KIA BECOMES PARTNER OF ESE ENTERTAINMENT ESPORTS TOURNAMENT, ULTRALIGA
VANCOUVER, BC, July 6, 2023 – ESE Entertainment Inc. (“ESE” or the “Company”) (TSXV: ESE) (OTCQX: ENTEF), a gaming and esports company that provides a range of services to leading video game developers and publishers, is pleased to announce that it has recent partnership Kia Poland, a leading automotive company, as an official sponsor of the Ultraliga esports tournament.
In early 2023, Kia Europe extended its more than 5-year sponsorship partnership with Riot Games, the developer of League of Legends (LoL). Under the agreement, Kia remained the official sponsor of the League of Legends European Championship EMEA (LEC) tournament.
“The popularity of esports is growing every year and we are excited to be part of this versatile and diverse community. League of Legends is a fascinating microcosm of the world we live in. I believe that this project will surprise and inspire not only gamers, but also car enthusiasts. We are looking forward to active cooperation with esports fans.” said Leszek Sukiennik, Managing Director of Kia Poland.
Kia Poland will have the right to use the term “Official Partner of Ultraliga” and the Ultraliga logo during the term of the agreement. It also plans to implement a number of additional materials and special events that will diversify the tournament and broadcast. The cooperation also includes the organization of competitions addressed to communities gathered around both Ultraliga and LEC.
“We’re excited to be a part of Kia’s commitment to long term growth with European League of Legends fans. We are convinced that the Kia will add brand value to Ultraliga and help the further development of the league, for which we have ambitious growth plans.” said Michał Brzemiński, Chief Operating Officer of FRENZY.
“The range of business that we will carry out together is in line with our growth plan and will certainly be noticed and appreciated by the gaming community.” added Adam Mikołajczyk, Manager for Ultraliga.
The tenth season of Ultraliga is currently underway, and fans can tune in to Polsat Games channel, as well as the Twitch.tv and YouTube platforms, to catch all the action.
Kia Corporation, commonly known as Kia and formerly known as Kyungsung Precision Industry and Kia Motors Corporation, is a South Korean multinational automobile manufacturer headquartered in Seoul, South Korea. Kia Poland is 100% Korean-owned based in Warsaw. The dealer network currently consists of 76 points of sale and 79 service points. In order for the Kia brand to enjoy the greatest possible popularity in Poland and occupy leading positions in sales rankings, a total of over 3,000 people working in the Polish headquarters and in authorized showrooms and services are watching. | www.kia.com
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