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.
W Series Esports League Partners with Getty Images
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.”
Simplicity Esports Acquires PL Gaming Texas LLC
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.”
Esports Stadium Arlington Partners with HyperX
Esports Stadium Arlington and gaming brand HyperX have officially announced a partnership that will see HyperX outfit Esports Stadium Arlington with HyperX peripherals including headsets, keyboard, mice, controller charging docks, and mousepads.
Additionally, as part of the new partnership, HyperX will also provide Esports Stadium Arlington with products specifically for fan giveaway opportunities. The partnership is set to officially kick off on July 11th with the venue’s official re-opening.
“Holding the crown as the largest dedicated esports facility in North America comes with tremendous responsibility” Jonathon Oudthone, President of Esports Stadium Arlington said in an official press release. “It’s extremely important for us to partner with companies that can compliment the excellence and experience we provide to our players and fans. This is why we chose HyperX as the preferred peripherals partner for Esports Stadium Arlington. Their peripherals will allow us to hold true to our nature of offering the best in class products for our competitive and recreational gamers. We look forward to growing this relationship with HyperX.”
“HyperX is excited to be the Peripherals Sponsor and providing quality HyperX peripherals to the fans at the Esports Stadium Arlington” Kitty Nguyen, Esports Sponsorship Specialist at HyperX stated. “HyperX welcomes being part of upcoming online tournaments and events that share a passion for gaming in a dedicated esports facility in Texas.”
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