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4/22/21: IOC powers Olympic Virtual Series; Runeterra creating crown; Team Liquid continues musical moves


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Thursday April 22, 2021
Good morning! This is your weekly Esports Brief.The International Olympic Committee is launching the Olympic Virtual Series (OVS), the first-ever, Olympic-licensed event for physical and non-physical virtual sports, partnering with five International Sports Federations and game publishers. The org also tapped the talents of DreamHack Sports Games for the marketing and production of the Olympic Virtual Series. The event will take place ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, with the OVS starting May 13 and running through June 23. Partnerships include: 
· World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) – eBaseball Powerful Pro Baseball 2020, Konami Digital Entertainment
· Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) – Zwift, Zwift inc.
· World Rowing – Open format 
· World Sailing – Virtual Regatta, Virtual Regatta SAS
· Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA) – Gran Turismo, Polyphony Digital

“The Olympic Virtual Series is a new, unique Olympic digital experience that aims to grow direct engagement with new audiences in the field of virtual sports. Its conception is in line with Olympic Agenda 2020+5 and the IOC’s Digital Strategy,” said IOC President Thomas Bach. “It encourages sports participation and promotes the Olympic values, with a special focus on youth.”
COMPETITIONRiot Games is dealing out its first Legends of Runeterra World Championship, dangling a $200,000 prize pool for competitors, as 192 players from the Americas, Europe, and Asia, in addition to ranked and seasonal tournament participants, compete for the 16 seats available for the World Championship finals in September. Players will then compete in a group stage featuring four-player round robins. The top two finishers from each group will then advance to the final, single-elimination stage to crown the first champ.

DreamHack revealed plans for DreamHack Beyond, the new hybrid festival and online multiplayer game, launching July 24 and running through July 31. The all-digital, at-home, interactive experience is free and virtual cosplay competitions, amateur and professional esports tournaments, and game demos, to the expo, panels, speed running, live streamed music and screenings, community tournaments and more. “The goal for all of us at DreamHack is to provide great experiences for our fans, which have traditionally thrived by bringing communities together for these shared and beloved festivals all around the globe,” said Marcus Lindmark, President DreamHack, SVP Project and Event Operations at ESL Gaming. “This last year has been an extraordinary time for so many, but now we are ready to bring our community back together for this innovative and uniquely-engaging occasion — we are super excited to share DreamHack Beyond with our fans.”

Activision Blizzard locked in plans for the Mythic Dungeon International Season 1 Global Finals, running April 23-235 on YouTube as eight dungeon racing teams from around the world compete for their share of the $300,000 prize pool and title of World Champions. Finalists will compete in a series of Best of 3, double-elimination matches, on their path to the Grand Finals on April 25. 

The Premier League is teaming with Tencent Sports, Tencent Gaming, and EA Sports for the ePremier League to hit China and marking the first ePremier League event to be staged outside of the UK starting April 28 as top Chinese gamers from FIFA Online 4 and content creators and influencers, represent all 20 Premier League clubs. The event will be streamed live by Tencent across China.

ASA Entertainment announced the Super Girl Gamer Series will launch its 2021 campaign with seasonal weekly online tournaments in titles that include League of Legends, Valorant, Hearthstone, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Fortnite from May 15-Nov. 21. Both the world’s top female pros and top-level amateurs will compete for $100,000 in cash and prizes. The Series will kick-off with the Super Girl Gamer Spring Season on May 15 with an all-women’s Valorant tournament that consists of a four-week open qualifier series featuring game play from female players across North America. The top four Valorant teams after the qualifying rounds will advance to the Super Girl Gamer Valorant Championships on June 19 based upon a cumulative ranking points system. The entire Super Girl Gamer Series will be streamed live on Twitch and Facebook Gaming. In its fifth year, with partnerships that include Nissan, Zenni Gaming, Twitch, GameStop, the US Marines, Space Productions and Facebook Gaming,

Ubisoft addressed its approach to the “May Edition” of the Six Invitational 2021, posting that after being authorized by the French government and the local authorities to hold the Six Invitational 2021 in Paris from May 11-23, the French government subsequently announced that flights between Brazil and France were suspended so the company was “evaluating all possible options to ensure that FaZe Clan, MIBR, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Team Liquid, Team oNe eSports and FURIA Esports, can compete in the Six Invitational against the teams from the other regions.”
STREAM HATCHET TRENDSAs gaming as a lifestyle has become further intertwined with pop culture, a stronger cross over between news and politics is inevitable. As part of the 2020 presidential election, several politicians broadcasted on Twitch in effort to connect with young gamer voters. Stream Hatchet recent Streaming Political News report, details key insights on audience growth within this sector. In this week’s Cynopsis newsletter, we’ve highlighted a key slide from the report:
· The infographic shows the distribution of total channel hours watched broken out by content type. This includes: Among Us, Just Chatting, Politics, Talk Shows, Animal Crossing and Art. 
· Most politicians, including Trump, Bernie and Biden utilized Twitch as an additional distribution point, restreaming campaign speeches and other political rallies.
· Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) & Ilhan Omar have opted for a different approach; engaging directly with the key personalities on these platforms. AOC reached a peak audience of 400K viewers on Twitch streaming Among US with Hasanabi, Pokimane, Valkyrae, and Myth.
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ACTIVATIONAs the new season of the SMITE Pro League approaches, the org announced that Alienware signed on to serve as title sponsor for season 8, with the brand set to outfit both the Hi-Rez production studio and player houses with Aurora Ryzen Edition desktop PCs. The new season kicks in on April 23. 

Razer signed on for the Razer Invitational – North America, the largest regional online esports tournament open to the entire North American gaming community, according to the announcement, with tournament qualifiers beginning on May 7 and three separate weeklong tournaments on deck. Competitors will have an opportunity to compete in a different title including Fortnite (PC, Console, Mobile), Rainbow 6 Siege (PC), and Brawl Stars (Mobile). “Razer Invitational was founded on the simple idea of creating a pure and competitive platform where every athlete has a chance to compete regardless of their in-game rank, their sponsorship status, or their team affiliations,” said Khang Thai, Senior Global Esports Lead at Razer. “It has now grown into a global phenomenon that represents inclusivity within the esports community. After a very successful Season 2020, we continue our vision for esports with an even bigger Season 2021, making competitive tournament play accessible to everyone around the world and cultivating the next generation of esports athletes.”

Rocket League landed a partnership with Automobili Lamborghini. The car brand will now sponsor the Rocket League Championship Series X Lamborghini Open,Rocket League’s final North American regional event for its Spring Season, as well as a new event called Battle of the Bulls. 

NRG Esports buttoned up a deal with Levi’s, marking the brand’s first esports partnership in the US, and outfitting NRG players and streamers in addition to producing co-branded content initiatives. Levi’s will have a presence at NRG’s Hot Pockets Castle gaming headquarters in LA, while NRG will launch a series showcasing NRG influencers that will run across NRG’s YouTube and Twitch channels among other platforms. 

Envy Gaming is expanding its ties with Acer, inking a renewal that will see Acer provide all of Envy’s competitive teams with Predator Gaming hardware. Predator’s gaming hardware will also be used by staff in the Predator Gaming Lounge in Dallas. 

State Farm signed on as an Official Marketing Partner of Twitch Rivals North America. Tapping into Twitch’s community, State Farm will rollout new elements to the service such as: State Farm Spotlight – bringing the hosts and casters to analyze gameplay and player strategy in this branded broadcast integration; and Entitlement Event – a special Twitch Rivals stream, featuring State Farm as a presenting sponsor.

Ghost Gaming and G FUEL are partnering making G FUEL Ghost’s exclusive partner in the energy drink category. The beverage brand and Ghost Gaming’s lineup of creators and athletes will partner on creating original gaming content and livestreams while Ghost Gaming’s team jerseys will also now prominently feature G FUEL’s logo.
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Super League Gaming cemented a slate of content distribution partnerships that continues to expand the Company’s existing audience reach. The expansion into OTT includes partnerships with the following companies: Tempo Storm; Harena Data; Aggregated Media: and Mobcrush. “The growth of Super League’s content business is fueled by two energizing sources – the talented, passionate producers on our team and the players and creators within our community,” said Matt Edelman, Chief Commercial Officer, Super League Gaming. “We’re thrilled to be working with such a diverse collection of partners who believe that our video programming can contribute to the success of their OTT channels.”

Chinese live-streaming platform Bilibili and Activision Blizzard locked in a multi-year strategic partnership that includes Bilibi landing Overwatch League production and broadcasting rights in China, as well as additional development of commercial interests and support for promotion of OWL in the region, according to multiple reports. 

Grass Valley announced that Electronic Arts Competitive Gaming Entertainment selected GV AMPP to enable fully distributed, remote production for its major competitive gaming events EA SPORTS FIFA 21 as well as Apex Legends. The workflow utilizes Grass Valley’s GV Korona switcher control panel connected over the public internet to a K-Frame production center engine running on GV AMPP.
TEAMSTeam Liquid’s newest signing is Ruben de Ronde, international DJ and producer from the Netherlands and streamer on Twitch, who will now serve as a brand ambassador. The move extends the team’s string of recent music alliances, with included partnerships with EDM music label Armada Music and pop-rock band Anamanaguchi. Team Liquid previously collaborated with de Ronde during Liquid+’s launch stream in January.

TSM announced the launch of the new collegiate program TSMU, an initiative built specifically for university students with an eye to offer quality mentorship, guidance, support, and community for those looking to learn and engage with the global esports industry. Beginning today, TSMU will begin to offer traditional events such as career panels, Q&As with top esports industry professionals, tournament watch parties, casual tournaments, and more. 

100 Thieves teamed up with Cash App to launch the 100 Thieves Cash Card, now available for purchase. Co-designed by 100 Thieves and Cash App, the card costs $5 to purchase, with $1 donated to Gamers Outreach for every card purchased. The 100 Thieves Cash Card will have exclusive boost incentives tied to the card, which will be announced at a later date. “At Cash App, we’ve long been believers in the esports community, and it was clear to us early on that 100 Thieves was a true innovator in the space,” says Catherine Ferdon, Head of Marketing and Brand at Cash App. “Their creativity and willingness to invent with us is what continues to make this such a groundbreaking partnership. The introduction of our latest Cash Card offers anyone the ability to sport their brand while also supporting a worthy cause in Gamers Outreach.”

Misfits Gaming Group announced their ‘Women of Misfits’ platform with the focus on four core pillars: Mentorship, Development, Network and Advocacy. The platform will include a series of monthly guest speakers with the first being Chris Evert, GloZell Green, Bianca Smith, Angela Ruggiero, and Maya Enista Smith The Women of Misfits platform includes a monthly speaker series with industry leaders and visionaries which will air on MGG’s YouTube channel. 

Lakeland University, a private liberal arts university located in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin, became an Official Partner of Bucks Gaming for the 2021 NBA 2K League season. The partnership will include a Strive for Success digital program, aimed at driving awareness and supporting recruitment to Lakeland’s esports program. Each month, Bucks Gaming and Lakeland University will collaborate to promote the school’s esports program in a variety of ways. 

INDUSTRY
Hileman Cowley Partners announced the sale of Comcast Esports Studiosto Nuveen. Located in the heart of the Burbank / Glendale Media Triangle, Comcast Esports Studios, now under construction, will be a state-of-the-art production, streaming, and broadcast facility. Equipped with two sound stages, two production studios, open working areas, outdoor space and lifestyle amenities, the property is designed to be a hub for the “next generation of digital content production and distribution for the esports and gaming industries.”
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ROSTER MOVESFans of Overwatch (among other games) were shocked with the announcement that Jeff Kaplan decided to leave Activision Blizzard after a 19-year run at the company. Aaron Keller, a Blizzard veteran and founding member of the Overwatch team, will be stepping in as game director. “It was truly the honor of a lifetime to have the opportunity to create worlds and heroes for such a passionate audience,” Kaplan said in a post. “I want to express my deep appreciation to everyone at Blizzard who supported our games, our game teams and our players. but i want to say a special thanks to the wonderful game developers that shared in the journey of creation with me.”

aXiomatic Gaming named former Chief Strategy Officer Mark Vela as the company’s new chief executive officer, effective April 30. Bruce Stein, a co-founder who has served as the company’s CEO since 2015, will continue as an investor. As chief executive officer, he will lead investments, lend strategic support and provide oversight across the entire portfolio, which also includes Epic Games (Fortnite) and premier esports organization Team Liquid. “I am thrilled to lead the next chapter for aXiomatic and further build upon an incredible foundation that includes market disruptors like Team Liquid, Epic, Niantic, Dapper and others,” said Vela. “We aim to not only continue elevating this unparalleled portfolio of companies that’s driving innovation across competitive, social and blockchain gaming communities, but also identify, partner with, and invest in the next wave of industry-defining companies and platforms, and new audiences.” 

The Story Mob, the full-service communications consultancy for gaming culture, named Michael Chavez Booth as the North American office’s first-ever General Manager. In his new role, MCB will help drive the region’s client relations and team development endeavors. He’ll also support new business efforts as the agency continues its expansion into new verticals including apparel, digital finance, collectibles, and health & wellness. In addition, the company tapped the talents of Karen Ward as its new EMEA lead.
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AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA GROUP/ST PAUL, NYC, LA, REMOTE: 
Manage production and development of new podcasts, creating and commissioning sustainable, high quality shows. Pitch new show ideas, angles on stories, and create plans for how a new show or season will sound and be structured. 5-7 years of media production and/or content development, ideally in audio required. Full info HERE (4/25)COORDINATOR, BRAND MARKETING
CROWN MEDIA FAMILY NETWORKS
LA, CA
Responsible for supporting the implementation of advertising campaigns, marketing partnerships, promotions, sweepstakes, experiential events, creative development & email marketing initiatives. Min 1yr of marketing exp within the entertainment industry. Full info HERE (4/25)

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER APM STUDIOS
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AMERICAN PUBLIC MEDIA GROUP/ ST PAUL, NYC, LA, REMOTE:
 Lead production of APM Studios’ existing tentpole franchises, create and manage budgets and lead recruitment and development of senior staff, including hosts when applicable. 10 years’ relevant experience in content development and audio production, including 3-5 years at management/supervisory level required. Full info HERE (4/25)

FREELANCE ANALYST, CONTENT & BRAND INSIGHTS
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MTV ENTERTAINMENT GROUP/NYC/NY: Implementation and analysis of owned & syndicated research strategy for Scripted, Comedic & Original Movie content. Monitor, interpret and compile findings from various research sources and disseminate it to key partners. Experience with qualitative and quantitative research techniques required. Full info HERE (4/24)

FREELANCE MANAGER, CONSUMER INSIGHTS ANALYTICS >>
MTV ENTERTAINMENT GROUP/NYC/NY: Analyze marketing efforts, determining promotional planning effectiveness, and providing insights to inform future marketing campaigns. Set up, track, pull and analyze data on multi-platform marketing and promotional planning campaigns and initiatives. 3-5 years of related experience (TV ratings and Nielsen measurement currency) required. Full info HERE (4/24)

DIRECTOR, CONTENT INSIGHTS >> 
MTV ENTERTAINMENT GROUP/NYC/NY: 
Conceptualize and conduct proprietary quantitative and qualitative studies focused on targeted audience needs as well as more general cultural trends. Improve multi-platform performance of key franchises; 7+ years of related research experience, including Marketing, Creative and Content Research required. Full info HERE (4/24)

CURATOR
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THE PALEY CENTER FOR MEDIA/NYC/NY: Develop events, series, festivals, exhibits that are topical, culturally relevant, impactful and inclusive. In depth knowledge of history and current trends to conduct research and generate weekly reports. 8+ years managerial experience of a content collection in a research library, archive, museum, or related setting. Full info HERE (4/23) 

DIGITAL MEDIA PLANNER
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BLUE PLATE MEDIA SERVICES/ SUMMIT NJ
: Day-to-day planning, executing and management of Digital and Social Media campaigns. Evaluate digital media, social platforms and advertising products and manage the RFP process. Strong ability to use and interpret analytical data and arrive at sound conclusions. 5+ years Digital and Social Media marketing experience required. Full info HERE (4/23) 

VICE PRESIDENT, MARKETING & PARTNER INSIGHTS >>
ViacomCBS/NY, NY: Partner and liaise with senior sales management on brand strategy and positioning. Measure the efficiency of traditional and non-traditional advertising campaigns and author and present consumer-focused research on brands, generations, trend and categories. 10+ years’ experience in media or consumer research required. Full info HERE (4/23)
OTHER JOBS OF INTEREST

Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code. 
C#/Unity 3D Gameplay Programmer 
Gameloft 
NYC

https://www.gameloft.com/corporate/en/jobs/apply/ 

Creating new game-mechanic functionality (for characters, cameras and controls).
Gameplay Programmer 
Gameloft 
NYC

https://www.gameloft.com/corporate/en/jobs/apply/ 

Itemize virtual goods offerings, rewards, and events using in-house tools and work with other disciplines to ensure smooth and timely releases.
Associate Product Manager
ZeniMax
Hunt Valley MD

https://jobs.zenimax.com/jobs 

Collaborate with the Concept team in producing quality assets; work independently or without Concept when needed.
Environment (BIOME) Artist
ZeniMax
Hunt Valley MD

https://jobs.zenimax.com/jobs 

Collaborate with technology director/architect on technical design and feature roll out. 
Senior Core Engineer
Ubisoft 
Atlanta GA

https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/company/careers/working-at-ubisoft 

Develop a variety of gameplay systems that meet technical requirements and achieve the creative vision.
Gameplay Software Engineer
Bioware 
Austin TX

https://www.bioware.com/careers/ 

Create documentation and prototypes for any specific level systems and gameplay.
Level Designer
Bioware
Austin TX

https://www.bioware.com/careers/ 

Using C++ this position works directly under the guidance of the Senior Manager of Embedded Systems. 
Embedded Software Engineer III 
Konami Games
Las Vegas NV

https://www.konami.com/jobs/en/career/ 

Install, maintain repair, and diagnose software and network issues.
Linux Engineer III
Konami 
Las Vegas NV

https://www.konami.com/jobs/en/career/ 

An engineer that is comfortable designing new tools and systems that can integrate in new or existing engines.
Senior Rendering Engineer
2K Games
Moorpark CA

https://2k.com/en-US/jobs/ 

Work across functions to develop the full scope of game needs.
UI/UX Lead 
2K Games
Agoura Hills CA

https://2k.com/en-US/jobs/ 

Develop, implement, and debug code for UI/UX systems and tools.
Software Engineer, Game Systems 
Visual Concepts 
Agoura Hills CA

https://vcentertainment.com/ 

Research coding techniques and algorithms to keep current on technological developments and advancements in the game industry.
Senior Software Engineer, AI 
Visual Concepts 
Agoura Hills CA

https://vcentertainment.com/ 

Create inspirational artwork which helps define our artistic vision.
Senior Concept Artist 
Xbox Game Studios 
Santa Monica CA

https://careers.microsoft.com/us/en/ 

You will be developing and maintaining, platforms and pipelines that enable the development teams to deliver top tier gaming experiences to our players.
Senior Data Engineer
Ubisoft
San Francisco CA

https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/company/careers/working-at-ubisoft