The esports boom shows no clear signs of slowing down. In fact, according to Insider Intelligence, “As competitive video games continue to integrate into popular culture, global investors, brands and the media are all paying attention. Consumers are too. In fact, there will be 26.6 million monthly esports viewers in 2021, up 11.4% from 2020, according to our estimates. »It is a major catalyst for companies like ESE Entertainment Inc. (TSXV: ESE) (OTC: ENTEF), Porsche Automobile Holding (OTC: POAHY), Netflix Inc. (NASDAQ: NFLX), Logitech International (NASDAQ: LOGI), and Motorsport Games Inc. (NASDAQ: MSGM).
Better yet, “The industry has seen a dramatic increase in investment from venture capital firms and, more recently, private equity firms. The number of esports investments doubled in 2018, from 34 in 2017 to 68 in 2018, by Deloitte. This is also reflected in the total dollars invested: Investments amounted to $ 4.5 billion in 2018, up from just $ 490 million the year before, a staggering annual growth rate of 837%, per Deloitte. », They added.
ESE Entertainment Inc. (TSXV: ESE) (OTC: ENTEF) has just signed a distribution agreement
ESE Entertainment Inc. has just announced that September 9 will mark the start of the second edition of the official Polish digital motorsport championship – the Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge Poland, which will be on the official calendar of the Polish Automobile Federation and of motorcycle. The Esports event will be in the iRacing game, and each round will be broadcast by ELEVEN SPORTS – the broadcaster of Formula 1® races, DTM and select PGE Ekstraliga matches in Poland. The Esports event will feature cutting edge production and top commentators.
“Obtaining a distribution partner such as ELEVEN SPORTS for the Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge in Poland for the second year in a row has allowed us to increase the visibility and audience of Digital Motorsports in Poland. We intend to continue to develop the Digital Motorsports community in Poland and around the world. Securing partners of this caliber will allow us to expand our Digital Motorsports portfolio and provide fans with Level 1 content and production, ”said Konrad Wasiela, CEO of ESE.
“Over the past two years, the Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge Poland organized by the Polish Automobile and Motorcycle Federation has been an engaging event that introduces motorsport fans to the world of digital motorsport. Said Krzysztof Swiergiel, CEO of ELEVEN SPORTS Poland.
The Esports event will feature a team of 24 drivers, highlighting Porsche’s new car – the Porsche 911 RSR. The Esports Event is also getting a makeover with a new points system and legendary circuits such as Le Mans, Imola and Nordschleife.
The path to the Polish Digital Motorsport Champion begins on September 9 and will follow the timeline outlined below:
– September 9: Hockenheimring, ELEVEN SPORTS 2, 8 p.m. CET
– September 16: Imola, ELEVEN SPORTS 2, 8 p.m. CET
– September 30: Le Mans, ELEVEN SPORTS 2, 8 p.m. CET
– October 7: Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, ELEVEN SPORTS 1, 7:30 p.m. CET
– October 21: Silverstone, ELEVEN SPORTS 1, 7:30 p.m. CET
– October 28: Nurburgring Nordschleife, ELEVEN SPORTS 1, 7:30 p.m. CET
To watch the event, register on ELEVEN SPORTS Poland.
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ESE Entertainment Inc. has announced that it will continue its marketing partnership with the Polish Automobile and Motorcycle Federation and the Polish Official Digital Motorsport Championship to provide marketing services for the Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge Poland (PESCP). The Porsche Esports Sprint Challenge Poland will be organized by ESE, Ragnar Simulators and the Polish Automobile and Motorcycle Federation.
Netflix Inc. expects subscriber additions to pick up steam this fall, as Investor’s Business Daily reported, “as it enters a busy period of premieres of new movies and TV series.” Additionally, “On September 25, Netflix is hosting an online fan event to preview upcoming shows. More than 70 films and series will be presented throughout the three-hour event. They include the highly anticipated next seasons of “Stranger Things” and “Bridgerton” and big budget films like “Red Notice” and “Don’t Look Up”. The fan event, called Tudum, is named after the sound Netflix users hear when they press “Play.” The event could be the next catalyst for Netflix stock, said Nat Schindler, analyst at BofA Securities.
Logitech International announced the financial results for the first quarter of fiscal 2022. “We have started fiscal 2022 well, with first quarter sales up 58% in constant currencies and profits doubling year on year last, ”said Bracken Darrell, President and CEO of Logitech. . “Our core categories experienced double-digit growth. This performance demonstrates the strength of our capabilities, excellent operational execution and our ability to capitalize on long term trends, such as gaming, streaming and creation, hybrid work and video everywhere. “
Motorsport Games Inc., a leading racing game developer, publisher and provider of official motorsport racing series esports ecosystems across the world, today announced the release date of NASCAR 21: Ignition. The latest installment in the officially licensed NASCAR game franchise will launch on October 28, 2021, with pre-orders starting August 12, 2021, for Sony PlayStation 4, Microsoft Xbox One, and PC through the Steam store.
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