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4 May 2020
Gfinity to operate second instalment of ePremier League Invitational tournament
Gfinity plc (AIM: GFIN), a world-leading esports and gaming solutions provider, has been appointed to operate a second instalment of the ePremier League (“ePL”) Invitational tournament. The head to head knockout tournament will see a new group of Premier League footballers and some special guests putting their skills to the test playing EA SPORTS FIFA 20 on PlayStation 4.
The draw will be revealed at 9am on Monday, 4 May 2020, with matches streamed live four times per day from 3pm on Tuesday, ahead of the semi-final and final from 5pm on Saturday, 9 May 2020.
Among the players taking part are Phil Foden (Manchester City), Billy Gilmour (Chelsea), James Maddison (Leicester City), John Egan (Sheffield United), Ryan Sessegnon (Tottenham Hotspur) and Callum Wilson (Bournemouth).
Fans can watch all the action on the Sky Sports YouTube and Twitch channels, the BBC Sport website and BBC iPlayer, as well as on Premier League digital channels. Finals Day will also be shown on Sky Sports Premier League and Main Event, with the tournament once again being televised around the world by the Premier League’s international broadcast partners.
For more information visit www.premierleague.com/epl-invitational.
The first instalment of the competition saw Wolverhampton Wanderers’ Diogo Jota being crowned the winner, after beating Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold in a final that went to Golden Goal.
John Clarke, CEO of Gfinity said: “We are delighted to have been chosen again by the Premier League to operate the second ePL Invitational tournament, where we will see some of the top players battle it out. During these uncertain and challenging times, we are committed to working with sports rights holders, publishers and broadcasters to deliver new content and virtual formats. There were some amazing games in the first Invitational which made for a thrilling broadcast product. We saw great match play as well as new insights into the personalities of the players. It is why this tournament is so entertaining and why virtual gaming on our screens is here to stay.
As with the first invitational, whilst the fees payable to Gfinity are not material to the group as a whole, the programme represents a further endorsement of Gfinity’s ability to help our clients find new ways to engage with their audience.”
John Clarke, CEO
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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. Relationships 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.
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