Trig Social Media AB (Frankfurt , Xetra :Trig) announces its 2015 Roster of its esports stars.
With the development of this division moving rapidly we are pleased to identify the various games we cover with our Galaxy of world Champion teams and players.
The most popular League of Legends player on earth, world champion and three times European champion.
A talented veteran playing alongside xPeke for the last three years and sharing his achievements.
After winning the North American championship with TSM, Maurice has returned to his home turf.
Regarded as one of the best supports, he led Lemondogs to the top the table at the S3 LCS Summer Split.
The most promising player in Europe, aiming to use his teammates experience to become one of the best.
Widely known in the SMITE community as the most avid coach/manager in the scene with a passion for winning.
Most aggressive support in Europe, backed up by raw skill and a lovable personality.
A pure terror to have against you, incredible map awareness and game knowledge make him the best jungler in Europe.
One of the SMITE titans, extremely established player and well rounded. Trig SMITE's captain.
One of the SMITE ‘innovators’, constantly bringing forth new tactics to gain an advantage over his opponent.
Considered the best 1vs1 player in the world. Xaliea is a mechanical monster who will dismantle all who challenges him.
FIFA world champion who will consistently compete at the top level of any given tournament. Very passionate and skilled to an extreme extent.
Also know as “boss toss”, highest grossing SC2 player in history with almost $500k under his belt. Equally skilled as he is entertaining to watch.
Jan “Faramir” Engelmann
Has participated in plenty of tournaments with great success. In December last year, he won both Tavern Takeover III and Heroes of Cards 2014 – Cup #4.
Daniel “DTwo” Ikuta
Most famous for being placed 3-4 on the BlizzCon 2014 and for winning the Battle of the Best, which is a Best-of-Five series with some of the best players in the world competing.
Harald “Powder” Gimre
Harald managed to snatch the silver medal from the Inaugural Kinguin Invitational Tournament in December last year.
Trig esports has the ambition to set up an esports world tour organized similarly to the Formula one circus with monthly events in the major capitals across Europe and Asia.
Trig TV is an online media-streaming platform that produces exclusive content in-house, distributes branded content and user-generated content to a global audience. Trig TV seeks through its esports engagement, i.e. the reality show and live streaming of events, to establish the means, motivation and creativity to ignite a new era in content development. Trig esports channel will stream matches with expert commenting in tournaments especially focusing on the Pro Gamer Teams to be announced.
Trig has begun planning for the immediate production of three different shows to be broadcasted during different phases with the first one beginning late 2014. First, the TV series “From Zero To Hero” - a global reality show where the audience follows unknown players climb from amateur to professional players.
An amateur tournament in “League of Legends” will be held online in order to single out a chosen few. Secondly, a complementary show to “From Zero To Hero” will provide a live “Fanview”-experience giving viewers and fans of the show the chance to get closer. Trig will also produce an esports Studio News show broadcasted four times a week. The show will invite stars and profiles from the world of esports and discuss current esports events.
Trig is moving into esports since its defined by player passion and user engagement. Trig will cross sell with products like Trig Money to earn revenue and to Trig TV to claim a stake in Live streaming TV. We understand that the Internet has united people all across the world to turn esports from a niche past time to a hugely popular phenomenon. A phenomenon that has seen explosive growth in recent years. Viewership has gone from the hundreds to millions with just a few years. Nowadays, over 35 million viewers watch gaming-related content broadcasted over Twitch every month. The five top games has more 150 million frequent players around the world. Prize pools have gone from a pittance to millions. Now more than ever, players are considering pro-gaming as a valid career.
To meet the demand from this market, Trig will start a professional esports team, produce and stream a new reality TV-series and build the worlds first dedicated esports arena in a suitable location. Trig has great ambitions and aim at taking an overall grip on the whole fragmented esport business.
Nacka Strand, March 16th 2016: Trig is delighted to report that Trig Media Group, Trig Social Media’s mother company, has acquired 100% of Webstamp World Wide AB. In connection to this transaction, Trig Social Media has signed an exclusive worldwide Webstamp reseller contract with its mother company. The base of the contract is a revenue share and operational management agreement.
Webstamp’s core product is a virtual stamp (webstamp) carrying a logo of one’s favourite charity or club. It is the synthesis of all recent IT trends and aims to expose one’s personal identity and values through an active support of a particular organization. The webstamp itself is attached to one’s e-mails and other electronic documents and carries links to messages attached to the stamp’s profile. The model is based on revenue share with the charities and organisations promoted. The main product and operational organization are currently being finalised. However, previous trials have beenvery successful.
This deal is another step forward on the way to create a new sustainable Trig. It increases the value of our offering within social media and gives us another innovating product that appeals to both users and business clients.
Adhoc announcement according to article 15 WpHG
Nacka Strand, 07 March 2016: Trig social media AB is delighted to announce acquisition of 50.5% of www.social-commerce.co and its holding company Fusion Finance with an option to acquire the remaining 49.5% toward the end of the year. The transaction will be completed with 9 million Trig Social Media shares to be issued shortly. The price for the remaining 49.5% is performance based.
Social-commerce is a gamified gig economy platform with an affiliate component that is about to launch within the next two weeks. What makes it unique is the mix of freebies, products and services connected with a social element. The expectation is that this platform should start generating revenue within two to four months after going live.
This acquisition is an exciting opportunity for both our product users and for shareholders. It creates a unique strategic opportunity of utilising our existing social media expertise and connecting it to social commerce.
This acquisition also marks the first major change based on our new operational strategy aiming to make the company cashflow neutral within the next twelve months. More changes are on the way and shortly will be communicated shortly. As a part of this, the board is also looking at redefining operational structure including outsourcing and licensing out some of the existing products on a revenue share basis in order to reduce running costs and speed up marketing.
Nacka Strand, 11 February 2016: Trig Social Media AB has commenced an operational business structure improvement program with the aim to increase market and customer focus. The program is focused on product based subsidiaries and its implementation is now under way.
This change will allow for each product to have a core team responsible for its success and will remove the product “Cinderella effect”. A further decision has also been made to potentially open product focused subsidiaries in other regions if this eases the entry barriers in those markets, primarily through joint venture arrangements.
As a part of this strong drive and in order to enhance the group’s offering, Trig Social Media is also currently considering investing in new and existing social media business, exploring the so called “gig economy” and online royalty companies. This will generate passive income as well as provide the group with opportunities for cross-selling and addition of Value Added Services. Any such investments will be made to compliment and improve the company’s current product and customer offering mix.
Trig Social Media is also further fine-tuning its Fusion concept of product marketing and is expecting to launch this over the next 5 weeks. Fusion was originally supposed to be launched last year but it was decided that the concept was not yet ready to go live as it was not taking into account cultural differences in its targeted market regions. The new Fusion will instead be a region tailored offer, more in tune with the local “wants and needs”.
All these improvements will refocus Trig’s products on their users. Something that the board of directors feels is a key success factor for the business. It is expected that this will result in stronger corporate finances and substantially increased business growth.
The board is also intending to increase corporate communication frequency and reporting which they acknowledge has recently been moderate. To further support the new operational approach and improve the group’s finances, the management team has agreed to convert some of the company’s debt to them into equity, further underlining the management’s commitment to the success of Trig Social Media.
These are the first of many changes that the newly elected board anticipates taking place in the near future. The company is still facing many challenges but it is now actively taking steps to address these.
Adhoc announcement according to article 15 WpHG
Stockholm, 28 December 2015: Trig Social Media held an Extraordinary General Meeting on December 23 to elect a new board of Directors.
We are pleased to announce election of two new directors Mr. Thomas Arebo and Mr. Björn Palm and, the re-election of Mr. Peter Kristoffersson. Mr Arebo has held different management roles in a number of IT companies both in Sweden and abroad and has over the past six months advised Trig Social Media on legal matters. Mr. Palm has a background in the telecoms industry with focus on concept management and corporate development. Mr. Kristoffersson will continue to focus on operational success of the business.
It is also with sadness we report that Mr. Phillip Cook will no longer be serving as a director of the company due to family commitments. Mr. Arebo will take over as the chairman of the board.
Nacka, 14 December 2015: TSM publishes its 2015 Q3 Report, which can be found on the company’s corporate site tsm.trig.com. The company has reported a loss of approximately EUR 8.15 million from the period.
In addition, the Annual General Meeting will be held at the company’s office on December 23, 2015 at 13.00. The agenda and full notice can be viewed on tsm.trig.com.
Nacka, 14 December 2015: TSM has resubmitted its previously published half year report for 2015. This is due to TSM strengthening its internal reporting and governance procedures leading to corrections of previously made errors. The resubmitted Q2 Report can now be found on the company’s corporate site tsm.trig.com.