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COV-AID™ ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH DOORDASH TO DONATE MEALS TO THOSE IN NEED DURING 10-HOUR STREAMING CHARITY EVENT ON #GIVINGTUESDAY, TOMORROW, MAY 5


All Proceeds from COV-AID Event to Support Americares and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Initiatives Related to Covid-19 Relief.

Giveaways to Include Signed Gloves from MLB Hall of Famer John Smoltz; Signed Gloves from Boxer Evander Holyfield; Custom Hand-Painted Shoes from Subnation and King of Sneakers; Gaming Equipment from HyperX and KontrolFreek; Opportunity to Participate in “Millionaire DJ Academy” Hosted by Grammy Award-Winning Producer DJ Babey Drew; and Free Esports Clinics from University of New Haven.

Talent to Feature Lil Jon, Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, Waka Flocka Flame, SiLLY, SoaR Gaming, Jessie T. Usher, Donovan Carter, Slim Jxmmi, DJ Babey Drew, Harrison Bader, DJ Infamous, Lea Salonga, MonsterDFace, AussieAntics, Ghost Gaming, FaZeBloo, Stephanie Styles, FroZone, Kim Lee, Leah Culver, Brandi Cyrus, Corey “Mr. Hanky” Dennard, Kelly Olynyk, Kris Lofton and More

Event to be Hosted by Leading Gaming Personalities Joshua Gray, Michele Morrow, Rachel “Seltzer” Quirico, Sam Seum, Erin Simon and djWHEAT

ATLANTA –– As part of the upcoming COV-AID™ event — a massive, multi-platform, one-day online charity event — DoorDash, the nation’s leading on-demand local logistics platform, will donate up to one million meals to those in need (one meal per viewer). The streaming event, scheduled for #GivingTuesday tomorrow, May 5, 2020, at 1pm EDT, will feature more than 10 hours of content showcasing popular gamers, athletes, artists and other personalities streamed across top social game-streaming platforms including Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, Twitter and Facebook. All proceeds will be donated to Americares and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BCGA) to help the fight against COVID-19, and to support front-line medical professionals, first responders, and families most directly affected by COVID-19 (Watch video HERE).

Throughout the event, COV-AID will have hourly giveaways for donors, which will include:
● One-of-a-kind signed items including:
○ Signed gloves from MLB Hall of Famer John Smoltz
○ Signed gloves from World Champion Boxer Evander Holyfield
○ and More!
● HyperX gaming equipment including keyboards, headsets and more
● Custom, hand-painted shoes from Subnation and King of Sneakers
● KontrolFreek equipment including performance thumbsticks, performance grips, and gaming
lights
● Free slots to The Millionaire DJ Academy hosted by Grammy-award winning producer, DJ
Babey Drew
● Free spots at the University of New Haven’s Youth Summer Esports Clinic and a new
esports scholarship opportunity will be announced

“It’s so amazing to see artists from all sectors of the entertainment industry coming together for #GivingTuesday to help Americares and Boys and Girls Clubs of America,” said United in Gaming Co-Founder Andrew Smoltz. “I want to extend special thanks to our partners, brand sponsors, and in-kind donors for stepping in to support these efforts. This is such an extraordinary time for everyone all around the world, but we know gaming brings communities together — so that is what we’re doing
on May 5.”

The COV-AID event will feature a mix of interactive, live-streamed competitions and performances, plus pre-recorded content from entertainers, athletes and other personalities. Event Talent includes:

Lil Jon: Grammy Award-winning artist
Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski: Super Bowl champion
Waka Flocka Flame: Rapper
Jessie T. Usher: Actor
SiLLY: Call of Duty champion
SoaR Gaming: Esports organization
Donavan Carter: Actor (HBO “Ballers”)
Slim Jxmmi: Rapper
DJ Babey Drew: Grammy Award-winning producer
Harrison Bader: Former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder
Hungrybox: Three-time, number one Super Smash Bros. player in the World
DJ Infamous: Grammy Award-winning record producer
Lea Salonga: Tony Award-winning actress and singer
MonsterDFace & AussieAntics: Fortnite Commentators
GhostSean: Professional Fortnite Player
Kelly Olynyk: Professional NBA basketball player for the Miami Heat
Garrett “FaZeBloo” Underhill: Call of Duty professional gamer
DJ Whoo Kid: Hip Hop DJ
Stephanie Styles: Actress, singer, and dancer
Corey “Mr. Hanky” Dennard: Musician and Producer
FroZone: Streamer and content creator
Kim Lee, Leah Culver and Brandi Cyrus: DJs
Event Hosts:
Michele Morrow: On-Camera host, Actor, Producer, Voice Over Artist and all-around gamer
Joshua Gray: On-air host, as well as writer and producer for segments in the video game and
digital entertainment industry
Rachel “Seltzer” Quirico: Gaming and esports host
Sam Seum: Streamer
Erin Simon: Writer, producer, host and contributor for The Shadow League, and host of
Cheddar Esports and Grass Routes Podcast
djWheat: Popular commentator and streamer in StarCraft II community

COV-AID was created, and is being produced by, a consortium of media and technology firms with close ties to the gaming and esports community, including: United in Gaming, Skillshot Media, Uspech Marketing, Film Quality Services, Subnation, Visual Weaponry, Softgiving, KontrolFreek, Mojichat, Lunchbox.gg, and Enthusiast Gaming.

For more information, or to make a donation, please visit cov-aid.org.

COV-AID media contact:
Melissa Sanders, Tadpole Communications
melissa@tadpolecomm.net

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ADDITIONAL TALENT ANNOUNCED FOR COV-AID™ 10-HOUR STREAMING CHARITY EVENT ON GIVING TUESDAY


Event To Feature Lil Jon, Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski, Waka Flocka Flame, SiLLY, SoaR Gaming, Donovan Carter, Slim Jxmmi, Michele Morrow, Dj Babey Drew, Harrison Bader, DJ Infamous, Lea Salonga, Sam Seum, Ghost Gaming and More

All Proceeds to Support Americares and Boys & Girls Clubs of America Initiatives Related to Covid-19 Relief

Partners Include United in Gaming, Skillshot Media, Uspech Marketing, Film Quality Services, Subnation, Visual Weaponry, Softgiving, KontrolFreek, Mojichat and Lunchbox.gg

ATLANTA –– Additional talent has been announced for the upcoming COV-AID™ event, a massive, multi-platform, one-day online charity event on Giving Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at 1pm EDT / 10am PDT. The event will feature more than 10 hours of content showcasing popular gamers, athletes, artists and other personalities streamed across top social game-streaming platforms including Twitch, YouTube, Mixer, Twitter and Facebook. All proceeds will be donated to Americares and Boys & Girls Clubs of America to help the fight against COVID-19, and to support front-line medical professionals, first responders, and families most directly affected by COVID-19.

The event will feature a mix of interactive, live-streamed competitions and performances, plus pre-recorded content from entertainers, athletes, and other personalities. Talent will include Grammy Award-winning artist Lil Jon; Super Bowl champion Rob “Gronk” Gronkowski; Rapper Waka Flocka Flame; Call of Duty champion SiLLY; esports organization SoaR Gaming; actor Donavan Carter (HBO “Ballers”); Rapper Slim Jxmmi; television presenter, actress, writer, video game journalist and producer Michele Morrow; Grammy Award-winning producer DJ Babey Drew; MLB players including former St. Louis Cardinals outfielder Harrison Bader; Grammy Award-winning record producer DJ Infamous; Tony Award-winning actress and singer Lea Salonga; streamer Sam Seum; and esports organization Ghost Gaming. Additional talent will be announced.

“This is such an extraordinarily challenging time for people all over the world — I am grateful to my partners for coming together so we can help make a difference for these beneficiaries,” said United in Gaming Co-Founder Andrew Smoltz. “This is meant to be a fun event for everyone to enjoy. I know that I, personally, can’t wait to see some of the talent-driven gaming challenges come to life for this great cause.”

Skillshot CEO Todd Harris added: “Everyone is at home. Everyone. Some people are feeling isolated and we figured this was a great moment for digital-native talent to step up and take the lead in bringing people together, albeit remotely, to enjoy each other’s company while also addressing the urgent challenges we all face.”

“We’re especially thankful for our amazing talent, all of whom are all donating their time to participate in this event,” added Uspech Marketing Consultants Founder Jennifer Erdman. “No one involved in COV-AID is taking any fee or percentage, which allows us to ensure every penny raised goes directly to these two essential organizations at this critical time.”

“Americares is heartened to see such an outpouring of support to help health workers on the front lines of the pandemic,” said Americares President and CEO Christine Squires. “With support from COV-AID, we can provide even more masks, gloves, gowns and essential training to protect our health care heroes.”

“For 160 years, Boys & Girls Clubs have navigated times of tragedy and crisis to provide safe places for kids and teens. Today, we are committed more than ever, to ensure Club staff, members, families and communities have the resources and support they need to navigate these uncertain times,” said Boys & Girls Clubs of America President and CEO Jim Clark. “Thank you to COV-AID and its partners for helping support our work during this critical time.

For more information, or to make a donation, please visit cov-aid.org.

HOW TO WATCH
COV-AID will be live-streamed on May 5 at 1pm EDT on platforms including: Twitch | YouTube | Mixer | Twitter | Facebook

ABOUT COV-AID

COV-AID is an egoless alliance of talent, distribution and nonprofit partners coming together to fight COVID-19. Event organizers and logistical partners will earn no revenue from COV-AID. All proceeds
will support the event’s nonprofit beneficiaries and their work.

ABOUT AMERICARES
Americares is providing desperately-needed personal protective equipment (PPE), training and emotional support to ensure health workers on the front lines of the pandemic can continue their lifesaving and life-changing work.

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF AMERICA
Boys & Girls Clubs of America is committed to remaining open to support the children and families of front-line medical professionals and essential workers while also providing meals and virtual learning at thousands of Clubs around the country.

COV-AID was created, and is being produced by, a consortium of media and technology firms with close ties to the gaming and esports community, including: United in Gaming, Skillshot Media, Uspech Marketing, Film Quality Services, Subnation, Visual Weaponry, Softgiving, KontrolFreek, Mojichat and Lunchbox.gg

COV-AID media contact:
Melissa Sanders, Tadpole Communications
404.909.6726 | melissa@tadpolecomm.net

Americares media contact:
Donna Porstner
516.607.1180 | DPorstner@americares.org
Boys & Girls Clubs of America contact:

Ashley Keyes
404.285.2326 | akeyes@BGCA.org



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Speed Solutions LTD. Review of the “Streaming Wars”


Netflix’s stock price is far from its peak of almost 400$, and now it faces new competition from Apple, Disney, Amazon, and more. Without a doubt, these are major league players. What can we expect from the boiling media market?

What happened so far? Well, Netflix has been selling digital subscriptions to its video library since 2007. Netflix made a significant leap during the three years from 2016-2019, due to the quality of its subscribers and international growth. According to Speed solutions LTD. experts, while the company had been at the center of the streaming media revolution, it had also led the switch from DVD rentals to the more convenient alternative we have been accustomed to, kicking out companies that couldn’t keep up with the pace. On top of that, Netflix started to create original content, and this specific strategy was, without any doubt, one of the factors behind Netflix’s success. It’s also worth mentioning that Netflix was outperforming the S&P 500 in 2018, and as a result, managed to beat the FAANGs exclusive club.

New competition is bad for Netflix?
According to Speed Solutions LTD., The entry of new competitors doesn’t necessarily mean that Netflix’s stock price is going to fall. However, since we are referring to Apple and Disney, what will eventually happen is that the company that will be offering the most attractive package at the most attractive price, simple “Money-Per-Value”, will more than likely become the crowd’s favorite.

Netflix, for its part, remains the streaming leader and expected to continue its momentum for the foreseeable future. Although its stock has taken a hit, in a recent survey of 1,500 Netflix subscribers, most insisted that they won’t be abandoning the service in favor of either Apple or Disney. It is more than likely that as Netflix continues to occupy a must-have place of prominence for many of its consumers, they might consider Apple or Disney streamers as add-ons, but not as an alternative.

The Elephant in the room
Besides the competition, which at this point doesn’t look like something that could threaten Netflix, and although the company is in significant debts, creating content is known to be a capital-intensive business. To create more engaging content, Netflix will have to continue and borrow more money, which in return will result in digging itself deeper into a cash-constrained hole. However, Speed solutions LTD. will argue that this only makes Netflix’s problem bigger. In 2019 alone, Netflix is expected to generate a cash loss of $3.5 billion.

Assuming that the company’s content continues to attract more subscribers, everything should be fine. However, the main concern with Netflix is that if it stops growing in subscriber numbers, it will more than likely won’t be able to meet its debt obligations, and will quickly throw the company into bankruptcy.

Forecast?
Forecast? Netflix’s has a rough road ahead, especially after the company posted mixed financial results for its third quarter. Netflix’s positive spin on its growing roster of challengers doesn’t seem to be enough for investors, who are worried that Netflix will lose its dominant market leadership position, primarily due to the oversupply of new services launching.

So how does the 2020 vision look for the stock? According to Speed solutions LTD., It all depends on how Netflix will perform against its biggest potential challengers, Apple TV+ and Disney+. It is fair to say that by January, after its two biggest competitors will have nearly two months of operations under their belt, Netflix would have to respond, but the question remains how. If Netflix falls woefully short of the 7.6 million net additions, it’s forecasting for the current quarter, and then it will be time to worry. At the moment, it seems as if Netflix will keep on winning, simply because you shouldn’t bet against it. Netflix has the tools to beat the market in any given year. With a currently “depressed” stock price, the chances are even better for it to surpass analysts’ expectations concerning its stock averages in the upcoming year.

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