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3rd October 2019
("Gfinity" or the "Company")
Gfinity reappointed by Premier League
Gfinity operating second season of the ePremier League
Gfinity, a world-leading esports solutions provider, announces that it has been appointed as the Tournament Operator for the second season of the ePremier League (ePL) tournament, which kicks off in December 2019. This is the second consecutive year that Gfinity has been appointed and follows a hugely successful inaugural campaign, which culminated in a Liverpool versus Manchester United final in March this year.
Gfinity has been appointed to develop and execute online qualification for the tournament via its proprietary tournament management platform. It will also develop and execute online club play-offs in the weeks leading up to the finals, which take place in March 2020 at the Gfinity Arena in London.
The second season of the ePL will follow the same format as the first, where UK-based players have the opportunity to represent their favourite Premier League clubs in an online EA SPORTS FIFA 20 tournament.
Garry Cook, Executive Chairman, Gfinity said: "The ePremier League was one of the most successful esports tournaments in the last year and we are delighted to have been chosen as the Tournament Operator for season two. We remain focused on working with game publishers, sports rights holders, brands and media companies to design, develop and deliver unique esports solutions and create memorable experiences for the rapidly growing, esports community".
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Gfinity is a world leading esports business. Created by gamers for the world's 2.2 billion gamers, Gfinity has a unique understanding of this fast-growing global community. It uses this expertise to provide both advisory services and to design, develop and deliver unparalleled experiences and winning strategies for game publishers, sports rights holders, commercial partners and media companies.
Gfinity connects its partners with the esports community in authentic and innovative ways. This consists of on and off-line competitions and industry leading content production. Partnerships include EA SPORTS, Activision Blizzard, F1 Esports Series and the Forza Racing Championship.
Gfinity connects directly with competitive gaming consumers through its growing community of gamers and its owned competition platform, the "Gfinity Elite Series".
All Gfinity services are underpinned by the Company's proprietary technology platform delivering a level playing field for all competitors and supporting scalable multi-format leagues, ladders and knock out competitions.
About the Premier League
The Premier League produces some of the most competitive and compelling football in the world. The league and its clubs use the power and popularity of the competition to inspire fans, communities and partners in the UK and across the world. The Premier League brings people together from all backgrounds. It is a competition for everyone, everywhere and is available to watch in 1 billion homes in 188 countries.