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Wolves become the first Premier League team to announce a Brazilian esports player

Wolves has expanded its eSports team by adding Flávio Brito, an 18-year-old Brazilian from São Paolo.

 

Flávio becomes the first Brazilian in history to represent a Premier League club in eSports. He will partner up with Torin Page, who was announced last month and will represent Wolves for the FIFA 19 season on the PlayStation 4.

 

Flávio, also known as ‘FIFILZA’, is one of Brazil’s most talented FIFA players. He started playing competitively on FIFA 17, where he immediately made an impression by qualifying for both the Vancouver and the London regionals, in ninth and fourth place respectively in the Americas region. Unfortunately, due to personal circumstances he was not able to compete at both championships.

 

Last season he continued to impress under the name ‘TH1AGO99’ and qualified for the Manchester regional as number one from Brazil and seated as number five worldwide with a 157-3 record overall. Flávio also qualified for the Amsterdam Regionals through the Last Chance Weekend with a 40-0 score in total. Again, due to personal circumstances, Flávio was unable to participate.

 

Despite his young age, Flávio has already gained some offline experience when he participated in the Gamer Cup this August. This is the biggest offline FIFA eSports event in Brazil, where he eventually reached the semi-finals.

 

With TheTurin27 on his side and the support of Wolves and the club’s eSports partner Bundled, Flávio is determined to embark on a successful professional eSports career with the West Midlands club and says: “it’s a dream come true”.

 

Flávio said: “Playing in Europe for a club in the Premier League, the biggest football competition of the world, is something I dreamt about.

 

“It is also very special to become the first Brazilian in history to represent a Premier League club in FIFA – I didn’t realise this at first and it makes it extra special. I’m looking forward to excite the fans with the Brazilian football style, ‘joga bonito’, when playing FIFA.”

 

“I’m really looking forward to watching Wolves play for the first time at Molineux and to meet the board, especially Robert Plant who wrote Stairway to Heaven, my all-time favourite song.”

 

“I can’t wait to start playing FIFA 19 for the club with well-known eSports player like my teammate Torin.”

 

Wolves head of marketing Russell Jones said: “In collaboration with our eSports agency Bundled, we have been able to sign Flávio – the best FIFA eSports player in Brazil in his age category.

“We are very excited that he will be joining Torin in the Wolves eSports team, and believe this will give us an even better chance to compete at the highest level in our debut season, and at the same time help us reach out to new and existing fans in Latin America.”

 

Bundled’s Managing Director Melvyn Wolthers added: “We are very proud and excited that Wolves added Flávio to their eSports team alongside Torin. The preliminary process of this transfer was at times very intensive and complex and without the support of our Brazilian partner, Renato Sa Neto, president of eLigaSul, this would have been much more difficult. So, we would like to take this opportunity to thank Renato and his team for all their endeavours. The Wolves team is now complete and we are really looking forward to the new season which starts on Friday with the first Weekend League competition.”

Bundled are delighted to announce a new partnership with Wolverhampton Wanderers FC

During the eSports partnership with Wolves, Bundled will work with the club on eSports player recruitment, event management and content creation at the major FIFA tournaments around the world. Fans will be able to tune in to Wolves eSports content Twitter, Instagram and Twitch. Stay tuned to these channels for a number of exciting, upcoming initiatives.

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Tony Kok new Esporter of PEC Zwolle

As of next FIFA season, PEC Zwolle will start the eDivision with a new esporter. Three times Dutch champion Tony Kok is moving from FC Twente to PEC Zwolle and will participate in the eDivision and other (international) tournaments. Tony, who previously played for Telstar, was the online number one of the world last weekend and finished 4th in the eDivision on the PlayStation last season. He will be replacing Bob van Uden – who left the club for Ajax earlier this season – in the PEC Zwolle esports team.

Tony said that he truly enjoyed his time at FC Twente and that he is enormously grateful to the club as they believed in him after the failed transfer to PSV. As player of FC Twente he made his debut in the eDivision and played different international tournaments, such as the FUT Champions Cup in Barcelona and the Global eLeague.

Tony now hopes he can maintain his form and progress further in the FIFA esports scene. He is happy with his move to PEC Zwolle and the opportunity they have given him. “I can’t wait for the start of the new FIFA season and I am looking forward to represent this beautiful club in the eDivision and many other activities.”

Managing Director of Bundled, Melvyn Wolthers, said the following about the transfer: “It is a shame to see FC Twente relegated as they are a major club in the Netherlands and they were really trying to make esports count with the involvement of the University of Twente, hosting the Global eLeague, having the first ever female FIFA esports player of the world, etc. However, Tony is one the biggest FIFA eSports players with a large fanbase and to not see him participating in the eDivision would have been a real disappointment for many of us. We have a good relationship with PEC Zwolle and they are a similar club like FC Twente. We thought this would be a great opportunity for both parties, especially after Bob left the club for Ajax to play for Sagan Tosu. I am really happy for Tony and PEC Zwolle and I wish FC Twente all the best. Hopefully we will see them soon back in the Eredivisie and the eDivision.”

Emre Benli Makes Dream Transfer To Fenerbahçe

After signing the contract today, Emre Benli has officially moved to 1907 Fenerbahçe Espor. His first response after signing for the Turkish football giant, was: “This is a dream come true. I am really proud of this move and I especially want to thank Bundled, who are my coaching and management agency, and Fenerbahçe for making this transfer happen. I would also like to use this opportunity to thank Delano Limaheluw (CEO of Bundled eSports) because he believed in me and helped me to get where I am today. I’m looking forward to play for Fenerbahçe, to become world champion and to ultimately make the fans proud.”

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Torin Page First International Bundled eSports Player and Opening of Bundled International eSports Office

One of UK’s finest and most gifted FIFA eSports player, Torin Page, has signed for Bundled eSports. Torin qualified for the FUT Championship Regionals in Barcelona as number 8 in the world and reached the last 32. He now hopes to continue impressing the FIFA eSports scene by qualifying for the next FUT Championship Regionals in April, and eventually go all the way to the main stage this June. Team Bundled is thrilled to join Torin’s journey and to support him in reaching his goals.

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QuintenX continues his eSports career at FUTWIZ

Former Feyenood esports player Quinten “QuintenX” van der Most signs a professional contract for FUTWIZ and becomes the first Dutch esports player that makes an international FIFA transfer.

After an impressive season at Feyenoord – 2nd place Dutch eDivisie, top 4 FUT Champions Season 2 Regional Final Madrid and top 6 FUT Championship World Finals Berlin – Quinten decided to leave Feyenoord and to choose for FUTWIZ.

Last season Feyenoord explicitly chose Bundled as their official esports partner and to manage and coach Quinten during his esports activities for the club. Through Bundled’s guidance Quinten achieved great results for Feyenoord and therefore earned this international transfer to FUTWIZ.

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NBA2K GENERAL TOURNAMENT RULES

 

GENERAL TOURNAMENT RULES

  • All games will be played using NBA 2K18
  • Registration is free.
  • All players will play a minimum of 4 games per tourney:
  • The length of playing time will be 3 minutes per quarter, except for the Championship Game, which will be 5 minutes per quarter.
  • Only current NBA teams are allowed. Retro, Fantasy and/or All-Star Teams are prohibited. Please take note that the tournament is played with the latest NBA 2K18 update.
  • You are permitted to change teams during the tournament.
  • You can also change your plays and coaches settings during the tournament.
  • If two competing players want to play with the same team, then this is allowed.
  • Players are encouraged to bring their own controller. The organization will not be responsible for any loss or damage to controllers brought by players.
  • No food and drinks in the playing are. Also no own food and drinks at the locations.

GAME SETTINGS

  • All Settings and Camera Views are DEFAULT. Skill level is HALL OF FAME.
  • MANUAL OR AUTOMATIC Substitutions, Time Outs, and Late Game Fouling are allowed but must be preset before the start of the game.
  • No manual substitution via START button. Substitutions are only allowed in-game via D-Pad and during called Time Outs.
  • Play Hard! Have Fun!
  • Do not block the other player’s view.
  • unblocked games for school and university should not be consider as legit mode.
  • Touching the game console is prohibited.
  • Only current NBA teams are allowed. Retro, Fantasy and/or All-Star Teams are prohibited.
  • Team starting roster adjustments must be made before going into the game.
  • We understand that trash talking comes naturally with this game, but let’s make sure we keep it within respectful bounds.
  • No verbal or physical abuse is tolerated and is cause for immediate dismissal from the tournament. Continuance of this after a warning can result in dismissal from the premises and/or security involvement.
  • Injuries/Player Fatigue will be on.
  • If you pause the game using the START button you must burn a timeout as a penalty. If you have no timeouts left, you will be required to take a penalty (delay of game for offense, or out of bounds for the defense).
  • If the game goes into overtime the competing individuals will be allowed to compete given the allotted time. The individual with the highest score at the end of the overtime game wins the game.
  • In the event of an extreme scenario that has a big impact on the game like outage of power, accidental unplugging or some other event not in either player’s control that would not allow the participants to finish the game, the game will be completely restarted.

GLITCH RULES

  • Remember, once this happens you must pause the game immediately and call for the organization to come and review the play. DO NOT take the liberty of reviewing the play before contacting the organization.

PENALTIES FOR BREAKING THE RULES

  • If you feel that your opponent is cheating, notify the organization. The organizations decision is final and you could be kicked out of the Tournament and all future official NBA 2K tournaments.

CONDUCT

  • Please refrain from using “in-your-face” foul language. Also, please be respectful of all other players. The organization have final say over what is “respectful”, and you may be disqualified from the tournament and removed from the location if you do not cooperate.
    Narcotic use of any kind is not permitted in the tournament facility.
  • No sideline coaching is allowed. You may not offer advice to anyone playing a game.
  • If you are more than 2 minutes late to a game’s posted time, you forfeit that game.
  • If a player purposely turns off a game while it is in progress, that player will
    forfeit that game.
  • No verbal or physical threats of violence to other tournament participants. This will result in your immediate disqualification from the tournament.

LIABILITY

  • We are not responsible for property stolen, broken or lost during the tournament.
  • All decisions by the organization about any aspect of the tournament are final.

ADDITIONAL IN-GAME RULES

  • WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO ADD, DELETE OR CHANGE RULES AT ANY TIME DURING THE TOURNAMENT, ESPECIALLY WHEN A NEW GLITCH IS FOUND.
  • FURTHER, BY AGREEING TO PARTICIPATE IN THE FOLLOWING VIDEO GAME TOURNAMENT YOU UNDERSTAND THAT PICTURES FROM THE TOURNAMENT MAY BE POSTED FOR PROMOTIONAL PURPOSES AT THE COMPANY’S WEBSITE, SOCIAL MEDIA OR IN A FUTURE BROCHURE.
  • WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY CONTROLLER MALFUNCTIONS AND WE REQUEST YOU TO BRING YOUR OWN PLAYSTATION 4 CONTROLLER. (Always make sure you switch off your controller before leaving your group).

 

Definition of NBA Entities:

The National Basketball Association (the “NBA”), NBA Properties Inc., NBA Media Ventures LLC, NBA TV LLC and the NBA Member Teams (collectively, the “NBA Entities”).

Exclusion of Employees of the NBA Entities from Eligibility

Employees of the NBA Entities, including affiliates, agents and immediate family members and/or those living in the same household of such employees, are not eligible to enter or win the promotion.

Indemnification of the NBA Entities:

The NBA Entities and each of their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates, officers, directors, employees, governors, owners, distributors, retailers, agents, assignees, advertising/promotion agencies, representatives, and agents shall have no liability and will be released and held harmless from any claim, action, liability, loss, injury or damage, including, without limitation, personal injury or death to winner or any third party or damage to personal or real property due in whole or in part, directly or indirectly, by any reason, including the acceptance, possession, use or misuse of the prize and/or participation in this promotion.

Right of Publicity Release:

Participants in this promotion (if minor, his/her parent or legal guardian) agree to be bound by these Official Rules and agree that the NBA Entities and their designees and assigns may use the participant’s name, voice, city/state of residence, photos, video or film clips, and/or other visual likeness for advertising and/or trade purposes and/or for any other purpose in any media or format now or hereafter known without further compensation (financial or otherwise), permission or notification.

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