Daily fantasy sports operator PrizePicks has entered into a strategic partnership with Atlanta-based esports organization Ghost Gaming. The partnership will aim to “establish a dominant hub of fantasy sports and esports in the southeast.” PrizePicks previously signed similar deals with the Atlanta Braves and Miami Marlins MLB franchises this summer.
Ghost Gaming was acquired by an Atlanta-based investor group last month that saw the organization relocate its headquarters to Georgia. The investor group includes Todd Harris, former COO of SMITE developer Hi-Rez Studios and CEO of Skillshot Media. PrizePicks’ first foray into esports was a partnership with the SMITE Pro League, in which Ghost Gaming also fields a team.
Published at Fri, 13 Nov 2020 20:52:18 +0000
To celebrate the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on Thursday, Call of Duty League team the New York Subliners (NYSL) has partnered with Metro by T-Mobile for the “Subliners Cold War Hotline presented by Metro by T-Mobile,” a telephone hotline that pays tribute to the popular video game hotlines of the 80’s and 90’s where gamers could call to get advice on how to beat a particular video game.
Fans can call (205) 433-9449 to leave a message seeking whatever advice they need related to Cold War. After a “few days,” NYSL players James “Clayster” Eubanks, Thomas “ZooMaa” Paparatto, Makenzie “Mack” Kelley, and Paco “HyDra” Rusiewiez will sift through the messages and create a video with advice and guidance. The hotline is free to call (no charges per minute like in the old days), save charges related to callers’ own phone plans.
A video announcing the particulars was released today:
Wish you could learn to play just like the pros?
Call (205)433-9449 today. pic.twitter.com/FzDFp4AVyH
— NYSL (@Subliners) November 13, 2020
The hotline activation is the latest collaboration with T-Mobile, who signed an expansion of an existing partnership with Andbox in July to include the Metro brand. NYSL is owned and operated by Andox, which also owns and operates New York-based Overwatch League team, New York Excelsior.
Note: Andbox Advisory Board Chairman David Levy will take part in the panel, “Media Veteran Weighs-In on Esports Investment and Plans Going Forward,” at Esports Rising on Nov. 19. For tickets and to learn more about this annual event dedicated to the business of esports from Sports Business Journal and The Esports Observer, visit this link.
Published at Fri, 13 Nov 2020 19:34:57 +0000