional player, Ye Xiu, leads his team to three consecutive national championships for a multiplayer online battle arena game called “Glory,” but is marginalised by the team manager for his low-key and unprofitable lifestyle. Ye Xiu quits and becomes a worker at an internet café, where he meets different kinds of players, builds a new team, then fights his way back to the professional league.

The King’s Avatar live-action adaptation has been viewed over 960 million times as of this writing, less than halfway through its 40-episode run. The first season of the title’s animated adaptation on Bilibili, meanwhile, has been viewed 120 million times by 4.66 million unique Generation Z viewers.

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Zitro Obtains The Manufacturer’s License In Bulgaria

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Zitro, a global leader in the gaming industry, has been granted the Bulgarian manufacturer’s licence from the local gaming authorities. This licence allows the company to sell its amazing slot machines directly to the casino operators, cutting down delivery times and facilitating a more efficient time-to-market.

Nadège Teyssedre, Director of Sales for EMEA of Zitro explains that: “We would like to thank the local authorities for issuing the license to us. We are very excited to be installing more of our incredible Link King banks in various renowned Casinos in the country, and, very soon, we plan to install as well other superb products, such as the award winning 88 Link Wild Duels multigame progressive game on our brand new Allure cabinet.”

Sebastian Salat, CEO of Zitro adds: “Bulgaria represents an important jurisdiction within our European and global expansion plans. Obtaining the manufacturer’s license is yet another milestone we have achieved as a team and which is fundamental to keep growing our business as planned.”

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Twin River Worldwide Holdings Announces Partnerships with DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Group

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Two of the Nation’s Top Sportsbooks to Debut in Colorado

Twin River Worldwide Holdings, Inc. today announced separate market access partnerships with DraftKings Inc. and FanDuel Group, giving sports fans in Colorado access to award-winning sportsbook products.

These partnerships combine Twin River Worldwide Holdings’ nationwide experience in gaming and casino operations with market-leading sports betting expertise and globally recognizable brands. Colorado is the fifth state in the United States where the FanDuel Sportsbook platform will be available and is the sixth state to offer the DraftKings’ Sportsbook platform.

As announced last Friday, Twin River Worldwide Holdings completed the acquisition of Golden Gates, Golden Gulch and Mardi Gras casinos in Black Hawk, Colorado. With the completion of this acquisition, Twin River also acquired the right to three sports gaming licenses in Colorado, leading to the creation of these two partnerships. Twin River will retain the third license for its own future use.

“Obtaining the right to three sports gaming licenses in Colorado will expand our footprint in the state well beyond our Arapahoe Park racetrack and off-track betting network,” said George Papanier, President and Chief Executive Officer of Twin River. “These newly-formed partnerships with DraftKings and FanDuel allow us to provide an unmatched sports betting experience to Colorado, not only with their mobile betting access, but also with an exciting DraftKings retail sportsbook location inside one of our newly acquired casinos.”

“Coast to coast, DraftKings is committed to providing states across the country with the ultimate experience in legal sports betting,” said Ezra Kucharz, DraftKings chief business officer. “Twin River is committed to providing exciting, real-time gaming opportunities, and we look forward to working alongside them to introduce Colorado sports fans to our award-winning product.”

“Twin River has been engaged in sports betting since the beginning in Rhode Island and Mississippi, and they are an ideal partner as we continue to enter states that open up online and mobile sports betting,” said Matt King, CEO, FanDuel Group. “Colorado has a sensible framework for sports betting, and we are excited to partner with a renowned gaming company like Twin River to bring our market-leading online sports betting experience to Colorado sports fans.”

 

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Prague Gaming Summit 2020 speaker profile: Genia Gurevitz (Head of Banking and Payments Services at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co.)

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The 4th edition of the Prague Gaming Summit will take place on 6 March 2020 and welcomes leading operators, service providers and gambling industry experts from all across Europe.

 

On the 6th of March at the Prague Gaming Summit, you have the opportunity to dive into several subjects, among which also the Global Payment Platforms And Why You Need To Choose Innovative Methods”.

As mentioned in earlier press releases, Prague Gaming Summit 2020 will bring a brand new format of speeches and more trending themes as it did in the early years.

Among the leading experts that will share their latest information, you have the opportunity to hear more about the global payment platforms and much more from Genia Gurevitz – Tal Ron, Drihem & Co. 

Lawyer Genia (Evgeni) Gurevitz – LLB, Graduated from Tel Aviv University (TAU), and has been living in Singapore, where he has been studying in Singapore Management University (SMU). Genia heads the Banking and Payments Services at Tal Ron, Drihem & Co., working closely with the firm’s clients on online and offline banking, electronic money institutions, acquiring banks and regulatory support for i-gaming and financial companies.

 Do not miss this unique opportunity to learn and networking with the leaders of the industry.

Order your Delegate Pass or VIP Package (Delegate Pass +Accommodation) now!

Here is a testimonial that has been left by Dr. Raffaela Zillner, LL.M, one of the attending delegates of the 2019 edition of Prague Gaming Summit:

A conference of great quality. Not only excellent content is presented by top experts, but also the industry is moving closer together through many networking opportunities.

Dr. Raffaela Zillner, LL.M

Secretary General, Austrian Association for Betting and Gambling

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