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The Game Shakers

Rules

Reed MIDEM (with registered offices at 27-33 Quai Alphonse Le Gallo, 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt - France) is the official organiser (the “Organiser”) of Esports BAR, taking place from 12 to 14 February, 2018, in Cannes, and of the related Game Shakers 2018 competition event (the “Event”), closed by a ceremony (the “Ceremony”) held on February 13th in Cannes, during which the results will be disclosed and the winners awarded.
The Game Shakers are intended to highlight individuals, companies or projects that are helping esports to reach out to new audiences.
The competition rules of The Game Shakers are detailed hereafter (“Rules”).

Item 1: How the competition is organised?


In order to be nominated by one of the two judging panels described below – there is nothing to do, as the Jury selects the nominees (here-after the “Nominees”) in total independence.
It is of course free of charge and concerns projects, individual(s) or companies located worldwide and responding to the criteria indicated here-after. It is not required to be registered to Esports Bar 2018 to be selected.
The deadline for the first selection is January 16th for the four first categories listed below, and January 22 for the Shaker to Watch category. The Organiser can decide to postpone those deadlines if necessary.
There is no specific limit on the number of Nominees (person or project) per company, as long as each Nominee meets the criteria stipulated in the Rules.

Item 2: Competition categories and nominating criteria


The Esports Shaker of the Year – an outstanding personality who has raised esports awareness around the world.
Criteria:
- Action that helped esport get a wider recognition amongst “neophytes”
- An international impact
- Game changer for the esports business

The Media Shaker – a project associating esports and a media that has reached new audiences, beyond esports’ core base.
Criteria:
- Project happened in 2017
- Helped esports reach new audiences
- Game changer for the esports world

The Brand Shaker - a project associating esports and a brand that has reached new audiences, beyond esports’ core base.
Criteria:
- Project happened in 2017
- Helped esports reach new audiences
- Game changer for the esports world

The Sport Shaker - a project associating esports and a sport that has reached new audiences, beyond esports’ core base.
Criteria:
- Project happened in 2017
- Helped esports reach new audiences
- Game changer for the esports world

The Shaker to Watch - a personality, service, product or technology with high potential that will help Esports reach out to new audiences in 2018, ” beyond esport’s core base”
Criteria:
- Effective in 2018 (or at least announced as such)
- Will help esports reach out to new audiences
- Game Changer for the esports business

Item 3: Judging panels and their missions


1/ Jury #1
For the 4 first categories mentioned above, The Game Shakers nominees are selected and nominated in total independence by an international jury composed of acknowledged leaders from the esports sector (the “Jury# 1”), based on the criteria set out in Item 2 here above. The Jury #1 members are:
1- Christina Alejandre, GM of ELEAGUE & VP of Esports, Turner Sports (USA)
2- Arnd Benninghoff, EVP, MTG & CEO, MTGx (Sweden)
3- Oleg Butenko, CEO, VY esports (Russia)
4- Matthieu Dallon, Esport Strategic Advisor for Webedia, France Esports founder (France)
5- Alban Dechelotte, Senior Entertainment Marketing Manager, The Coca Cola Company (USA)
6- Nicolas Gaede, Senior Vice President Marketing & eSports, Lagardère Sports Germany (Germany)
7- Sidney Kim, CEO & President, ROX Tigers, ROX Armada & ROX Knee (South Korea)
8- Ralf Reichert, CEO, ESL (Germany)
9- Stuart Saw, Director of Esports Strategy, Twitch (USA)
10- Mike Sepso, co-founder MLG, SVP Activision Blizzard (USA)
11- Wouter Sleijffers, CEO, Fnatic (UK)

Each member of the Jury will make a confidential ranked proposal of up to 5 candidates. Points are attributed as follows:
7 points for the 1st candidate listed.
5 points for the 2nd candidate listed.
3 points for the 3rd candidate listed.
2 points for the 4th candidate listed.
1 points for the 5th candidate listed.

The Jury members are authorised to nominate themselves and/or a project in which their company is involved, but no more than once per category.

According to the total amount of points received by a project, a company or an individual, the Nominee’s list of 3 names per category will be established (5 names for the Esports Shaker of the Year). In case of a tie between several candidates, the candidate having received the most of jury’s votes will be selected. In case of an ex aequo between the most popular Nominees, a random and impartial choice will be made by the Organiser.
In case one or several jury members did not send their choices or have chosen to withdraw from the jury, the Nominees’ list would be established with the proposals of the other jury members.

In case some nomination picks did not match with the criteria defined above, the said nominations would not be taken into account to establish the Nominees’ list.

The Jury’s decision is final and irrevocable and will not have to be motivated.

2/ Jury #2
For the Shaker To Watch category, the Game Shakers nominees are selected and nominated in total independence by an international jury composed of acknowledged journalists from the esports sector (the “Journalists Jury”), based on the criteria set out in Item 2. The Journalists Jury members are:
Manny Anekal The Next Level
Sam Cooke, Esports Insider
Chris Hana, Esports Observer
Saira Mueller, Dotesports
Jack Stewart, Daily Mail Online
Jake Tucker, Esports pro

Each member of the Jury will make a confidential ranked proposal of up to 5 candidates. Points are attributed as follows:
7 points for the 1st candidate listed.
3 points for the 3rd candidate listed.
5 points for the 2nd candidate listed.
2 points for the 4th candidate listed.
1 points for the 5th candidate listed.


- The Jury members are authorised to nominate themselves and/or a project in which their company is involved, but no more than once per category.

- According to the total amount of points received by a project, a company or an individual, the Nominees list of 3 names per category will be established. In case of a tie between several candidates, the candidate having received the most of jury’s votes will be selected. In case of an ex aequo between the most popular Nominees, a random and impartial choice will be made by the Organiser.

- In case one or several jury members did not send their choices or have chosen to withdraw from the jury, the Nominees’ list would be established with the proposals of the other jury members.

- In case some nomination picks did not match with the criteria defined above, the said nominations would not be taken into account to establish the nominees’ list.

- The Jury’s decision is final and irrevocable and will not have to be motivated.

- The same project cannot be nominated in two different categories. In case the votes would lead to such a case, the Organiser would be entitled to choose the most appropriate category for the project.

Item 4: Information to Nomenees

Nominees, their Companies and/or representatives will be informed by email or any other way of their selection by Jury. In case of projects involving several companies or individuals, the Organiser will be entitled to choose the most relevant one(s) to represent the project.

Item 5: Conditions of participation

Once informed of their selection:

- The Nominees will be asked to supply additional elements which may be displayed on site as well as during the Event. The Organiser reserves the right to choose which elements will be displayed and modify them to guarantee the quality of the competition and the Ceremony.

- The Nominees are informed that the Organizer’s team will photograph and/or record their voice and image during the award ceremony, including video(s) and/or image(s) of their presentation, if any, and distribute said photos and/or recordings to third parties and to communicate them to the public, in the whole world, which may be presented (in particular in the form of live or delayed broadcasting), reproduced without limit as to the number of reproductions and published, in the whole world, for a period of five (5) years, in any format, using any method or process known or unknown at this time, in whole or in part, on all tangible or intangible media known or unknown at this time, including, in particular, the internet ( as the Esports Bar and Reed MIDEM’s websites and of its partners and social networks, as YouTube, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter), and on any other promotional or marketing tool it may use for information or promotional purposes.

- The Nominees also certify that they have been authorised to this end by potential co‑creators or third parties and commit to provide the Organiser with the name of the photographer (photo credit).

- To the same end, Nominees also authorise the Organiser to freely use any project logos, trademarks, titles, extracts and other intangible rights and promotional items to the 2018 edition of the Event.

- The Nominees will be provided with two (2) complimentary registrations for Esports Bar and two invitations to the Game Shakers event, but will be responsible for their accommodation, flights and expenses on site and other costs and expenses of attending and participating in all aspects of the event.

- In case there is a presentation of their works of company or a pitch, the Nominees or their representative will be asked to submit their presentation to the Organiser’s Team, ahead of the event to help adapt and improve it if necessary, and to attend a preparatory and technical rehearsal of the live Ceremony held on February 13th, 2018. Final rehearsal schedule will be confirmed by the Organiser’s Team to all Nominees at the announcement of the selection.

- In case there is a presentation of their works of company or a pitch during the ceremony, warrant that the Nominees have the right and authority to submit and present their works, and that the it does not infringe upon or violate any copyright, trademark, right of privacy or right of publicity or any other right of any kind or nature of any person or entity.

- The Nominees agree to be bound by the present Rules and Regulations. Nominees agree that any failure to abide by any term contained in the Rules and Regulations may result in the disqualification of their participation. The Nominees acknowledge and accept that all rulings of the Organizer’s Team and all decisions of the Jury shall be binding and final.

Item 6: Voting process and results

All Esports BAR participants will vote during Esports BAR in Cannes to determine the order of three (3) winners (hereafter the “ Winner(s)”): Bronze Shaker, Silver Shaker and Gold Shaker in the following categories:

. The Media Shaker
. The Brand Shaker
. The Sport Shaker

Their vote will be combined, representing 100% of the final result that will determine each category Winner.
In the event of an ex aequo between two or more nominees, the jury will determine the Winner in the presence of an Organiser’s representative.
For the category “The Esports Shaker of the Year”, the Jury#1 will vote for the Winner. The Jury members are not entitled to vote in a category in case they or their company is nominated in this category.
For the category “The Shaker to Watch”, the Journalists Jury will vote for the Winner. The Journalists Jury members are not entitled to vote in one category in case they or their company is nominated.

Item 7: The Shaker of the Year

Given its specific importance in the media, the “Shaker of the Year” prize has to be acknowledged by the Winner.
The Jury will select Nominees and establish a ranking, which will be kept confidential. The personality coming first in the Jury’s vote will be contacted by the Organiser and asked if he/she formally accepts the prize (e.g. by sending a dedicated video, press release or by attending the event.) In case he/she does not reply or accept, the prize will be attributed to the first personality to accept it following the Jury’s vote ranking.

Item 8: The Game Shakers Event

The results will be announced at the Ceremony, which will take place on February 13th, 2018 during Esports BAR VIP dinner in Cannes.
Official representatives for the Winners will collect their prizes on stage.
The prize-giving may be photographed and recorded for the purposes of promoting the Game Shakers, the Winners, the Nominees and their project(s). Winners and Nominees authorise the Organiser and its representatives to photograph and video and audio record the prize-giving directly or indirectly, including their likenesses and voices, together with any elements related to their projects, and to reproduce and broadcast those photography and recording to the public by any means, notably on the internet, as specified in Item 5 above, including the Esports Bar and Game Shakers websites for promotional purposes. Winners and Nominees also certify and guarantee that they have been authorised to this end by their official representatives and any potential co-creators and third parties.

Item 9: The Gains

Visibility:
- Visibility during the on-stage pitching in Cannes during Esports Bar 2018.
- Visibility in Esports Bar communication and marketing tools (website and social networks).

- Possibility to use in all their communications a logo or a specific branded image, related to this award that will be sent to them by Reed MIDEM.

Item 10: Claims/ Governing Law and Jurisdiction

The Organizer’s Team reserves the right to change, modify or amend the Rules at any time. 
If for any reason Esports Bar 2018 in Cannes is interrupted, delayed or cancelled or cannot be completed as planned, the Organizer’s Team reserves the right to postpone, suspend or terminate Esports Bar 2018, without any indemnification whatsoever. If any provision of the Rules is declared invalid or unenforceable, all other provisions shall remain in effect. 

The Rules shall be construed under and governed by French law. 

APPLICANTS EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT THE COURTS WHICH HAVE JURISDICTION OVER REED MIDEM’S REGISTERED OFFICES WILL BE SOLELY COMPETENT TO RULE ON ANY DISPUTE ARISING IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTENT OR THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE RULES. 


Item 11: Miscellaneous

In the event of force majeure or unforeseen circumstances resulting in the impossibility of organising Esports Bar, The Nominees and Winners are informed that the personal data collected by Reed MIDEM in connection with the Event will be processed for the purposes of organising and promoting this competition, as well as for the Organiser’s records. The beneficiaries of this data will be the Organiser and its representatives, the jury and may be forwarded to third parties, including RELX group companies, with whom the Organiser, which is part of the RELX group, has contracted for the purposes of organising the competition and/or service providers and partners of the Organiser, who can be located all over the world, and or third parties as other participants or sponsors. In accordance with the French law “Informatique, fichiers et libertés” of January 6, 1978, the Nominees and the Winners may obtain communication of such data from the Organiser to the following address: contract.cnil@reedmidem.com. The Nominees and the Winners may also, for legitimate reasons, rectify, object or oppose to the processing of his/her/their personal data by Reed MIDEM.
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