UMG Announce Partnership with World Series of Poker to Bring Esports Back to Las Vegas - Dexerto

UMG Announce Partnership with World Series of Poker to Bring Esports Back to Las Vegas

Published: 9/May/2018 17:01 Updated: 11/Mar/2019 12:50

by Calum Patterson


One of the top online gaming tournament websites and event organizers, UMG, have announced a groundbreaking partnership with the most prestigious poker tournament organizer, World Series of Poker.

A World Series of Poker bracelet is regarded as the top prize within the world of professional poker, and has been a mainstay annual event in Las Vegas for many years.

The event, which runs for a total of 50 days each year, attracts some 250,000 live spectators all looking to enjoy the most competitive and high level poker in the world – the perfect environment for esports.

UMG, who have been organizing live esports events for years and run one of the most popular online tournament websites for competitive gamers, boasting an impressive 1.9m active monthly users, and so are the perfect partnership for WSOP to embrace esports.

In the press release, it is outlined that games such as Fortnite, FIFA and Hearthstone will all be available to compete in on the ‘UMG Esports Stage” – which will feature in the main tournament poker room in the Rio Convention center.

Dave Antony, CEO at UMG, explains:

“Last year we watched our initiative to grow esports in Las Vegas grow by leaps and bounds.

Bringing the UMG Esports Stage into the World Series of Poker events is an amazing next step in continuing this initiative into 2018 and beyond. UMG will utilize its ground breaking event management app to help organize the event and to constantly update participants of upcoming play and special events at the UMG stage.”

The World Series of Poker in 2015. Photo Credit: Jayne Furman

The ‘event management’ App which Antony speaks of will be an Apple Store and Google Play application, and participants and attendees will be envouraged to download it prior to the event.

There will be a mix of games on both Xbox One and PC, and the schedule for tournaments will also be posted on the app.

You can find out more about the UMG and WSOP partnership in the official video.


Fortnite FNCS Season 4 Week 3: results & final placements

Published: 26/Oct/2020 3:05

by Brad Norton


The penultimate week of Fortnite Champion Series (FNCS) action for Chapter 2 Season 4 has wrapped up as the world’s top players now have their sights set on the Grand Finals.

Three weeks of FNCS competition are now in the books. Each week saw fresh faces cracking into the top of the standings. However, a few veteran Trios have stood out from the pack each time around.

From banning controversy to game-breaking bugs, the tournament hasn’t come without its fair share of troubles. However, the most experienced players pushed through to cla67)im their spot in the upcoming Grand Finals.

With everything to play for, the third round of the tournament was one of the most intense yet. Below is a full rundown of how the penultimate week played out.

FNCS Chapter 2 Season 4 NA East recap – Week Three

Another week of FNCS and another Trio has been crowned victorious. Former winners pulled off some huge plays and made it back into the top 10 again. Ultimately though, it was  TMS Commandment Liquid Cented, and NRG Edgey that won it all in week three.

They had a 20 point lead over the second-best team, cruising well ahead of those in third place and below. As per usual, all of the biggest names were lined up to compete. Only three players could walk away with the lion’s share though.

Despite setting a record for the day with four overall match wins, the Trio of Zayt, Saffy, and STREMON couldn’t secure enough kills to boost their points. The final standings can be found below.

FNCS Chapter 2 Season 4 NA East results- Week Three (Top 15)

Place Players Points
1 TSM_Comadon, Liquid ilililil, NRG Edgey 236
2 TNA Deyy, TNA Mero, Reverse2k 216
3 NRG Zayt, TSM saffy, Liquid STREMON 199
4 LG Jampеr, bughа, C9 Avery 195
5 NRG СІіх, illеst, FаZe Bizzle 169
7 LG Slackes, Acоrn, Vanish ʝahq 158
8 Crumblerr, Nexybtw, Marzz_Ow 138
9 FaZe Megga, Liquid Riversan, FаZe Dubs 131
10 Degеn, Ajerss, SEN Animal 129
11 GАВΕ, tаhi, sprite dabdabdab 124
12 zum, skqttles, NRG Ronaldo 108
13 Јoji, Kn1pher, TabzG 103
14 Ghost Nittle, Mikeу, Ghost clarityG 102
15 vsB pgod, Alliege, Jelty 80

While one portion of week three has come to a close, check back soon for the NA West results as well.