Category: News

10 Apr 2019

Lyubomira Petrova (Chief Marketing Officer at UltraPlay) to highlight the state of eSports at Mare Balticum Gaming Summit 2019

Betting on eSports is growing faster than eSports itself and what was once an informal system of wagering conducted primarily between friends and acquaintances is quickly evolving into an industry where hundreds of millions of dollars are risked on an annual basis by millions of players emerging from all over the world.


09 Apr 2019

The world of eSports, told in a book

The book on electronic sports published by Gn Media, in cooperation with Eurispes and Aics, was presented in Rome, on the premises of the Istituto per il Credito Sportivo.


09 Apr 2019

Shazam, just say the word for best-selling plush

Today sees the release of Shazam in Uk cinemas – the film is the latest Dc Comics phenomenon from Warner Brothers. Excitement has been building for the new movie, which stars Zachary Levi as Shazam.

A funfair took place on London’s Southbank and ran for 3 days in March and Bandai Namco Amusement Europe provided Shazam plush for prizes. Pictured, is star Zachary Levi with his character.

“The funfair alone resulted in over 2,000 social media posts with millions of views and the film is tipped to be huge in cinemas this weekend and into the Easter school holidays,” says Darrell Simmonds Emea Sales Manager – Prize Division.

The joyful movie is hotly anticipated to continue the unsurpassed popularity of recent DC Comics releases. The story surrounds a fostered boy called Billy Batson, who, by speaking the magic word “SHAZAM” (acronym of six “immortal elders”: Solomon, Hercules, Atlas, Zeus, Achilles and Mercury), can transform himself into a costumed adult with the powers of superhuman strength, speed, flight and other abilities. This is the first film version since the 1941 serial Adventures of Captain Marvel (which was the character’s original name).

“Dc Comics plush is very collectable and players will be looking out for this latest addition to the range. If you have stocked our retail-quality plush characters before, this is an essential purchase in preparation for the Easter holidays and beyond,” adds Darrell.

See the stars of Shazam at the London funfair here