ESE and Ekstraklasa to Organize EA SPORTS FIFA Tournament
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Nov. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- ESE Entertainment Inc. (“ESE” or the “Company”) (TSXV: ESE) (OTCQB: ENTEF) is pleased to announce that its media company, Frenzy sp. z.o.o. ("Frenzy"), has executed a Letter of Intent (the “LOI”) with Ekstraklasa S.A. for the production of the EA SPORTS FIFA tournament, Ekstraklasa Games, for the 2022 and 2023 seasons.
The Ekstraklasa Games is a tournament in EA SPORTS FIFA, a video game developed by Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), dedicated to both professional esports players associated with Ekstraklasa soccer clubs, as well as amateurs. The competition is therefore divided into two tiers: Pro and Open. The best players from both tiers will play in the grand finals and will have a chance to qualify for this season’s EA SPORTS Global Series Playoff.
For the two upcoming seasons, the Ekstraklasa Games will be broadcast live on the Polsat Games TV channel and internet. Under the terms of the LOI, three live studio events will be organized by Frenzy in each of the two contract years. Additionally, Frenzy will produce nine episodes of the Ekstraklasa Games Magazine that will highlight the main stage of competition. The second season - covering 2022/2023 - will take place under the assumption of Ekstraklasa S.A. signing a contract with the publisher of the game EA Sports.
The schedule of the Ekstraklasa Games Season IV is as follows:
Marcin Kilar, Managing Director at Frenzy stated, “There is no EA SPORTS FIFA competition in Poland that is more important and interesting than the Ekstraklasa Games. I am very proud that Ekstraklasa S.A. has decided to trust Frenzy to bring such a valuable and unique event back in Polsat Games’ schedule. We are no strangers to virtual football and will produce broadcasts of quality that has never been seen before in the local markets.”
Marcin Mikucki, Communications, Marketing and Sales Director at Ekstraklasa S.A. commented: “Ekstraklasa Games makes its return to the Polsat Games schedule, and this guarantees production and broadcast on the highest level. Year by year the project is consistently growing, gaining more fans, participants, and partners. We are happy that together with Frenzy we can continue building the FIFA esports scene in Poland, while also engaging all Ekstraklasa clubs.”
Jedrzej Steszewski, Director of Operations at ESE said: “We are honored that Ekstraklasa S.A. acknowledges highest production standards of Frenzy and has decided to renew cooperation. This multi-year contact with a tier-1 partner would not only enrich Frenzy’s portfolio but strengthens its brand internationally too.”
Results of ESE’s AGM
ESE also announces the results from its Annual General and Special Meeting of Shareholders held on Wednesday, November 17, 2021 (the “AGM”) in Vancouver, BC. Shareholders holding a total of 14,471,080 common shares were represented in person or by proxy at the AGM, representing 24.38% of the votes attached to all outstanding common shares of the Company as at the record date. Shareholders voted in favour of all the matters submitted before the AGM as set out in the Notice of Meeting and Information Circular dated October 13, 2021, including: (a) setting the size of the Board to five directors and electing the following as directors until the next annual shareholder meeting of the Company: Konrad Wasiela, Rob Kang, Raj Dewan, Ron Segev, and Rick Brace; (b) appointing Crowe MacKay, Chartered Professional Accountants, as the Company's auditor for the ensuing year; and (c) an ordinary resolution of disinterested shareholders approving a new Equity Incentive Plan.
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