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  WPT Announces Partnership with BitMovio to Air Seasons XII and XIII
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02/19/2019
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Los Angeles, CA (February 19, 2019) – The World Poker Tour® today announced a new distribution deal with BitMovio, a next generation gamified video entertainment streaming service enabled by blockchain technology. By broadcasting Seasons’ XII and XIII, WPT will join BitMovio’s more than 700 hours of content available for distribution with its Beta product launching.

The announcement comes on the heels of the recent WPT partnership agreement with BT Sport, who are featuring WPT Season XV broadcasts across the United Kingdom and Ireland.

BitMovio is a next generation gamified video entertainment marketplace enabled by blockchain technology that connects forward-thinking content creators and owners with passionate consumers and which is focused, in particular, on millennial and Gen Z audiences. BitMovio’s decentralized streaming platform enables content creators/owners, consumers, and financiers to transparently, and instantaneously, exchange value and attention.  Backed by top-tier venture capital firms in Silicon Valley, New York and Boston, BitMovio is on a mission to disrupt the video entertainment industry's centralized content distribution and financing model.

“The video streaming industry continues to grow in prominence and the World Poker Tour is proud to air its television show on BitMovio, a new industry force,” Adam Pliska, CEO of the World Poker Tour, said. “We are thrilled to enable BitMovio viewers the opportunity to enjoy episodes of the World Poker Tour from wherever they may reside across the globe.”

“WPT is excited to partner with BitMovio and be a part of their Beta launch. As BitMovio grows in size, we look forward to offering additional assets on the platform in the upcoming future,” said Johnny McMahon, VP of WPT Studios.

“BitMovio and WPT are innovators in their respective industries and the match between our companies will provide consumers with the optimal way to watch the best televised poker product available in the world,” said Simon Zhu, Co-founder and CEO of BitMovio.

Viewers can download BitMovio on the App Store and Google Play or visit www.Bitmov.io.

For more information regarding the World Poker Tour, head to WPT.com.

To learn more about BitMovio, visit www.bitmov.io.

About BitMovio

BitMovio is a blockchain-enabled video entertainment marketplace, connecting forward-thinking content creators and passionate consumers. BitMovio provides a decentralized Netflix-Twitch-Indiegogo-like platform powered by blockchain that enables content creators, consumers, and financiers to transparently and instantaneously exchange value and attention, without platform censorship. Backed by top-tier venture capital firms in Silicon Valley and Boston, BitMovio is on a mission to disrupt the video entertainment industry's centralized content distribution and financing model. For more information, visit www.bitmov.io.

WPT Media Contact

Matt Clark – [email protected]

About World Poker Tour

World Poker Tour (WPT) is the premier name in internationally televised gaming and entertainment with brand presence in land-based tournaments, television, online, and mobile. Leading innovation in the sport of poker since 2002, WPT ignited the global poker boom with the creation of a unique television show based on a series of high-stakes poker tournaments. WPT has broadcast globally in more than 150 countries and territories, and is currently producing its 17th season, which airs on FOX Sports Regional Networks in the United States. Season XVII of WPT is sponsored by ClubWPT.com.

ClubWPT.com is a unique online membership site that offers inside access to the WPT, as well as a sweepstakes-based poker club available in 35 states across the United States with innovative features and state-of-the-art creative elements inspired by WPT’s 16 years of experience in gaming entertainment. WPT also participates in strategic brand license, partnership, and sponsorship opportunities. WPT Enterprises Inc. is a subsidiary of Ourgame International Holdings, Ltd. For more information, go to WPT.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

This communication contains “forward-looking statements” within the meaning of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, and the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may relate to the proposed transaction (the “Proposed Transaction”) between WPT’s parent company, Ourgame International Holdings Limited, and Black Ridge Acquisition Corp. (NASDAQ: BRAC) and any other statements relating to future results, strategy and plans of Black Ridge and Ourgame (including certain projections and business trends, and statements which may be identified by the use of the words “plans”, “expects” or “does not expect”, “estimated”, “is expected”, “budget”, “scheduled”, “estimates”, “forecasts”, “intends”, “anticipates” or “does not anticipate”, or “believes”, or variations of such words and phrases or state that certain actions, events or results “may”, “could”, “would”, “might”, “projects”, “will” or “will be taken”, “occur” or “be achieved”).  Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management of Black Ridge or Ourgame, as the case may be, as of the date such statements are made, and they are subject to known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, level of activity, performance or achievements to be materially different from those expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements.  For Ourgame, these risks and uncertainties include, but are not limited to, its revenues and operating performance, general economic conditions, industry trends, legislation or regulatory requirements affecting the business in which it is engaged, management of growth, its business strategy and plans, the result of future financing efforts and its dependence on key personnel.  For Black Ridge, factors include, but are not limited to, the successful combination of Black Ridge with Ourgame’s business, amount of redemptions, the ability to retain key personnel and the ability to achieve stockholder and regulatory approvals and to successfully close the Proposed Transaction.  Additional information on these and other factors that may cause actual results and Black Ridge’s performance to differ materially is included in Black Ridge’s periodic reports filed with the SEC, including but not limited to Black Ridge’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017 and subsequent Forms 10-Q.  Copies may be obtained by contacting Black Ridge or the SEC.  Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made.  These forward-looking statements are made only as of the date hereof, and Black Ridge undertakes no obligations to update or revise the forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law.

No Offer or Solicitation 

This communication is for informational purposes only and is neither an offer to sell or purchase, nor the solicitation of an offer to buy or sell any securities, nor is it a solicitation of any vote, consent, or approval in any jurisdiction pursuant to or in connection with the Proposed Transaction or otherwise, nor shall there be any sale, issuance or transfer of securities in any jurisdiction in contravention of applicable law.

Participants in Solicitation

Black Ridge and Ourgame, and their respective directors and executive officers, may be deemed participants in the solicitation of proxies of Black Ridge stockholders in respect of the Proposed Transaction.  Information about the directors and executive officers of Black Ridge is set forth in Black Ridge’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2017.  Information about the directors and executive officers of Ourgame and more detailed information regarding the identity of all potential participants, and their direct and indirect interests, by security holdings or otherwise, will be set forth in Black Ridge’s proxy statement, when available.  Investors may obtain additional information about the interests of such participants by reading such proxy statement when it becomes available.

Investor Contact:

Lasse Glassen

Addo Investor Relations

[email protected]

424-238-6249

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