ESE To Expand Production of Ubisoft’s Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege Esports League in Central and Eastern Europe
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 5, 2022 ESE Entertainment Inc. (“ESE” or the “Company”) (TSXV: ESE) (OTCQB: ENTEF) is pleased to announce that its media company, FRENZY sp. z.o.o. (“Frenzy“), will produce the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege league in Europe.
The Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege league tournament will be hosted by the Polish division of Ubisoft Entertainment SA (“Ubisoft”) (PA: UBI) and will include teams from Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Hungary. The teams will compete for a V4 championship and a spot in the European Challenger League. The prize pool in the competition’s new format has been increased to €22,000. The local open qualifier for the tournament will kick off in early May.
Frenzy’s main responsibilities include production of broadcasts, visual identity, graphic and motion design. To ensure the highest level of production, the broadcast will be realized from a state-of-the-art Polsat Games studio.
The qualifiers for the V4 Masters 2022 will include three tournaments, each of which will provide two qualification spots – two for teams from Poland, two for Hungary, and two for the Czech Republic and Slovakia combined. After the qualification stage, 14 rounds of league stages will be played. The top four teams will advance to the finals.
Marcin Kilar, Managing Director at Frenzy, commented, “We are proud that Ubisoft has once again entrusted us with the organization and execution of its esports tournament, and we are looking forward to continued business and expansion together. We have an exciting period ahead of us as the new tournament format involves a qualification phase which will consist of three two-day tournaments.”
Kamil Ściana, Brand Manager for Central and Eastern Europe at Ubisoft, commented, “We have been supporting the Central and Eastern European markets for a long time by enabling both the organization of licensed tournaments and allowing viewing of global competitions to be broadcasted in the native language. We are happy that – once again – our partner in the implementation of these ambitious projects, such as the V4 Masters 2022 tournament, is FRENZY. They guarantee a world-class level in the area of production and broadcasting of esports events.”
Frenzy, a subsidiary of ESE Entertainment Inc., is a media and production infrastructure company based in Poland, which is focused on the video game industry. The company creates and executes esports and gaming events, broadcasts, and media content. Frenzy also operates professional mobile, automated TV equipment, allowing it to produce reality shows from every part of the globe. | www.frenzy.pl/
ESE is a Europe based entertainment and technology company focused on gaming and esports. The Company provides a range of services to leading video game developers, publishers, and brands by providing technology, infrastructure, and fan engagement services internationally. ESE also operates its own ecommerce channels, esports teams, and gaming leagues. In addition to the Company’s organic growth opportunities, the Company is considering selective acquisitions that align with its objective of becoming a dominant global player in esports technology and infrastructure. | www.esegaming.com
Ubisoft is a creator of worlds, committed to enriching players’ lives with original and memorable entertainment experiences. Ubisoft’s global teams create and develop a deep and diverse portfolio of
games, featuring brands such as Assassin’s Creed®, Brawlhalla®, For Honor®, Far Cry®, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon®, Just Dance®, Rabbids®, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six®, The Crew®, Tom Clancy’s The Division®, and Watch Dogs®. Through Ubisoft Connect, players can enjoy an ecosystem of services to enhance their gaming experience, get rewards and connect with friends across platforms. With Ubisoft+, the subscription service, they can access a growing catalog of more than 100 Ubisoft games and DLC. For the 2020–21 fiscal year, Ubisoft generated net bookings of €2,241 million. | www.ubisoft.com
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