JCM to host live esports tournament at G2E

21 September 2017

(PRESS RELEASE) -- JCM Global will host a two-day, live esports tournament during the upcoming Global Gaming Expo in Las Vegas, giving attendees a chance to see and learn more about esports in-person and up-close.

"Esports is a global phenomenon and is slowly making its way into the casino industry. However, there are operators, regulators, and even some suppliers, who still need more information how esports works. That is why we are hosting this live esports tournament — to help G2E attendees connect with and gain a better understanding of this gaming spectacle," said JCM VP of Marketing Tom Nieman.

Esports consultants Spawn Point is producing the event, which will feature 16 nationally ranked players from the Las Vegas area.

The competition takes place Tuesday, 3 Octobe from noon to 4 p.m., and Wednesday, 4 October from noon to 4 p.m., with the final round taking place 3:30 p.m. The entire event is staged in the Esports Arena in JCM's booth #4039. G2E takes place 3-5 October at the Sands Expo Las Vegas. The event will also be live casted on Twitch TV, extending the viewership to Twitch's global audience.

Spawn Point's Co-Founder Kevin Mercuri said, "Our goal is to enable integrated resorts and racetracks to harness the energy and excitement of esports. Esports is more than a new entertainment option, it's a powerful channel by which casinos and racetracks can attract an entirely new generation of players. This live demonstration at G2E will help attendees gain a direct understanding of this emerging opportunity."

Some casinos, such as Downtown Grand Las Vegas, are already hosting esports events on a regular basis and are accepting wagers on esports events in their Race and Sports books.

Seth Schorr is CEO of Fifth Street Gaming and Chairman of Downtown Grand Las Vegas and a Director of the Nevada Esports Alliance (NVEA). He said, "The media consumption of esports is on a remarkable trajectory. If that trajectory is in fact a trend, then in 10 years from now, esports will compete with major sports in popularity and in revenue generation. It is important for the gambling industry to increase their understanding of esports and its potential."

JCM will showcase the tournament on its line of PixelPRO digital displays. With HD and UHD frameless LED screens with industry-leading color contrasts, PixelPRO displays are the perfect format for the intensely visual medium of esports, because they allow for spectacular images and video on a curved or flat wall.

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