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Esports One is Back for 2nd Fantasy Esports Season With League of Legends Summer Split

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Today, Esports One announces registration for the 2020 LEC / LCS League of Legends Summer Split fantasy esports season. Coming off their successful launch earlier this year, Esports One once again offers fans an opportunity to be part of the esports phenomenon which has continued to explode in the wake of the coronavirus-driven shut down of traditional sports. With their all-in-one platform, Esports One allows fans to research the pros, develop their fantasy rosters and even watch the tournament matches live. Fans can register, create their rosters and kick off the season now with summer passes at https://fantasy.esportsone.com/ 

This launch comes on the heels of the successful Spring Split beta launch that saw more than 35,000 fans sign up. With the uncertainty surrounding the immediate future of traditional sports, and as people begin the recovery from the initial wave of coronavirus, sports fans have flocked to esports this year. Esports One saw a 300% increase in its fan base over the course of the inaugural season, with users spending an incredible average of 1 hour and 8 minutes on the site per session. 

The Esports One platform harnesses more than 2.3 billion data points accrued from 10 years of historical gameplay and nearly 100 million players. Rather than being dependent on game publisher's APIs, Esports One uses computer vision developed out of MIT and CalTech to capture this data, enabling Esports One to expand to an unlimited number of titles. It then marries this with machine learning to drive proprietary, predictive insights that deliver 90% accuracy within 10 minutes of the start of each match. With the unprecedented amount of data at their fingertips, participation is transformed into a 'competitive viewing' experience that anticipates the future of interactive entertainment. Players can leverage this data to create their fantasy lineup and much more:

  • Compete - Play for prizes and in-game items through private, sponsored, and geo-fenced leagues.
  • Research - Access historical stats on each player and their performance trajectory.
  • Read - Browse daily articles and watch interviews.
  • Watch - View streams embedded directly into the platform. 
  • Chat - Sync your live fantasy stats into discord so that you can chat and brag to friends it in real-time

New this season, Esports One introduces the Esports One Summer Pass. Featuring comprehensive visual breakdowns, extensive content and power rankings the passes can be directly acquired from Esports One for $10.

Passes are also available through three new partners that the company is also announcing - Inven Global, the leading choice for authentic esports news and one of the Top 5 esports content sites in the world, as well as established esports platforms U.gg (16.5M monthly visitors) and Playfull. Along with privately hosted fantasy leaderboards on the Esports One platform, the partnering companies will provide their respective communities with free access to the first-ever E1 Summer Pass to the League of Legends Summer Split. 

Summer Pass holders will have access to enhanced data visualization in the upcoming summer season's competition. Additionally, the Summer Split Passes provide access to: 

  • Downloadable datasets: make sense of player and team data with access to comprehensive charts and graphs to better understand the strengths and weaknesses of the season
  • Customizable avatars: unlock badges, avatar frames, skins and more to stand out from the crowd and create your dream player 
  • Exclusive news and content: insider access to the E1 Fantasy Hub, featuring lineup advice from esports veterans and experts, exclusive power rankings, industry updates, and more
  • Grand prize: state of the art HyperX hardware, including headset, keyboard, microphone and more 

“The incredible success we saw with our beta launch was real validation for what we knew was strong consumer demand for fantasy esports,” said Matt Gunnin, CEO & Founder of Esports One. “We listened to our users and as our community of fans continues to grow, we're excited to introduce a slew of tools and features for our existing users and all the new users who will be joining us for the Summer Split.”

Sign up for Summer Split here: https://fantasy.esportsone.com/

About Esports One
Esports One is an all-in-one fantasy esports platform that utilizes a proprietary player performance database and computer vision to create a realtime competitive viewing experience, separate from game publishers. The platform currently offers one league for players to join, focused on the North American and European divisions of League of Legends.

About Inven Global
Located in Irvine, California, Inven Global Launched in 2016. The Korean owned media company specializes in building game communities around content for League of Legends, Overwatch, PUBG, Black Desert, and general esports news. Inven Global reaches millions of international esports fans through Invenglobal.com, and is one of the top 5 League of Legends Esports Publications in the World.

About Playfull
Playfull is a platform where gamers can play their favorite games (like League of Legends) and win real rewards like food, electronics, merch and more. The company works with brands like Cloud9, Samsonite and Riot Merchandise to help them reach gamers who will love them. Playfull delights gamers with super exclusive and exciting rewards that they can only find on Playfull. 

About U.gg
U.GG applies a data-driven approach to everything, from user profiles to champion builds. With 2.5M monthly users and 16.5M monthly visits, U.GG is one of the largest Riot-partnered League of Legends statistics and visualization services. Recently, U.GG has added a premium subscription service, U.GG BOOST, where users gain access to industry-first features, such as customizable user profiles and a full champion combo database, among others. 

About HyperX
HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world's largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, PC, console, and mobile power users with high-performance components. For 16 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for all types of gamers – high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, charging accessories for console players, USB flash drives, and mousepads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand is known for consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and over-clockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 65 million memory modules, 10 million gaming headsets and one million keyboards worldwide.

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