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Gfinity appointed to operate US playoffs for ePremier League

The free-to-play tournament will see players compete as their favourite Premier League football team through the FIFA video game franchise

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Gfinity PLC (LON:GFIN) has been appointed to operate online qualifying and playoffs for the US edition of the ePremier League esports tournament.

The ePremier League USA, which is run by the Premier League and US broadcast network NBC Sports, is a free-to-play tournament that will see players compete as their favourite Premier League football team through the FIFA video game franchise.

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The tournament will be held over a two week period between 2-15 March, with finalists to compete at the next Premier League Mornings Live fan festival in Philadelphia on 4-5 April.

Gfinity was appointed to run a second season of the esports tournament last October.

“This tournament builds on the success of the hugely popular ePremier League in the UK and we are pleased to be part of this inaugural event”, said Gfinity chief executive Greg Wallace.

“As the esports market continues to grow, we continue to focus on working with our clients to deliver unique and exciting events for gamers in countries all over the world", he added.

Gfinity shares were 0.7% higher at 1.5p in early trading on Tuesday.

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