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Phelan Gaming Re-Brands As Munster Rugby Gaming

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Irish esports organization Phelan Gaming has officially re-branded as Munster Rugby Gaming as part of it’s partnership deal with Munster Rugby as it continues to expand into becoming a “global gaming lifestyle brand” that still represents Ireland, as well as it’s esports audience.

“We’re incredibly proud to announce this partnership to bring our own esports efforts to the next level while also partnering with a well-established Irish Rugby team, giving us the opportunity to further develop our talent and furthermore engage Munster’s passionate fans” Ciarán “Wings” Walsh, Owner of Munster Rugby Gaming said in an official statement.”

“Esports is a fast-growing sports market that attracts a multitude of supporters of all ages” Ian Flanagan, CEO of Munster Rugby said. “In seeking new ways to bring Munster Rugby to a wider audience at home and abroad, we identified the strong performances of Phelan Gaming and we’re excited to be able to partner with them and feel there is a great potential for all involved.”

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W Series Esports League Partners with Getty Images

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Getty Images, the global visual media brand, has officially announced their partnership with the all-female simulation racing competition known as W Series Esports League, which will see Getty Images serve as the official photographer of the league.

“Ever since Getty Images was founded 25 years ago, our specialist operations team and industry-leading photographic talent have been at the forefront of creating innovative sports photography” Ken Mainardis, Global Head of Content at Getty Images said in an official press release. “This partnership furthers the W Series aim in elevating female esports to a global audience and demonstrates how Getty Images leads the way in delivering cutting-edge content to our customers around the world.”

“But although the W Series Esports League provides great on-screen entertainment for fans and poses a stern sporting test for our drivers, there is a bigger purpose to it also: we hope that women and girls who perhaps have not engaged with esports or in particular sim racing, either as viewers or players, will be inspired by the exploits of our 20 female racers to embrace it in greater numbers than they have hitherto” Catherine Bond Muir, CEO of W Series added.”

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Simplicity Esports Acquires PL Gaming Texas LLC

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Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company has officially announced that it has acquired all assets of PL Gaming Texas LLC, which has been referred to as “one of the most successful franchisee-owned esports gaming centres in its nationwide footprint.”

“Our franchisee has done an excellent job building, staffing, and growing this location” Roman Franklin, President of Simplicity Esports said in an official statement. “The gaming center consists of over 30 gaming stations, gaming related merchandise and accessories for sale, and a quality staff that will remain in place after the acquisition to continue serving the center’s thousands of existing customers.”

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100 Thieves Names Jeremy Azevedo as VP of Content

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Esports organization 100 Thieves, one of the most popular and well-known esports teams, has officially hired Jeremy Azevado as their VP of Content. Azevedo previously worked at IGN Entertainment as its Head of Gaming Programming, according to Esports Insider.

Azevado has previously worked in areas of programming and development for companies such as Machinima, CraveOnline, Group Nine Media, Jukin Media, and Discovery Digital Networks, prior to his working at IGN.

 

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