New Brand Reinforces Focus on Growth and Quality Esports Production
June 6, 2019 (LAS VEGAS) – ESP Gaming, a leading, independent production company for esports and video gaming, today announced its rebrand to Estars Studios. The organization-wide rebranding effort sets to align the brand with its sister company, Estars, a leading esports engagement platform, while continuing to deliver the highest-quality production for esports events and content.
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Estars Studios offers a range of production expertise from experienced, Emmy-winning producers with backgrounds in broadcast television, live action sports and competitive gaming. Estars Studios will offer authentic video content production, tournament organization and logistics, venue management, influencer marketing and more.
Top Dota 2 Teams Alliance, compLexity Gaming, Team Serenity, and More Compete for $100,000 Prize Pool and the opportunity to be crowned the first-ever WSOE Champion
ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG) Announced as Official Hardware Sponsor of the WSOE
LAS VEGAS – October 9, 2018 – ESP Gaming today announced that the first-ever World Showdown of Esports (WSOE), a multi-genre esports tournament series, will take place October 14-15 and feature top competitors of Dota 2. The action will unfold live on twitch.tv/WSOE from the PokerGO Studio in Las Vegas and crown the first WSOE Champion. Competing teams, featuring veteran players and rising stars – including compLexity Gaming, Alliance, Team Serenity, J.Storm, The Final Tribe, HAPPY GUYS, paiN X, and ROOONS – will play for $100,000 in cash prizes.
ESP Gaming continues to focus on our next stage of growth and today, we are thrilled to welcome Christian Bishop as our new Vice President of Business Development. In his new role, Christian will be responsible for identifying and developing new, large-scale business opportunities and strategic partnerships as we continue to expand our esports businesses.
“Christian is an outstanding addition to the leadership team at ESP Gaming and will play a key role in defining and executing our global strategy,” said Jeff Liboon, president of ESP Gaming. “His deep understanding of the esports community paired with his passion, skill, and reputation will accelerate our ability to bring even more unparalleled gaming experiences to the industry.”
LAS VEGAS — August 29, 2018 — ESP Gaming, the premier production company for esports and competitive gaming, has entered into a programming development deal with Stadium to create esports content for the multi-platform sports network. The partnership, which runs through 2019, will bring original esports programming to fans across Stadium platforms for the first time, adding to the network’s lineup of live games, studio programming and original programming.
Together, ESP Gaming and Stadium will develop premium, esports-focused content in a wide range of genres and formats, including, but not limited to, live events, reality, news, documentaries and talk shows. In addition to televising the original programming live nationally via Stadium’s over-the-air channel, fans will be able to watch free on WatchStadium.com, Facebook, the Stadium iOS, tvOS, Android TV and Android mobile apps, Twitter (@WatchStadium), Twitch (Twitch.tv/stadium) and dedicated channels on Roku, Fubo TV and PlutoTV. Development will start immediately with further details to be announced in the coming weeks.
Launch Party to Take Place in Las Vegas July 14-15 with The PUBG Pan-Continental; Official Series Kicks Off This Fall
LAS VEGAS – July 10, 2018 – ESP Gaming, the world’s premier competitive gaming content creation company, today announced the World Showdown of Esports (WSOE), a multi-genre esports tournament series featuring fight card-style matches that showcase the best games, players and teams across the globe. The first event in the series, WSOE 1, will take place this fall at the PokerGO Studio at ARIA Resort & Casino in Las Vegas where the first ever WSOE Champion will be crowned. To celebrate the announcement, the WSOE in partnership with Auzom will present a special live event, The PUBG Pan-Continental, broadcast live on Twitch July 14-15 from the PokerGO Studio with special guests and players from FaZe Clan, Team Vitality, Team Envy, OpTic Gaming, Tempo Storm and more competing in PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG).
ESP Gaming Bolsters its Multi-Genre Esports Production and Tournament Facilitation Capabilities with Auzom’s Sophisticated Online Tournament Platform
Team Hires Gerard “Atlas” Kelly, former co-owner of Team NRG, as VP of League Operations to Oversee Logistics and Operations
LAS VEGAS – April 26, 2018 – ESP Gaming, the premier content creation company for esports and competitive gaming, has acquired online esports tournament provider, Auzom, known for its competitive PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS leagues and broadcasts across North America and Europe. The acquisition represents ESP Gaming’s continued commitment to deliver high-quality esports production and tournament facilitation across numerous fan favorite games, genres and platforms.
Productions to Include Super High Roller Bowl, Poker Masters, U.S. Poker Open, Poker After Dark, Vainglory Premier League and More
(Las Vegas, NV – April 5, 2018) – Poker Central®, the ultimate destination for fans of poker tournaments, cash games, and lifestyle away from the tables, and ESP Gaming, the world’s premier competitive gaming content creation company, unveiled their new studio earlier today. Owned and operated by Poker Central, the studio was built entirely from the ground up at ARIA Resort & Casino and will be the exclusive home for all Poker Central-owned live events distributed on its over-the-top subscription service, PokerGO. The first production will take place May 16 – 18 with a special grand opening edition of “Poker After Dark.”
ESP Gaming to provide unparalleled event production, creative direction and staging solutions
(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – March 7, 2018) – In selecting a production partner for the first-ever MW eSports Showdown taking place March 8 – 10 in Las Vegas, the Mountain West (MW) has chosen a company that is recognized globally for its innovation and expertise in presenting best-in-class esports competitions – ESP Gaming.
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, ESP Gaming is recognized as the premier competitive gaming content creation company in the world, with decades of production experience in live sports and gaming. As an industry-leading source of premium experiences for game developers, esports teams and gaming communities, ESP Gaming offers unparalleled broadcast and digital production, end-to-end league and tournament operations, distribution, player management, marketing and more.
Vainglory Premier League Announced, Further Elevating No. 1 International Mobile Esport
New Partnership with ESP Gaming Will Make Vainglory the Flagship Production Title for Mobile Esports in New Las Vegas Studio
Partnership with Razer Will Combine Vainglory’s Core Gaming Experiences with Razer Phone
(San Mateo, Calif. – February 9, 2018) – Vainglory, the world’s No. 1 international mobile esport, celebrates the upcoming Feb. 13 launch of Vainglory 5V5, the only undiluted, no-compromises MOBA for mobile, with two strategic partnerships that will solidify Vainglory’s esports dominance for 2018 and beyond. As Vainglory heads into its biggest esports year yet, a partnership with ESP Gaming will bring the top-tier league of Vainglory Esports, reintroduced today as the Vainglory Premier League, to a new home in Las Vegas. ESP Gaming is the world’s premiere competitive gaming content company with experience producing world-class events including the Olympics, X Games, NFL and World Series of Poker. Having recently onboarded a number of esports veterans, ESP Gaming will make Vainglory its flagship production title for mobile esports in its new, state-of-the-art Vegas studio.
ESP Gaming launches ESP Labs as an investment arm for securing esports investments in games, platforms and products. This service gives partners access to ESP Gaming’s production services, distribution resources and gaming partnerships to help expedite growth.
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