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HJ Mai

HJ Mai is the assistant managing editor for SportsBusiness Daily Global.

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Int’l Champions Cup Organizers Trying To Find Right Format For Future Editions

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 28 / 15

The Int’l Champions Cup is in its third year and this year has seen its format changed for a third consecutive time. “We are still finding our way as it relates to the overall format,” said Jon Sheiman, COO of tournament organizer Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures. Unlike...

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