The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2020-01-28T18:53:44Z Alpha Cat Releases Every Day You Break My Heart Single 2020-01-28T18:53:44Z alpha-cat-releases-every-day-you-break-my-heart-single-1 Riding the crest of the wave created by the release of her Thatched Roof Glass House (Aquamarine Records) album last year, Elizabeth McCullough, professionally known in the music industry as Alpha Cat, has just announced the release of yet another single, Every Day You Break My Heart, from the LP. Two previous released singles, Mona Lisa in a Comic Book and Mockingbird, successfully impacted BDS, FMQB, MediaBase and NAAC radio markets throughout the United States and Canada during the past several months and Thatched Roof Glass House is still generating interest and receiving attention around the world.  McCullough, a woman of many talents, is well known as a photographer, composer, singer, multi-instrumentalist and performer within the entertainment industry. As a professional photographer, she began photographing many of New York and New Jersey's (as well as musicians all along the Eastern Seaboard) up and coming bands, some who later became mainstream artists, and were part of the ever evolving music scene of those days. It was then that Elizabeth too evolved - from the world of the visual artist to the recording arts world. And what an interesting journey between those two worlds it's been for Alpha Cat. Beginning to compose her own songs she turned to some of those artists for help and guidance. One of them, Fred Smith, formerly the bassist with Blondie and the band Television, agreed to produce her first two releases. An EP titled Real Boy in 1999 was extremely well received by college radio audiences in both the U.S. and Canada. It was at this point Alpha Cat made the decision to let the photography go and focus on music. Following the Real Boy EP, McCullough and Smith reunited to co-produces and collaborate on a follow-up CD, Pearl Harbor, in October of 2001. Unfortunately, this was in the wake of the 9/11 attacks on America and with an image of a bomb on the cover and the sound effects of a glass building falling down, this CD was eerily prescient. It was not well received initially, for obvious reasons. Upon re-release in February 2002, it did much better, receiving significant airplay on college radio, and winning a couple "Best Of" awards that year.  After an extended hiatus from the music business that began in 2007, due to health related issues, Alpha Cat returned in 2019 with the Thatched Roof Glass House release. It is her first album in more than a decade and includes seven songs completed with the help of Doug Pettibone (Lucinda Williams, John Mayer), bassist/guitarist Reggie McBride (Elton John), Jason Harrison Smith (Albert Lee, Kelly Sweet, Ian Andersen) on drums and co-production, and engineer and co-producer Jon Mattox, The album was then mixed and mastered by post-production legend Brett (Cosmo) Thorngren. A North American radio and press campaigns have already been launched to promote Every Day You Break My Heart from Thatched Roof Glass House. Mainstream Alternative Rock and Triple A radio stations have also been serviced with the single. Additional personal appearances and other events are planned to be announced in the upcoming weeks. Ms. McCullough's press kit will be provided upon request to all members of the media by contacting the representative listed below. She is presently available for interviews and/or appearances. More news, updates and other information about upcoming events may also be found at      Media Contact: Stevie B Mia Mind Music Phone: 800-843-8575 Email:  Media release: Too Peas In A Podcast at Yarraville Laughs 2020-01-28T05:41:23Z media-release-too-peas-in-a-podcast-at-yarraville-laughs Yarraville Laughs is absolutely stoked to announce the live debut of two of the funniest mums on the planet. On Saturday, March 28, Mandy and Kate, the hosts of the break out podcast ‘Too Peas in a Podcast’ will bring their hilarious banter to the Yarraville Club stage before a live audience. When Mandy and Kate - each of them parents of special-needs children - decided to create a podcast for their own respective emotional outlet and for a handful of likeminded friends, little did they know that their honest, down-to-earth take on life’s trials and tribulations would earn them a national following. Listeners are taken on an emotional rollercoaster of tears one minute, laughter the next (and often at the same time), as the two chat about parenting twins with disabilities and additional needs. While indeed, the topics they delve are not necessarily laughing matters, Mandy and Kate’s natural ability to cut through the crap and let the audience see the funny side of their emotional ups and downs is contagious. And for the grammar geeks amongst us, it’s well worth a listen to hear their explanation of the almost unforgivable spelling in the title, Too Peas in a Podcast. This is a rare opportunity to be part of one of the recording of one of this country’s true podcast sensations, so come and see them live, find out what is so a-pea-ling! Listen HERE ​​​​​​​LISTINGS INFO: Too Peas In A Podcast Saturday, March 28 The Yarraville Club, 135 Stephen St Yarraville. 18+ Event Bookings: Ph: 03 9689 6033 Doors open: 6pm (dining); 8pm (show only) Show time: 8.30pm Ticket Options: Section A VIP Dinner & Show $84.00 + bf Section B VIP Dinner & Show $79.00 +bf Reserved Seating Section C $40.00 +bf Reserved Seating Section D $3500 +bf Rear Reserved Seating Section E $25.00 +bf MEDIA CONTACT: Jameson & Co Erin Jameson - 0419 323 663 / erin(at)jamesonandco(dot)com The Dessert Queen & Goddess of Sustainable Fashion in MRSA 2020-01-25T03:25:37Z the-dessert-queen-amp-goddess-of-sustainable-fashion-in-mrsa We are so excited to have Lakshmi Gowda of Lakshmi Bee as our official and exclusive fashion designer who will dress up our gorgeous Miss Runway Supermodel Australia candidates in the upcoming Pre Finals night on the 1st of March 2020 at The Barnet Long Room Customs House.  Lakshmi Bee is a sustainable - Exclusive, Sustainable, Luxury Couture. Their mission is to create beauty from ashes healing the planet and people through fashion recreation. Creating hand tailored luxury pieces made from preexisting clothing, vintage creations, fabric off-cuts and scrap remnants. They want to help combat fast fashion by restoring the art of real fashion, back to the days of our true couturiers. The creations are living arts worn everyday, which you can take now your very own pieces of modern history. Lakshmi designs and creates this beautiful Haute Couture and Luxury Collections with her mum, Bee. And so, their label is "Lakshmi Bee". We can't wait to see our Miss Runway Supermodel Australia 2020 finalists to rock all her creative piece of arts on the runway. Tickets are sold from Sticky Tickets. Get yours now!  Website: THE WIGGLES ANNOUNCE NSW 'FUN AND GAMES TOUR! DATES 2020-01-22T22:58:30Z the-wiggles-announce-nsw-fun-and-games-tour-dates New South Wales, get ready! The Wiggles are coming to perform for you as part of their Fun and Games Tour!  This never seen before show will see Emma, Lachy, Simon and Anthony singing and dancing their way around New South Wales with all their Wiggly Friends; Captain Feathersword, Dorothy the Dinosaur, Wags the Dog, Henry the Octopus and their newest Wiggly Friend; Shirley Shawn the Unicorn! 2019 was a big year for The Wiggles who toured all around the world including Australia, New Zealand, The United States of America and Canada! The Wiggles TV show is available on Netflix, taking it into over 190 countries around the world as well as Hulu, Treehouse, Universal Kids in North America and of course the ABC here in Australia. A lot of our fans also see us for the first time on YouTube with over a billion minutes viewed making The Wiggles the most successful children’s entertainment group.   Get your tickets to the Fun and Games Tour! as quick as you can! During last year’s tour, The Wiggles sold out 200+ shows! The Fun and Games Tour! will run from March right through to the end of the year and you won't want to miss your chance to 'Do the Propeller' or sing-a-long to 'E-M-M-A', say g'day to Lachy's friend Ponso the Pony or play 'Simon Says' as well as doing the 'Hot Potato' and performing  'Rock a Bye Your Bear'.   Creator of The Wiggles & Blue Wiggle Anthony says “The Fun and Games Tour! is a truly wonderful show and I can’t wait for our fans to experience it! You’ll hear all the classic songs you love plus new ones! The show will highlight different styles of dance that go with different styles of music. Children will see and hear drums, keyboards, banjo, guitars, bagpipes and singing. We hope to see you there!”  This is your chance to experience all the fun of The Wiggles show in person. Join us and be a part of the Fun and Games Tour! With so many sold out shows last year, you better get a wiggle on and get your tickets now as tickets to the Fun and Games Tour! will sell like hot potatoes! Stay tuned as more Fun and Games Tour! dates around the country will be announced soon!   Tickets go on-sale from 10:00am on Tuesday, January 28 from 13th March – Mounties, Mount Pritchard 14th March – Club Marconi, Bossley Park 15th March – Revesby Workers Club, Revesby 17th March – The Cube, Campbelltown 18th March – Hornsby RSL, Hornsby 19th March – Sutherland Entertainment Centre – Sutherland 21st March - Penrith Panthers Club, Penrith 22nd March – Penrith Panthers Club, Penrith 24th March - North Sydney Leagues Club, North Sydney 25th March – Hurstville Entertainment Centre, Hurstville 26th March – Riverside Theatres, Parramatta 28th March – Pittwater RSL, Mona Vale 29th March – Castle Hill RSL, Castle Hill 30th March – Enmore Theatre, Newtown 31st March – The Concourse, Chatswood   About The Wiggles The Wiggles have recently celebrated 28 years of entertaining millions of fans across the globe. They now have more than 385,000 social media followers and have sold over 30 million CDs & DVDs and 8 million books. More than 70 CD and DVD releases later, The Wiggles have earned 18 x gold, 12 x platinum, 3 x double-platinum and 10 x multi-platinum awards for their music and DVD sales and have been awarded 13 x ARIA Awards for Best Children’s Album (making ARIA history as the most awarded ARIA winner in the one category, and being inducted into the ARIA Hall of Fame). WILLIAM SHATNER ‘TO BOLDLY GO’ TO COSPENDIUM 2020 2020-01-21T06:11:19Z william-shatner-to-boldly-go-to-cospendium-2020 WILLIAM SHATNER ‘TO BOLDLY GO’ TO COSPENDIUM 2020 Legendary Star Trek actor heading to Australia for brand new cosplay event   ICONIC STAR TREK, BOSTON LEGAL AND TJ HOOKER ACTOR TO FEATURE AT NEW AUSTRALIAN COSPLAY AND ESPORTS CONVENTION INTERVIEW, MEET & GREET, PHOTO OPPS & AUDIENCE Q&A AT COSPENDIUM 2020   Actor, author, singer, producer, director, businessman & philanthropist William Shatner will attend the new two-day pop culture, cosplay and gaming convention Cospendium on Saturday 4th July AND Sunday 5th July 2020 at the Royal Exhibition Building in Melbourne.   Register interest for tickets at:   As well as a stellar career in Star Trek, the Emmy and two-time Golden Globe winning actor has also starred in globally successful TV series Boston Legal and TJ Hooker as well as over 50 movies across eight decades including the Miss Congeniality films and cult classic Dodgeball.   Shatner will take part in a Q&A session on the Cospendium main stage as well as meet ‘n greets and one-on-one photos & autograph signings with fans over both days of the debut convention.   “When you’ve been around as long as I have and worked in this business for so long, there’s a heck of a lot to share. I’m very excited to be bringing the spirit of the Starship Enterprise, Boston Legal and more down under,” says William Shatner.   “One of the surprising things I discovered years ago about conventions is that they’re filled with love. It’s very special to be up on that stage and share a unique moment with thousands of people at once – I can’t wait to feel the love when we usher in the first-ever Cospendium!”   Fans can also expect gaming tournaments, artist & cosplay stalls, cosplay competitions, prize giveaways and plenty more, from the brand-new event striving to become the ultimate cosplay convention.   “I’ve been a William Shatner and Star Trek fan since I saw the first episode in 1966 and just thought ‘WOW!’” says Cospendium founder Philip Rainford.   “I went to Star Trek conventions with my teenage daughter in the ‘90s in full costume and now my grandkids have the chance to attend our new convention with Captain Kirk himself. It’s just amazing.”   To purchase tickets or a full experience package with William Shatner, visit:   Watch the event announcement trailer here: ABOUT COSPENDIUM 2020 Running for an entire weekend at the Royal Exhibition Building in Carlton Gardens, Melbourne, Cospendium will launch on Friday night on 3rd of July 2020 with an enormous, immersive Viking-themed banquet!   The convention commences the very next day, on Saturday July 4, with celebrity meet ‘n greets, gaming tournaments, artist & cosplay stalls, cosplay competitions, prize giveaways, and plenty more!   The debut convention aims to restore a sense of intimacy and community to the culture that the founders believe has been lacking for too long.   ABOUT WILLIAM SHATNER Since he was in his early 20’s, William Shatner has maintained his status as a star of both TV and the silver screen. He achieved the status of a pop culture icon thanks to his portrayal of Captain Kirk in the original Star Trek series and film adaptations. He is also well known as the eponymous TJ Hooker and Boston Legal’s Denny Crane.   Shatner has maintained an impressive side career in music and spoken-word recordings, having released eight albums since the ‘60s. He is also routinely involved in a range of charity work and raises American Saddlebred horses.   WHAT IS COSPLAY? Cosplay, or costume roleplay, is a global phenomenon where fans of franchises from all forms of media dress up as their favourite pop culture icons. At conventions such as Cospendium 2020 , You’ll be sure to run into everyone from Game of Thrones’ Ned Stark and Star Trek’s Spock to Princess Zelda and One-Punch Man.   According to trading platform Liquid, the global cosplay industry is estimated at a value of more than $45 billion and is growing at a rate of 15 per cent each year.   To register interest for ticket sales and for more information, visit: Facebook Instagram CITY TATTERSALLS CLUB SYDNEY HOSTS 2020 AUSTRALIAN TENNIS OPEN 2020-01-21T06:04:31Z city-tattersalls-club-sydney-hosts-2020-australian-tennis-open VISIT SYDNEY TO SEE 2020 AUSTRALIAN TENNIS OPEN   # CITY TATTS HOSTS AUSTRALIAN OPEN! # JOIN THE BARTY PARTY IN SYDNEY’s CBD # 3 GIANT SCREENS SHOWING 2 GAMES AT ONCE   Sydney’s City Tattersall’s Club is throwing a Barty Party showing the Australian Tennis Open live from 11am till the last ball every night from Monday 20th January through to Sunday 2nd February 2020.  The historic Lower Bar will feature 3 giant screens  showing 2 different games simultaneously plus the Pimms Bar has a grassed area wich Pimms at $8 a glass and $30 a jug plus with selected beers if you buy a schooner you get a pint on night games until the end of the first set in the Rod Laver Arena.  Every person who attends the event is able to go in the draw to win a magnificent Ash Barty signed memorabilia item courtesy of FURTHER DETAILS email or call Max Markson 0412 501 601     Gold Coast Artist to the Stars Tracie Eaton announced likely recipients for her exclusive Oscars 2020 artwork 2020-01-14T23:48:30Z gold-coast-artist-to-the-stars-tracie-eaton-announced-likely-recipients-for-her-exclusive-oscars-2020-artwork-1 Gold Coast Artist, Tracie Eaton’s brush with Hollywood celebrities continues as the Oscars 2020 announce the nominees for each category this week. Ms Eaton spoke with Cindication as she prepared to board a plane headed to Los Angeles for an interview on Dawns Corner, a well-known TV channel which showcases exclusive products.   Ms Eaton said she was thrilled to be exposing her artwork in such a unique way.   “It excites me that talent such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Charlize Theron are in the running to receive my artwork and as an artist, it’s fantastic to see that internationally people are interested in a celebration of artists doing what they love,” Ms Eaton said.   “The Oscars is such a prestigious recognition of talent in the acting sphere, and I am overjoyed to be involved in helping to celebrate the success of the talent that has been nominated by gifting my artwork.”   “My artwork is being delivered to their personal homes, so this is a very exclusive gift to the nominees involved,” she said.  The Oscar nominees and likely recipients of the 20 gift bags showcasing Ms Eaton’s customised artwork in miniature are:     Lead Actor: Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood Adam Driver, Marriage Story Joaquin Phoenix, Joker   Lead Actress: Cynthia Erivo, Harriet Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story Charlize Theron, Bombshell Renee Zellweger, Judy   Supporting Actor: Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes Al Pacino, The Irishman Joe Pesci, The Irishman Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood   Supporting Actress: Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell Laura Dern, Marriage Story Florence Pugh, Little Women Margot Robbie, Bombshell   Director: Martin Scorsese, The Irishman Sam Mendes, 1917 Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood     Ms Eaton said she wanted to personally congratulate and support the only Australian nominated.    “Margot Robbie is a talented Queenslander and she deserves to be acknowledged for her ongoing work.”   Margot Robbie’s on screen presence in Bombshell earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress. In 2019, the Queensland beauty received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture, Screens Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a supporting Role and she won the AACTA Award for the Best Actress in a Supporting Roles for co-starring in Bombshell. But it was Martin Scorses’s epic 2013 movie the Wolf of Wall Street, starring Leonardo DiCaprio, that provided Robbie with her Hollywood breakthrough.   Forty-five-year-old DiCaprio has scored his sixth acting Oscar nomination for his lead role in Quentin Taratino’s film, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.   Ms Eaton said she chose DiCaprio for two reasons. “The commitment Leonardo DiCaprio has in raising awareness and action in climate change issues is admirable especially with his recent donation to Australia’s bushfire catastrophe,” Ms Eaton said.   “And the second reason is that he is incredibly talented and I wanted to recognise this by way of a gift.”   “The recent Golden Globes created a wonderful platform to highlight artists and world issues. The bushfires we are experiencing were mentioned many times and I’m sure the Oscars will be the same. The issues of climate change need to be addressed, not swept under the carpet,” she said. Ms Eatons original paintings are highly sought after around the world and the buzz surrounding the Oscars is infectious. “People feel for a moment like they are part of the elegance of the event.”    If you would like more information, please contact Melissa Coleman - 0409 002 088 or Cindy Rochstein – 0437 094 049. For more on Cindication, email: /                                                             -ends- CODY WALKER & REACH OUT WORLDWIDE CHARITY TEAM COMING TO HELP 2020-01-13T03:08:04Z cody-walker-amp-reach-out-worldwide-charity-team-coming-to-help CODY WALKER & ROWW CHARITY TEAM COMING TO HELP # LATE PAUL WALKER’s REACH OUT WORLD WIDE CHARITY SENDING 6 STRONG TEAM TO HELP  #  6 VOLUNTEERS ARRIVE FROM USA 8.50AM MONDAY 13th JANUARY Fast & Furious’s late Paul Walker started the ROWW ( Reach Out World Wide Charity) to provide physical assistance globally in disaster & crisis situations.  His brother Cody Walker has Team ROWW landing into  Sydney at 8.50am Monday 13th January to do just that here in Australia.   Paul Walker’s brother, Cody Walker says “Australia has supported ROWW with funds raised in the last 5 years when I teamed up with United Cinemas Australia for the release of Fast & Furious 7 & 8. As soon as the enormity of what is happening with the bushfires came to our attention we have been planning with Roy Mustaca of United Cinemas to send a team so now we’re coming to do anything and everything in our powers to help and assist in any way we can over the next week or so.” Roy Mustaca from United Cinemas Australia with Cody & Felicia Walker from Reach Out Worldwide are deploying resources on the ground with much needed supplies to help with the devastation the Australian people & animals are facing right now with the ongoing fires throughout New South Wales & Victoria. The ROWW team from the USA arrived into Sydney from Los Angeles with one of our very own Aussie Fire Fighters Craig De Meillon. The team will head to areas affected in NSW first then make their way towards Canberra & Victoria.  The ROWW Team Craig De Meillon- Australia - Aviation FF Jennifer Stansell - Oregon - Wildland FF / EMT Isabell Isenhart - Kentucky - FF Scott McNair - Oregon - ROWW volunteer Joshua Stout - Oregon - ROWW director of Deployments and Response - Gold Beach FF / EMT/ SAR Justin Hester / California / Pasadena FF / Paramedic Donations have already been received of large supplies of water and soft drinks for distribution and anyone who has donations of supplies/food and products can drop them off at all United Cinema locations across Australia.  Those wanting to give much needed supplies and general items please donate what ever you can at any United Cinemas location nationally via the box office. Any supplies or gold coin/money donated will be deployed by ROWW to those families & animals that are very much in need of your help. For those wanting to make a donation online please go to: United Cinemas Australia are rallying together with other major Australian Distributors & Exhibitors to raise as much money as possible via all ticket sales nationally on Sunday the 19th of January. We are donating $2 from every movie ticket sold to bushfire relief. Any Film and Any Session. FURTHER DETAILS and to interview Cody Walker or Roy Mustaca email or call Max Markson 0412501601     Winners Are Grinners Debut Christmas Songs Rock the Yuletide Season 2020-01-10T01:51:16Z winners-are-grinners-debut-christmas-songs-rock-the-yuletide-season Wagga Wagga, NSW. January, 2020 – Group of musicians and songwriters created new Australian carols and revamped old ones to release their first 16 christmas songs last December, 2019. The reunion awakened the group’s dream career in the music industry during their teenage years. Heartwarming, spirited, and meaningful, Winners Are Grinners Australian christmas songs are an anthem of the true essence of Christmas, the reason for the season. The 16 christmas songs include O’l Digger Ben, The Xmas Boy, Marching On, Heart and Soul, I Want To Love You, On a Rollercoaster, Somewhere Golden, End of Time, Water, Churchbells, Can’t Stop Myself From Loving You, Perfect World, It’s You Girl, One More Drink, I’m Under Siege, Now I Love You. Each of which invites every music lover and believers across the globe to engage in the celebration and feel the true spirit of Christmas. Composed by brilliant musicians and songwriters, the songs come in a moving story of a group of teenage friends who grew apart and found their way back to the circle through their undying love for music. Their passion for music has continued to live on and the valuable experiences they had over the last forty years have defined the way they wrote and presented the songs. It’s this extraordinary and inspiring journey to where the composers find themselves now that makes every musical composition more meaningful and significant. Since Winners Are Grinners released the tracks online, the songs have become the talk of the town. Some of them have filled homes with good music during the holidays and left beautiful messages. The song “O’l Digger Ben” even gained praise from an avid listener. According to this music lover, O’l Digger Ben was a “moving song that could resonate with any person in aged care.” In addition, “The  Xmas Boy” was regarded as “the true meaning of christmas.” Even after the yuletide season, the musicians hope that the songs will remind people of the importance of the celebration and that it is not only celebrated once a year. They believe that christmas is just around the corner. It can be a young girl helping an old woman cross the street or an unemployed man giving alms to beggars. As their kickoff music comes to light, the group continues to satiate lovers of music with songs they will be producing over the coming years. While looking forward to that, you can listen to their christmas songs available on their website. Check them all out at and add the songs of your choice straight to your cart. With Winners Are Grinners music, the christmas spirit will forever live in your hearts. A special mention to Sean Sloane who was taken so young but has been beside them all the way and still alive in there hearts.  Never to be forgotten.  About Winners Are Grinners: Winners Are Grinners is the most trusted organisation that provides the most comprehensive and effective greyhound and horse racing tips. We focus on providing greyhound racing enthusiasts insights, news, and information about the sport. Other than that, we have found our way back into crafting good music. We have just released our first 16 christmas songs last December, 2019 and we are working to produce more. To know more about us, please feel free to visit our website at   Contact Info: Name: Michael Skeers Organisation: Winners Are Grinners Address: Villa 6 34 Kowara Cres, Merimbula NSW, 2548 Australia Phone: +61 416330019 Email: Website: ESL and DreamHack Enter Three-Year Agreement With Blizzard Entertainment 2020-01-07T22:17:28Z esl-and-dreamhack-enter-three-year-agreement-with-blizzard-entertainment Cologne, Germany & Irvine, Calif. - Jan. 7, 2020 - ESL and DreamHack, both part of the leading international entertainment group MTG, are today announcing a three-year-long strategic agreement with Blizzard Entertainment. The world’s largest esports company and the premier gaming lifestyle festival organizer will create new ESL Pro Tour formats for both StarCraft® II and Warcraft® III: Reforged™, with Blizzard providing a respective prize pool of over US $1.8 million and over US $200,000 for the first season. Taking over from the StarCraft II World Championship Series, the new ESL Pro Tour StarCraft II will feature tournaments on a minimum of four different continents with the global finals moving from BlizzCon® to Intel® Extreme Masters Katowice. Additionally, ESL and DreamHack are building a new competitive platform for Warcraft III: Reforged by introducing the new ESL Pro Tour Warcraft III: Reforged. After the successful introduction of ESL Pro Tour for CS:GO in September 2019, ESL and DreamHack are proud to announce the second and third games to be incorporated into the global circuit created for players, fans and partners. The competition aims to create a complete path for aspiring players, a compelling story to follow for existing RTS fans, a transparent structure for new esports fans, and viable, high-exposure opportunities for brands and media partners. The communities of Blizzard Entertainment’s real-time strategy (RTS) games have been going strong for the past 20+ years. Over that time, they have nurtured rivalries, created stars and cemented StarCraft and Warcraft as two of the top global esports. “We feel extremely honored to establish a new home for RTS esports fans and be responsible for two of the most prestigious esports titles of all time,” said Sebastian Weishaar, CPO at ESL. “ESL and DreamHack are deeply rooted within Blizzard esports games and have built ecosystems around them for years now. Tying both StarCraft II and Warcraft III into the ESL Pro Tour narrative is our contribution to these passionate communities and will provide both titles with a promising platform to continue writing esports history.” "We are both proud and humbled by the fact that Blizzard has chosen DreamHack and ESL to take the lead for competitive StarCraft II and Warcraft III moving forward,” said DreamHack co-CEO, Marcus Lindmark. "This strengthens our joint position as the top tournament organizers in the market with a unique combination of reach and knowledge, and an extensive and successful history. It also provides us with an incredible opportunity to cater to the historical Starcraft II and Warcraft III esports communities, who have played a very important role in the development of modern day esports." “We are so proud that StarCraft II and Warcraft III are home to two of the most passionate, storied and devoted communities in esports history,” said J. Allen Brack, President of Blizzard Entertainment. “Both ESL and DreamHack have been long-standing partners for our esports, and we want to give our players, talent, content creators and fans the stability inherent in a long-term relationship, keeping these communities thriving for years to come.” “This deal is a great step forward for StarCraft II esports and creates an exciting new esports scene around Warcraft III: Reforged,” said Pete Vlastelica, President and CEO of Activision Blizzard Esports. “We’re deeply committed to bringing the best in competitive entertainment to fans and players around the world, and we’re thrilled to expand our collaboration with ESL and DreamHack in support of that effort.” The ranking and qualifying format for the ESL Pro Tour StarCraft II is based on the proven model of Blizzard’s existing WCS system. The first season of the StarCraft II tour comprises seven tournaments in total, including both Katowice 2020 and Katowice 2021 to allow new players to make their way to the top. Two IEM competitions and four DreamHack tournaments will lead up to the Masters Championship at Intel Extreme Masters Katowice 2021. Warcraft III: Reforged esports will consist of one ESL competition and three DreamHack tournaments, culminating in a Championship tournament in 2020. In addition to both ESL Pro Tours, weekly ESL Open Cups will be held for the wider amateur and grassroots community. For more information on the circuit tournaments format please visit the official ESL website for StarCraft II and Warcraft III, as well as the StarCraft II esports site for more information on the closing of WCS. Follow ESL on Twitter (StarCraft II / Warcraft III: Reforged) and on Facebook (StarCraft II / Warcraft III: Reforged). To learn more about the games, check out the official sites for StarCraft II and Warcraft III: Reforged.    ### Assets: Attached, Trailer: ESL is the world’s largest esports company. Founded in 2000, ESL has been shaping the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline esports competitions. The company operates high profile, branded international leagues and tournaments under the ESL Pro Tour including ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League, and other premier stadium-size tournaments, to more clearly define the path from zero to hero. ESL also produces the ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups, and matchmaking systems, creating a world where everybody can be somebody. With offices all over the world, ESL is leading esports innovation on a global scale through the combination of global ESL competitions, amateur leagues, publisher activations, and more. ESL is a part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group.   DreamHack is all about entertainment for the digital generation. Founded in 1994 as a BYOC LAN party, DreamHack grew over 20 years to a global phenomenon as the digital festival for today’s youth, hosted throughout Europe and North America. DreamHack festivals feature multiple esports competitions, live music, exhibitions, creative competitions, LAN party, cosplay and much more. DreamHack helped pioneer esports and continues to be one of the largest global producers of esports content. Millions of viewers tune in from all over the world to watch DreamHack broadcasts every year. DreamHack events welcomed over 310,000 visitors in 2018. More information is available at DreamHack is part of leading international digital entertainment group MTG. More information at About MTG AB   MTG (Modern Times Group MTG AB (publ.)) ( is a strategic and operational investment holding company in esports and gaming entertainment. Born in Sweden, the shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm (‘MTGA’ and ‘MTGB’). About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®, Hearthstone®, Overwatch®, Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, and the multifranchise Heroes of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (, a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes twenty-two #1 games* and numerous Game of the Year awards. The company's online gaming service,®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.   About Activision Blizzard Esports Activision Blizzard Esports (ABE) is responsible for the development, operation, and commercialization of Activision Blizzard’s professional gaming properties including the Overwatch League™, the Call of Duty® League™, Call of Duty Challengers™, Hearthstone® Masters, StarCraft® II esports, Warcraft® III: Reforged™, and the World of Warcraft® Arena World Championship and Mythic Dungeon International, among others. ABE also operates Tespa, the leader in collegiate esports. It is ABE’s vision to be the most innovative, scalable, and valuable developer of global competitive entertainment.   *Sales and/or downloads. Based on internal company records and reports from key distributors.   Contacts Mark Van Lommel Activision Blizzard Esports – Senior PR Manager 949-955-1380 x61147 Eric Elliott Activision Blizzard Esports – PR Coordinator 949-955-1380 x64722 Oliver Carrà MTG – Public Relations Director +46 708 666 433 Lisa Schwarz / Isabel Krause ESL Gaming – Global Communications +49 151 72509575 / +49 172 3176537 / Per Sjölin DreamHack – Press and PR Manager +46 730 25 31 99 WORLD’s HOTTEST FIGHTER JORGE ‘GAMEBRED’ MASVIDAL ON HIS WAY DOWNUNDER 2019-12-29T23:14:31Z world-s-hottest-fighter-jorge-gamebred-masvidal-on-his-way-downunder # DANA WHITE CREATED BADDEST MF TITLE FOR JORGE MASVIDAL  # MASVIDAL HOLDS RECORD FOR FASTEST KO - 5 SECONDS! # PRESIDENT TRUMP, THE ROCK & ROBERTO DURAN WATCHED JORGE BEAT DIAZ AT MADISON SQUARE GARDEN LAST MONTH # MASVIDAL IS A REAL LIFE ROCKY STORY   Following in the footsteps of Muhammad Ali , Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor comes the baddest man on the planet, the worlds hottest fighter, will give his diehard fans the opportunity to take part in ‘An Evening With JORGE MASVIDAL. It’s their chance to hear untold stories, career highlights and Q&A. Fans will also have options to attend private dinners, training sessions, bid on memorabilia and have a photo taken with the one and only existing BAD MUTHER F**CKER BELT. Jorge will appear in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth from Wednesday 12th February to Tuesday 18th February 2020. Book now at   Jorge Masvidal has posted to his millions of social media followers “AUSTRALIA, soon you have a blessing coming your way. Jorge “ Gamebred” Masvidal AKA Street Jesus. AKA the soul snatcher, AKA I’ll F@@@ You Up! AKA I don’t give a F@@@ AKA The Man Himself, AKA BMF, AKA the list goes on. Meet & greets, dinners and training, sign up now at “    Masvidal is a real life Rocky story. From loss after loss in 2017 to a 16 month lay off and back with a BANG in 2019 to beat Darren Till in March, set the world record for the fastest KO in UFC history with his 5 second victory over Ben Askren in July 2019 and then to beat Nate Diaz and win the BMF belt last month at Madison Square Garden in front of President Trump, Dwayne Johnson and Roberto Duran.   TO INTERVIEW JORGE MASVIDAL and for private dinners and training sessions and corporate opportunities in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,  Adelaide and Perth from February 12 to February 19 2020  email or call Shannon on 0459 513 862 or email or call Max Markson 0412 501 601  LA TROBE FINANCIAL BRINGS SHAQ TO BRISBANE 2019-12-29T23:10:10Z la-trobe-financial-brings-shaq-to-brisbane # SHAQUILLE O’NEAL COMING TO QUEENSLAND  # BASKETBALL SUPERSTAR’s FIRST BRISBANE VISIT  # TICKETS FROM $99 AVAILABLE NOW 4 times NBA Champion and Hall of Famer, 1996 Dream Team Atlanta Olympic Gold Medallist, author, DJ, Rapper, business mogul, TV and movie star, sports commentator and philanthropist Shaquille “ SHAQ”  O’Neal will speak in Brisbane for the first time ever presented by La Trobe Financial on Saturday night June 13 2020 in the Great Hall at the Brisbane Convention Centre, Glenelg St. South Brisbane.  Tickets from $99 are available now from TICKETEK Queensland At 2.16 metres tall, 147kg ( 7ft 1 inch, 325 pounds) and with a size 22 shoe Shaq was one of the tallest and heaviest players ever. He is also one of the greatest NBA basketballers of all time, 8th highest point scorer ever (28,596 - 23.7 ppg) a global sporting legend winning 3 back to back championships with the LA Lakers from 2000-2002 and a fourth in 2006 with Miami Heat.He player for six teams in his incredible 19 year career.  The beloved business mogul will be in Brisbane speaking on tips for success, offering unplugged and uncensored conversations about his life, and touching on many unspoken moments throughout his decorated career on and off the court.  TO INTERVIEW SHAQ email or call Max Markson 0412 501 601  ABOUT SHAQ O'Neal's individual accolades include the 1999–2000 MVP award, the 1992–93 NBA Rookie of the Year award, 15 All-Star game selections, three All-Star Game MVP awards, three Finals MVP awards, two scoring titles, 14 All-NBA team selections, and three NBA All-Defensive Team selections. He is one of only three players to win NBA MVP, All-Star game MVP and Finals MVP awards in the same year (2000); the other players are Willis Reed in 1970 and Michael Jordan in 1996 and 1998. He ranks 8th all-time in points scored, 6th in field goals, 15th in rebounds, and 8th in blocks. Largely due to his ability to dunk the basketball, O'Neal also ranks third all-time in field goal percentage (58.2%).[7] O'Neal was elected into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2016.[8] He was elected to the FIBA Hall of Fame in 2017.[9] ELANATION Launches global app giving the FREE gift of sport to all kids these holidays! 2019-12-20T00:48:40Z elanation-launches-global-app-giving-the-free-gift-of-sport-to-all-kids-these-holidays Sydney, Australia December 18, 2019 - Elanation Pty Ltd, a global leader in online sports learning solutions for kids, announces today the launch of the Elanation App in the global market. Featuring thousands of skill videos produced especially for kids with world athletes and coaches, video share, leaderboards, health dashboards, and more, the Elanation app empowers families all over the world with equal access to sports education and inspiration. Elanation’s CEO, Katherine Maree Pace, said: “At Elanation we believe every child around the world deserves equal access to health and fitness material and inspiration. We have designed a solution that helps families in remote areas, families with double working parents, families who can’t afford a range of extra-curricular sports, families who are disappointed with how P.E is being delivered at school. We put families at the center of all our decision making and use technology for good. Using Elanation, kids are increasing their daily step count and learning; on average, two new skills a week.” Today, the New World Health Organisation (WHO) led study says the majority of adolescents worldwide are not sufficiently physically active, putting their current and future health at risk. Urgent scaling up is needed for known effective programs (1). Elanation is offering the world a scalable solution while uniting kids, families, and countries through the love of sport, health, and movement - It is innovation with purpose. Pace continued, “Kids love to move, and Elanation gives them permission to experiment, try new sports from world-class athletes and practice, compete and socialize in a way that speaks to their curious mind and adventurous heart.” Parents love Elanation as it is a healthy and safe app alternative for kids. It encourages their kids to move and be physically active in the living room or the back garden - and it is FREE for kids. For a small fee, parents access premium features to become more informed about their child’s sports interests, abilities, steps, heart-rate, sleep, and more. “Now we see families learning new sports skills together and spending more time outside, rather than on their devices. We seefamilies talking about their accomplishments at the dinner table and excited to learn more. We see kids putting down their devices without tantrums as they are running off to give the next skill a go. We see awareness in kids about their health and fitness goals, from how many steps they want to take, to making sure they get a good night’s sleep” - Elanation’s COO, Aimee Atkins.Elanation satisfies the kids’ curiosity to want to try football, soccer, gymnastics, cricket, dance, and more without a long-term commitment. Currently, over 1,000 step-by-step or follow along video lessons are available from 15 different sports, and the available material is growing fast. The Elanation app is FREE for all children and available immediately for iPhone on the AppStore and Android on the Play Store. For parents and guardians, access to premium dashboards, health insights and more costs US$4.99/week. Former Australian women’s national soccer team Captain and Mum “As a mum and female athlete, I’m proud to be a part of Elanation and to encourage healthy play for all children through my sport. Elanation uses technology for the good, balancing sunshine and screen time, getting kids outside enjoying the fresh air, which is just great to see”. Melissa Barbieri, Elanation’s in-app football coach. For the more competitive kids, Elanation integrates with an optional ETURBO+ Sports Watch (US$99), designed for sports-loving kids. The watch tracks activity such as steps, distance, heart rate, and sleep as well as offers mindfulness mode – very popular with the increasing trend of kids struggling with anxiety. This is just the first of a range of fun sports equipment that will connect to the platform.Press Folder: GYYMI celebrates 1st birthday in style 2019-12-18T00:07:43Z gyymi-celebrates-1st-birthday-in-style To celebrate GYYMI’s 1st birthday, Team GYYMI has rallied around to remove all weekly transaction fees for GYYMI Trainer accounts and has removed all account keeping fees for GYYMI Gyms accounts! GYYMI is putting even more money in the pockets of their trainers and gyms. ​Hip hip hip hooray! Back a year ago, on the 17th of December 2018, an upstart, startup called GYYMI was launched in the Australian Health and Fitness industry in an attempt to break down some of the barriers that forced Personal Trainers into unreasonably restrictive contracts with large gym franchises, preventing them from being able to train anywhere they wanted to. Throughout the year, new GYYMI features have been added at the request of many trainers to help them with their needs. GYYMI continues to break down these walls, meticulously growing the numbers of contract-free gyms to over 60 in Sydney alone and over 170 personal trainers. And organically has spread into Victoria and Queensland. GYYMI Trainers have also invited over 60 of their clients to join GYYMI, arranging sessions in gyms within the GYYMI network and other locations of their choice, whilst receiving payments through GYYMI as well. GYYMI is a truly, one-stop-shop tool that is perfect for the flexible day-to-day demands of a personal trainer. ABOUT GYYMI GYYMI is a powerful smartphone app that has been developed by Australian fitness industry specialists to introduce qualified trainers and their clients to a whole new world of gyms, fitness centres and studios who offer affordable and flexible space for rent. GYYMI also allows Personal trainers to train their clients in locations of their own choice such as a gym not in the GYYMI network, a park, at the beach, in the client's home. GYYMI opens a whole world fo training opportunities for full-time and part-time Personal Trainers who need flexibility and freedom to choose how they run their businesses. ——— Please visit the GYYMI website for information on how to download GYYMI and all of the exciting benefits for Gyms, Personal Trainers and their clients. *Please visit the website for terms & conditions. Barefoot Cinema 2020 - Portsea, Mt Martha, Rippon Lea, and for the first time Werribee. 2019-12-17T06:14:55Z barefoot-cinema-2020-portsea-mt-martha-rippon-lea-and-for-the-first-time-werribee Images can be accessed at Fast Facts:● Around 35 films to be shown● Around 60 sessions● Around 20,000 movie-goers expected to attend Key Info:● Venues and dates:o Point Nepean National Park – 26 Dec 2019 to 7 Jan 2020o The Briars– 10-26 Jan 2020o Rippon Lea Estate– 29 Jan to 16 Feb 2020o Werribee Mansion- 19 Feb-3 March 2020 ● Ticket priceso $22 for Adultso $15 for Kids (5 to 15 years old)o $45 for a VIP Ticketo $65 for Family Ticket (2 Adults and 2 Kids or 1 Adult and 3 Kids)o Kids under 5 are free ● Highlights of Barefoot Cinema:o Great filmso Four Spectacular locationso Live music and Lawn gameso Food truck foodo Happy Hours and Aperitivoo Icy cold drinks from the Barefoot Bar ● Film highlights:o A Star is Borno Bohemian Rhapsodyo Momentum Generationo Downton Abbeyo Hustlerso Ford V Ferrario Jokero Princess Brideo Muriel’s Weddingo Once upon a time in Hollywoodo Yesterdayo Knives Outo Ad Astrao Frozen 2o Toy Story 4o The Lion King ● Themed nights:o Girls nights outo Surfing nightso Family nightso Music nightso Valentine’s Dayo Australia Day