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Xfire, 15 October 2014

Xfire and hitbox have partnered to produce and broadcast the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arena Open, a new tournament series for amateur CS:GO teams. The winning team will qualify to the next Counter-Strike: Global Offensive Arena Championship and compete against the best CS:GO teams from Europe, a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain fame in the growing CS:GO scene and compete thousands of dollars. Registration for the qualifier is now open at on Xfire for any amateur CS:GO team. The elimination tournament will begin on Saturday, November 15th. Full tournament rules, qualifier rounds, and the main event can be found on Xfire’s official event page.

Read more at: 
Xfire http://blog.xfire.com/articles/blog/Xfire/12/Xfire-hitbox-present-the-CSGO-Open-Arena/#.VFomdfSsWcE 


Xfire, 26 September 2014

Xfire is thrilled to once again be invited to attend a legendary eSports event. Dreamhack has been known for the past 10 years as the ultimate gaming festival, but once again are showing their strength as a innovative producer of eSport events and tech events. On the 26th & 27th of September 2014, Stockholm will host thousands of gamers and eSports innovators and feature five main activities: world class eSports, Keynote speeches, DreamExpo – Stockholm’s best Gaming & Tech Expo, scandinavia’s biggest hackathon & the Stockholm eSport Congress. The event will take place in Stockholm's famous Ericsson Globe Arena, which has a max capacity of 14,000 visitors.

Read more at: 
Xfire http://blog.xfire.com/articles/blog/Xfire/10/Xfire-invited-to-Dreamhack-Stockholm/#.VFolT_SsWcE 
Dreamhack http://www.dreamhack.se/stockholm14/2014/09/26/stockholm-esports-game-congress-panelists/ 


Xfire, 14 August 2014

10,000 Teams Agree that Xfire is the Ultimate Tournament Platform.

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Xfire http://blog.xfire.com/articles/blog/Xfire/9/10000-Teams-Agree-that-Xfire-is-the-Ultimate-Tournament-Platform/#.VFoiafSsWcE 


Xfire, 3 June 2014

Xfire is launching the open beta test for its e-Sports platform, which will enable any player to create tournaments with friends in games such as Riot Games’ League of Legends. This means that amateur gamers will be able to compete in tournaments as easily as the pros.

During a closed beta test, Xfire registered more than 100,000 gamers, including 3,500 players who competed in the largest League of Legends amateur tournaments in the Western hemisphere. That tournament drew more than 300,000 stream viewers. The e-Sports market has about 71 million viewers in Western markets. Xfire is trying to serve those players by providing them with lots of features for organizers to host and promote their tournaments. That includes custom branding, player and team management, and stream integration.The platform is free web-based software that works for any game and is compatible with Xfire’s downloadable social client.

Xfire also said that Matt Marcou will join as vice president of marketing. Marcou has 12 years of experience in e-Sports at companies such as SteelSeries and Electronic Arts. He helped create the e-Sports program at Riot Games and its League of Legends Championship Series.

Read more at: 
VentureBeat http://venturebeat.com/2014/06/03/xfire-launches-open-beta-for-its-e-sports-platform-with-player-created-league-of-legends-tournaments/ 
BWW http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwgeeks/article/Xfire-Announces-Launch-of-Marketing-Leading-eSports-Platform-Support-for-League-of-Legends-and-Hiring-of-eSports-Veteran-to-Lead-Marketing-20140604# 
onGamers http://www.ongamers.com/articles/xfire-launches-esports-platform-the-ultimate-tournament-platform/1100-1669/ 


ipsy, 29 January 2014

During Q4 2013 ipsy grew their subscriber base from 200,000 at the end of September to 250,000 at the end of December. Growth is expected to remain strong and the company is forecasting to double the program to well over 500,000 subscribers by the end of 2014.

Based on the strong results of the company's video flash sales events – ipsyMe – tests and continued growth of the Glam Bag business, ipsy opened a 2,800 sq ft studio facility, as well as hired 11 content professionals. The goal of ipsyStudios is to create video content for ipsyMe, improve the quality of the Glam Bag offering, deliver on value added services for partner brands and reinforce ipsy’s brand. ipsyStudios is expected to ramp up to 16 ipsyMe events per month by the end of 2014.