Singapore – 9 March 2021 – Rock Entertainment announced today the partnership with Riot Games Southeast Asia and Talon Esports to have Blue Ant Extreme as the official broadcast partner of 2021 VALORANT Champions Tour – Challengers Hong Kong/ Taiwan. Blue Ant Extreme will be airing LIVE esports tournaments for the first time.
The Partnership will allow viewers to enjoy the Semi-Finals and Finals of 2021 VALORANT Champions Tour – Challengers Hong Kong / Taiwan LIVE on Blue Ant Extreme, starting with Stage 1 –Week 3’s Semi-Finals and Finals this weekend from 13 March 2021. English commentary is made exclusively on Blue Ant Extreme for viewers across the region.
“We are thrilled to work with Riot Games and Talon Esports to broadcast the 2021 VALORANT Champions Tour – Challengers Hong Kong/ Taiwan, LIVE for the first time on Blue Ant Extreme. Esports have been growing and gaining popularity in recent years, and we are very excited to bring this tournament to our viewers.” said Beatrice Lee, CEO Asia Pacific, Rock Entertainment Holdings.
“At Riot, we strive to be the most player-focused game company in the world, and it’s important for us to be where our players and fans are. Our partnership with Rock Entertainment and Talon Esports allows us to do just that, and we are excited to showcase the peak of the VALORANT competitive experience LIVE to our fans across the region,” said Chris Tran, Head of Esports for Riot Games Southeast Asia, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau.
“It is exciting to push VALORANT into the traditional media space and introduce the thrill of Esports to a much wider audience. Our partnership with Rock Entertainment serves as a first step to broadcast the exhilaration of competitive VALORANT Esports across the region.” said Sean Zhang, CEO, Talon Esports Limited.
The 2021 VALORANT Champions Tour – Challengers Hong Kong/ Taiwan will be produced LIVE in Taiwan. VALORANT Challengers Hong Kong/ Taiwan Stage 1 Week 3 Semi-Finals and Finals will kick off this weekend at 3.50pm on 13 March and 14 March respectively. Teams competing for the Semi-Finals and Finals include Anti Eco Eco Club, Looking For Sponsor, CBT Gaming, Five Ace eSports, All Born To Clutch, Griffin eSports, LP33 and TRAITORS. Stakes are high as one team will be crowned champion of VCT Stage 1 and advance to Masters.
About Rock Entertainment:
Rock Entertainment distributes content on a branded and unbranded basis across the globe. Offerings include natural history, factual, entertainment, short-form digital and pre-school kids programming that engage audiences worldwide through multiple platforms, including television, digital, OTT and live events. Rock Entertainment’s channel business offers a portfolio of media brands such as Love Nature 4K, ZooMoo Networks (International), Smithsonian Channel (Asia, Middle East & Africa + Turkey), Blue Ant Entertainment (Asia), Blue Ant Extreme (Asia) and Makeful (Asia), with a catalogue of 2,000+ hours of content, including the largest 4K natural history offering on the market.
About Blue Ant Extreme:
Blue Ant Extreme is a channel fully dedicated to extreme content. Audiences can expect adrenaline-pumping, exclusive content across a variety of genres, including extreme sports, reality, paranormal, gaming and adventure. Spine thrilling series include Paranormal Survivor and My Worst Nightmare; extreme adventure content with Spy Games, Ninja Warrior UK and Conquering Northern China; and exciting gaming action from celebrated digital brands, Arcade Cloud and Wisecrack.
About Riot Games:
Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.
As League enters its second decade, Riot continues to evolve the game while delivering new experiences to players with VALORANT, Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Tactics, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and multiple work-in-progress titles, while exploring the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across music, comic books, TV, and more. Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, Riot is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has 2,500+ Rioters in 20+ offices worldwide.
About Talon Esports:
Established in 2017, Talon Esports is an esports organization founded by Sean Zhang and Jarrold Tham and headquartered in Hong Kong. The organization has teams competing in League of Legends, Arena of Valor, Overwatch, Rainbow 6, Clash Royale, Tekken 7 and Street Fighter V. Talon Esports won the Pacific Championship Series Spring Split 2020. Talon also represented the PCS at Worlds 2020 in Shanghai as PSG Talon following a partnership with the football giants, Paris Saint Germain, penned prior to the Summer Split. Operating out of Hong Kong, Taiwan, South Korea and Thailand with creative studios in each location, they are one of the fastest growing teams in Asia Pacific with millions of fans globally. Visit https://www.talon.gg/ or contact firstname.lastname@example.org for business opportunities.
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