In collaboration with Elgato and Corsair, the brand will reward deserving entrant creators with new streaming gear, custom gaming set ups and more.

Finding success as a creator in the gaming space is no easy feat. That's why HOT POCKETS® is teaming up with Elgato a leader in audiovisual technology for gamers of all levels, to launch the One20 Contest. Together through this new campaign and platform, One20 is looking for up-and-coming content superstars to bring up to the next level with cash, gaming accessories and more.

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One20 is a new creator-first platform through which HOT POCKETS will support emerging gaming content stars, celebrating their prowess and dedication and inspiring success.

"There are so many amazing content creators across different platforms, but the grind to get discovered can be difficult," said Bryan Waddell , HOT POCKETS Brand Marketing Manager. "This contest is a significant opportunity for us to recognize the gaming community that has helped build the HOT POCKETS brand by supporting and amplifying the next generation of creators and their fans."

Each submission period, thirty entrant creators will be chosen as finalists based on personality, expressiveness, creativity and engagement. 10 finalists per voting period will move forward, and then the gaming community will vote online for their favorite to become a winner and an official One20 creator. The 12 finalists who receive the most votes - one winner per month - will each receive an amazing prize pack, upgraded gear, content collaboration, digital promotion and more. They'll also become HOT POCKETS brand ambassadors!

To enter, flex your gaming skills and tell the community who you are in a 120-second video. Then, during a submission period, post the video to your Twitter account with the #One20Contest hashtag. Finalists will be evaluated by a panel of judges led by professional esports commentator and host Alex "Goldenboy" Mendez. For all the contest details, including eligibility, entry dates, what needs to be in the video, and judging criteria, see the official rules at .

"I'm all about uplifting and providing opportunities for all. Thankfully, HOT POCKETS felt the same way which was why the One20 was a perfect fit," said Goldenboy. "The One20 contest is an opportunity for creators to engage with a globally recognized brand and get critical experience in not only growing as a creator but as a professional in the ever-expanding content space."

As a part of the One20, HOT POCKETS is promising more than $100,000 in prizes to support the winning creators and set them up for success. The brand will hook up each of the 12 One20 winners with the best tech, gaming accessories and even straight cash for the ultimate gaming and streaming set up, including:

  • Corsair Voyager A1600 Gaming Laptop and HD60 X
  • Corsair HS65 Stereo Headset
  • Exclusive HOT POCKETS Branded Stream Deck MK.2 and Wave:3 Mic
  • Wave Mic Arm and Wave Shock Mount
  • Facecam and Ring Light
  • One-Year Supply of HOT POCKETS
  • HOT POCKETS Limited-Edition Microfreezer

"HOT POCKETS had a vision and mission to recognize the gaming content creator community and when they approached Elgato and Corsair to participate we felt it was an amazing fit," said Miguel Lozada , Director of Partnerships for Elgato. "This contest is not only a unique opportunity for creators to gain exposure but the provided products for the winners could actually make a difference in various ways."

Want to shake up the gaming world? Visit for details on submissions and how to get started. If you're not a creator but want to support someone, the first voting period is coming up where you can review finalists and cast a vote.

To keep up with all things related to HOT POCKETS, visit and follow along on Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Open to legal residents of the 50 US & DC, 18 or older (or 19 if resident of AL or NE, or 21 in MS).Void where prohibited. Submit by 9/1/2022 11:59:59 p.m. ET for this quarter's selection process. See rules at for details.

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East Side Games

The Office: Somehow We Manage Mobile Game Available Now

East Side Games Group (TSX: EAGR) (OTC: EAGRF) (" ESGG " or the " Company "), Canada's leading free-to-play mobile game group, in collaboration with Universal Games and Digital Platforms, announced today the worldwide launch of The Office: Somehow We Manage on iOS and Android. The free-to-play idle game is inspired by NBC's critically acclaimed, Emmy® Award-winning U.S. version of The Office which is now streaming exclusively on Peacock.

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essence makeup Taps into Cosplay Community with First Twitch Activation

Essence makeup a buzzy range of affordable and fun-to-use cosmetics, is thrilled to announce its debut in the gaming space with its first activation on global streaming platform Twitch.

essence makeup Taps into Cosplay Community with First Twitch Activation

To further expand its digital presence and reach new audiences, essence has joined forces with leading full-service strategic marketing agency Ader and Twitch streamer and creator Emiru to host a namesake cosplay contest that will stream live on the platform on Tuesday, October 25 . Designed to foster creativity and community, the contest will feature categories of different cosplays in which fans submit their photos via Reddit and are judged by Emiru and a panel of other top Twitch streamers for a chance to win $30,000 in prizes.

"At its core, essence is fun makeup for fun people, and what's more fun than cosplay?" said Jill Krakowski , Chief Marketing Officer at Cosnova, Inc. "Knowing many of our consumers are in the gaming space, we've been exploring different ways to get involved. Social media has been pivotal in growing essence and as the ultimate social platform for gamers, we feel Twitch offers an opportunity to connect with the gaming community in a way that resonates with the brand."

essence, which is widely known for its viral Lash Princess Mascara, continues to generate significant growth, increased market share, and record-breaking sales performance at key retailers each quarter largely due to its evolving digital strategy. Building on the success essence has seen on platforms such as TikTok and Flip, gaming is a natural next step for the brand, whose audience is primarily Gen Z.

"essence's fun-spirited brand ethos is a great fit for an audience immersed in and connected through play," said Shini Reddy Wark, Chief Growth Officer, Ader. "We're excited to produce this unique and interactive experience that enables a natural and meaningful connection between essence and the gaming community. Gaming is a perfect venue for the individuality and expression that essence provokes."

To attract participants and viewers, Emiru and essence will both be engaging in a series of promotional activities leading up to the event including social posts, livestreams, and short form content.

Participants can submit entries on Emiru's Reddit community at until October 23, 2022 , at 11:59pm PT . Winners will be announced during the Twitch livestream on on October 25, 2022 .

About essence makeup
essence cosmetics provides user-friendly and affordable makeup options that bring joy to the often serious world of beauty. Beauty doesn't have to cost a lot, and essence proves everyday that excellent quality and innovation is not a question of price. essence's range of color cosmetics are majority manufactured in Europe with ingredients that comply with the strict standards of the European Union Cosmetics Directive and United States FDA. Products are 100% cruelty-free as well as vegan, paraben-free, gluten-free and alcohol-free as often as possible. For further information on essence makeup, visit

About Cosnova Beauty
cosnova Beauty with headquarters in Sulzbach, Germany is a family-owned company founded by Christina Oster-Daum and Javier González in 2002. At the end of the fiscal year 2021, cosnova Beauty had around 650 employees around the world. Meanwhile, its cosmetic brands essence and CATRICE are sold in over 80 countries in Europe , North and South America , the Middle East , Asia , Oceania and Africa . The company's customers include drugstores, food retailers, department stores, perfumeries and fashion chains as well as various online trade partners. In addition, essence and CATRICE are also each represented with their own online stores

About Ader
Ader is a full-service, strategic marketing agency activating publishers and endemic brands in gaming including Amazon, Samsung, Activision Blizzard, Hershey's, Sega, Epic Games, and Warner Bros. Founded in 2015, Ader understands the complexity and opportunity of the evolving industry - the creators, the communities, the platforms - and facilitates intelligent collaboration through Consulting, Campaign, Live, Event, Produced, Experiential and Metaverse solutions, capabilities and services. Ader is a sister company to NRG, an integrated media company, and highest viewed esports organization in the world, with competitive esports teams including SF Shock and NRG Valorant, and O&O media properties Full Squad Gaming. For more information on Ader, visit .

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ZOIDS WILD NFT ARENA Will Go Live on BNB Chain, Also Launches an Airdrop Event

  • Z SPOT to release ZOIDS WILD NFT ARENA on BNB Chain
  • A limited-edition NFT airdrop event to take place

Z SPOT, the publisher of ZOIDS WILD NFT ARENA developed by ACT Games, revealed today that its flagship title is expected to go live on BNB Chain.

BNB Chain is a global, decentralized network that is essential to the Binance Smart Chain (BSC) ecosystem, one that is home to projects such as Axie Infinity, making it a powerful, efficient home for blockchain projects to go live on.

Z SPOT's ZOIDS WILD NFT ARENA is aiming for release at the end of 2022, and with the announcement of going live on BNB Chain, the company expects to attract general interest from the blockchain game community and in turn, bring in more users to the game in anticipation of the grand launch.

Z SPOT is also planning an NFT airdrop event of a limited-edition NFT card that is not only available for use in the game, but will include a hologram design only available for this particular airdrop. The details of the airdrop will be announced at a later date via the official social media channels of ZOIDS WILD NFT ARENA.

For more details regarding ZOIDS WILD NFT ARENA, visit the game's official website and its various social media channels.


The "ZOIDS" series encompasses substantial content that TOMY Company, Ltd. has been developing as original intellectual property since 1983. ZOIDS are a biomechanical lifeform themed on dinosaurs and animals, named by combining the two words "zoic" (pertaining to animals or living beings) and "android" (a robot with a human appearance). ZOIDS are Real Moving Kit toys (assembly-type motorized toys) that are equipped with electric motors or wind-up mechanisms and move similarly to a real lifeform once assembled. For the first time in 12 years, efforts to develop "ZOIDS WILD," the latest ZOIDS series, were initiated in 2018.

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ZOIDS WILD NFT ARENA is a blockchain trading card game (TCG) that incorporates units from the ZOIDS WILD franchise as NFT cards. ZOIDS WILD NFT ARENA allows players to purchase the NFT cards and store it on the blockchain, using them to battle against other players, like a real-life trading card game. ZOIDS WILD NFT ARENA is developed by ACT Games and will be published by Z SPOT. ZOIDS WILD NFT ARENA is set to be released in December of 2022, and it will be serviced globally except for the following regions: Japan, China, and Korea.

About Z SPOT

Z SPOT PTE. LTD. is a blockchain game publisher founded in 2022 in Singapore , specializing in publishing WEB 3.0 games. In addition, the company is a developer of platform for popular Web 3.0 projects, with many more titles on the way.



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Cool Cats and Animoca to Expand Strategic Partnership to Accelerate Cool Cats' Global Expansion

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The initial VR sailing course, "Self Mastery," was co-developed by the two companies and features sailing training that balances authenticity and entertainment in a fully immersive, virtual sailing experience.

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It only takes 3 interactive screens, 1 controller per player, and the fun begins! Plus, enticing gameplay, wind blasts, and motion floor inside the QBIX Portal are elements that create a unique attraction. No straps, no wires, no headsets, and no operator needed!

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