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Thornton repeats at 141 Clash with big IMCA Modified payday

first_imgRicky Thornton Jr. repeated as winner of the Clash at the Creek special for IMCA Modifieds at 141 Speedway. Thornton’s 17th Modified win of the season was good for $10,000. (Photo by Joe Slack, www.danlewisphoto.net) “I lapped just a handful of cars, so traffic was never much of a factor,” Thornton said. “I preferred the lower line but I could run wherever. Feature results – 1. Ricky Thornton Jr.; 2. Terry Phillips; 3. Hunter Marriott; 4. Jordan Grabouski; 5. Tim Ward; 6. Jeff Larson; 7. Lucas Lamberies; 8. Cody Laney; 9. Todd Dart; 10. Joey Taycher; 11. Shawn Kilgore; 12. Brock Bauman; 13. Josh Long; 14. Benji LaCrosse; 15. Joel Rust; 16. Marcus Yarie; 17. Mike Mullen; 18. Lance Mari; 19. Jason Hughes; 20. Johnny Whitman; 21. Greg Gretz; 22. Tanner Black; 23. Justin Ritchie; 24. Jake O’Neil. Thornton led the last 45 of the 50 laps in repeating as winner of the Clash at the Creek main event for IMCA Modifieds at 141 Speedway.  “This event is definitely near the top of my list of wins. It’s huge,” he said. “The track fits my driving style and there were a lot of good cars here. Realistically, everyone in the feature had a shot to win it.”  “We wanted to concentrate on the Modified here because we knew they’d have so many good cars,” he said of the decision to leave the Stock Car at home. “We wanted to put all our focus on the Modified.” FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (June 20) – The much-traveled Ricky Thornton Jr. made another stop in victory lane Thursday night, this time at the end of a $10,000 payday.  Pole starter Terry Phillips was second and 13th starting Hunter Marriott ended in third. Rounding out the top five were Jordan Grabouski and Tim Ward.  Grabouski, another two-division star, and Rod Snellenberger were IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winners at the Clash. Cody Schroeder and Travis Hansen topped Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod features.  Hard charger Joey Taycher took the initial green flag last in the field of 24 and finished 10th. A pleasant surprise that followed the post-race check presentation was the temperature of 141’s infield pond. “It was warmer than I expected it to be,” Thornton said after the traditional post-race dip. “I thought it would be freezing.” Modified qualifying started Wednesday at Francis Creek; nine states were represented in the feature at the 11th annual event. Thornton had started third and made his run at Phillips and the lead following an early restart. There was only one caution when Thornton was in front and the race ended with 35 green flag circuits.  A multiple-time qualifier for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Thornton has now won 17 of his 28 IMCA Modified starts this season, at 11 different tracks in five states. He’s also won four of seven IMCA Sunoco Stock Car outings.last_img read more

Brookville Legion to host breakfast and veteran’s program

first_imgBrookville, IN—On Sunday, the Brookville American Legion will play host to a free breakfast for Veterans and their families. They will be serving scrambled eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, hashed brown potatoes, biscuits and gravy, juice, coffee, and a fruit cup.  The event will run from 8:00a-12:00p. Following the breakfast, they will host a Veterans Day Program at 1:00 pm. The event is sponsored by the Sons of the American Legion and the Ladies Auxiliary.last_img

Reds sink sorry Swans

first_img The 20-year-old scored the important second moments after the break following Steven Gerrard’s first-half penalty. Jose Enrique, Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge, also from the spot, finished off the visitors who rarely looked interested in, or capable of, making a contest of it. Press Association New signing Philippe Coutinho marked his Liverpool debut with a goal as an understrength Swansea side, with one eye on a Wembley final next week, were brushed aside 5-0 at Anfield.center_img Swansea boss Michael Laudrup, with his thoughts on next weekend’s Capital One Cup final, did his predecessor a huge favour by naming a weakened side, leaving out 15-goal striker Michu, captain Ashley Williams and Nathan Dyer. After striker Roland Lamah’s hopeful appeals for a handball against Glen Johnson were waved away by referee Howard Webb the match settled into a familiar and all-too-frustrating pattern for the hosts. England right-back Johnson planted a free header well wide, Gerrard drilled a free-kick into the wall and Suarez fired the rebound over, before the Uruguay international whipped a 25-yard free-kick just over the bar and similarly dispatched a dipping volley. Sturridge missed the target with a close-range header before Coutinho stabbed the loose ball wide with the goal at his mercy. Webb was unconvinced by Kemy Agustien’s unnecessary challenge on Suarez close to the touchline but assistant Mike Mularkey saw it differently and immediately flagged for a penalty. Gerrard stepped up and succeeded in beating Michel Vorm for Liverpool’s first goal. Sturridge had one more chance before the break but having been put through by Suarez his left-footed toe poke was blocked by the head of Kyle Bartley. Any ideas of a Swans comeback were snuffed out within 16 seconds of the restart as Coutinho skipped through the visitors’ defence to beat Vorm. A well-worked goal saw Enrique poke home Sturridge’s pass before Suarez went past both Swansea’s centre-backs to fire home the fourth. Sturridge finally got his goal but only courtesy of Gerrard’s generosity in relinquishing penalty duties when substitute Wayne Routledge handled. Perhaps the only sour point for Liverpool at the end was finishing with 10 men after third and final substitute Fabio Borini went off with a painful-looking shoulder injury. last_img read more

Judge Orders Release of WikiLeaks Whistleblower Chelsea Manning

first_imgIn the motion filed last month, her attorneys argued that Manning has shown during her time behind bars that she cannot be forced to testify before a grand jury. Manning previously served seven years in a military prison for making public a trove of WikiLeaks documents, before President Barack Obama commuted the remainder of her 35-year sentence before he left office in 2017.Alexandria Sheriff Dana Lawhorne said Wednesday: “There was an incident at approximately 12:11 p.m. today at the Alexandria Adult Detention Center involving inmate Chelsea Manning. It was handled appropriately by our professional staff and Ms. Manning is safe.”Andy Stepanian, a spokesman for Manning’s legal team, said in a statement on Wednesday that Manning “remains unwavering in her refusal to participate in a secret grand jury process that she sees as highly susceptible to abuse.” A federal judge on Thursday ordered the immediate release of Chelsea Manning from jail, saying “her detention no longer serves any coercive purpose.”The former intelligence analyst’s legal team revealed Wednesday that she tried to commit suicide earlier that day, but was taken to a hospital where she is recovering.Manning has been incarcerated since last May for refusing to testify before a grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. She was scheduled to appear in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, on Friday for a hearing on a motion to terminate the civil contempt sanctions which arose from that refusal.last_img read more

St Stanislaus retain Marian Academy Inter-School Chess title

first_img… Gobin, Raghunauth crowned individual championsDEFENDING champions St Stanislaus College emerged victorious in the Marian Academy second annual Inter-School Tournament, which was held over the weekend at the host school’s auditorium. In the individual battles Samirah Gobin and Arysh Raghunauth won the Secondary School and Primary School competitions respectively.Young players from six city schools (Marian Academy, St Stanislaus, Queen’s College, Mae’s, School of the Nations and Al Ghazali Islamic Academy) along with four students from the Hinterland Dorms competed in the tournament. According to the Marian Chess Club coordinator, John Lee, some 82 students battled in the individual and team competitions for primary and secondary schools.The coordinator noted that the event was geared to give the school’s chess club more exposure and promote healthy rivalry among the schools.“Marian Academy Scholastic Chess Club has been running two tournaments every year since 2013 for members of the club. In 2018, we decided to expand the scope to include other schools so that our players would be exposed to new opponents and to promote the spirit of healthy competition with their peers from other schools.”In the six-round two-day tournament, Saints team, which included Jaden Taylor, Chelsea Juma, Ghansham Alijohn and Jorrell Troyer, finished ahead of Marian Academy and Queen’s College.  Marian’s team was led by Ronan and Ethan Lee, Sasha Shariff and Odit Rodrigues. QC had the likes of Rajiv Lee, Narine Ricardo, Drupe Demitrius, Dyal Omesh and Alex Pires as reserve.A number of players also competed in the individual competitions and Gobin, who has been in dominant form over the last few school events, continued to impress.The Al Ghazali Islamic Academy student won the Secondary Open. Marian Academy’s Luca Dotto finished as runner-up, while Angel Rahim (Marian) copped the Best Female Player award.School of the Nations’ Juilon Lord was the best U-18 player while Marcello Leonard, who represented the Hinterland Scholarship Dorms, was the best U-14 player.Mae’s Schools dominated the primary division. Raghunauth won overall with his school mate Mahir Rajkumar in second place, while Maliah Rajkumar finished as Best Female, Omar Shariff as the Best U-12 player and Jacob McDonald from School of the Nations as the Best U-8 player. Julian Mohabir from School of the Nations was also outstanding. The six-year-old finished with 2½ points.last_img read more

NWFL’s Plaudits for Wike, Rivers Angels on Super 4 Victory

first_imgThe management board of the Nigeria Women Football League (NWFL) led by Aisha Falode has congratulated the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Wike and the state owned team, Rivers Angels, for their well-deserved victory at the just concluded 2018/2019 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Super 4 championship.The Jewels of Rivers as the team is called defeated hard-fighting newcomers, Confluence Queens of Lokoja, 1-0 at the final of the 2019 NWPL Super 4 on Sunday at the Agege Stadium in Lagos.Cecilia Nku’s well-taken penalty in the second minute proved decisive to hand the Port Harcourt side the enviable trophy and their seventh domestic title in the hotly contested final. Nyesom-Wike Falode, who took special notice of the Rivers State governor’s uncommon and unwavering financial support over the years to the team, insisted that the team awesome and overwhelming dominance of women’s football in the land would not have been possible without the unfailing interest and support of the governor especially as it concerns the welfare of the team and players.“We want to congratulate the Governor of Rivers State, Wike and the newest Nigerian champions, Rivers Angels for their victory at the just concluded 2018/2019 Nigeria Women Premier League (NWPL) Super 4.“We have taken keen interest in the governor’s special and passionate interest and support for the team over the years.“We make bold to say that the immediate victory and past victories achieved by the team may not have been possible without the huge financial support of the governor to the team.“Of course, we need not reinstate the obvious that the team happens to be one of those state-owned clubs that earn their salaries regularly.“Aside, we have equally noted that the governor do not joke with the welfare of the team in every aspect of it.“Of course, the saying that, to whom much is given, much is expected, is very apt in describing the many laudable achievements of the team over the years.“Worthy of note is the fact that Rivers Angels are almost the nursery and pool of material for the various national teams.“Rivers Angels are by virtue of their 2018/2019 NWPL Super 4 victory have become instant beneficiaries of the maiden one week tour to Spain courtesy of the LaLiga/NWFL partnership deal,” Falode noted.Additionally, the 2019 Nigerian champions, Rivers Angels, pocketed the championship prize money of N3million and giant trophy. The first runners-up, Confluence Queens took home N2million, while the second runners-up, Bayelsa Queens pocketed N1million for their efforts.The final game was watched by the Minister of Women’s Affairs, Mrs Paulen Tallen, the Youth and Sports Minister, Sunday Dare as well as the Deputy Governor of Edo State, Rt Hon. Phillip Shaibu represented by the Chairman, Edo State Sports Commission, Godwin Dudu-Orumen.Also at the VIP Stand was the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) President, Amaju Pinnick who was represented by the federation’s First Vice president and Lagos State FA Chairman, Seyi Akinwunmi, the Nigeria Referees Association President, Tade Azeez, former Nigerian internationals and NWFL board members, among other dignitariesShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Badgers to use bye week to heal

first_imgView Gallery (2 Photos)It’s been a scintillating last few weeks for the Wisconsin Badgers football team. After an emotional dismantling of then-No. 1 Ohio State, the Badgers picked up a scrappy win over Iowa in a tough road environment at Kinnick Stadium, despite a rash of injuries to key players. The entire program is riding on a high tide with increased confidence in its big-game performance and media attention, leading some sports journalists to proclaim the Wisconsin football program has made the proverbial leap from good to great.A chance to heal Rather than getting caught up in all of the hype, though, the Badgers are seeing their bye week as a chance to rest, heal and prepare for the final stretch of regular season games.“You take a chance to breathe, which I think is really important,” head coach Bret Bielema said.The bye week also comes at a crucial time for the Badgers to physically recover. During the Iowa game, two of Wisconsin’s most explosive offensive players went down with injuries: Tight end Lance Kendricks and explosive freshman running back James White. Receiver Nick Toon also missed the entire game with a thigh injury.“We’ll turn our attention to mainly getting ourselves healthy,” Bielema said.The good news is that Toon will be back as practice starts up again and the injuries to Kendricks and White were not as severe as they looked on the field. White’s injury looked especially severe, as his knee was caught under a defender and bent in a very awkward position. It appears Toon will be back for the Purdue game Nov. 6, and depending on how White’s sprained knee feels, he may play against Purdue as well.“How James comes back may or may not have him involved in next week’s gameplan,” Bielema said. Offensive lineman Josh Oglesby appears to be out for the season, which hurts the Badgers’ stout offensive line a bit. Oglesby will have surgery within the next two weeks.Playmakers White’s dazzling agility and speed have been a brilliant complement to the power running of starter John Clay. However, the Badgers can be patient in bringing White back with the re-emergence of sophomore back Montee Ball. Ball had a promising season last year as a freshman with nearly 400 yards backing up John Clay. He has seen his carries decrease this year with White exploding onto the scene, but with White out late in the Iowa game, Ball stepped up with several key receptions on third-downs and ran in the game-winning touchdown.There are obvious playmakers for UW, as Kendricks, Clay and defensive end J.J. Watt have all been spectacular. Watt, in particular, has been a force the past two weeks in key situations, putting pressure on opposing quarterbacks Terrelle Pryor and Ricky Stanzi.“J.J. has developed into something beyond what anybody could think of coming in,” Bielema said.But for UW to beat OSU and Iowa back-to-back, less-heralded players needed to step up and perform well. One of those players for the Badgers has been fullback Bradie Ewing. Bielema was pleased with the fullback’s maturation and performance.“He’s playing very mean,” Bielema said. “He’s very aggressive in what he’s doing, and he’s learned to block on the move a lot better.”Quarterback Scott Tolzien’s play and leadership have also impressed Bielema. Despite throwing a costly interception in both games, he rebounded well and led the team on crucial drives in the fourth quarter.“I always knew he was great,” Bielema said. “He’s always going to have great academics. He’s always going to say the right things. He’s always going to do the right things. But when things are hard or you have a bad play, how are you gonna respond”?According to Bielema, Tolzien has responded perfectly.last_img read more

FB : Marrone addresses Sales, Gulley incidents from past weekend at media day

first_img Published on August 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: mjcohe02@syr.edu | @Michael_Cohen13 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img NEWPORT, R.I. Doug Marrone avoided the topics for 180 seconds. He took the podium at the Big East’s annual football media day and delivered a rushed, three-minute opening statement with marked terseness. No mention of Prince-Tyson Gulley. Not a word about Marcus Sales.His speech was 7 minutes and 37 seconds shorter than that of Connecticut head coach Paul Pasqualoni and by far the briefest of the conference’s eight head coaches.But as soon as Skip Holtz, the eighth and final coach to speak, concluded his statement, Marrone couldn’t avoid the issues any longer. The open interview session began, and inquiries into the stabbing of Gulley and Sales’ arrest on felony drug charges both of which took place this past weekend were the first few questions he faced.‘It will be difficult (to regroup) because of what we’ve been preaching to the players about ‘you don’t need any distractions,” Marrone said. ‘And obviously, with the incidents that have occurred, it’s a distraction.’Gulley, a 19-year-old sophomore, was hospitalized after being stabbed multiple times early Friday morning when a fight broke out at the 300 block of Slocum Drive on Syracuse’s South Campus.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMarrone said Tuesday that Gulley has since been released from the hospital and traveled home with his father to Wisconsin. The head coach was away from Syracuse at the time of the incident, but met with Gulley briefly on Saturday and the two ‘spoke of the situation.’‘When I get back, I’ll have more of a medical (understanding), but I haven’t spoken to anyone yet,’ Marrone said. ‘I know he was healthy enough to be released and healthy enough to take that trip home.’Once Gulley returns to campus, he will begin treatment with the team’s doctors, Marrone said. His condition will be evaluated to create a timetable for his return to the field.Sales, a senior, was arrested Friday night and faces felony drug charges. He and his brother, Michael Sales Jr., were taken into custody after being pulled over for running a red light.The officer at the scene smelled marijuana emanating from Sales’ car, according to the police report. A search of the vehicle yielded drugs and drug paraphernalia as well as an open cup of alcohol and nearly $1,000 in cash. A green plant-like substance tested positive for marijuana.The brothers were charged with fifth- and seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, second-degree criminally using drug paraphernalia and unlawful possession of marijuana, according to the police report.Sales was also charged with consuming alcohol in a motor vehicle, driving through a red light and breaking the city’s open container law.Both were arraigned Saturday and released.‘Right now there’s obviously investigations going on, and we’re working with the proper authorities,’ Marrone said of the Gulley and Sales incidents. ‘I know I’m the football coach and everyone is waiting for something from me, but you’ve got to remember they’re students first. So I’ve got to work with the proper authorities.’As of Tuesday afternoon, Marrone hadn’t spoken with Sales since the incident. He said there is no meeting arranged between he and Sales but that he has a ‘long ride back (to Syracuse) to think about a lot of things.’Sales, a 6-foot, 182-pound senior, was tabbed as a starter on Marrone’s 2011 preseason depth chart after a breakout performance in the Pinstripe Bowl and a strong spring season. Once the second-best prospect in the state of New York coming out of Christian Brothers Academy in Syracuse, Sales struggled to adjust to college football. In his freshman and sophomore seasons, he caught a combined 42 passes for 484 yards and four touchdowns.Last season, Sales caught 26 passes for 414 yards and four touchdowns. He caught the game-winning touchdown in the Orange’s upset win over South Florida. And, in SU’s Pinstripe Bowl victory over Kansas State, Sales hauled in five passes for 172 yards and three touchdowns.Gulley played in 10 games for the Orange last season. He was SU’s kick return man, and his average of 23.7 yards per return ranked fourth in the Big East. He finished with 633 return yards on 29 attempts. He is currently listed as the second-string running back behind Antwon Bailey.‘I just want to make sure people understand that we’ve done a lot of great things in our program, and things like this, unfortunately, they occur, but it’s not a reflection of the whole program,’ Marrone said. ‘And we still don’t know exactly what’s going on with each of these situations.’mjcohe02@syr.edulast_img read more

Brandon Walker: How Amelco is using technology to tap into new markets

first_imgShare Share Happy Valley hits ‘record’ turnover as racing season ends July 16, 2020 HKJC closes OCBBs amid rising public health concerns July 13, 2020 Sports betting systems provider Amelco  boosted its Asian market presence earlier this month after securing a football trading partnership with the legacy operator Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC).Brandon Walker, Head of USA at Amelco, spoke to SBC about how the partnership has put them ‘on the map’, what opportunities  could arise as the Asian market matures, whilst also highlighting the US as a key area for growth.SBC: Has your partnership with the Hong Kong Jockey Club increased Amelco’s presence in Asia? Brandon Walker: It certainly put us on the map, and the work we have done with them has been a real advertisement for just how much we can do for our partners here. In my view, the Club’s use of our industry-leading solution is a true endorsement of our ability to provide the best-in-class global operators with a modern and scalable operation bespoke to their needs. UK football betting has proved to be especially popular with the Club’s betting community, with its high performance, algorithmic driven pricing solutions set to provide for the operator’s unique needs for years to come.In line with that, I anticipate that we’ll be getting ready to increase our presence here as Asia gears up for its own PASPA moment, and we’re looking forward to bringing out the best of our toolkit, including introducing Quantum Outrights to the Asian market, the industry’s first football outright pricing model to harness machine learning technology. SBC: Why has Amelco earmarked the Asian market as an area worth investing into?BW: Our success with the Hong Kong Jockey Club speaks wonders in terms of the region’s potential. As we see it, the stellar growth of the Asian betting industry remains incredibly encouraging, as the international advance of sportsbook continues unchecked in most developing countries. As the market matures, there will certainly be room to expand our product. We understand the local requirements well, and we’re in a great position to deliver here. We’re familiar with betting behaviour and what customers are looking for when it comes to solutions, and we know exactly what we can do to ensure our partners really get ahead of their competition. SBC: In the interview at ICE (embedded below), there was mention of Amelco wanting to boost their presence across Africa, what products will best help you achieve this? BW: I can say with full confidence that we have the industry’s most comprehensive package of products available. We’ve been working there for a while, and being from South Africa myself, I take our plans for the continent very seriously. As many of our partners already know, the market is as dynamic as it is vast and understanding the needs of each region is a vital part of delivering a successful offering – none more so than in adapting technology to fit the continent’s fragmented infrastructure.  Our Opera-mini mobile sportsbook has been created to crack this challenge for our partners. Designed with low internet connectivity, high distribution costs and the unique African challenges of platform scalability in mind, it can serve what environment it is in, no matter how underserved. Alongside that, our ‘spin and bet’ games have been a real hit, offering sports betting on casino-style slots, as well as unique shared jackpot style-games that add that social element, which have proven to be of very high value. SBC: And what are the key differences between European and African operator needs that Amelco has identified? BW: It depends where you are! Any operator looking to enter the market must first find a way around the significant connectivity and payment processing infrastructure gaps that isolate its regions. Of course, while major cities in South Africa certainly benefit from a more developed infrastructure, this is far less the case for markets further north, such as in Kenya and Uganda – and needs to be mitigated. To say this part of the world is unique when it comes to retail would be an understatement. Luckily, we’ve got the toolkit required to deal with both agency and retail sales models, both of which are key to operator revenue in most of Africa’s markets. Our product sits on handheld terminals as well as via any other point of mobile, laptop and the like. We’ve also spent the time setting up unique integrations with telecom providers, which enables direct sports and lotto betting paid via phone credit, which, as anyone who has spent time there will agree, is a very common way of transacting on the continent.Any operator looking to make their mark here needs to take these unique requirements in mind, luckily, they have us here to guide them through the process with one of the most advanced solutions around. SBC: Amelco has continued to increase its foothold in the US, having secured deals with Atlantis Gaming Corp as well as being awarded a licence in Pennsylvania. Are there any plans for further expansion across the US in 2020? If so, what are they?BW: We’re definitely going to be expanding. As a partner of choice for some of the largest retail and online networks across the U.S., word is getting out as to how much we can bring to the table. Testament to our US-focused efforts, we have been given a vote of confidence as the technology supplier that will power FOX Bet across the US. As well as rolling out across New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we’re now looking at expanding with them across a further 16 states over the year ahead.  Alongside a raft of deals signed across Tennessee, Indiana and Colorado, we’re really excited by the growth we’ve seen for the past two years post-PASPA. Regulated online betting is only getting started and we’re here to help operators build their brand with them. We’re unmatched when it comes to efficiency and cutting-edge technology, and our pioneering work with U.S. customer data and automation ensures we can deliver the most efficient price differentiation and segmentation models available on the market. SBC: What are the key regulatory challenges that Amelco faces when it comes to the US market?BW: The US is a unique proposition in that we have so many states, all of which have their own spin on things. We have dedicated the past two years to ensuring our US platform and sportsbook caters to exactly what our customers need and given it so highly modular – we can adapt to any jurisdiction’s requirements. Of course, that doesn’t come without its challenges. Each state has its own process, board, personnel and time-zone, all of which needs to be factored in. Throw in the pressure to meet aggressive time frames, and you have a raft of moving parts that needs to be taken into account. Thanks to our market-leading tech, we’re able to deliver a truly multi-market, multichannel operation across any bet entry point, from retail to mobile and everything in between. Whether for online and mobile only in Tennessee or Washington’s three types of licences across lottery, sports venues and bars, we’re able to deliver a customised, segmented solution that can be immediately operable and compliant for the regulatory challenges of each state. Amelco solidifies US presence with Continent 8 deal August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Submit Related Articleslast_img read more

Australian esports team ORDER wants gamers to invest

first_imgAustralian esports organisation ORDER is launching a crowdfunding campaign that would allow gaming fans to have a small amount of ownership in the brand.Beginning February 20th, the organisation will be giving first access to gamers ahead of any other potential investors that show interest. ORDER already boasts some proven success after winning the World Electronic Sports Game 2017 APAC regional finals, and the CS:GO team is set to compete at both IEM Katowice and the WESG World Finals in March.Jake Tiberi, General Manager, ORDER explained the venture in a statement: “ORDER exists for esports fans first and foremost which is why we are prioritising the gaming community to be our owners. We are gaming fans ourselves and want to remain authentic and connected to the people who keep the sport alive.Gerard Murphy, Owner, ORDER also discussed the campaign: “We’ve been clear from the start that we’re an organisation for the gaming community. We don’t ever want to compromise on this, and what better way than to let gamers become owners of the brand – to have their say and to share in our successes.”The funds that ORDER receive from investors will reportedly be used to help expand the organisation, helping to build its own headquarters in Melbourne – entitled The House of ORDER. The building would include three floors and include offices, a studio for events, and multiple gaming lounges. Intriguingly, it’ll also be open to any gamer who wishes to visit.Already competing in League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, and Call of Duty, ORDER plans to expand into Rocket League and Street Fighter later in the year.Esports Insider says: This is a very interesting move for an esports organisation, especially one that’s already proven to be successful and would likely find investors should it so please. We’ll be keeping an eye on the campaign to see if there’s enough interest from gamers and fans. Great to see esports initiatives like this down under.last_img read more