Esports group teams up with Speedrun Association
Published 4th December 2018
GSA hosts and oversees races on a variety of so-called “speedrun” games, most notably Super Mario 64 and Super Mario Odyssey, across its three channels on the Twitch platform.
GSA has generated 860,000 views from three Twitch.tv channels over the past month.
Esports Entertainment Group’s VIE.gg platform offers bet exchange-style wagering on esports events.
“Groups like GSA help raise the standard of production quality and push speedrunning forward,” Brian Cordry, head of esports at Esports Entertainment Group, said.
“We love speedrunners and we love what GSA is doing. I expect speedrunning to grow exponentially and that is why it is so important for Esports Entertainment Group to partner with the likes of GSA for the long term. Together, we will help push speedrunning to the heights that esports is currently achieving.”
Global Speedrun Association CEO Steven Adams added: “The key differences this relationship will make are being able to fund larger prize pools for our leagues and tournaments to catalyse higher levels of competition, as well as attracting and compensating key people that make our broadcasts so entertaining, such as great commentators, video editors and other GSA staff who will be able to increase the output and quality of their productions.”
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