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Matthew Ball metaverse trailblazer, pioneering tech authority and bestselling author, will deliver a keynote at SBC's flagship event — the SBC Summit Barcelona 2022 conference and trade show.

Ball's thoughts are certain to appeal to the SBC Summit Barcelona delegates, as he has played a monumental role in understanding the metaverse and emerged as one of the most influential voices associated with the concept.

His book ' The Metaverse: And How it Will Revolutionise Everything ' has been praised by the likes of Tim Sweeney , Founder and CEO of Epic Games, Kenichiro Yoshida , CEO of Sony and Reed Hastings , co-Founder and co-CEO of Netflix. The latter had described Ball's work as "separating fact from fiction, hype from reality" and a "foundational reading for anyone that wants to understand the possibilities of the Metaverse."

In his live-broadcasted keynote titled ' The Metaverse , ' the bestselling author will provide the definition of the much-debated concept, explain when it might emerge, the technologies that are required, and most importantly, how the metaverse will change the world we live in.

Matthew Ball commented: "The Metaverse will come to affect every person, sector, and country, creating new jobs, pass times, and business models. This is a multi-trillion dollar event — and sports betting and iGaming are likely to be among the first categories it will transform."

Even though the term 'metaverse' was coined by the author Neal Stephenson in 1992, the concept has come to dominate the big tech discourse after Facebook changed its name to 'Meta' to reflect the company's growing ambitions beyond social media. According to the Meta CEO Mark Zuckerberg : "The metaverse is the next frontier just like social networking was when we got started."

Ball had previously served as the Global Head of Strategy for Amazon Studios , a Director at The Chernin Group's Otter Media , and an Executive at Accenture . Today, he is the Managing Partner of EpyllionCo , which operates an early-stage venture fund and a corporate and venture advisory arm, a Venture Partner at the Makers Fund and a Founder of Ball Metaverse Research Partners .

The author has written for publications such as the New York Times , The Economist, and Bloomberg and has been covered by The Atlantic, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Washington Post, Vice, CNN, Financial Times, and BBC, among other reputable outlets. In July 2022 , he wrote the cover story for TIME Magazine, which focused on the Metaverse.

Rasmus Sojmark , CEO & Founder of SBC, said: "We are thrilled to have Matthew Ball join us at SBC Summit Barcelona . This year, we've built a dedicated conference and zone to discuss everything emerging tech, blockchain and metaverse . Matthew's status as the metaverse guru and his thought-provoking ideas turn this keynote into one of the most anticipated moments on the conference schedule. His in-depth analysis of the key technologies will inevitably bring the industry closer to the new era of the metaverse."

Ball added: "I am excited to bring the Metaverse to the SBC Summit Barcelona audience. The only way to capture this opportunity is to first understand it. Only then can one prepare for it and realize it."

The ' Metaverse ' keynote panel is part of the extensive conference programme of the 'Emerging Tech, Blockchain and Metaverse Zone' for the second full day of the global sports betting and iGaming industry event , which takes place at Fira de Barcelona Montjuïc on 20-22 September.

Ball has already committed to return to Barcelona for the 2023 edition of the conference and trade show to deliver a follow-up keynote on the ever-evolving topic of the metaverse and the exciting developments for the gambling space.

Visit the SBC Summit Barcelona website to book your ticket to SBC's biggest-to-date conference and trade show that will give you access to over 200 exhibitors and insights from 350 leading industry executives and specialists .

CONTACT: Dennis Algreen , dennis@sbcgaming.com , +44 (0) 7588 706660

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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.

Watch the launch trailer here .

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Kapital DAO, The Leader in Web3 Gaming Asset Management Tech, Announces Funding Support From Web3 Leaders Including Polygon Ventures, Solana Foundation, and Algorand Foundation

The round also comes with backing from major games and guilds, most notably YGG

The Kapital DAO announced today the close of its latest raise, with participation from Polygon Ventures, the Algorand Foundation, and the HBAR Foundation, with grants from the Solana Foundation and NEAR. Also involved were prominent investors such as Yield Guild Games (YGG), Samsung NEXT, GSR, Wintermute Ventures, Keyrock, and Portofino. Gaming strategic partners include Splinterlands, Shrapnel, and Blocklords. The Kapital DAO will also receive ongoing advisory from YGG and Floating Point Group (FPG) along with the leaders of Illuvium, Laguna Games, and Digital Insight Games (DIG). The DAO is expected to vote to drive the funding toward further development and scaling of its technology, which enables institutional-grade asset management for web3 gaming organizations. The Kapital DAO plans to deploy its technology closely with these strategic partners to increase the amount of institutional capital and players flowing through partnered ecosystems. This raise comes at a critical juncture as web3 gaming and large DAOs begin to focus on their key issues with scaling operations and security.

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Mistplay places No. 6 on The Globe and Mail's fourth-annual ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies

Mistplay is pleased to announce it placed No. 6 on the 2022 Report on Business ranking of Canada's Top Growing Companies.

Mistplay ranked 6th fastest growing company in Canada. (CNW Group/Mistplay)

Canada's Top Growing Companies ranks Canadian companies on three-year revenue growth. Mistplay earned its spot with three-year growth of 4,707%. Its loyalty platform continues to scale as the market leader while empowering millions of gamers to earn rewards by playing mobile games. Alongside strong revenue growth, lifetime installs of the app increased by 53% over the prior year in part driven by launching in South Korea , further expansion into Europe , new product features, and fortified operations in core markets.

Henri-Charles Machalani , Founder and CEO of Mistplay, says, "What excites me the most about this growth achievement is that it means we're reaching more and more players on a global scale every year. Loyalty gaming is truly a game changer for the industry and our team is incredibly proud to be pioneering the path forward in order to drive continuous value to as many gamers and publishing partners as possible."

Mistplay looks ahead to its next phase of growth with its recent appointment of seven senior executives, scaling its existing loyalty platform, and bringing to market new category-defining products for the mobile gaming industry.

Canada's Top Growing Companies is an editorial ranking that was launched in 2019. It aims to celebrate the boldest entrepreneurial achievement by identifying and bringing the accomplishments of innovative businesses in Canada to the forefront. In order to qualify for this voluntary programs; companies had to complete an in-depth application process and fulfill requirements. In total, 430 companies earned a spot on this year's ranking.

The full list of 2022 winners along with editorial coverage is published in the October issue of Report on Business magazine. The list is out now and online here: https://bit.ly/canadas-top-growing-companies

" Canada's Top Growing Companies recognizes the tremendous ambition and innovation of entrepreneurs in Canada ," says Dawn Calleja , Editor of Report on Business magazine. "The next generation of Canadian businesses can draw inspiration from this ranking."

"In an uncertain world, the success stories of the companies marked in this year's Report on Business magazine's list of Top Growing Companies are a beacon of optimism," says Phillip Crawley , Publisher and CEO of The Globe and Mail. "The Globe and Mail congratulates them on their achievements."

About The Globe and Mail

The Globe and Mail is Canada's foremost news media company, leading the national discussion and causing policy change through brave and independent journalism since 1844. With our award-winning coverage of business, politics and national affairs, The Globe and Mail newspaper reaches 5.9 million readers every week in our print or digital formats, and Report on Business magazine reaches 2.3 million readers in print and digital every issue. Our investment in innovative data science means that as the world continues to change, so does The Globe. The Globe and Mail is owned by Woodbridge , the investment arm of the Thomson family.

About Mistplay

Mistplay is the leading play-and-earn and game discovery platform for mobile gamers. With over 25 million downloads to-date, players around the world engage with Mistplay to discover new games and get rewarded while playing. To learn more, visit www.mistplay.com .

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Reviving and celebrating Ontario history on the baseball field and in a video game! Ontario Lottery and Gaming Corporation (OLG), in partnership with Major League Baseball (MLB), is immortalizing the 1934 Chatham Coloured All-Stars - the first all-Black team to win an Ontario Baseball Association Championship in a very unique way. OLG and MLB are bringing the team's memory back to life through baseball's most popular video game, MLB The Show 22.

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UK Startup Hadean raises a $30M Series A to power the metaverse

Epic Games, 2050 Capital, and Alumni Ventures join Hadean's global investors to support the company's metaverse infrastructure technology.

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Playtika Provides Update on Shares Tendered to Date in its Tender Offer for its Common Stock

Playtika Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: PLTK) (" Playtika "), a mobile gaming entertainment and technology market leader with a portfolio of multiple game titles, today provided an update on the number of shares of Playtika's issued and outstanding common stock, par value $0.01 per share (each, a " Share ," and collectively, " Shares ") tendered to date in its previously announced tender offer for the purchase of up to 51,813,472 Shares at a price of $11.58 per Share.

Playtika has conducted the tender offer in accordance with the terms and subject to the conditions described in the offer to purchase, dated August 29, 2022 , the related letter of transmittal and other related materials, as each may be amended or supplemented from time to time.

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