Baltimore Ravens Sign Esports Entertainment Group as its Esports Tournament Club Provider in Multi-Year Deal
Newark, New Jersey--(Newsfile Corp. - February 11, 2021) - Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: GMBL) (NASDAQ: GMBLW) (or the "Company") signed a multi-year partnership with the Baltimore Ravens to be the NFL franchise's esports tournament provider. As part of the multi-year agreement, the Company will operate bi-annual esports tournaments for the Ravens utilizing its Esports Gaming League ("EGL") platform.
"Our esports tournament platform continues to gain strong traction among top-tier professional sports franchises," said Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Entertainment Group. "We are delighted to add the Ravens as our latest partner. Our robust tournament platform will help the Ravens strengthen connections with their fans, while providing new avenues for engagement."
As a proud partner of the Ravens, Esports Entertainment Group will leverage player imagery within the Ravens local market. Esports Entertainment Group will also work with Ravens players to create custom videos that will promote the tournaments and be featured in the Ravens extensive ongoing digital marketing efforts spanning social, email, mobile, and online channels.
"The growing popularity of esports provides a great opportunity for our team to create deeper connections and engagement with our fans," said Kevin Rochlitz, Chief Sales Officer, Baltimore Ravens. "We look forward to a long and mutually rewarding relationship."
"Working with the Ravens and other top teams in the NFL, NHL, and more provide a strong validation of the quality of our robust platform and its ability to meet the demanding needs of large-scale deployments," said Magnus Leppäniemi, EVP Esports at Esports Entertainment Group.
EGL enables live and online events and tournaments where gamers can compete and enjoy a wide range of content relating to esports and video games on a proprietary technology platform. Services include full turnkey esports events, live broadcast production, game launches, and online branded tournaments.
About Esports Entertainment Group
Esports Entertainment Group, Inc. is a licensed online gambling company with a specific focus on esports wagering and 18+ gaming. Esports Entertainment offers fixed odds wagering, fantasy and pools on various esports events in a licensed, regulated and secure platform at vie.gg and owns and operates online sports book, SportNation.bet. In addition, Esports Entertainment intends to offer users from around the world the ability to participate in multiplayer mobile and PC video game tournaments for cash prizes. Esports Entertainment is led by a team of industry professionals and technical experts from the online gambling and the video game industries, and esports. The Company holds a license to conduct online gambling and 18+ gaming on a global basis in the UK, Ireland, Malta and Curacao. The Company maintains offices in New Jersey, the UK and Malta. For more information visit www.esportsentertainmentgroup.com.
About Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens are one of five NFL franchises to win multiple Super Bowls since the turn of the century. Under head coach John Harbaugh, who arrived in 2008, Baltimore has posted the NFL's fifth-most total victories (140), won the league's second-most playoff games (11, tied), advanced to an impressive three AFC Championship contests, and in 2012, captured the World Championship in Super Bowl XLVII. The Ravens, who also won Super Bowl XXXV during the 2000 campaign, have made the playoffs in nine of the past 13 seasons - producing four AFC North Division titles during this time (2011, 2012, 2018 & 2019).
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