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ESL FACEIT Group, Intel® and Acer expand strategic partnership across premier Counter-Strike and Dota 2 competitions

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Upcoming Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Challenger, DreamLeague, and ESL One competitions will be covered under the renewed partnership which expands to include ESL Pro League

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  • Intel® has named Acer Predator as EFG’s exclusive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Partner for Counter-Strike 2 and Dota 2 competitions across this year.
  • Across EFG’s Counter-Strike products, the partnership covers Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Challenger, and now ESL Pro League.
  • Across EFG’s Dota 2 products, the partnership covers ESL One and DreamLeague competitions.

Cologne/New York/Taipei, January 31, 2024 ESL FACEIT Group (EFG), the leading esports and video game entertainment company, and Intel®, have today announced the extension and expansion of their partnership with Acer. As the exclusive Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) partner, Acer’s gaming brand Predator will empower EFG Counter-Strike 2 and Dota 2 competitions across 2024.

Intel® and EFG have been partners in the esports space for over 20 years, fostering and supporting a passionate global community through world-leading esports events, activations and opportunities. Their vision is shared by Acer, and the mutual desire for progress, innovation, and delivering exceptional experiences has been the catalyst in the success, and now renewal, of their partnership.

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The partnership sees Acer Predator become the exclusive OEM Partner for more EFG competitions across Counter-Strike 2 and Dota 2 than ever before, including:

  • The Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) 2024 events in Chengdu, China; Dallas, United States; and Cologne, Germany; as well as IEM Fall.
  • ESL Pro League Season 19 and Season 20.
  • The ESL Challenger competitions taking place in Jönköping, Sweden; Atlanta, United States; Katowice, Poland; and one of which the location is yet to be announced.
  • The online DreamLeague Season 21, Season 22 and Season 23.
  • The ESL One competitions in 2024, including ESL One Birmingham and ESL One Asia.

Acer and EFG will continue showcasing the latest Intel® powered gaming technology across online and offline events, including the Predator Helios 16, Predator Helios 18, Predator Helios Neo series laptops, and Predator Orion series desktops.

Through the alliance, Acer Predator will continue to be integrated across broadcasts, with brand exposure on livestreams and onsite at events, and will offer fans exclusive opportunities such as its distinct booth where they can get hands-on with the next generation of gaming.

The next event in the partnership cycle is IEM Katowice 2024, taking place from February 8th-11th.

Acer has consistently shown their commitment towards elevating the esports scene and delivering outstanding experiences for fans all over the world, and we’re excited to be renewing and expanding our partnership for another year,” said Bastian Veiser, Director Partner Management at EFG. “The partnership has already brought immense value to EFG products and their respective communities, and we look forward to continuing to innovate with Intel and Acer in 2024.”

Acer’s Predator desktop and laptop systems continue to showcase the incredible gaming performance that’s possible with Intel Core processors, and we’re thrilled to continue partnering with Acer and EFG for 2024,” said Roger Chandler, Vice President and General Manager, Enthusiast PC and Workstation Segment at Intel®. “No matter who emerges on top of this year’s competitions, when you combine the power of Intel Core 14th Gen processors with Acer’s Predator systems and EFG’s esports events, gamers and creators around the world win.

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“Acer’s partnership with Intel and EFG is driven by our shared commitment of supporting the esports community, bringing gameplay to new heights,” said Vincent Lin, Associate Vice President, Global Product Marketing and Planning, Acer Inc. “Our latest Predator gaming laptops powered by Intel Core 14th Gen processors provide powerful performance and combine AI-powered features that enhance the overall gaming experience.”

For more information about upcoming Counter-Strike 2 competitions, check out the IEM, ESL Pro League and ESL Challenger websites, and follow ESL CS on X, Instagram, and Facebook.

For additional information about upcoming Dota 2 competitions, head over to the DreamLeague and ESL One websites, and follow ESL Dota 2 on X, Instagram, and Facebook.

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Intel® Extreme Masters Cologne 2024: All 16 teams set to compete in the 10 year anniversary event

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From August 10 – 18, 16 top Counter-Strike (CS) teams will battle it out during Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) Cologne 2024 for a share of the $1,000,000 prize pool, a win in the race to secure the Intel® Grand Slam V, and the coveted trophy. Today, we are thrilled to share with you the full lineup of teams competing in the celebratory event.

IEM tournaments are the pinnacle of esports competition for players worldwide and are at the heart of excitement for fans from around the globe. This year, we are celebrating our 10 year anniversary at the LANXESS arena as the final three days of IEM Cologne 2024 will once again take place in the iconic and packed-out arena in Cologne, Germany.

Also dubbed the Cathedral of Counter-Strike, the event’s significance lies in its long-lasting traditions and ability to consistently deliver legendary moments. This year, everyone is invited to go on a trip down memory lane and to experience the world’s best CS teams to-date playing CS2 for the first time on stage in Cologne.

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The teams competing at IEM Cologne 2024 are:

  • Team Spirit (IEM Katowice 2024 winner)
  • FaZe Clan (IEM Chengdu 2024 winner)
  • MOUZ (ESL Pro League Season 19 winner)
  • G2 Esports (IEM Dallas 2024 winner)
  • Team Vitality (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • Natus Vincere (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • Astralis (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • Virtus.pro (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • ALTERNATE aTTaX (Online Qualifier Germany)
  • HEROIC (ESL World Ranking Europe)
  • Eternal Fire (ESL World Ranking Europe)
  • Team Falcons (ESL World Ranking Europe)
  • Complexity Gaming (ESL World Ranking North America)
  • 9z Globant (ESL World Ranking South America)
  • The MongolZ (ESL World Ranking Asia)
  • FlyQuest (ESL World Ranking Oceania)
  • Team Liquid (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • Imperial Esports (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • FURIA Esports (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • BIG (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • BetBoom Team (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • paiN Gaming (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • MIBR (ESL World Ranking Global)
  • SAW (ESL World Ranking Global)

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SIS strengthens bet365 partnership with global launch of eSoccer product

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Operator significantly enhances content offering around the world

SIS (Sports Information Services), the leading content supplier of 24/7 live betting services, has agreed a landmark deal with long-term partner, bet365, to deliver its comprehensive eSoccer portfolio across all regulated markets and boost the renowned operator’s global offering.

The integration of the complete suite of H2H Global Gaming League™ eSoccer matches will see bet365 benefit from the increase in betting opportunities which are proven to maximise engagement and margin.

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The agreement considerably strengthens SIS’ Competitive Gaming offering across the globe with eBasketball already live. The addition of eSoccer contests means more than 150,000 events will now be available on the world’s leading sports betting operator’s online platform.

Built specifically for sportsbooks, SIS’ H2H Global Gaming League™ is proven to deliver superior margins, adding as much as 10% in value to operators. Professional gamers take part in all eBasketball and eSoccer matches which are produced entirely in-house at SIS’s UK-based secure studios.

Competitive Gaming is the only product available on the market to have been awarded the Esports Integrity Commission’s (ESIC) Gold Standards. The highest possible accreditation created to set unmatched levels of integrity and safety in the industry, it has trained referees overseeing every contest.

Paul Witten, Managing Director EMEA at SIS, said: “We are very pleased to launch our eSoccer product as part of our long-term partnership with bet365.

“It is evident that customers have taken to our fast-paced, highly competitive short-form action and engage with the many available betting opportunities and we expect this to continue with the integration of our complete Competitive Gaming offering across regulated markets.”

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GRID and Kambi Group’s Abios extend official esports data partnership

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Esports data platform GRID and Abios, the esports division of Swedish sports betting technology and services provider Kambi Group PLC, have announced an extension of the two’s esports data partnership to expand the coverage of esports odds powered by GRID data.

Through Abios, GRID will add League of Legends and Rainbow Six Siege official esports data feeds to power the Kambi Group’s partner network, joining the Counter-Strike 2, Dota2 and VALORANT feeds established from the original partnership between GRID and Abios, signed last July.

Abios uses the GRID Data Platform’s real-time data feeds to offer accurate and real-time odds, accessible to both existing and new partners within the Kambi Group and subsidiary networks. The integration allows further expansion of automated and proprietary odds products, resulting in uptime improvements and odds model automation, especially important for live markets.

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The real-time data feeds also enables Abios to supply Kambi Group partners with premium features such as same-game parlays, player propositions and flash markets in expanded coverage.

The GRID Data Platform exclusively sources data directly from game servers, made possible through GRID’s official partnerships with rights holders including Riot Games, Ubisoft and KRAFTON, as well as over 70 tournament organizers in the Valve esports ecosystem. These direct partnerships with rights holders and GRID’s technology ensures the most accurate, reliable and granular real-time data possible for its partners.

The official data partnership between GRID and Kambi Group is another example of how the iGaming and esports betting industries can leverage advanced technological solutions to improve digital products. Operators and customers alike can trust the underlying data’s integrity, tracing its origins from only legitimate sources where rights holders are a part of the value chain.

Mikael Westerling, GRID Chief Sales Officer commented on the extension: “We’re proud to offer League of Legends and Rainbow Six Siege official data feeds to Kambi’s network for the first time and add even more value to the experience of their already impressive esports betting products.

The continued success of our partnership with Abios and our shared vision for the potential of esports betting made extending the partnership an easy choice.”

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Anton Janér, Managing Director of Abios, also commented: “We’re excited to continue and expand our partnership with GRID. With a unique portfolio of data rights, Abios power partners within and outside of the Kambi network with high-performance esports content.

With access to GRID’s real-time data, Abios’ automated odds models enable consistent margins, lower latency and a better user experience.”

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