FansUnite Announces March 5, 2022 Launch Date of VamosGG Cup; Signs Partnerships with Two Prominent Brazilian Esports Streamers
The tournament will be broadcast live through VamosGG's CS:GO influencer partners
Vancouver, British Columbia--(Newsfile Corp. - January 19, 2022) - FansUnite Entertainment Inc. (CSE: FANS) (OTCQX: FUNFF) ("FansUnite'' or the "Company") is pleased to announce the launch of the VamosGG Cup, a two-day Counter-Strike: Global Offensive ("CS:GO") tournament featuring gamers, streamers and influencers beginning on March 5, 2022.
FansUnite's Brazilian esports wagering platform, VamosGG, set new record milestones during the PGL Major 2021, leading the Company to establish the VamosGG Cup. The live event will increase their Brazilian brand's visibility among esports fans, mainly CS:GO enthusiasts, and position FansUnite to leverage the tournament to generate new registrants among spectators.
"Given the significant traction we received for VamosGG during the PGL Major 2021, we decided to launch our own branded tournament to grow the VamosGG brand," said Scott Burton, CEO of FansUnite. "VamosGG is looking to acquire bettors through more cost-effective means than traditional advertising and sponsorship. Influencer advocacy has time and again proven to be an effective promotional and conversion tool for the esports generation. The Brazilian esports community consists of passionate CS:GO fans who support and follow their favourite streamers. Partnering with them will create more awareness about VamosGG, leading to more bettors on the VamosGG platform."
Overview of VamosGG Cup
Dates: Saturday, March 5 & Sunday, March 6, 2022
Participants: Four teams will compete for the title. Each team has a designated captain that will select four more players to round out their five-person teams, for a total of 20 players participating.
Format: The teams will compete against each other on a CS:GO game map that will be created exclusively for the VamosGG Cup. The tournament will run for two days. Preliminary rounds are single match, win and advance. The Grand Finale for first place will be a best of five match, while the battle to determine third place will be a best of three match. Everyone receives a cash prize according to their final placement.
Broadcast/Streaming: The tournament will be streamed live on the four captains' Twitch and social media channels, as well as on additional influencer streams that will be announced leading up to the VamosGG Cup.
VamosGG Cup's Team Captains
VamosGG has signed exclusive tournament partnerships with the immensely popular Brazilian streamers and CS:GO influencers TomahawkTV and JokerBR to serve as two of the four team captains. The remaining two captains will be announced in the near future.
The influencers will live stream the entirety of the VamosGG Cup on their Twitch channels and other social media platforms, as well as offer exclusive player and fan promotions in the month leading up to the event and during the tournament. VamosGG will leverage the streamers' large audiences to drive traffic to the platform.
About FansUnite Entertainment Inc.
FansUnite is a global sports and entertainment company, focusing on technology related to regulated and lawful online gaming and other related products. FansUnite has produced a one-of-a-kind complete iGaming platform, with a sports and esports focus geared for the next generation of online bettors and casino players. The platform includes products for pre-match betting, in-play betting, daily fantasy, content and a certified RNG to produce casino style chance games. The platform operates multiple B2C brands and B2B software for the online gambling industry. FansUnite also looks to acquire technology platforms and assets with high growth potential in new or developing markets. The Company also provides technological solutions and services in the global gaming and entertainment industries. Its technology includes fixed/parimutuel odds, in-stream betting, live betting, casino-style games, cryptocurrency wallet and news content.
For further information, please contact:
Prit Singh, Investor Relations at FansUnite
Scott Burton, Chief Executive Officer of FansUnite
Darius Eghdami, President of FansUnite
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