27th November 2014
As London’s start-up scene enjoys its time in the spotlight, ZAG are pleased to be sharing in its success. Two ventures, one new and one old, are starting to make real inroads in their respective markets so read on for the latest developments on EGL and Squawka.
BBH hosts its first eSports competition
If you haven’t heard of eSports by now, then where have been? Having upended the world of entertainment (global revenue for gaming is $20 billion higher than that of the music industry) the games industry has now turned its attention to the lucrative world of professional video gaming.
Whilst many are talking about the future of eSports, EGL, the official network of eSport leagues, is helping to define it.
With a little help from the postroom boys, last weekend saw BBH transformed into gaming amphitheatre all in the name of League of Legends. The event saw 8 of London’s top teams battle it out in the hope of qualifying for the LOL finals happening later this year.
With a series of events planned at BBH and across the UK if you want to be part of action check out EGL in full flow here.
Squawka named Business of the Year
Not to be outdone, Squawka, the real time data companion app for football fans, have also been winning. Having already been recognised for its technology and simply brilliant twitter feed in 2014, Squawka has beaten 2000 of the UK’s most inspiring businesses to be named ‘Business of the Year’ in the O2 Smarta 100 awards. With user numbers now hitting 100,000 uniques every day, Squawka continues its meteoric rise from start-up to global football powerhouse.