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Competitive Gaming Agency Versus Sports Buys TTG ESports, Gains "Madden" Players

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 08 / 09 / 17

Esports agency Versus Sports has acquired TTG eSports, a year-old agency specializing in representing players in EA Sports’ Madden title. TTG Founder & Owner Sam Abouhasira will join Versus as VP/Team Operations, said Versus Founder & CEO Manny Anekal. “Sam’s focus on Madde...

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Roc Nation Sports Continues To Shake Up Industry

Roc Nation Sports "has shaken up the crowded, cutthroat world of athlete representation, generating more anonymous sniping and scrutinizing than even the usually high such level in this arena," according to Ken Davidoff of the N.Y. POST. The agency’s lack of media access "has given it an air o ...

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Mayweather Gets Nevada Promoter's License

The Nevada Athletic Commission yesterday "unanimously approved" boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s application to hold a promoter's license in the state, and he can now be his "own promoter of record," according to Steve Carp of the LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL. Mayweather said, "I could've gotten my license ...

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Jay Z Building Agent Reputation

One of Roc Nation Sports Owner Jay Z's "greatest strengths as an agent is his willingness to publicly subjugate his celebrity to avoid overshadowing his clients," according to a profile by Joe Lemire in RHAPSODY MAGAZINE. At Mariners 2B Robinson Cano's introductory press conference in December, Jay ...

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Letters Detail Jackson's Claims Against Agent

Attorneys for Redskins WR DeSean Jackson twice in the last month sent letters to NFLPA Exec Dir DeMaurice Smith asking if members of his staff, in particular in-house counsel Mark Levin, had told agent Jason Rosenhaus that there were exceptions to the union’s rule that agents could not give fi ...

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Former Nike President Denson Joins Teneo

Former Nike Brand President Charlie Denson has joined global consulting firm Teneo Sports as Chair, and Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James and golfer Graeme McDowell "are its first four athlete clients," according to Daniel Roberts of FORTUNE. Denson worked at Nike for 34 years and was brand ...

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CAA Sports Reps Six NBA First-Rounders

CAA Sports led all agencies in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday night with six players selected. That comes after having no players selected in the '13 first round. Wasserman Media Group had five players taken in the first round, including Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid, who went ...

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De La Hoya Aims To Keep Golden Boy Relevant

Golden Boy co-Founder & President Oscar De La Hoya said that the resignation of CEO Richard Schaefer will not “derail plans" to keep the company "functioning as a ‘well-oiled machine,’” according to Lance Pugmire of the L.A. TIMES. Saturday night’s fight card at t ...

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Mayweather Set To Promote His Own Fight

Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said that since Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer this week departed the company , boxer Floyd Mayweather now "will self-promote his Sept. 13 fight, his first time doing so and the first time since 2006 that he officially will fight under any banne ...

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CAA Has Five Selected In Draft's First Round

CAA Sports led all agencies in the first round of the NFL Draft Thursday with five players selected, all in the first 17 picks. CAA also repped five first-rounders last year to lead all agencies. Relativity Sports and Lagardere Unlimited each had three players selected, while Bus Cook’s BC Sp ...

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Golden Boy's De La Hoya, Schaefer At Odds

The best fight in boxing “might not be anything inside the ring, but rather the fight over the future of the sport's leading promoter, Golden Boy Promotions,” according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com. For months, there has been an “internal struggle for control over the direction of the ...

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