© Charlieaja By Alex Lennane 22/06/2018 A two-year transition period is “not nearly long enough” for the logistics industry to tackle the myriad challenges brought about by Brexit, delegates at the FTA’s Keep Britain Trading event heard this week.And a March 2019 ‘hard Brexit’ would be “catastrophic”.Airbus yesterday added to the clamour, stating that a UK withdrawal from the EU with no deal would “directly threaten Airbus’s future in the UK” – a two-year transition would not be long enough to allow it to adapt its supply chain and would prevent its expansion in the UK.Despite the logistics sector being one of the most adaptable, without firm details of a deal, there is little it can do, said Leigh Pomlett, president of the FTA and executive director of CEVA.“Our industry is really good; resilient, professional. We can take just about anything thrown at us – if we know what it is.“The time for being pleasant and polite passed months ago. Our patience is wearing very thin. We’ve been put in a very difficult position and I don’t feel we have been sufficiently listened to.”There are a number of challenges companies are unable to prepare for in the absence of an agreement between the UK and the EU.Currently, the UK makes about 50m Customs declarations – this could go up to about 300m.“Who is going to do that?”, asked Mr Pomlett. “We are looking to double the workforce but is that going to be enough?”One of the problems outlined by consultant Clive Broadley was the lack of Authorised Economic Operators (AEOs) in the UK, a certification which can enable companies to trade with more ‘simplifications’ or enable mutual recognition with other countries.However, the UK currently only has about 650 AEOs (compared with 6,000 in Germany). The AEO process can take some 210 days – plus preparation time of five to six months, warned Mr Broadley, adding: “Over 50% of applications are rejected.“Is AEO a panacea to Brexit? It’s to be recommended as it makes you compliant,” he said. “And it will assist in getting HMRC simplifications and facilitations. But it could take eight months or more.”He added that companies were unable to get certified if they are in a period of transition or restructuring.But along with companies not being ready, Mr Broadley pointed out that Customs resources were also lacking. With the recent closure of a number of Customs offices, “we are losing a huge amount of experience when it’s really needed,” he said.“How are we going to do this if there is a hard Brexit in March?”“It’s an uphill struggle. Companies won’t have Customs guarantees in place; they need to be AEOs. We can’t relax standards in the transition process as we will continue to be under EU rules.“These are major issues that I do not believe are in the consultation process.”He added that electronic data exchange could be a solution – but it “certainly won’t be ready in March – even two years is not enough time to adjust”.Mr Broadley also warned that a Customs Partnership that mirrored EU Customs would be very difficult to deliver.“How are you going to work out what’s going to the EU, and what is domestic? You have to track it, then there has to be a duty recovery system – it’s a massive, massive challenge. And what about the other side of the Channel?“I don’t want to be depressing, but you’ve got to be realistic. What’s missing is realism.”John James, chairman of Star Cargo, said his company was at the “sharp end of customs clearance in the UK”.He said: ‘There is a considerable shortfall of Customs staff. It’s obvious that Customs clearance will be woefully inadequate. Cargo won’t move.”He pointed out that Customs entries could not be automated; the 84 fields to fill in on the system take an entry clerk 10-15 minutes. And one entry clerk can take up to 20 months to train.“We believe it will be impossible to get exports cleared due to the lack of agents,” said Mr James. “And the government has to provide an extensive and comprehensive guarantee system – but it doesn’t seem to be willing to listen.”He suggested that customs offices be strategically located throughout the country, rather than at the borders, so documents were already cleared by the time the shipments get to ports.But he added: “We need considerable political will here and in the EU to make this work. We also need to get it in place now, or it will be a catastrophe under present government proposals.”
The most significant change being proposed to the guideline, according to a letter from Mark Zelmer, deputy superintendent, is the addition of provisions for equity risk exposures, including capital requirements for equity derivatives (such as equity total return swaps, futures and forwards) and equity instruments held short, and the recognition of equity hedging strategies employed by P&C insurers. Apart from these new provisions, most of the other amendments aim to clarify the guideline based on inquiries received during the year, to revise accounting terminology used in the guideline for consistency with the international accounting standards, and to improve consistency with the rest of the financial services sector. OSFI is seeking comments on the proposed changes by Sept. 4. The federal financial regulator is aiming to finalize the guideline in the fall, with the new rules taking effect on Jan. 1, 2016. The Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions (OSFI) has proposed a set of changes to the capital rules for property and casualty (P&C) insurers. OSFI issued a draft of proposed revisions to the Minimum Capital Test (MCT) guideline on Wednesday, which includes proposed amendments to the regulatory capital requirements for P&C insurers for 2016. Share this article and your comments with peers on social media Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Related news OSFI invites comment on revisions to P&C capital framework OFSI reviews impact of revised capital framework for P&C insurers Keywords Property and casualty insurance industryCompanies Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions James Langton New international capital standard may have little impact on Canadian P&C insurers
Photo: JIS PhotographerThe Most Hon. Andrew Holness, ON., MP., Prime Minister Christmas Message 2013 from Leader of the Opposition, Andrew HolnessJIS News | Presented by: PausePlay% buffered00:0000:00UnmuteMuteDisable captionsEnable captionsSettingsCaptionsDisabledQualityundefinedSpeedNormalCaptionsGo back to previous menuQualityGo back to previous menuSpeedGo back to previous menu0.5×0.75×Normal1.25×1.5×1.75×2×Exit fullscreenEnter fullscreenPlay RelatedChristmas Message 2013 from Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness Related2013 Independence Message from the Leader of the Opposition Andrew Holness, MP Christmas is the celebration of God’s saving grace in that he loved each of us so much that he sent his only begotten son as manifestation of the way to truth, hope and redemption. This is the essence of Christmas.Regardless of our religious traditions, this is the time of year when we collectively reflect on certain themes – peace and love and fellowship – but it is also a festive time.It is a time when we radiate the feelings of goodwill, friendliness and generosity to all.During this festive season however let us not forget that Christmas is not always a happy time for everyone.There are many vulnerable persons among us – our brothers and sisters who are poor and in need; the aged, the infirmed, the disabled and the homeless.As we remember the Christ child, let us remember our children.Let us pledge to protect them from abuse, neglect and exploitation.Let us ensure that they are properly guided and educated particularly at the early childhood and primary levels of our educational system.Only then can we be assured that they will be placed in a position to contribute meaningfully to the future development of our country.This Christmas let us hug them, show them that we care and make them happy.On behalf of my family and the parliamentary Opposition, I want to extend greetings and best wishes for the season to all Jamaicans at home and abroad.Let us be happy but above all else be safe.Merry Christmas![Watch Video Here] Advertisements FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail Christmas Message 2013 from Leader of the Opposition, Andrew Holness OppositionDecember 25, 2013Written by: Andrew Holness, Leader of the Opposition Story HighlightsRegardless of our religious traditions, this is the time of year when we collectively reflect on certain themes – peace and love and fellowship.There are many vulnerable persons among us – our brothers and sisters who are poor and in need.On behalf of my family and the parliamentary Opposition, I want to extend greetings and best wishes for the season to all Jamaicans. RelatedEmancipation Day Message From Opposition Leader, Andrew Holness
1Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyDariusz G. Jagielski Game Developer 2 years ago A long time ago, one could assign numbers to games and when the telephone rang because of it, you heard the voice of your editor. With one exception, if you assigned a number to a Command & Conquer game, it was EA you heard on the phone, before your editor even knew you had assigned a number to the Command & Conquer game in question; and he was sitting in the next room!EA cared about that product beyond all reason and no amount of well scripted arguments is going to cover up the lack of care the brand gets now. I get it, publishers move to where the money is, but you wouldn’t catch the World Cup playing on some potato field without live audience adding a cheer track in broadcast, because the money is made with TV rights not tickets to the stadium. Meanwhile, Sony would probably outgross C&C mobile with a single player action game set in the C&C universe.Also, what is up with “totally not Lena Headey *cough*” in the trailer? 2 years ago Or maybe people just don’t want a repeat of Dungeon Keeper Mobile? Because I fear it will have the exact monetization model. “People make the mistake of saying, ‘This is what you really want'”EA chief design officer Patrick Söderlund talks about bringing back Command & Conquer as a mobile game and what the publisher really gets out of EA OriginalsBrendan SinclairManaging EditorMonday 25th June 2018Share this article Recommend Tweet ShareCompanies in this articleElectronic ArtsThis is the second part of our interview with EA chief design officer Patrick Söderlund conducted at EA Play during the week of E3. The first part, in which he discussed EA’s current thinking around loot boxes and its future ambitions for streaming, can be found here.Over the last few years, the industry has seen a pattern pop up when publishers are introducing new variations on their big franchises.When Bethesda revealed the mobile game Fallout Shelter, it did so at the same E3 briefing it took the wraps off Fallout 4. At this year’s E3 when it showed off The Elder Scrolls: Blades for mobile, it followed that up shortly with confirmation an announcement of The Elder Scrolls VI, even though that game is years away from release. Microsoft doubled down on that approach for its own show this year, announcing two Gears of War spin-offs in quick succession–the Funko Pop-branded mobile title Gears Pop and the XCOM-like Gears Tactics–before confirming that it is also working on Gears 5.In short, a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down. You announce the audience-building brand extension for a beloved series when you can also assure hardcore fans that a proper sequel is on the way.Electronic Arts took a different angle this year with the reveal of Command & Conquer: Rivals at its pre-E3 EA Play event, revealing a mobile-exclusive variant of the real-time strategy series with no traditional C&C game in the wings. Speaking with EA chief design officer Patrick Söderlund at EA Play, we asked about the decision to revive the dormant brand with a mobile spin-off instead of the game fans really want.EA hopes a move to mobile will expand the Command & Conquer fanbase”For us, I think people make the mistake of saying, ‘This is what you really want,'” Soderlund said. “Mobile is the biggest gaming platform on the planet today. When the team came up with the construct of the game and we realized that there was a great fit for the C&C brand and we could make the game better as a result, that just felt like the next natural step. RTS games are still relevant in the market and for the most part PC-based, but if you can get a successful multiplayer, competitive-type RTS game to work well on mobile, we believe that could reach hundreds of millions of players in the world. That’s what motivates us to do it.”We’re going to come to a point where we need to respect mobile games as much as console games” “We believe this is a modern, contemporary interpretation of the Command & Conquer brand, but I think [mobile’s] scale–not only across age but across gender–made this the natural platform for it. We’re going to come to a point where we need to respect mobile games as much as console games. I know that’s difficult to see when you come to E3, but our mobile business is growing quite significantly, and we look at those teams with the same value and the same integrity as we look at our console teams. And we believe this is the best interpretation we can do of the brand right now.”That raises the question of where the real value of a brand lies. Is Command & Conquer valuable because it has a core fandom that cares deeply about what happens with the franchise, or simply because it has been around long enough that it will have some name recognition with the more casual audiences EA is trying to reach with the mobile game? “I think it’s a little bit of both,” Soderlund said. “When we started looking at this, we said OK, the Command & Conquer brand brings an IP that makes a game more interesting with the factions, the economy in there, and everything people relate to. It’s also hopefully a flirt with people like you and I who grew up playing Red Alert and all these games. It feels familiar, like this is back in a relevant way. And when you have a catalog of properties like we do, sometimes it makes sense to resurrect them, and sometimes it doesn’t. In this particular instance, with the game design the team had? The Command & Conquer brand just fit.”With its real-time multiplayer action and midcore appeal, Rivals seems like a departure from EA’s previous mobile efforts like The Simpsons: Tapped Out and Star Wars: Galaxy of Heroes. And while Rivals got significant stage time during the EA Play conference and those other games were essentially absent, Soderlund cautioned against reading anything into that, saying Galaxy of Heroes has been a tremendous success and “we’re treating that right now like we would treat a well-functioning live service on console, but times five.”As for the mobile move to midcore and real-time multiplayer games in general, Soderlund has of course seen that trend develop.”Game designs on mobile are starting to mimic more and more what we deem to be console-based,” he said. “The work Epic has done with Fortnite… I didn’t think that would work, to be honest. I was super skeptical, yet I see my daughters playing it on their mobile phones while I play on my PS4 or Xbox or PC. I think they’ve shown the world that’s possible. You can replicate a high-definition game onto a mobile phone and that works. The fact you can play against each other is also cool. “The other trend we’ll see is games on these devices used to be relatively shallow and simplistic, where it felt like they were free so everything was there so you could start paying money. I think we’re seeing more sophisticated, deeper game designs. We’re seeing more sophisticated and deeper fidelity. And I think we’re going to see games that mimic what we see on the console side far more on these platforms long term, because they’re powerful enough now.”Mobile gaming is standing in front of a gigantic shift, Soderlund said. The mobile audience has gender parity and spans virtually the entire planet, whereas there are still huge markets like India where the console business is essentially non-existent. “It also spans across age unlike anything else,” Soderlund said of mobile gaming. “It grows in so many vectors, which makes it very attractive to us.”Of course, that doesn’t mean the console market can’t expand its own audience a bit, and EA is working on that front as well. Its EA Originals program can be seen as one part of that effort, as the company works with developers it traditionally might not have in order to produce games one might not expect from a AAA publisher.One of the key aspects of EA Originals is how little the company stands to directly benefit from these games. EA fronts the money for development, and once it recoups that, all additional revenue goes to the partner studio that created the game. That studio also gets to keep the intellectual property rights for whatever it creates, and even has creative control over the project. Each project does have a maximum budget, and developers are only eligible to participate in the program once.EA Originals is sending out an SoS to the worldThe closest thing EA can get to a home run with EA Originals seems to be first dibs on a second title from the developer of a breakout hit. When asked if EA gets right of first refusal on future projects from EA Originals studios, Soderlund said, “We do have a clause for working with them in the future, yes.”So far the program has a decent track record. Coldwood Studios’ Unravel technically predated the EA Originals program, but its success helped inspire EA to formalize this method of working with indies. EA Originals has produced three titles so far, Zoink’s platformer Fe, Hazelight’s co-op prison escape game A Way Out, and Coldwood’s just-launched Unravel 2.Related JobsSenior Game Designer – UE4 – AAA United Kingdom Amiqus GamesProgrammer – REMOTE – work with industry veterans! North West Amiqus GamesJunior Video Editor – GLOBAL publisher United Kingdom Amiqus GamesDiscover more jobs in games All of the games launched this year, and A Way Out has already recouped its money. But even if EA Originals had a string of misses, Soderlund said the maximum budget condition keeps potential losses manageable and make the program “more sustainable.” And that means a game’s ability to recoup the initial development cost doesn’t need to be a primary concern when picking titles for the program.”We have to be very clear with the fact that for some of these games we pick, they’re not picked because they’re the most mass market products,” Soderlund said. “And I think that’s the beauty of the program. We want to get these games into the hands of players because they have a deeper meaning than just being a mass market play. I think A Way Out is a mass market play, but that’s not why we picked it. We picked it because of the unique idea of a co-op only game, we liked Josef [Farres], we liked the story, and we liked his ideas. His execution and the work his team did made players love it… It shows the program can bear fruit and it can work, and I think the next game they’re going to build will be a much, much bigger, more ambitious game with far deeper funding.”The next project for EA Originals is Jo-Mei’s Sea of Solitude, a game about young woman’s traversing a flooded city as her loneliness turns her into a monster. Scheduled for release early next year, the game is one Soderlund says “may not feel quite so mass market,” but he believes it has the potential to be a hit regardless. Celebrating employer excellence in the video games industry8th July 2021Submit your company Sign up for The Daily Update and get the best of GamesIndustry.biz in your inbox. Enter your email addressMore storiesEA leans on Apex Legends and live services in fourth quarterQ4 and full year revenues close to flat and profits take a tumble, but publisher’s bookings still up double-digitsBy Brendan Sinclair 4 hours agoEA acquires Super Mega Baseball developer Metalhead SoftwareCanadian studio fills another gap in FIFA publisher’s expanding sports portfolioBy James Batchelor 6 days agoLatest comments (4)Klaus Preisinger Freelance Writing 2Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyDr. Chee Ming Wong , Opus Artz Ltd2 years ago SOme good ole nostalgic C&C RTS could be a fun way to revive the brand. Hours and hours of fun I say 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replySign in to contributeEmail addressPasswordSign in Need an account? Register now. 0Sign inorRegisterto rate and replyShow all comments (4)Florian Hoyer Programmer – C#, SQL, Blume Industries2 years ago I wonder how people can be so stupid. I mean i bet Söderlund is paid well, why is he so damn blind ?The people who like Mobile games never heared of C&C and the people loving C&C dont want it as mobile game, so even if some of them would play other mobiles they boycott is just out of pure hate on EA for this.Like the last C&C they throw away the brand name where every 5year old could tell them that that isnt what the players want.Also EA having the worst reputation on Mobile games possible … wow how can such a big company be so incompetent ?
These Bears Have It All: Bernie’s Hair, Trump’s Hair, Hillary’s Cell, Carson’s First Aid Kit, and Jeb’s Exclamation Point!Vermont Business Magazine New rule: talk politics. That’s according to Vermont Teddy Bear President and Chief Executive, Bill Shouldice. Taking the upcoming election year as an opportunity to promote the importance of voter interest and engagement, Vermont Teddy Bear has launched a new collection of presidential candidate Bears. Bernie Bear, many will remember, made his debut this spring. Joining him now are Trump Bear, Hillary Bear, Jeb Bear and Carson Bear… There’s whisperings that Biden Bear is waiting in the wings.”Voting is a right too often taken for granted,” says Shouldice. “Back in 2012, it was estimated that approximately 40% of Americans didn’t vote. Forty percent! That’s a travesty. Republicans, Democrats, Liberals, Independents; old, young; rich, poor – everyone should be exercising their right. The goal of Vermont Teddy Bear is to encourage greater interest and engagement in the political arena as we gear up for another important election year.”Supporting the launch of Vermont Teddy Bear political Bears is a digital ad campaign designed to be attention-grabbing, amusing and thought provoking. Some encourage people to “PAWs for Politics” and #getoutandvote. Others take a lighter approach, “Pearls vs. Granola… Who has your vote?” And then there’s the straightforward: “Hillary vs. Jeb… A Bear of a fight.” Additionally, Vermont Teddy Bear is hosting an interactive poll at www.VermontTeddyBear.com/vote(link is external) where everyone is invited to vote for their favorite Bear.Like all classically designed handmade Vermont Teddy Bears, the presidential candidate Bears are crafted in Vermont using 100% recycled stuffing and guaranteed for life. It’s the iconic touches that make these Bears stand apart. Trump Bear and Bernie Bear, for example, have unruly locks. Hillary Bear has her BlackBEARy. Jeb Bear – a “family” bush. And, Carson wears a suit and scrubs. Complete descriptions and images for each presidential candidate Bear can be found at www.VermontTeddyBear.com/Candidates(link is external), where orders can also be placed.About Vermont Teddy BearVermont Teddy Bear, the largest handcrafter of Teddy Bears in North America, lovingly designs, stuffs and stitches every Bear in Vermont. For a one-of-a-kind gift that’s just as unique as the recipient, every Vermont Teddy Bear can be customized to fit a special life event, occasion or holiday. Orders can be placed via phone (1.800.829.BEAR); mail-order catalog and online at www.VermontTeddyBear.com(link is external).
Christie is expanding its Secure Series line of large-format TAA-compliant, non-RF (radio frequency) LCD panels, designed specifically for secure-facility environments. Featuring 4K UHD resolution (3840×2160), these plug-and-play 75″ and 86″ panels are ideal for meeting rooms, control rooms or digital signage applications. These displays join existing 55-and 65-inch models in the Secure Series.The SUHD751-P/SUHD861-P include an OPS slot, USB playback and built-in speakers. They are Crestron Connected and have an optional interactive overlay. According to Christie, these 24/7 operation displays provide a good balance between price and performance.The new Secure Series models ship in the fall of 2019 and are here.
Kobayashi sets school record in weekend dual meet victory over Ohio State Matt PerkinsJanuary 23, 2006Jump to CommentsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterShare via EmailPrintOn a day when seniors were being recognized for their achievements, it was a freshman who stole the show.Minnesota’s women’s swimming and diving team topped Ohio State 184-114 on Saturday at the University Aquatic Center, thanks in large part to freshman Yuen Kobayashi’s record-setting performances.Kobayashi set Minnesota’s school record in the 1,000-yard freestyle, also taking a Minnesota-Ohio State meet record in the 500 free.“The last time I set a school record I lost in the finals,” Kobayashi said. “I am just so happy with my coaches and everything they are doing for me.”Minnesota jumped out to an early 15-2 lead after finishing first and second in the 200 medley relay. The Gophers A team touched the wall first with a time of 1 minute 45.22 seconds, and the B team was just behind at 1:46.47.And from there Kobayashi helped the Gophers build on the lead.Posting a winning time of 9:45.79 in the 1,000 free, Kobayashi beat the Minnesota record by nearly four full seconds. And 20 seconds later, Christine Jennings touched the wall in second place.The event gave the Gophers plenty of breathing room after two events.“I was pleased with the way our team came out of the gates,” co-coach Kelly Kremer said. “We built an early lead and didn’t fall back on it.”Instead the Gophers only got stronger.Minnesota won 10 of 16 events on the day, finishing first and second in five of the events.Helping the Gophers was the fact that the Buckeyes only brought one diver to compete, with other divers sidelined because of injuries. Minnesota took advantage with freshman Erica Schiffler taking first place in the 3-meter diving event and second in the 1-meter.“Unfortunately Ohio State only brought one competitor,” diving coach Jason Baumann said. “We are a little off and have a few things we need to work on to get better down the stretch.”The Buckeyes tried closing in on Minnesota by taking first in the 100 breaststroke, and finishing 1-2 in the 200 breast.But then came the 500 free and Kobayashi.The freshman clocked in a winning time of 4:48.98, with Jennings again finishing second for the Gophers.Other notables for Minnesota were seniors Kate Hardt, who posted a winning and personal best time of 1:50.78 in the 200 free, and Katie Wind, who won both the 100 and 200 backstrokes.“Our seniors are our leaders in and out of the pool,” co-coach Terry Nieszner said. “They are true leaders because they lead by example.”It was a fitting end to the meet when Minnesota’s A team touched the wall first in the 400 free relay.Why so fitting?Because three of the four members of the Gophers 400 free relay team are freshmen.In fact four of the 14 individual events were won by Gophers freshmen ” with Kobayashi leading the way.“It’s not just her though, it’s the entire team,” Kremer said. “The entire team wants to take it up a notch. It’s a building process and isn’t going to happen overnight. But we’re on our way.”
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RELATED: Behind XSET’s Rocket League entrance after changes to the RLCSThe organizations goal is to foster more diversity and inclusion in esports. XSET has signed teams or streamers in Rocket League, Valorant, Call of Duty, and Fortnite. It has also signed mainstream influencers including NFL player Kyle Van Noy, professional skateboarder Minna Stess, and broadcaster Erin Ashley Simon.Ryan Hughes, CMO of GHOST, commented: “As lifelong gamers, we’ve been searching for the right organization and partner to enter esports in a thoughtful and meaningful way. That organization is XSET. Through authenticity and a shared drive to challenge the status quo, this partnership helps pave the way for a new era in gaming and we’re excited to be a part of it. This is bigger than supplements and gaming. This partnership encompasses what we’re all about; it’s sports, it’s music, it’s culture…it’s an experience.”Esports Insider says: Energy drink and supplement partnerships can always be slightly controversial. Anything branded a supplement isn’t tracked by the FDA. Unlike other supplement companies, however, GHOST discloses exactly how much of each ingredient is in its supplements. Much like Herman Miller and JBL’s esports entrances this year, this is a more established company that hasn’t previously worked in esports but operates in a space dominated by endemic gaming brands.Listen to ESI Network, a suite of esports podcasts XSET, a new organisation founded by former FaZe Clan executives, has partnered with energy drink company GHOST, the company’s first esports partnership. GHOST will become its exclusive partner for supplements and beverages, a jersey sponsor, a sponsor of any future events, and will produce content and merchandise branded with the organisation.Credit: XSETRELATED: FaZe Clan’s investment in CTRL highlights creative influencer marketingXSET was founded in July 2020 by three former FaZe Clan executives and Marco Mereu, the founder of Framerate, a company acquired by Super League Gaming in 2019. Former FaZe Clan President Greg Selkoe is the CEO of the organisation and he surely ruffled a few esports feathers as he compared the modern esports organisation to a frat house in a New York Times interview.Mereu, COO of XSET, said in a release: “XSET is excited to be GHOST’s first official partnership in esports and their entré into gaming culture. Their brand and mission aligns perfectly with XSET’s movement for change in creative expression, diversity, and inclusion. We’re excited to see what we can build together for our collective audiences around the world.” 10 Sec ESI London – Franchised leagues in esports. CARMAC vs lurppis NextStay ESI London – Franchised leagues in esports. CARMAC vs lurppisNOW PLAYINGThis year in esports- Investments, sponsorships and deals in 2019NOW PLAYINGTEAMS wins The Clutch DigitalNOW PLAYINGHector ‘H3CZ’ Rodriguez – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGESI Hall of Fame 2019 – #ESIHOFNOW PLAYINGMarcus ‘djWHEAT’ Graham – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGHeather ‘sapphiRe’ Garozzo – ESI Hall of Fame Inductee 2019NOW PLAYINGESI London 2019NOW PLAYINGThe best MMOs in 2020NOW PLAYING Arrow Left #1 Icon Created with Sketch. Arrow right #1 Icon Created with Sketch.