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NBA 2K LEAGUE TO HOST SECOND ASIA-PACIFIC INVITATIONAL AT NEXON ARENA IN SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA

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Jan. 21 Tournament Will be Livestreamed on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube Channels and in China on Tencent; NBA 2K League also Launches Official Weibo Channel –

– Gen.G to Unveil NBA 2K League Team Name and Logo Jan. 20; NBA 2K League to Host NBA 2K League Global Invitation Match feat. Chinese Players from NBA2K Online 2 on Jan. 21 –

The NBA 2K League announced that the 2020 NBA 2K League APAC Invitational, the league’s second international qualifying event in the Asia-Pacific region, will take place Monday, Jan. 20 – Tuesday, Jan. 21 at Nexon Arena in Seoul, South Korea.  The two-day event will identify several elite players from the Asia-Pacific region who will become eligible for the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft*.

The NBA 2K League APAC Invitational will feature 20 of the top NBA 2K players from Australia, China, New Zealand, the Philippines and South Korea competing over two days of gameplay, including scrimmages and a tournament, and participating in interviews with league representatives.  The tournament on Jan. 21 will be livestreamed on the NBA 2K League’s Twitch and YouTube channels and in China on Tencent’s Penguin Esports, Douyu and Huya beginning at 3:30 p.m. local time.

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The NBA 2K League also today launched the league’s official Weibo channel in China.  NBA 2K League fans in China can follow along for the latest news, updates and content from the NBA 2K League.

“We’re excited to be holding our second Asia-Pacific invitational in Seoul and that Gen.G will be working with us on the event as part of our strategic relationship to develop elite NBA 2K talent across the Asia-Pacific region,” said NBA 2K League Managing Director Brendan Donohue.  “Last season’s APAC Invitational identified several players who became eligible for the NBA 2K League Draft, and given the talent in the region we fully expect the level of competition to be even greater this year.”

The NBA 2K League identified players for the APAC Invitational through Gen.G’s recent Shanghai Invitational (Gen.G’s first-ever Pro-Am tournament in China that featured 20 of the best Chinese NBA 2K players), the NBA 2K League Combine and historical performances in NBA 2K events.  At the end of the APAC Invitational, a committee comprised of league representatives, select NBA 2K League players and team personnel serving as scouts on the league’s behalf will identify several players who will become eligible for the 2020 NBA 2K League Draft.

As part of the APAC Invitational, on Jan. 20 Gen.G CEO Chris Park will unveil Gen.G’s NBA 2K League team name, logo and social media channels.  On Jan. 21 the NBA 2K League will host the NBA 2K League Global Invitation Match, a series of exhibition matches featuring APAC Invitational players and 2019 NBA 2K League Finals MVP Michael “BearDaBeast” Key (T-Wolves Gaming) playing against top representatives from NBA2K Online 2 (a free-to-play online game published in China), including National League Champion “Shy.”  The NBA 2K League Global Invitation Match will also be livestreamed in China on Tencent’s Penguin Esports, Douyu and Huya beginning at 11:30 a.m. local time.

Last season Jack “Jaacko” Stevenson (New Zealand) became the first player ever drafted from the APAC Invitational when he was selected 50th overall by Pistons GT, the NBA 2K League affiliate of the Detroit Pistons.

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In September, the NBA 2K League announced that Gen.G, the global esports organization connecting the best gamers in the U.S. and Asia, would launch an NBA 2K League team from Shanghai that will join the other 22 NBA 2K League teams for the 2020 season.  In addition to launching the Shanghai franchise, Gen.G and the NBA 2K League announced a long-term relationship to grow the NBA 2K League’s global player pool and fanbase.

Last summer, Tencent, a leading provider of comprehensive Internet services in China, streamed condensed 2019 NBA 2K League Playoff and Finals games to its hundreds of millions of daily users across Tencent Sports, Tencent Video and Tencent News.

For more information, fans can follow the NBA 2K League on Twitter (NBA2KLeague), Instagram (nba2kleague), Facebook (NBA 2K League), Twitch (NBA2KLeague) and YouTube (NBA 2K League) and visit NBA2KLeague.com.

 

*Players will become draft-eligible upon passing a background check.

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BMM Testlabs Highlights Its 40 Years Of Leadership Serving Asia-Pacific Market At SiGMA Asia Summit June 3-5 In Manila, Philippines

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BMM Testlabs (“BMM” or “the Company”), the world’s original gaming test lab and product certification consultancy, today announced that it is exhibiting at SiGMA Asia June 3-5 at the SMX Manila in the Philippines.

BMM’s booth, No. BR603, will be a resource for gaming suppliers, operators, and regulators seeking to learn more about BMM’s 40 years serving the Asia-Pacific market and the Company’s broad capabilities to test and certify digital and land-based products for every technical standard adopted by any gaming regulator anywhere in the world – including all GLI standards.

BMM’s Vice President of Business Development – Asia, Jeffrey Fong, said, “BMM continues to be the premier test lab for the Asia-Pacific market, and the SiGMA Philippines show provides a great opportunity for us to connect with suppliers, operators, and regulators and reinforce our focus on customer engagement, responsiveness, and value. As the test lab of choice in the Philippines and Asia, with an unmatched understanding of the region’s technical compliance requirements, we’re excited to reinforce our focus on high-quality product testing and unparalleled customer support services.”

Fong said that BMM representatives will be on hand to share the Company’s global market coverage capabilities and the many services that BMM offers to suppliers, operators, and regulators. In addition to BMM’s proven product testing and certification services, BMM’s team at the show will share their experience helping clients save money and get products to market faster through pre-certification QA testing, cybersecurity services, product performance assessments, and BMM’s commitment to customized free-of-charge education and training.

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FBM Foundation elevates schools in Laguna and Cavite with donations to boost digital educational progress

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The two solidarity gestures executed by FBM Foundation in May prove once again the project’s commitment to nurturing future digital leaders and empowering communities through education.

This significant donation to Mabato National High School included 15 computer sets, tables, chairs, and 300 FBM Foundation backpacks. FBM Foundation conducted a turnover ceremony at Mabato National High School, on May 17th, attended by Pepe Costa, FBM’s Country Manager for the Philippines, and six volunteers. The ceremony highlighted the contributions of Gareth M. Prondoza, the School Head, and the teaching and non-teaching staff for their coordination.

In Dr. Jose P. Rizal Senior High School, FBM Foundation donated 35 computer sets, tables, chairs, 2 split-type air conditioners, and 800 FBM Foundation backpacks. This second social effort had a final turnover ceremony at Dr. Jose P. Rizal Senior High School. Renato Almeida, Director at FBM, Pepe Costa, and Alex Studart, Head Operation Manager at MEMO, attended the ceremony together with 15 volunteers.

During the event, special acknowledgments were given to Ms. Maria Lalaine M. Barrameda, Assistant School Principal II, Mr. Sandy U. Mera, ASP Coordinator, Mr. Robert John Dela Cruz, and the teaching and non-teaching staff for their invaluable contributions.

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Alongside the computer donations, FBM Foundation facilitated the renovation of the computer laboratory and faculty room at Mabato National High School and at Dr. Jose P. Rizal Senior High School. These renovations were supported by a dedicated team of volunteers who worked tirelessly to make the learning spaces safer and more comfortable, promoting holistic development and the welfare of the entire school community. FBM Foundation’s motto, “Building a Champion by a Champion: Shaping Digital Leaders Tomorrow,” reflects its vision and impact. Through education, the corporate social responsibility project of the FBM® Group uplifts communities, drives innovation, and nurtures future leaders. The Foundation’s initiatives and partnerships are designed to catalyze positive change, inspiring students to achieve their dreams.

In total, 27 volunteers participated in the renovation and turnover ceremonies, showcasing the collective effort and dedication towards making this project a success.

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BETER Live to go big at SiGMA Asia

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BETER Live, the provider of next-generation live casino experiences, is heading to SiGMA Asia next month to showcase its growing portfolio of innovative games and tools.

This includes its latest ground-breaking release, Grand Bonus Baccarat, which offers revolutionary gameplay that takes the player experience to the next level.

The popular conference is held in Manila, the Philippines, from 3 – 5 June and will welcome thousands of delegates looking to experience the latest ground-breaking products for themselves.

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And what a showcase BETER Live has in store.

Taking center stage on the provider’s stand  G801 will be its Bet & Get and Tournaments Promotion Tools.  These are powered by BETER Live’s advanced bonus engine and are designed to boost player engagement.

Bet & Get sees players receive a bonus that can be converted into real money after completing the set wagering requirement while Tournaments takes retention to the next level with players earning points to compete with others for prizes on the real-time leaderboard.

Delegates will also be able to enjoy the provider’s latest multiplier game release, Grand Bonus Baccarat. As the name suggests, it comes with an exhilarating progressive bonus feature that sees players collect consecutive wins during the base game to unlock one of two multiplier bonus pools – Mega and Grand.

Four consecutive wins trigger the Mega bonus multiplier with five activating the Grand bonus multiplier.

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But that’s not all. The provider will also be showing the latest addition to its lineup of blackjack games – Take Deal or Risk Blackjack. During decision time in unlimited-seat blackjack, players are given the option to stop playing and cash out their hand for the amount offered.

If that wasn’t enough, BETER Live will give delegates a sneak peek of The Kickoff, a brand-new game, and studio set to launch in June.

The Kickoff has been designed for sports enthusiasts and is based on predicting the dice roll score on three-way outcomes. Each round is made even more exciting with dynamic multipliers for getting the correct score.

The game will be broadcast from a unique sports studio which was built to resemble a stadium and to conjure the excitement and atmosphere of watching a major sporting event.

Anna Vikmane, Director at BETER Live, said: “The team is really excited for SiGMA Asia and to show off our incredible portfolio of games and tools to delegates, especially our latest title, Grand Bonus Baccarat.

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“We’ve recently launched so truly game-changing features such as Bet & Get and Tournaments, which are already delivering incredible results for our operator partners. We can’t wait to talk through the upsides they can provide to delegates and their casino brands.

“It’s also a great opportunity to showcase new titles such as Take Deal or Risk Blackjack, Grand Bonus Baccarat and to tease The Kickoff. These are innovative, high-quality games that operators in markets across the world want to offer to their players after trying them for themselves.”

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