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French star Sarrazin completes Veloce Racing driver line-up

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  • Versatile French legend joins W Series Champion Jamie Chadwick for Season One
  • Sarrazin aiming to add Extreme E success to impressive career CV
  • Cross-country specialist Lance Woolridge appointed reserve and development driver

Veloce Racing has completed its driver line-up for the inaugural season of Extreme E, after signing successful French all-rounder Stéphane Sarrazin to partner reigning W Series Champion Jamie Chadwick. In support of this duo, South African cross-country and off-road specialist Lance Woolridge joins the team as reserve and development driver.

Sarrazin has enjoyed a long and diverse career in the sport, and arrives at Veloce boasting an impressive résumé. Whilst perhaps best-known for his sportscar racing exploits – with six podium finishes in the legendary Le Mans 24 Hours, two Le Mans Series titles and multiple victories in the FIA World Endurance Championship to his name – he has a far more versatile CV than many of his Extreme E rivals, which should serve him well in the pioneering new electric off-road racing series.

In 1999, Sarrazin contested the Brazilian Grand Prix and continued to carry out Formula 1 testing duties until the end of 2002. Four seasons in the FIA Formula E Championship yielded three rostrum visits and 21 points finishes, while in 2011 and 2012, he tested his mettle in Australia’s V8 Supercars Championship.

Since 2004, the Gard native has also made successful appearances in the FIA World Rally Championship, increasingly honing his off-road expertise. From 22 starts at the highest level, he has achieved ten points-scoring results – highlighted by a brace of fourth places – and in both Germany and France in 2005, he finished just one position behind Subaru World Rally Team stablemate and 2003 World Champion Petter Solberg.

Sarrazin’s first international rallying triumph came on the 2014 Tour de Corse – the finale of that year’s FIA European Rally Championship season – and from three Monte-Carlo Rally outings as part of the Intercontinental Rally Challenge, he has never finished lower than fourth, with a podium to his credit in 2009. That experience makes him well-equipped indeed to deal with the variety of surfaces and conditions competitors are likely to encounter in Extreme E.

Stéphane Sarrazin, Driver, Veloce Racing, said:

“I am delighted to have agreed terms with Veloce Racing to contest the first season of Extreme E. This is a hugely appealing new series that has already attracted a lot of international attention – and all before the racing has even begun! As a driver, the concept is tremendously exciting and motivating – both on a competitive and personal level – and the challenge will be like no other.

“I’ve driven a lot of different types of car during my career, but the ODYSSEY 21 really is something special and it’s going to generate some incredible action. When we went testing together, it did not take me long to ‘click’ with the Veloce Racing guys – like me, they arrive in Extreme E with a lot of experience from different disciplines in the sport, and that can only be to our advantage over the forthcoming campaign. I can’t wait to go racing!”

Sarrazin and Chadwick will be supported throughout the forthcoming campaign by Lance Woolridge, who has established a fearsome reputation for his off-road endurance skills in his home country.

Born into a motorsport family – his father Neil Woolridge is a multiple cross-country champion on both two wheels and four, and tackled the iconic Dakar Rally in 1998 and 1999 – Woolridge already has 12 seasons of competition under his belt at the age of just 29. Not only that, but he has been breaking records every step of the way, including becoming the youngest driver in South African history to win a national championship cross-country event.

One of the leading protagonists in the South African Cross Country Series (SACCS), he secured consecutive Class T championship crowns in 2018 and 2019.

Lance Woolridge, Reserve and Development Driver, Veloce Racing, said:

“I’m thrilled to be joining Veloce Racing as reserve and development driver. Having tested the ODYSSEY 21 a couple of times now, I can vouch for the fact that it is a seriously impressive piece of kit and I’m confident that my background in cross-country rallying and with similar vehicles will enable me to offer valuable feedback to Stéphane, Jamie and the engineering crew. I’m looking forward to playing a key role behind-the-scenes to help give the whole Veloce Racing team the best possible chance of success.”

The 2021 Extreme E season will travel to five remote locations around the world, all of them damaged by climate change, as the series aims to shine a spotlight upon global environmental issues. The action will begin in AlUla, Saudi Arabia (3-4 April) before moving on to Dakar, Senegal (29-30 May), Kangerlussuaq, Greenland (28-29 August), Para, Brazil (23-24 October) and Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina (11-12 December).

Ian Davies, Team Manager, Veloce Racing, said:

“We are delighted to announce Stéphane as our male driver for the first season of Extreme E and to confirm Lance’s reserve and development role within the team. Both of them tested with us at MotorLand Aragón last month, and to be honest, they gave us a real headache in terms of who to choose. Since we didn’t want to lose either, in the end, we decided to sign them both.

“Both Stéphane and Lance worked extremely well with Jamie and Veloce’s engineering team at the test, and their different skillsets and experience complemented each other perfectly. Stéphane is very much an all-rounder – a master of endurance racing but also clearly extremely adept in sprint and off-road competition – while Lance is well-accustomed to vehicles like the ODYSSEY 21 from his cross-country racing and has a very well-developed mechanical understanding.

“Both guys were quick out-of-the-box in Spain, and we believe both will bring a great deal to Veloce Racing as we aim to hit the ground running in Saudi Arabia. We are confident that with Jamie and Stéphane driving and Lance working hard behind-the-scenes, we have a very strong team indeed.”


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The third year of the competitive celebration of the mobile gaming scene comes to a spectacular thirteen day conclusion with world finals for Hearthstone® on March 20th, Teamfight Tactics on March 27th, and PUBG MOBILE on March 22nd and 29th.

  • The best Teamfight Tactics, Hearthstone and PUBG MOBILE players in the world will compete on the world stage in an epic thirteen day final, transporting players and fans to a virtual Istanbul.
  • The Red Bull Mobile Esports Open (M.E.O.) Season 3 Finals festival begins when the virtual Istanbul venue opens on March 17th.
  • The event will crown champions for all three games from March 20th – 29th.
  • Season 3 has been the most ambitious to date, with over 22,000 players registering to compete.

Red Bull M.E.O., the global mobile competition where Teamfight Tactics (TFT), Hearthstone®, and PUBG MOBILE players across the globe have been battling for supremacy, comes to an exciting close in March 2021! In its third year, the mobile open will close out its most ambitious season to date with an extraordinary thirteen day world final beginning on March 17th, transporting fans to a virtual Istanbul. The event will see national winners from 28 countries compete on the world stage to identify the best players on the planet. Alongside the highest tier of competition, the world final will offer fans a digital festival celebrating one of the world’s most beautiful cities, including virtual tours, exciting live streams, interactive challenges, and much more.

Uniquely positioned on both the continents of Europe, and Asia, Istanbul is the perfect digital battleground for the global competition. The immersive playground will feature three areas dedicated to the Red Bull M.E.O. Season 3 games, with the tournaments taking place in iconic and historic locations of Istanbul. The Hearthstone competition will take place at Grand Bazaar, one the oldest and largest markets in the world, and TFT will take place at the vibrant Ortaköy Square.

The PUBG MOBILE finals will be split into two regional events to ensure the best possible experience for players, crowning Red Bull M.E.O. Season 3 Champions of East and West respectively, and will take place at the Haydarpaşa Train Station & Dock. Engaging events throughout the final will include an airdrop treasure hunt available in the PUBG MOBILE district. The finals will also offer virtual tours of some of the city’s most iconic locations including Sultanahmet Square and Galata Tower, video content and streams, interactive mini games, and more. Istanbul has already played host to the Red Bull M.E.O. National Finals for Turkey in July, a spectacular event which saw players compete from their cars on a moving ferry to ensure social distancing.

The high-stakes competition kicks off on March 20th with the global final for the fast-paced strategy card game Hearthstone. Truly open to all, the exciting Red Bull M.E.O. Season 3 Finals stream will see players compete in Riot Games’ auto battler TFT on March 27th. The thirteen day festival will host two competitions to crown the best PUBG MOBILE players on March 22nd (East), and March 29th (West), and some of the biggest pro organisations in the world battle rising stars from every corner of the globe who have proven themselves in national competitions.

Red Bull M.E.O. Season 3 has been the most successful yet, with more players than ever before competing in national events in 28 countries. Season 3 began in May 2020, and has seen more than 22,000 players around the world register to compete.

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Players can now enjoy Wazdan slots on Genesis casino brands

Genesis Global have once again expanded their content of games by collaborating with popular slots provider Wazdan, to offer their customer the entire selection of games.

The partnership will mean Wazdan games are available on fourteen of Genesis’ online casino brands to players located in Sweden, UK and most of Europe, offering popular titles such as Magic Stars 9, Larry the Leprechaun and Space Spinstm. Players can enjoy more than 110 HTML5 games with tech-rich features such as Volatility Levels™, Energy Saving Mode, Double Screen Mode, Unique Gamble Feature, Ultra-Fast Mode, Ultra Lite Mode, and the newly released Big Screen Mode

“Genesis is excited to partner with Wazdan, allowing us to enhance and expand our player experience. It is fundamental for us to work with companies that share the same vision to provide high-quality online gaming experiences using the latest technological advancements.” Says Ariel Reem, CEO of Genesis Global.

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Here are this weeks latest slots releases!

MGA Games, the leading company in the production of high-performance slot games, has just launched the first game in a series of 5-reel games, Spanish Celebrities Casino Slots, for the Spanish market. The singer, dancer and actress Yola Berrocal is a regular celebrity in popular media and television, appearing in programmes such as ‘Laughter and stars’, ’Hotel Glam’ and ‘Survivors’, among many others, which have made the media celebrity a familiar face in Spanish entertainment culture.

Premiere of Yola Berrocal Wild West, the first Spanish Celebrities Casino Slots production by MGA Games

 

Yggdrasil, the leading worldwide publisher of online gambling content, has rolled out its latest YG Masters title, TikiPop™ in partnership with AvatarUX. TikiPop™ is the fifth title utilising AvatarUX’s proprietary PopWins™ mechanic, and this tribal adventure offer players up to 33,614 ways to win with an enormous win potential of 32,000x. Like all PopWins™ games, every win sees the involved symbols pop, being replaced by two more to increase the reel height. This popping continues until no more wins are possible.

Yggdrasil, the leading worldwide publisher of online gambling content, has rolled out its latest YG Masters title, TikiPop™ in partnership with AvatarUX. TikiPop™ is the fifth title utilising AvatarUX’s proprietary PopWins™ mechanic, and this tribal adventure offer players up to 33,614 ways to win with an enormous win potential of 32,000x. Like all PopWins™ games, every win sees the involved symbols pop, being replaced by two more to increase the reel height. This popping continues until no more wins are possible.

 

Habanero is ready to take players on a dive into the deep to uncover the legendary Orbs of Atlantis. Cascading symbols and multipliers reveal the magic of a long-lost ancient world to players – as well as unveiling an entirely unique reel structure with Habanero’s latest Big Reels feature. Offering up to 40 symbols that can appear on a single path and pay up to 9300x the player’s bet, Orbs of Atlantis’s wins are multiplied up to 15x for cascading games – ensuring bountiful rewards lie in wait for intrepid adventurers.

Habanero unearths legendary riches in Orbs of Atlantis

 

With neon lights, spectacular sights and entertainment on every corner, Greentube’s Home of Games is currently full of Vegas flair courtesy of the exciting new slot addition Cops ‘n’ Robbers™ Vegas Nights, which is now available for all B2B partners. Cops ‘n’ Robbers™ Vegas Nights is the latest addition to the extremely popular Cops ‘n’ Robbers™ slot series. Players must once again help Bert stay one step ahead of the law as he takes the Vegas nightlight by storm across 5 reels with 20 win lines, and a swag bag full of exciting features.

Vegas is for the taking in Cops ‘n’ Robbers™ Vegas Nights

 

Spearhead Studios turbocharges the classic ‘Book of’ slot genre with the release of Blue Diamond Book. The new high-volatility title brings exhilarating thrills and presents the players with the possibility of epic wins of up to 27,000x on any single free spin. The new 5×3 slot showcases the best features of the ‘Book of’ type video slot while adding a fresh and powerful twist. Set inside the pharaoh’s underground tomb, Blue Diamond Book combines bright, colourful, and vivid imagery with an enthralling soundscape that delight the players’ senses.

Spearhead Studios introduces Blue Diamond Book

 

Scientific Games Corporation has unveiled its new sports-themed slot, Rainbow Riches Race Day, the latest creation utilizing the hugely popular gaming franchise. Rainbow Riches Race Day has been launched ahead of key UK horse racing meetings Cheltenham Festival and the Grand National. Several tier one sportsbook customers of Scientific Games have already committed to marketing campaigns that incorporate the latest instalment from the Company’s Rainbow Riches series.

Scientific Games Off To The Races With Its New Release Rainbow Riches™ Race Day™

 

GAMING1 has launched its impressive new kung fu-inspired slot, Dragon Fury. Dragon Fury is the latest addition to GAMING1’s distinguished in-house catalogue, which boasts more than 120 premium slot, dice and table games played in regulated markets across the globe. Players landing three Wild Dragon symbols will trigger the 3×5 title’s Bonus feature, which requires them to reach the top of the Dragon’s tower. The game’s more intrepid adventurers will need to draw upon their inner strength to reach the upper level, which requires them to open as many doors as possible and breaking through the wooden planks!

GAMING1 delivers a martial arts masterclass in Dragon Fury

 

Stakelogic, the developer behind some of the hottest online slots in the market, is taking players down the rabbit hole in its latest visual masterpiece, Wonderland Wilds™. The game offers up a feast of bonuses, including Sticky, Added and Transformed Wilds, Stacked Symbols, a Double Win Multiplier and Free Spins. Free Spins are triggered when three or more Scatter symbols land anywhere on the reels.

 

Popular game developer launches latest pirate-themed slot via Relax Gaming’s powerful Silver Bullet platform. Silverback Gaming, the developer of fun and thrilling online slots, is taking players on the high seas with its latest swashbuckling release, The Golden Sail. Players will need to get their sea legs on in this 4×5 reel, 40 payline slot that will shiver their timbers thanks to explosively volatile gameplay and the chance to claim immense riches. The Golden Sail is packed with tons of features including Fire in the Hole which sees Wilds fired out of a cannon and onto the reels where they expand.

Silverback Gaming takes players on a voyage with The Golden Sail

 

Inspired Entertainment, Inc is pleased to announce the launch of Top ‘O’ the Bonus™, a classic Irish-themed 6×4 reel, 50-line slot game, available online and on mobile devices. Giving players a chance to experience the luck of the Irish, Top ‘O’ the Bonus boasts elements of a classic slot with Inspired’s unique Free Spins bonus accumulator feature. With its vibrant and colourful reels, the game’s bonus round is triggered by three or more scatters. Landing the bonus activates the “Pick Me” feature, revealing the Top ‘O’ the Bonus amount up to x100. The player then enters the Free Spins game with sticky wilds, which will accumulate wins until the player achieves a single win of greater than or equal to the Top ‘O’ the Bonus amount.

Inspired launches Top 'O' the Bonus

 

Play’n GO continue to expand the narratives of their slots with their final February release, the Norse themed slot The Faces of Freya. The Faces of Freya is a 5×3 video slot played along 20 paylines. The game focuses on a Norse Goddess not usually depicted in games or other media; her inclusion in this title speaks to the supplier’s commitment to creating new stories and exploring alternative ideas in their slots. While the Norse theme is a popular one in gaming, most are based around more well-known characters like Thor, Loki and Odin. Play’n GO themselves found great success with the likes of Viking Runecraft featuring these idols.

Play'n GO Explore New Stories with The Faces of Freya

 

Blueprint Gaming has partnered with the Professional Darts Corporation (PDC) to develop a blockbuster new slot game where players step up to the oche in order to win big. This new PDC branded game is Blueprint’s first foray into the sporting theme genre of online casino, demonstrating the company’s agile development program and ambitions to broaden the appeal of its portfolio even further. PDC World Darts Championship is based on a highly successful classic format which is hugely recognisable to players across multiple markets. During the base game, a minimum of three dartboard scatter symbols awards the Free Games feature, and five symbols triggers the maximum 180 spins.

Blueprint hits the bullseye with PDC World Darts Championship release

 

Red Tiger is bringing the heat with its limitless new game, Dragon’s Fire: InfiniReels™The beautifully designed, fantasy themed slot is an exciting combination of Red Tiger’s smash hit Dragon’s Fire and NetEnt’s innovative InfiniReels™ mechanic, which offers unlimited ways to win. It marks the third great collaboration between Evolution Group’s Red Tiger and NetEnt slot studios, following the huge commercial successes of Piggy RichesTM MegawaysTM and Gonzo’s QuestTM MegawaysTM. The 3-reel, 3-row slot is set in an atmospheric dragon’s lair, where the dramatic score enhances the mythical setting. Each win in Dragon’s Fire: InfiniReels™ presents players with a new reel on the right side of the locked reels for the next spin, cranking up the atmosphere and multiplying the number of bet ways by three each time from the starting number of 27.

Red Tiger turns up the temperature with Dragon’s Fire: InfiniReels™

 

Booongo, the global content developer, has rolled out its latest thrilling ancient adventure, Lord Fortune. As players are guided by the sound of the Dragon Bell to the Lord’s treasure-filled palace, the 5×3, 25 payline slot combines both free spins and Hold and Win respins modes. The free spins mode can be triggered when three Dragon Bells land on any single spin, with six spins granted to players, which can also be reset. During the bonus round, only top-paying symbols are available, rewarding players with princely sums.

Booongo releases riches-filled Lord Fortune

 

BF Games has launched Stunning 27 Remastered™, a revamped rendition of the fan-favourite gem. The latest addition to the popular Remastered series, Stunning 27 Remastered™ is a 3×3 slot featuring 27 ways to win and retro appeal within its blazing hot gameplay. Enhanced with modern graphics and a refreshed soundtrack, this high-volatility slot includes the classic symbols players know and love. Three identical symbols landing on the reels triggers a win and the Lucky 7 is the game’s most valuable symbol, with blazing payouts of up to 100x. Fill the reels with nine identical symbols and winnings are tripled.

BF Games launches Stunning 27 Remastered

 

ragmatic Play, a leading content provider to the gaming industry, welcomes players to the mythical home of the Greek gods in its latest release, Gates of Olympus. The colourful 5×6 slot is a highly-volatile experience, featuring 20 paylines for winning combinations to land on and a ‘Pay Anywhere’ system that pays out on clusters of eight or more. With tumbling wins and multipliers into the mix means all sorts of chaos can follow, increasing the potential for huge wins.

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iSoftBet returns to bountiful temples for hit sequel Aztec Gold Extra Gold Megaways™

 

Yggdrasil, invites players to the neon-inspired dancefloor in exciting new release, Reel Desire™. The nostalgia-inducing slot takes players back to the good old days of love and disco, where they can dance the night away and land some potentially huge cash prizes. Offering players an impressive 1,024 ways to win, Reel Desire™ showcases stunning artwork, innovative technology and a host of special bonus features. The highly-volatile slot features Double Wilds, Multipliers and Free Spins, offering jackpots of up to 20,480x the stake when all positions on the reels are covered with wilds.

Yggdrasil invites players to get their groove on in new slot Reel Desire™

 

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Realistic Games Turns Up the Heat With Red Hot Gambler

 

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Get Ready to Run with the Gangsters in Pariplay’s Latest ‘Grand Loot’ Slot

 

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