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Quanta names Corentin Budny as Program Director


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July 11, 2024

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Premium content aggregator strengthens management team as it looks to scale up onboarding of content providers and strike more operator partners

Quanta, the premium content aggregator owned and operated by La Royale Gaming Investments, has named Corentin Budny as its new Program Director as it looks to significantly ramp up the number of studio and operator partnerships it signs over the coming months.

Corentin is a content and aggregation specialist having spent more than eight years working across various roles at Evolution Gaming and TLF Entertainment where he was most recently Games Team Leader.

As Program Director at Quanta, Corentin will be responsible for working with CEO Dee Maher to formulate and execute the company’s overall strategy, ensure operational excellence and build out and execute brand and marketing strategies.

He will also oversee account management, customer success, recruitment, commercial and legal negotiations, studio/operator integrations and management of game configurations as well as the company’s promotional strategy.

Quanta is a state-of-the-art content aggregator with a rich portfolio of games and promotional tools for operators to access. The company is committed to adding content from the most exciting studios to its offering, with a run of new partnerships set to be announced.

Dee Maher, Chief Executive Officer of Quanta, said: “I am thrilled to welcome Corentin to the team and to work with him closely as we leverage the huge momentum we have already built behind the business and use it to push Quanta on to even greater success.

“Corentin brings a wealth of knowledge and experience, and I couldn’t think of a more qualified candidate for the role of Program Director. We have some really exciting things in the works and with Corentin on board, I know they will prove to be a huge success for Quanta and our partners.”

Corentin Budny, Program Director at Quanta, added: “My past experience has taught me exactly what operators need from their aggregator partners and this knowledge will allow me to make a meaningful impact at Quanta.

“It’s an honour to join a dynamic team and to use my experience to build strong connections and relationships with the various stakeholders we work with. I’m especially excited to work with the best studios to bring their amazing content to more operators than ever before.

“Being successful together is a cornerstone of our collaborative philosophy, ensuring that shared goals lead to mutual growth and ultimately surpassing our goals. Quanta has what it takes to be a major player in the content aggregation space, and I’m thrilled to be playing my part as Program Director.”

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Treasure and bonuses galore await in Blueprint Gaming’s The Goonies™ Deluxe


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July 11, 2024

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The Goonies™ gang is back to discover lavish treasures via a host of thrilling bonus games in Blueprint Gaming’s latest release, The Goonies™ Deluxe.

Built in partnership with Warner Bros. Discovery Global Themed Entertainment, the newest instalment from the player-favourite series is inspired by Blueprint’s new networked Jackpot system, Rapid Fire Jackpots™ (RFJ).

Landing five Rapid Fire symbols anywhere on the reels triggers the Rapid Fire Wheel, offering stake multiplier wins ranging from 5x to 1,000x or one of five progressive pots from Mini to Mega King.

As the journey unfolds and the search for treasure intensifies, securing three bonus symbols in the base game paves the way for a plethora of film-related features and modifiers such as Fratelli’s Hideout, The Goonies Go Wild and Super Sloth’s Free Spins, with fortunate players landing the glowing skeleton key also benefitting from the array of modifiers.

One-Eyed Willy’s Treasure bonus is accessible via the bonus features but players must beat the Fratellis to the coveted riches.

Released with a 10p stake option, operators are provided with a unique marketing opportunity through free spins promotions and campaigns.

RFJ represents one of the biggest shifts the industry has seen in the jackpot game space for years. Plugging a gap in the market with more frequent, smaller pots, the new system is set to complement the long-established Jackpot King and offer something distinctively different. Encompassing the broadest possible player demographics.

The Goonies™ Deluxe underlines Blueprint’s expertise in creating games with world-renowned IPs which is set to continue throughout the studio’s jam-packed summer slot schedule.

Jo Purvis, Director of Marketing, PR and Events at Blueprint Gaming, said: “The latest release from one of our most popular major IP series marks the perfect home for our brand-new in-house Jackpot system, RFJ.

“The plethora of bonus games available to players combined with the chance of securing attainable pots fills us with confidence players will love the return of The Goonies™ Gang as they embark on the latest quest for treasure!”

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Australian eSports Star Eyeing World Cup Glory


40 mins ago


July 11, 2024

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Australian simulation racer Joshua Rogers recently secured the ESL R1 drivers’ championship after dominating the virtual Circuit de Spa in his digital Porsche 911 GT3 R.
The victory cements his status as a dominant force in the sim racing world and has propelled him to the eSports World Cup (EWC) in Saudi Arabia.
Rogers and his teammates will now aim to showcase their talents at an event which is putting the Middle East firmly on the global eSports map.

Rogers on Track to Win Big for Porsche

Under the banner of the Porsche Coanda eSports Racing team, Rogers entered the final round of the ESL R1 championship as the clear favourite, and he didn’t disappoint.
The Australian delivered an outstanding performance at the Circuit de Spa, launching a dramatic last-gasp attack to secure his third consecutive win.
The victory solidified his position at the top of the ESL R1 Drivers’ rankings with 183 points and ensured his spot in the final round of the EWC finals.
Scheduled to be staged in Riyadh from August 22-25, the EWC promises to be a fiercely competitive tournament as 48 drivers battle for a mouth-watering $100,000 prize purse.
The wining driver will walk away with $25,000, while Team Porsche stands to win up to $170,000 in the team competition.
Rogers’ presence in the competition will garner plenty of interest in his homeland, particularly among sports bettors who enjoy wagering on motorsports.
Horse racing has traditionally dominated the landscape in Australia – a point evidenced by the number of sites which offer racing tips on the sport.
However, a different type of racing looks set to capture the imagination of the Australian betting community, largely fuelled by Rogers’ exploits in eSports.
Betting on EWC events has already proved to be popular this summer, but looks guaranteed to ramp up a notch when the motorsports tournament is staged.

EWC Attracts Interest from Global Brands

The betting sector is not alone in recognising the potential in eSports, with numerous major brands eager to jump on the bandwagon.
They include integrated energy and chemicals company Aramco, who have announced the extension of their partnership with the eSports World Cup Foundation (EWCF).
The firm has sponsored this summer’s EWC tournament in Riyadh, building on previous sponsorships of tournaments such as Gamers Without Borders and Gamers8: The Land of Heroes.
Aramco’s involvement with the EWC aligns with the company’s long-term ambition to promote economic development and diversification in Saudi Arabia.
Partnering with the EWCF will help Aramco provide new opportunities for young people, deliver critical educational skills, and help build a diverse and dynamic Saudi economy.
The collaboration will also create a lasting positive impact on the world of eSports. It will showcase Saudi talent on the global stage and inspire today’s youth through the exciting world of gaming.

New Global Sport Conference Will be a Fitting Climax to the EWC

The EWC showpiece also coincides with the second edition of the New Global Sport Conference (NGSC) 2024 at the Four Seasons Hotel in Riyadh on August 24-25.
Themed ‘The Future of Fandom’, the conference will explore how fan engagement has transformed the gaming industry, creating new opportunities for unique experiences, innovative revenue streams and groundbreaking technological development.
The NGSC’s goal is to support the growth of the gaming and eSports sectors in Saudi Arabia, aligning with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 to become a global gaming hub.
This year’s event will be an integral part of the action-packed closing weekend of the EWC, featuring a grand closing ceremony and the newly announced eSports Awards.
The conference will bring together the biggest names in gaming, sports, business and technology, serving as a platform to discuss the future of these industries.
NGSC 2023 set a high standard last year by announcing the launch of the EWC with His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Crown Prince and Prime Minister of Saudi Arabia, and other industry leaders from across the globe in attendance.
Building on that success, the NGSC 2024 will feature multiple stages and workshops over a new two-day program, accommodating around 800 guests to discuss the future of eSports, sports and gaming.