Ultimate Media Ventures Partners with FACEIT to Launch “Battle On The Strip” Las Vegas ProAm Esports Tournament Series
Ultimate Media Ventures, LLC (UMV) – the VC-backed esports innovation and media company – today announces FACEIT – the world’s leading competitive gaming platform – as official technology partner, providing their world-class bracketing for UMV’s upcoming “Battle on the Strip” esports tournament series. Running from October through December 2016, Battle on the Strip is a recurring esports lifestyle and community series featuring Pro-Am esports competition, cosplay contests and EDM music. The monthly live finals will be held at The Foundry, part of the esteemed SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino.
Beginning with Dota 2, Battle on the Strip will use a rotating online bracketing system, featuring a different IP from top competitive video game titles each month. Effective immediately, pro and amateur teams can sign up online at BattleOnTheStrip.com for their bracket assignments, powered by FACEIT’s best-of-breed esports bracketing technology. The four finalist teams will compete live at the SLS Las Vegas on October 16, 2016 for a chance to win $25,000 in cash and prizes.
“We are not creating a new league with Battle on the Strip, but a community-first event by fans of esports for fans of esports, UMV is all about lifestyle and creating a premium experience for gamers, both amatuer and pro alike. The SLS Las Vegas is an international entertainment destination, and we’re bringing Battle on the Strip there for a premier experience aspirational esports competitors can enjoy. Fans all around the world can attend in-person and score premium Legendary rooms for a truly one-of-a-kind esports lifestyle experience.” – UMV CEO, Jon Bukosky.
Competitors and fans can purchase SLS Las Vegas Legendary guest rooms at special rates for the ultimate esports lifestyle experience. Battle on the Strip Legendary rooms are leveled up with loot from premier UMV sponsor brands including BenQ, E-BLUE Gaming, HyperX, LootCrate, MemberJets, Quest Nutrition, and exclusive merchandise from UMV’s dedicated esports apparel and lifestyle brand “ULT” (ULTesports.com). Each Legendary room guest also receives special VIP seating at the Foundry to view the Battle on the Strip tournament. The VIP experience also includes exclusive access to the event’s player lounge, pool party, brunch, and the official Battle on the Strip cosplay competition hosted by Milynn Sarley, immediately preceding the tournament on October 15, 2016.
“We’re proud to support Battle for the Strip at the SLS Las Vegas, we’re committed to support the creation of new events for the community and giving players a chance to shine. Combined with the spectacle of Las Vegas, I’m excited to see how The Battle for the Strip will prove to be an incredible can’t-miss experience for esports fans.” – Michele Attisani, CBO and co-founder of FACEIT.
About Ultimate Media Ventures
Ultimate is a highly specialized gaming and esports innovation company with services ranging from strategic consulting and content production to creating lifestyle products and event experiences. Our team has the ultimate ability to apply our extensive gaming and esports industry experience to help brand partners navigate the deeply nuanced global esports game community and culture. Ultimate features venture-backed innovations and initiatives in esports lifestyle apparel, news content, virtual reality (VR) and experiential design. In partnership with UMV Group is Dallas, TX-based Cedar Springs Capital headed up by Mr. Colin McGrady. To learn more about Ultimate Media Ventures, follow us on Instagram @ULTeSports and Twitter @ULTlosangeles or visit www.UltimateMedia.Ventures. UMV’s brand of ULT esports gear and apparel is available at ULTesports.com.
FACEIT is the leading competitive platform for online multiplayer games, with more than 5 million users logging in a total of over 12 million online game sessions each month. FACEIT allows players to easily play in tournaments and leagues for virtual and real-world prizes through automated tournament management and matchmaking technology. For developers, FACEIT’s advanced software development kit (SDK) allows game creators to easily integrate user-friendly matchmaking and tournaments into their titles to allow gamers to take part in competitive online games at all skill levels. esports organizers, players and communities use FACEIT to create and manage online competitions. For more information on FACEIT, please visit www.faceit.com.
About SLS Las Vegas
SLS Las Vegas®, a Tribute Portfolio Resort, is an all-encompassing resort and casino with more than 1,600 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers, 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a collection of acclaimed restaurant and nightlife brands. SLS offers an impressive selection of dining concepts including Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™; Katsuya; Cleo®; Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book; 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria; Northside Café™ and The Perq™. The resort is also home to multiple nightlife and entertainment offerings including Hollywood favorite, The Sayers Club®; the edgy and sophisticated nightclub, Foxtail®; and the intimate, live entertainment venue, The Foundry. SLS Las Vegas also hosts the luxurious Ciel Spa® and a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. For more information about SLS Las Vegas®, please visit slslasvegas.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.