Pepper Esports Inc, leading esports tournament software provider, announces new tournament platform to enable gamers to compete from home during the COVID-19 pandemic

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, March 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Pepper Esports Inc, (“Pepper” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce its new tournament platform which uses the Company’s proprietary (patent pending) computer vision and AI technology to automatically capture game scores. The platform will allow tournament operators, including gaming centers and colleges to continue to operate their events and allow their players to compete in esports tournaments from home. The Company is offering the platform for free during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pepper’s tournament platform will enable gamers to continue to compete in their favorite games, with the same high-quality experience they have come to expect from in-person live events from the comfort of their own home, including:Real-time live scoring powered by the Company’s proprietary computer vision and AI technology;Live leaderboards for all players and automatic player stats tracking;Online registrations; andIntegrated tools for tournament operators to engage directly with players.Anyone interested in running online tournaments for their players should contact chris@pepper.gg to fast track their account setup.“During this difficult time, many dedicated esports venues have had to close and planned esports events have been cancelled, however, the number of players gaming has seen a sharp increase,” said Guy Halford-Thompson, CEO of Pepper. “Our partners in the esports space are now looking to move their tournaments online and we are pleased to be able to provide them with a solution.”“Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are taking every precaution and have decided to temporarily close Canada’s leading dedicated esports arena,” said Spiro Khouri, CEO of The Gaming Stadium. “In addition to using Pepper’s platform at our venue, Pepper’s online tournament platform will allow us to continue to run events and engage with our players through this difficult time.”Pepper is taking steps to speed up its development process to ensure it can meet the growing demand for online tournaments and expects to launch with Fortnite, Apex Legends and Player Unknown Battlegrounds in the coming days with full integration into its automatic scoring technology, as well as additional games with partial integration.About Pepper Esports IncPepper Esports Inc, located in Vancouver, BC, is a leading esports tournament software provider that offers an unparalleled suite of tools for league operators, tournament operators, and venue owners that allow them to cheaply and efficiently run esports events.Contact chris@pepper.gg for more informationAbout The Gaming StadiumThe Gaming Stadium, located in Richmond, BC, opened its doors on June 28, 2019. The facility is open seven days a week and hosts multiple events on a weekly basis. For more information, visit www.thegamingstadium.com.Cautionary Note Regarding Forward Looking Statements and Other InformationThis news release may contain forward-looking statements and information within the meaning  of applicable securities laws, including with respect to, among other things, Pepper’s business and operations in light of the recent coronavirus outbreak the steps Pepper is taking to speed up its development process and its pending patents. Forward-looking statements can, but may not always, be identified by the use of words such as “anticipate”, “plan”, “continue”, “estimate”, “expect”, “may”, “will”, “intend”, “could”, “might”, “would”, “should”, “believe”, and similar references to future periods or the negatives of these words and expressions. These statements are based on management’s current expectations and are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties, and assumptions. There can be no assurance that actual results will not differ materially from those expressed or implied in forward looking statements. Undue reliance should not be placed on forward-looking statements. Each forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date hereof, and Pepper undertakes no obligation to correct or update any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.
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