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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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DappRadar partners with EverdreamSoft to launch first blockchain game ‘Spells of Genesis’ on Ethereum

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Helping to drive adoption of blockchain gaming and NFT collectibles.

Geneva-based EverdreamSoft, pioneers in the use of blockchain technology in gaming since 2014 today announced their plan to integrate the Ethereum blockchain into their flagship game “Spells of Genesis”.

In 2017 Spells of Genesis allowed users to convert in-game cards into blockchain-based digital assets and export them into their own digital wallets.

EverdreamSoft was the first gaming studio to offer such features and Spells of Genesis is currently playable on iOS and Android with around 1.3k active monthly users.

Ethereum-based games and associated collectibles have generated strong communities that eagerly await new and innovative projects and in 2019 the Ethereum games and marketplaces categories accounted for 50% of overall daily active users, showing total growth of 195%.

Crystal Spark

Thanks to a collection of open-source software – Crystal Spark – EverdreamSoft can easily gather data from different blockchains and present them to the players in a unified and simplified way, no matter the chain. EDS believes that this approach will help the NFT community grow and bring new, less tech-savvy users into blockchain gaming.

Why is Spells of Genesis important?

As the first blockchain-based game ever made, Spells of Genesis combines trading card game (TCG) functionalities with the point-and-shoot aspects of arcade games and has arguably inspired other decentralized TCGs that have seen great success with Ethereum game projects.

Collect, trade and combine to build the strongest decks

Players have to collect and combine cards to create the strongest deck in order to fight their enemies in a series of battles with two types of card used: in-game cards and blockchain cards.

Players who have fused four cards together and leveled up the fused card to its maximum power will be able to export it from the game into their own digital wallets.

Spells of Genesis will release the first round of exclusive NFT collectibles in mid-February and have plans to launch on Ethereum in mid-2020. For now, the game can be played on iOS and Android devices.

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Hipther Agency welcomes Andrada Bota as B2B Sales Executive

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The team at Hipther Agency (parent brand for European Gaming Media and Events / PICANTE Media and Event), leading media/news organization and boutique-style conference specialist, is excited to announce that starting 2020, Andrada Bota will take on the role of B2B Sales Executive.

Andrada is an energetic person, who brings a wealth of experience ranging from Customer Care, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Marketing at international companies such as EXL or Genpact.

She is now in charge of all B2B sales activities at all Hipther Agency brands, among which advertising on several news outlets owned by the company and also caters for the events/conferences department.

Among the company-owned brands, you can find the leading news portals such as EuropeanGaming.eu, EEGaming.org, iGamingRadio.com, GamblingIndustryB2B.com, Picante.Today, TheBlockchainExaminer.com, TheFintechBuzz.com, Roboticulized.com, and GrassNews.net

As part of the role, Andrada is also in charge of securing and tailoring sponsorship packages for the already famous events portfolio, which includes CEEGC Budapest, CEEG Awards, Prague Gaming Summit, MARE BALTICUM Gaming Summit, The Baltic and Scandinavian Gaming Awards, European Gaming Congress, Southern European Gaming Awards and the TECH Conference Europe (TCE) series.

We are excited to start the work with Andrada and officially welcoming her on board! We have recorded a large growth in 2019 and we intend to keep the trend for the coming years by implementing more services and features for our readers and partners. The joining of our two sister brands and activities under the Hipther umbrella is also part of our plans for the future, thus Andrada becomes the first team member to be part of our newest quest”, stated Zoltán Tűndik, Co-Founder, Co-Owner and Head of Business at Hipther Agency.

“I was really happy when I found out that I have been chosen one for the B2B Sales Executive position at Hipther Agency. The team members that are positive, are always constant in their work and build a business or a relationship on sustainable principles. These are my favorite kind of people, and this is the main reason why I enjoy being part of the team.

Before joining Hipther Agency, I worked in various departments such as Customer Care, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Marketing, in different companies, so I have now a complete picture in front of me, and I really hope my experience will help the growth of Hipther”, added Andrada Bota, B2B Sales Executive at Hipther Agency.

You can reach Andrada on LinkedIn to discuss potential partnerships or possibilities that help your brand reach the right audience.

About Hipther Agency

Hipther Agency is the parent brand for several new outlets and boutique-style conferences which are represented in large by European Gaming Media and Events, and PICANTE Media and Events.

Launched in 2019, the agency enhances the offering of the two leading brands under one strong parent brand by also offering new services and tools for a worldwide reach.

For more details visit www.hipther.agency

About European Gaming Media and Events

European Gaming Media and Events is a leading media and boutique event organizer in the European Union with a monthly reach of +50,000 readers.

The official company (PROSHIRT SRL), has been listed for 3 years in a row among the top 3 Advertising and market research agencies in the local Top Business Romania Microcompanies based on the Financial Reports.

The events division produces the prominent conferences in the region such as:

  • CEEGC (Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference)
  • CEEG Awards (Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards)
  • Prague Gaming Summit
  • MARE BALITCUM Gaming Summit
  • Baltic and Scandinavia Gaming Awards
  • EGC (European Gaming Congress)
  • The Southern European Gaming Awards
  • VIGE (Vienna International Gaming Expo)

The live events/conference division is in charge of organizing boutique style executive gaming events that focus on bringing inside information from the top gaming experts in the European Union and beyond.

In short, they cover most areas of Europe with international events that serve the local and global industry, optimize networking opportunities and bring the hottest topics into scope.

For more details about the latest industry news, events calendar or subscription opportunities, visit europeangaming.eu

 

About PICANTE Media and Events

PICANTE.today is a news publishing website which digests/handpicks the latest news about technology, entertainment, lifestyle, finance and politics and serves them to their readers and subscribers daily.

As a responsible learning source, the team at PICANTE Media and Events are committed to 3 main principles:

Trusted and Reliable Reporting & Publishing

The articles and press releases on their website are all published from verified sources.

NO Psychological and Emotional Manipulation

The editorial team and marketing team do not aim to produce emotional manipulation and always stay away from news, press release and articles that produce fear, anxiety, racism or show any sort of cruelty towards animals and humankind.

NO Fake News

PICANTE.today ensures readers will never find any “directed” lies on the news portal as the team has taken an anti-fake news standing point from their inception.

For more details, visit www.picante.today

The events division produces prominent TECH Conference Europe series. For more details, visit www.techconference.eu

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Prague Gaming Summit 2020 speaker profile: Kostandina Zafirovska (General Manager of IT Labs)

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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 workhop Strategies that help you concentrate and focus on your business’s core functions”.

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 business development, strategies, technology and much more from Kostandina Zafirovska – IT Labs who will be leading the workshop.

Kostandina Zafirovska is the General Manager of IT Labs, a software development company delivering excellence for more than sixteen years. Kostandina began her career as an engineer. Since then, she has accumulated over nineteen years of experience in the technology industry, focusing the last six years in executive roles.

Kostandina leads large teams in varied industries, including insurance, finance and gaming. She also possesses a unique combination of experience and knowledge in both technology and business and thrives in highly innovative environments.

 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 Heathcliff Farrugia, one of the attending delegates of the 2019 edition of Prague Gaming Summit:

The Prague Gaming Summit 2019 was very well organised and included a number of key international speakers. Agenda was full of interesting content and panels were aimed at discussing areas of mutual interest.

Heathcliff Farrugia

Chief Executive Officer at Malta Gaming Authority(MGA)

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