Engine Media Holdings, Inc. Executive Chairman Tom Rogers talked to CNBC about Torque Esports, Frankly Media and WinView joining forces to form an integrated news, gaming, sports and esports platform.
Torque Esports Corp. and UMG Media Ltd. have signed the definitive arrangement agreement whereby Torque will acquire UMG. This transaction was previously announced on October 22, 2019
Torque Esports will launch a new esports driver database that will provide the rapidly expanding esports racing industry with up-to-the-minute data on gamer performances and ranking across all esports racing championships and platforms.
After a dominating performance in the final race in Las Vegas today, British racer James Baldwin has been crowned as World’s Fastest Gamer
Market size by entertainment vertical
- $116B – Gaming
- $105B – Film box office
- $41B – TV
- $17B – Digital Music
- Source: Newzoo, Statista, IFPA
Gaming is the largest and fastest-growing entertainment vertical in the world?
211 million gamers in the US alone
Global year over year gaming revenue growth of +10%
Global esports revenue projected to eclipse $1B this year
Esports prize pools are among the largest in the world
~500M projected audience for esports
- Canadian based gaming and esports company with operations in North America and in Europe
- Growth strategy through acquisition of complimentary gaming and esports assets to drive the existing ecosystem
- Core business segments include gaming content production, data, esports events and content production, and hardware
Rankings to be used to select qualifiers for World’s Fastest Gamer 15 year’s experience in real racing data to be used for new project Driver Database Esports to be reference for all esports racing platforms SILVERSTONE, UK (Tuesday, November 5, 2019) – Torque Esports...
British gamer dominates finale in Las Vegas to earn the crown Formula 1 legends Juan Pablo Montoya and Rubens Barrichello on site as judges and coaches Baldwin set to begin intensive driver development program. LAS VEGAS, NV (Tuesday, October 29, 2019) – After a...
Formula 1 to stream Mexican GP to six countries Torque Esports’ Twitch data experts Stream Hatchet to analyse impact TORONTO, ON (Wednesday, October 23, 2019) – Formula 1’s upcoming pilot to live stream this weekend’s Mexican Formula 1 Grand Prix on Twitch has the...
Data: Stream Hatchet
- Stream Hatchet is a data analytics/intelligence company focused on live streaming analytics, E-Sports industry research, API services and consulting services
- Enables organizations to identify influences and trends by collecting data and turning into metrics that help target ads at the right audience
- Stream Hatchet is the Comscore of esports
- IDEAS+CARS is an esport competition and tournament provider for racing industry and the creator and IP holder for Worlds Fastest Gamer.
- Season one winner became an F1 simulator driver. Season two winner will race GT cars for real throughout 2020
- Season one TV show reached nearly 400 million households via 84 broadcasters including ESPN, CNBC, Sky, Fox etc
Game Studio: Eden Games
- Renowned gaming studio with ~23M downloads across it’s core game IP and selected to do F1 Mobile 2018 (current game)
- Combining gaming and esports: Gear.Club has structured realworld prizing into their competition
- Eden has commenced three new games based around daily tournaments, wagering, and prize pools
- Allinsports (“AIS”) is a go-to hardware provider for racing simulators for F1 and pro racing drivers
- AIS was founded by Formula 1 engineers who worked at the highest level of this pinnacle of motorsport
- AIS has been a technical partner of the Ferrari Driver Academy since its inception in 2009 and is a technical partner to Ferrari in simulator development
UMG is a premier esports competition provider in North America offering live gaming entertainment events and online play.
It has hosted more than 17,800,000 online matches on its platform with more than 2,200,000 registered players.
UMG operates a studio that produces and distributes original esports content.
The Management Team
President & CEO
President and CEO of Millennial Esports, Cox is a motor industry innovator with more than 20 years experience. His previous success with Nissan and Sony in delivering GT Academy paved the way for esports within the racing game genre. Cox and the team at IDEAS+CARS launched the innovative World’s Fastest Gamer program in 2017 which was aired on global networks including ESPN. The British-born Cox took a leadership role for Millennial Esports as President and CEO in April, 2019.
Cofounder Eden Games
Cofounder of Eden Games alongside David Nadal, Geffroy serves as the technical director for the studio. With more than 25 years of video game industry experience, Geffroy and his team have worked on titles including Test Drive Unlimited and the V-Rally series. Geffroy also helped pioneer the technology necessary to power the free-to-play esports game Gear.Club on mobile platforms.
As Allinsports President, Stipinovich, has pioneered some of the best motorsports gaming simulators in the industry. AIS has partnered with top Formula 1 teams, including being a technical partner of the Ferrari Driver Academy since its inception in 2009. Stipinovich himself is an ex-Formula 1 engineer with McLaren, Ferrari and Red Bull and uses his expertise to create some of the best bespoke and off-the-shelf racing simulators in the industry.
COFOUDNER – EDEN GAMES
As cofounder and current head of the premier racing game publisher Eden Games, Nadal is a gaming expert with more than 20 years experience in the industry. Through their passion for motorsport and unmatched expertise in high-end development, Nadal & his team have led the charge in racing innovation with such titles as Test Drive Unlimited and the V-Rally series. Eden Game’ Gear.Club has once again combined quality with innovation, positioning Millennial at the top of the mobile racing market.
COFOUNDER STREAM HATCHET
An innovator in online streaming analytics, Montserrat co-founded Stream Hatchet to provide instant analytics of Twitch streams for advertisers, streamers and game studios. He also serves as the CEO, a role he has occupied since its inception in 2016. Montserrat has a Bachelor Degree in Software Engineering from UPC-BarcelonaTech, including one year at the University of Stockholm. Eduard obtained an MBA at EAE Business School.
Antony has over 25 years of experience assisting companies in structuring transactions, accessing capital, and corporate governance. He has been involved as an officer and director of many private and public companies.
Antony has been involved in various industries, including daily fantasy sports, digital media contests, and consulting services companies.
Key advisors and ambassadors
With a Formula 1 career spanning 18 years and 11 F1 victories to his name, Rubens Barrichello has unparalleled experience at open-wheel’s pinnacle series. Barrichello holds the record for most Formula 1 race starts at 322, including six seasons with Ferrari. He twice finished second in the Formula 1 championship and helped Ferrari to five constructors titles in his six year tenure there. Barrichello currently competes in the Brazilian Stock Car Championship, a championship he won in 2014.
Juan Pablo Montoya
One of the most versatile drivers of the last 20 years, Montoya has won some of the biggest races in the world across Formula 1, NASCAR, IndyCar and sports cars. Montoya has two Indy 500 victories, seven Formula 1 wins—including the illustrious Monaco Grand Prix—and 13 pole positions, three overall Daytona 24 wins and two NASCAR wins to his name. Montoya also, notably, won the CART championship as a rookie in 1999, becoming the youngest driver to ever achieve the feat. Currently, Montoya races for Acura Team Penske in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
The Board of Directors
Experienced entrepreneur, financial services, family office and legal/regulatory professional with a demonstrated history of value generation and partnerships. Specialize in alternative investments, blockchain/cryptocurrency, and wide-ranging private and public capital markets opportunities.
An accomplished and personable results-oriented senior finance executive and strategic advisor with extensive public company and private company experience across diverse industries in global markets. Highly effective in environments driven by tight deadlines, complex financial issues and demanding Boards of Directors, stock exchanges, regulators, bankers, owners and clients. Exceptional transactional and analytical skills combined with the ability to communicate effectively with key stakeholders.
Millennial’s growth and acquisition strategy addresses each of the various segments that comprise the esports ecosystem.
UMG Online is an esports website, a high-quality next-generation gaming experience. With its origins as a LAN event provider, UMG has branched out into the online gaming world. UMG is a source for daily tournaments and ladders, offered on multiple games across various platforms
Motorsport simulator manufacturer, Allinsports was founded in 2008 by ex-Formula 1 engineer Anton Stipinovich. Allinsports not only manufacture high-end racing simulator systems used by leading race teams across the globe, but also produce the eRacer esports simulator rigs that will be used in Millennial Esports’s “World’s Fastest Gamer” competition.
Independent game studio producing racing titles. Their latest game Gear.Club released on mobile platforms at the end of 2016; over 6 million downloads to date.
Leader within esports racing environment; IDEAS+CARS is the un-agency. Founded by Millennial Esports President and CEO Darren Cox, IDEAS+CARS created the innovative World’s Fastest Gamer program; the behind-the-scenes team for several F1 esports squads and experts in marketing, PR, social media and event management.
Provides analytics and business intelligence for those persons and entities involved in video game streaming. Tracks all broadcast activity on Twitch, YouTube Gaming, Mixer/Beam, & Smashcast.
PGL RTO & Public Listing
Listed on the TSXV under the ticker ‘GAME’ PGL rebrands to ‘Millennial Esports Corp.’
Pro Gaming League (PGL) Founded
Launched in 2013 with a goal to unite popular Esports communities. PGL’s production division delivers turnkey tournament and event planning, coordination and logistics. Hosted over 4,500 competitive initiatives.