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How to get a free copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 through Sony’s new campaign

Published: 12/Sep/2018 12:40 Updated: 12/Sep/2018 13:18

by Ross Deason

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If you thought Sony’s deal with the Call of Duty franchise began and ended with the PlayStation 4 getting DLC before other platforms, you were wrong.

In fact, a new campaign means you can now get your hands on a completely free copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 on PlayStation 4 if you buy Sony’s new Xperia XZ3 phone in Europe.

According to the campaign information, the deal has been set up to “celebrate the launch” of the new device and all you need to do is pre-order it from a participating retailer in order to receive a digital copy of the new CoD title. Of course, spending around £699 (€799) on the phone just for the free copy of Black Ops 4 is not advised! 

The Xperia Xz3 is Sony’s new flagship phone.
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The campaign’s webpage includes all of the relevant information, including where you can pre-order the new phone from and how to redeem your copy of Black Ops 4 once you’ve done it.

It looks like you’ll have to wait until you have the device in your hands before beginning the redemption process – the terms and conditions state “You will need your new Xperia XZ3, the box with the EAN number and the device’s IMEI code to complete this step”.

The code will also not be sent to you immediately as there is a 14-day cooling off period after redemption. This means that you’ll need to get your hands on one of the devices quickly if you want to have your free copy of Black Ops 4 in time for thee game’s release.

The redemption period for the digital download will begin on September 28 and Black Ops 4 is due to be released on October 12.

The deal applies to any XZ3 devices purchased from a participating retailer between August 31 and October 5. The redemption period concludes on October 31.

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Simplicity Esports to receive $180k from 30-month Redragon sponsorship

Published: 1/Dec/2020 10:47 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 10:49

by Adam Fitch

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North American esports organization Simplicity Esports have signed a new sponsorship deal with gaming peripherals brand Redragon.

The agreement will span 30 months and is valued at $180k, including $170k in cash and over $10k worth of gaming equipment.

Simplicity’s League of Legends team Flamengo Esports — which is one of 10 teams that was selected as a long-term partner of the Brazilian CBLoL in October 2020 — will be supplied with headsets, mice, and keyboards as part of the deal.

The $170k will be paid over the course of the 2.5-year sponsorship, starting in January 2021.

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Flamengo Esports are one of the biggest brands in the passionate Brazilian scene.

While the supply of gaming peripherals and accessories isn’t anything new in esports, with the likes of HyperX and Logitech G sponsoring plenty of teams across all major regions, the cash value of this deal is unique. At least, the transparency is.

It was revealed that Redragon were set to acquire 7.5% of Flamengo Esports from Simplicity in September for $390k in cash and over $133k in additional consideration.

“Redragon has been a great partner for us, since Simplicity Esports entered Brazil earlier this year with the acquisition of Flamengo Esports,” said Jed Kaplan, CEO of Simplicity Esports. “We will proudly display their logo on the sleeve of our jersey to be seen by our dedicated fans, social media followers, and content watchers. We still have three available jersey sponsorship activations to sell, including the coveted center chest location that comes with a Master Sponsorship.”

Revealing the value and exact length of sponsorships is uncommon in the industry, with only public companies such as Simplicity Esports and David Beckham-owned Guild Esports being forced to do so because they’re on stock markets.

In October 2020, Guild announced that they had signed a £3.6m sponsorship deal with a company they would reveal on November 22. That announcement never arrived, however, with the org later explaining that “travel/safety issues” ruined plans, with a new reveal plan now being expected in January 2021.