Zug, Switzerland/Singapore – Infront has signed a multi-year partnership with Epulze, the global full-service esports company, to operate and establish the Masters of Gaming (MOG) Esports Tournament Series, starting with top title Dota2.
The partnership will focus on the commercialisation of MOG through local and regional tournaments and broadcasting, providing new opportunities for potential sponsors and partners to be part of the largest and most significant esports series in Southeast Asia.
Featuring a USD 100,000 prize pool, MOG starts at the end of July 2022, firstly as an online tournament, and will welcome the best teams from Southeast Asia and China. The dates for the open qualifiers will be announced in May 2022. The event will be livestreamed across several global and regional platforms in close collaboration with local esports and traditional broadcasters
Mattias Lövgren, CEO of Epulze, said: “We have been working hard on setting up this partnership, and we are excited about it. With such a strong and amazing partner like Infront, we are, together, able to create this fantastic event.”
André Fläckel, Infront's Head of Gaming & Esports, said: “Dota2 has been a leading esports title for more than a decade. Our newly formed partnership with Epulze for the Masters of Gaming provides brands, media as well as betting partners a highly attractive platform to engage with gamers and esports fans in the Southeast Asia Region.”
David Nivelle, Managing Director of Infront Pan-Asia, added: “Esports is growing fast in Southeast Asia, and we believe the partnership with Epulze enables us to build a steady foundation in the esports ecosystem in this region. The newly launched Master of Gaming (MOG) series gives us the opportunity to offer an attractive platform to brands connecting them to esports and gaming fans.”
More information about the MOG Series will be announced in the upcoming weeks.
Epulze is a world-leading esports, gaming, and entertainment company with the purpose of connecting grassroots players, professionals, enthusiasts, and stakeholders of esports, to create growth and engagement for gaming communities all over the world.
The Epulze Esports Ecosystem consists of a state-of-the-art online tournament and competitions platform, an event and pro tournaments division, and an esports content and broadcasting studio.