Apollo Tyres’ Satish Sharma on Manchester United partnership, eSports & looking beyond football

Tyre maker Apollo Tyres and global video game publisher KONAMI, in association with Manchester United recently organised ‘Apollo Tyres United League’, an ambitious eSports Tournament played on eFootball PES 2021 for mobile.   Apollo Tyres boasts of a long standing partnership with Manchester United. The association started in 2013 and in the beginning, it was […]

Microsoft acquires video game events platform Smash.gg

Online video game events platform, Smash.gg, has announced it has entered an acquisition agreement with Microsoft. The company, rooted in tools to host and support esports events, reportedly looks to join Redmond for an undisclosed sum, further bolstering its gaming presence alongside the Xbox brand. Smash.gg announced the deal via its official website. Headquartered in […]

Noah Syken of IBM on leveraging AI & computing technology and Overwatch League & US Open partnerships

IBM has delivered digital experiences for some of the world’s most iconic event like Wimbledon, US Open, GRAMMYs among others. IBM recently partnered Overwatch League, global esports league with 20 city-based teams recently to bring IBM’s cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to esports. The Playknox spoke with Noah Syken, Vice President, Sports and […]

IBM brings its cloud computing & AI technology to esports with Overwatch League deal

IBM and the Overwatch League, global esports league with 20 city-based teams,have signed a multi-year deal to bring IBM’s cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI) technology to esports. A sponsorship component kicks off at this year’s 2020 Overwatch League Grand Finals, which started Oct. 8 and run through Oct. 10. With the agreement – IBM’s […]

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