Exclusive ULT Merch at Upcoming Vegas Esports Residency
ULTIMATE MEDIA VENTURES PARTNERS WITH SLS LAS VEGAS HOTEL & CASINO FOR ‘BATTLE ON THE STRIP’ ESPORTS TOURNAMENT SERIES Las Vegas’ First Esports Residency & Tournament Series on the Strip to Feature Rotating Monthly Competitive Titles Where Pro and Amateur Teams Battle it Out, Offering Significant Prize Pools Dallas, Texas - (July 27, 2016) - Ultimate Media Ventures, LLC (UMV) - the VC-backed esports innovation and media company - is pleased to today announce a partnership with SLS Las Vegas Hotel & Casino for the first of its kind “Battle on the Strip” esports tournament series activation beginning this August. The Battle on the Strip is a recurring esports tournament series that features online brackets each month for a different IP from the top competitive video game titles. Industry leading prize pools will drive the best players in the world to compete at SLS Las Vegas, the Strip’s newest resort, curated by UMV for the ultimate Vegas esports experience. Long overlooked, the Battle on the Strip series of tournaments will allow the best amateur esports competitors to show their mettle alongside top pro esports talent. “We’re incredibly excited to take over the Las Vegas Strip and bring the esports community and lifestyle to the world class hotel and casino that is SLS,” said Jon Bukosky, CEO of UMV. “At the Battle on the Strip, top professional and up-and- coming amateurs will battle it out for bragging rights and cash prizes, competing against each other on equal footing. We’re thrilled to offer this one-of- a-kind tournament experience in one of the best venues in Las Vegas, featuring some of the top competitors and leading esports titles on a rotating basis.” “Esports is rapidly growing in popularity and expanding past traditional sporting events, in large part, due to its interactive live tournaments,“ said Matt Minichino, Vice President of Nightlife & Entertainment at SLS Las Vegas. “Competitive gaming represents the future of entertainment, and we are excited to partner with Ultimate Media Ventures to be the first to bring this incredibly unique experience to the Strip.” The Battle on the Strip tournament series semi-finals and finals will be held live and broadcast from The Foundry, SLS’ newest live entertainment venue. Fans can attend each month on-site during the finals and secure premium gaming products from leading industry brands. Exclusive merchandise from UMV’s dedicated esports apparel & lifestyle brand “ULT” (ULTesports.com) will be available for purchase, including the ULT Battle on the Strip Collector’s shirt (limited to one hundred units) each month. Over the next three weeks, UMV will announce game and broadcast partners, brand sponsors and additional prize pool details. For more information, please visit www.UltimateMedia.Ventures. ABOUT ULTIMATE MEDIA VENTURES Ultimate is a highly specialized gaming and esports innovation company with services ranging from strategic consulting and content production to creating lifestyle products and event experiences. Our team has the ultimate ability to apply our extensive gaming and esports industry experience to help brand partners navigate the deeply nuanced global esports game community and culture. Ultimate features venture-backed innovations and initiatives in esports lifestyle apparel, news content, virtual reality (VR) and experiential design. In partnership with UMV Group is Dallas, TX-based Cedar Springs Capital headed up by Mr. Colin McGrady. To learn more about Ultimate Media Ventures, follow us on Instagram @ULTeSports and Twitter @ULTlosangeles or visit www.UltimateMedia.Ventures. UMV’s brand of ULT esports gear and apparel is available at www.ULTesports.com . ABOUT SLS HOTELS SLS Las Vegas®, a Tribute Portfolio Resort, is an all-encompassing resort and casino with more than 1,600 guest rooms and suites in three distinctive towers, 80,000 square feet of flexible meeting space and a collection of acclaimed restaurant and nightlife brands. SLS offers an impressive selection of dining concepts including Bazaar Meat by José Andrés™; Katsuya; Cleo®; Umami Burger, Beer Garden & Sports Book; 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria; Northside Café™ and The Perq™. The resort is also home to multiple nightlife and entertainment offerings including Hollywood favorite, The Sayers Club®; the edgy and sophisticated nightclub, Foxtail®; and the intimate, live entertainment venue, The Foundry. SLS Las Vegas also hosts the luxurious Ciel Spa® and a sports book operated by global gaming leader, William Hill. For more information about SLS Las Vegas®, please visit slslasvegas.com and stay connected on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.