ESE to Produce the First In-Person Esports Competition and TV Broadcast for the Regional Finals of Riot Games’ Teamfight Tactics
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, January 27, 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 organize and produce the Ultraliga Teamfight Tactics Arcane (“TFT”) final on January 30, 2022. This will be first Riot Games TFT regional league final carried out as an offline event broadcast on TV.
The final will be broadcast from Frenzy’s studio, located in Warsaw, Poland. Games will be viewable online and on Polsat Games linear television channel owned by Cyfrowy Polsat S.A.
The third edition of the tournament is closely linked with the animated series, Arcane, which is based on a collaboration between Riot Games and Netflix.
Ultraliga Teamfight Tactics Arcane league launched on December 13, 2021, which was preceded by a media day at the Frenzy studio. During six qualifying rounds, sixteen of the best Polish players competed for eight slots in the final.
The winner and runner-up of the final tournament will be promoted to the international competition, TFT Superbrawl. The players are expected to be joined by the best competitors from France, Spain, Italy, Poland, United Kingdom, Russia, Ireland, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Nordic countries and countries from the CIS region.
Marcin Kilar, Managing Director at Frenzy, said: “We are very excited with the return of LAN (Local Area Network, live-in person) events, opening up a new business opportunity. Frenzy has been deeply involved in the Teamfight Tactics scene from its onset. The in-person final tournament is a natural next step in the league’s development and a tribute to players and fans. It strengthens our excellent, synergistic cooperation with Riot Games.”
Jedrzej Steszewski, Director of Operations at ESE, said: “ESE continues to prove that despite the COVID pandemic, it continues to deliver the highest quality of esports events and TV production in a safe and efficient manner. We are thrilled to see live events back, and this is another business vertical that we anticipate increased growth in.”
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/en/
About Riot Games
Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League of Legends has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports. | www.riotgames.com
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
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