International competitions – Soccer Superfly XP http://soccersuperflyxp.com/ Wed, 18 May 2022 09:42:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/favicon-14-150x150.png International competitions – Soccer Superfly XP http://soccersuperflyxp.com/ 32 32 Vovinam, a Vietnamese martial art, returns in style to the SEA Games https://soccersuperflyxp.com/vovinam-a-vietnamese-martial-art-returns-in-style-to-the-sea-games/ Wed, 18 May 2022 09:42:00 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/vovinam-a-vietnamese-martial-art-returns-in-style-to-the-sea-games/ Vietnamese martial artists compete in a recent national vovinam championship. Vovinam is played in SEA Games 31. — VNS Photo Giang Lê via ANN The 31st Southeast Asian Games are a historic step for vovinam (Vietnamese traditional martial arts) to assert itself and show more of its strength as it takes place on its soil. […]]]>

Vietnamese martial artists compete in a recent national vovinam championship. Vovinam is played in SEA Games 31. — VNS Photo Giang Lê via ANN

The 31st Southeast Asian Games are a historic step for vovinam (Vietnamese traditional martial arts) to assert itself and show more of its strength as it takes place on its soil.

After nine years of absence since the SEA Games in 2013, vovinam is back.

Vovinam made its Games debut in 2011 in Indonesia with 14 categories. Four countries were in competition, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam.

Vietnam won five golds, seven silvers and two bronzes to top the team standings, while Indonesia finished second with five golds, one silver and eight bronzes .

During the 27th SEA Games held in Myanmar in 2013, vovinam was held for a second time with the participation of five countries, Myanmar, Indonesia, Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. In this event, Vietnam was in the lead with six gold medals.

However, vovinam was absent from the next three Games for various reasons.

At the SEA Games in 2019, the Philippines as hosts initially announced the list of 56 sports including vovinam with four sets of medals. But at the last moment, this martial art could not take place at these Games.

Vovinam’s return to the SEA Games is good news for Vietnam’s martial arts – demonstrating recognition from international friends and influence in the region. This is an important step for Vietnamese sport to become a sport in Southeast Asia.

Nguyen Binh Dinh, Deputy Secretary General of Vietnam Federation of Vovinam, said: “It was a disappointment for Vovinam when it was absent from the last three Games. It meant that the good influence that Vietnamese martial arts had accumulated at previous Games collapsed, forcing us to start over.

“The journey to bring Vietnamese martial arts to a good reputation in the region is already arduous, let alone Asian Games or world events. However, we are still determined to make vovinam strong again,” Dinh added.

“The return of vovinam can be seen as a great opportunity for vovinam to continue to grow in Southeast Asia and around the world. We hope that vovinam will be maintained as a traditional sport appearing at the next Games.

At this year’s SEA Games, vovinam will have 15 sets of medals: six combat categories and nine divisions for performance. Vietnamese martial artists aim to win five gold medals.

The Vovinam national team of the Philippines.  LAKAY TEAM/VOVINAM PHILIPPINES PHOTO

The Vovinam national team of the Philippines. LAKAY TEAM/VOVINAM PHILIPPINES PHOTO

According to Ngo Ba Huy, the team leader of vovinam at the 31st SEA Games, the athletes are in good shape and physical condition, and eager to compete.

“We always have to keep the players safe so they don’t get injured as the competition approaches,” Huy said.

YamadHiputra I Nyoman, Secretary General of Vovinam Federation of South East Asia and Secretary General of Vovinam Federation of Indonesia, said: “The return of Vovinam to the 31 Games is a joy for those who love this art. Vietnamese martial artist.

“After many years of ups and downs, especially when he was absent in other editions of the Games, the leaders of vovinam in the world, continents and regions have always maintained the organization of international tournaments. This has played an important role in maintaining vovinam training and competition in Asian countries, especially in Southeast Asia.

The vovinam competitions will take place from May 18 to 22 at Soc Son Gymnasium with the participation of seven countries: Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Singapore, Laos, Thailand and the host Vietnam

The 32nd SEA Games will be held in Cambodia in 2023, and vovinam is expected to be included.

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Caf Champions League: Mosimane’s Al Ahly decides for the final against Wydad Casablanca https://soccersuperflyxp.com/caf-champions-league-mosimanes-al-ahly-decides-for-the-final-against-wydad-casablanca/ Mon, 16 May 2022 10:49:29 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/caf-champions-league-mosimanes-al-ahly-decides-for-the-final-against-wydad-casablanca/ Al Ahly have said they will play in the CAF Champions League final against Wydad Casablanca despite their concerns over the choice of Stade Mohamed V as the venue for the clash. The Egyptian giants, however, said certain rules must be followed in order to have a fair competition in Africa’s biggest club game. “The […]]]>

Al Ahly have said they will play in the CAF Champions League final against Wydad Casablanca despite their concerns over the choice of Stade Mohamed V as the venue for the clash.

The Egyptian giants, however, said certain rules must be followed in order to have a fair competition in Africa’s biggest club game.

“The club will play the CAF Champions League final regardless of where the match takes place, guided by the values ​​and traditions of the club,” the statement from Al Ahly read.

“We have not received any statement confirming the details of the match. Al Ahly adheres to its legitimate demands and will ask for specific regulations to ensure justice between the two teams competing in the final, which will be the title of the biggest competition. in Africa. “

Recently, the reigning African champions appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport regarding the choice of Casablanca as the host city for the match.

“The club has decided to take the dispute to CAS and escalate the situation after all the negative issues in the organization of CAF competitions, which have not had specific regulations for a long time,” the statement added.

“The club is asking CAS to rule on the matter before the date of the final. The club would like the match to be played at a neutral venue or be postponed until the situation is determined by CAS, in order to offer equal chances to both competing teams.

“Whatever the outcome of the situation, the club will pursue its complaint to the CAS because the club has a role to play for our beloved continent based on the continental and international value of the club which will participate in the final for the 15th times in history.

“The club looks forward to the support of national and international organizations to put right what has happened and deliver the best for football in Africa, when it comes to football competitions and venues. Our beloved continent which has produces some of the best talent in the world, deserves the best at every level.”

The Cairo club have also promised to uncover what they call ‘hidden details’ regarding Caf after the final scheduled for May 30.

“Al Ahly will hold an international press conference after the CAF Champions League final to uncover all the hidden details related to CAF’s decision which contradicts all fair play standards,” the club said.

“Also to point out all the unacceptable errors that have been included in the official statements of all parties, regarding this matter.”

As they prepare for the showdown against Wydad Casablanca, the team hierarchy has voted a vote of confidence in Pitso Mosimane and his team.

“Al Ahly’s board would like to express their ultimate confidence in our first team, their coaching staff and their administrative staff,” he concluded.

“That they are all capable of succeeding under any circumstance, no matter where they play in Africa, and that they are all aware of the responsibility they bear to make our beloved fans proud and happy.”

Al Ahly beat ES Setif of Algeria in the semi-finals to reach another final in Africa’s premier club competition.

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Phyllis McLean Receives Prestigious Mary Black Award for 2022 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/phyllis-mclean-receives-prestigious-mary-black-award-for-2022/ Sat, 14 May 2022 18:53:23 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/phyllis-mclean-receives-prestigious-mary-black-award-for-2022/ May 14, 2022 A “delighted” Phyllis McLean has been awarded the prestigious Mary Black Award for 2022 after a lifelong career in artistic swimming. Swim England’s artistic swimming management team reviewed the nominations and were unanimous in their decision to award the trophy to Phyllis. She received the award at the Junior and Senior Artistic […]]]>

A “delighted” Phyllis McLean has been awarded the prestigious Mary Black Award for 2022 after a lifelong career in artistic swimming.

Swim England’s artistic swimming management team reviewed the nominations and were unanimous in their decision to award the trophy to Phyllis.

She received the award at the Junior and Senior Artistic Swimming National Championships and is a highly respected figure in the sport.

McLean, who was an international technical official at the London 2012 Olympics, began her sporting career as a competitor, winning a national title with her club.

After taking a break to raise a family, she then returned to the sport, helping to develop it in her region with roles at all levels of club, country and international.

During the pandemic, she has worked tirelessly to ensure good communication between clubs, with meetings, national Zoom training, competitions and virtual notes.

She has been described as a very dedicated and supportive person who is always willing to listen and take action to improve and develop the sport.

After receiving the award, Phyllis said, “I am absolutely thrilled to receive this prestigious award.

“It was a total surprise and an honor to receive this.”

“When I look at the names already engraved on the award, I can’t believe my name will be among those people I have worked with during my many years of artistic swimming.

“To win this at this time in my life is incredible and I’m so grateful to those who nominated me.”

The trophy is awarded annually to an individual who has provided outstanding service to artistic swimming and Phyllis was shocked to be named this year’s recipient.

She added: “I was working as a recorder at the event and was busy checking the data on the computer before the first team event.

“I was aware that some artistic swimming references were being read, but when Scotland was mentioned I started to absorb a bit more of what was being said!

“When I looked at my colleague and saw the huge smile on her face, I thought…this is me they’re talking about.”

Greatest Accomplishments

Throughout her career in the sport, McLean has been involved in a number of events, but believes her role at the London Olympics was her personal highlight.

She said: “My personal achievement was being selected for the London 2012 Olympics as a technical official, it was a great honor for me and my family.”

Phyllis, the current Chairman of Scottish Swimming, was also a renowned coach, helping Lauren Smith win Scotland’s first-ever artistic swimming medal at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi.

“Helping Lauren Smith win Scotland’s first-ever artistic swimming medal at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games was a very proud moment for all of us in Scottish Synchro,” she added.

Advice for those who want to get involved

Phyllis believes that anyone considering volunteering should do so, as it is rewarding and has made her feel special.

She said, “Go ahead! If you have a passion for sport and a desire to learn, help others and be part of a team, then put yourself forward.

“I really enjoy working with various clubs and helping them realize their potential and encouraging swimmers to achieve their goals.

“You will be rewarded when you see swimmers’ accomplishments and you will be part of something unique and special.”

See all previous Mary Black Award winners, here.

To learn more about volunteering opportunities, email Volunteering@swimming.org.

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USA chosen as host of Rugby World Cup https://soccersuperflyxp.com/usa-chosen-as-host-of-rugby-world-cup/ Thu, 12 May 2022 18:29:26 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/usa-chosen-as-host-of-rugby-world-cup/ When the FIFA World Cup came to the United States in 1994, there was a lot of skepticism. Could a sport featuring low-scoring matches played by unknown foreign stars capture the imagination of parochial American fans? As it turns out, the answer was yes: the World Cup helped kick off a soccer boom in the […]]]>

When the FIFA World Cup came to the United States in 1994, there was a lot of skepticism. Could a sport featuring low-scoring matches played by unknown foreign stars capture the imagination of parochial American fans? As it turns out, the answer was yes: the World Cup helped kick off a soccer boom in the United States and opened up a valuable new market for a global sport.

It’s still a long way off, but rugby officials are hoping for something similar after awarding the 2031 Men’s and 2033 Women’s Rugby World Cups to the United States on Thursday. The 2031 tournament will be the first men’s Rugby World Cup held in the Western Hemisphere. (The women’s event was held in Canada in 2006.)

Because rugby’s reach is more limited geographically – only a handful of nations play it at an elite level, and only four have won its biggest championship – the Rugby World Cup does not reach the heights of viewership enjoyed by the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics. But the men’s event is one of the few international competitions that can plausibly lay claim to being the third biggest sporting event in the world. Rugby officials acknowledged on Thursday, when announcing the hosts of five future tournaments, that they were looking to raise the profile and reach of the sport.

“Today we approved three exceptional Rugby World Cup host countries – England, Australia and the United States – providing unprecedented certainty and an unprecedented opportunity to accelerate growth and development. ‘impact of rugby on a global scale,’ World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont said after the programme. of events was approved by the World Rugby Council at its annual meeting in Dublin. “It’s great for rugby, for the fans and for the host nations.”

The World Cups awarded to the United States were among the five finalized on Thursday. All the championships that will take place before the arrival of the event in America have been entrusted to traditional powers: France in 2023 and Australia in 2027 for men, and New Zealand in 2022, England in 2025 and Australia in 2029 for women. World Cups in England and Australia were approved along with bids from the United States on Thursday.

Rugby officials also said they were committed to building relationships with each host country’s national governing body. The goal, Beaumont said, was “long-term sustainable development, including in the United States and in women’s soccer.”

While the United States men have played in previous editions of the Rugby World Cup, they usually face it against the big powerhouses of the sport. The Americans have qualified for the last six World Cups but are only 2-21. In the team’s last international game, in October, they lost to three-time World Cup champions New Zealand, 104-14.

The USA women’s team fared better on the court, winning the first World Cup in 1991 and finishing fourth in the last tournament in 2017.

Yet rugby has always struggled to find its place in the crowded American sports landscape, already loaded with professional and college games in sports far more familiar to American fans. Increasingly, international events intrigue these fans, but football matches and Formula 1 races are still a few steps ahead of rugby.

With their own eyes on the vast and lucrative US market, cricket officials made a similar move, naming the United States co-hosts of the 2024 Men’s Twenty20 World Cup along with West Indies.

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Five Lanarkshire college apprentices are finalists in the fire and safety skills competition https://soccersuperflyxp.com/five-lanarkshire-college-apprentices-are-finalists-in-the-fire-and-safety-skills-competition/ Tue, 10 May 2022 19:50:00 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/five-lanarkshire-college-apprentices-are-finalists-in-the-fire-and-safety-skills-competition/ Five apprentices from New College Lanarkshire (NCL) have been announced as finalists in a fire and safety skills competition in London. They are set to take part in the IFSEC and FIREX Engineers of Tomorrow challenge at the ExCeL arena in the English capital next Tuesday to Thursday, May 17-19. Calum Sutherland, Conor Peddie, William […]]]>

Five apprentices from New College Lanarkshire (NCL) have been announced as finalists in a fire and safety skills competition in London.

They are set to take part in the IFSEC and FIREX Engineers of Tomorrow challenge at the ExCeL arena in the English capital next Tuesday to Thursday, May 17-19.

Calum Sutherland, Conor Peddie, William Graham and Lewis Kinnear will compete in a live electronic security systems installation challenge, while Ryan Cherrie will compete in a fire alarm systems challenge.



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All five are currently undertaking modern apprenticeships in electronic fire and security systems and combine their education at the college’s state-of-the-art security center at its Kirkintilloch campus with on-the-job training.

The quality quintet will be among 36 finalists selected as the next generation of talented engineers showcasing their skills to thousands of industry professionals every day.

John McCusker, head of construction and technology trades at New College Lanarkshire, told Lanarkshire Live: “Congratulations to the five students for reaching this stage of the competition and a very sincere thank you to the employers and staff involved in preparing and support for this one event.

“We wish you all the best for the next step in showcasing your talents.”

The winners of Engineers of Tomorrow will compete in the national final of the prestigious WorldSkills UK (WSUK) event in November.

For the first time this year, electronic security and fire alarm competitions will be represented at the WSUK.

The Engineers of Tomorrow competition is part of the IFSEC International 2022 security industry conference, being held for the first time since 2019.

Staff from NCL’s Electronic Fire and Security Systems team recently attended the Security Twenty 22 conference and exhibition at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow to learn about the latest technology in the industry.

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Surfing to Victory – The New Indian Express https://soccersuperflyxp.com/surfing-to-victory-the-new-indian-express/ Mon, 09 May 2022 01:07:00 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/surfing-to-victory-the-new-indian-express/ Express press service CHENNAI: Growing up in Kovalam, Sekar Pitchai was always surrounded by sun, sand and sea. shiny board. It was Sekar’s introduction to the sport. The strangers even gave him their board to play on, which eventually led to a surge in his interest in surfing and paddling. He took to the sea […]]]>

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CHENNAI: Growing up in Kovalam, Sekar Pitchai was always surrounded by sun, sand and sea. shiny board. It was Sekar’s introduction to the sport.

The strangers even gave him their board to play on, which eventually led to a surge in his interest in surfing and paddling. He took to the sea when he dropped out of school at the age of ten. “I’ve never been interested in studying. Once, in class 5, when I hadn’t done my homework, my teacher hit me with a stick. Seeing the marks on my body, my father got angry and argued with my teacher the next day. It was my last day as a student,” he recalls. This led Sekar to collect nets to join the fishing industry, like everyone else in his family.

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When TT Group President and CEO Arun Vasu discovered Sekar’s passion and talent, he decided to help. Arun Vasu and champion angler-turned-surfer Murthy Megavanlater are the founders of Surf Turf – established as Covelong Point in 2012 – a club for local surfers and paddlers. The club’s goal is to discover hidden gems in rural communities that, if cared for, could become top athletes. Surf Turf has impacted the lives of the people of Kovalam who mainly depend on fishing for their livelihood. Especially that of Sekar who became the first Indian surfer to compete in an international competition – FIJI ISA World Surf and SUP Championship in 2016.

But Sekar wasn’t the only one who found his passion with the help of Surf Turf. Gayatri Juvekar, a 22-year-old paddler and freelance photographer from Pune, has had a fairy tale journey since arriving at Surf Turf a few months ago for a photo shoot. After seeing the sport through her lens, the Libra magazine founder wanted to give it a shot. Ten days before the Stand Up Paddling Women’s Nationals, she began her journey into water sports – with guidance from Sekar and other Surf Turf members – and finished third in her first-ever competition.

Sekar and Gayatri also showed their skills at the Palkbay National Standup Paddle Championships, where they dominated the proceedings, winning six medals combined in Rameswaram. Sekar beat the men’s technical (12km), distance (12km) and sprint (200m) categories, while Gayatri became national champion in the women’s technical (2km) and sprint (200m).

“I am delighted to have won all three races here. The races were tight and I had to maintain my stamina and stamina throughout the race in difficult conditions,” shared Sekar, world number 18. He has, so far, competed in 20 championships and won more than 40 medals. For Gayatri, the victory was rather unexpected but felt good, as she says. “By holding more competitions and tournaments, the people will know more about the sport and it will surely attract many eyes across the country,” she added.

Arun said this year was one of the most competitive national championships. “I am happy with the improvement shown by the seasoned paddlers and also excited about the future of the sport,” the Indian Surfing Federation president said. SUP is currently the fastest growing sport in the world and the Olympic committee has also included paddleboarding for the 2028 Olympics in Los Angeles. Sekar aims to qualify for these Olympics and bring glory to the country.

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From history to celebrations, everything you need to know https://soccersuperflyxp.com/from-history-to-celebrations-everything-you-need-to-know/ Sat, 07 May 2022 01:30:23 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/from-history-to-celebrations-everything-you-need-to-know/ The day is part of a project called ‘Athletics for a Bigger World’ which was launched by World Athletics, formerly known as the International Amateur Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Athletics Day is celebrated every year to raise awareness among young people and children about the importance of sport and physical fitness. The day is part […]]]>

The day is part of a project called ‘Athletics for a Bigger World’ which was launched by World Athletics, formerly known as the International Amateur Athletics Federations (IAAF)

World Athletics Day is celebrated every year to raise awareness among young people and children about the importance of sport and physical fitness. The day is part of a project called “Athletics for a Greater World” which has been launched by World Athletics, formerly known as the International Amateur Athletics Federations (IAAF).

Date:

World Athletics Day is celebrated in May. However, the date varies from year to year and every year World Athletics, finalizes a certain date to mark the day of celebration all over the world. According to the organization, the day will be commemorated on May 7. This year. The Kids’ Athletics Day will also be celebrated on May 7 by the organization.

Athletics is an exclusive category of competitive sports consisting of running, jumping, swimming, throwing and walking. By entering the world of athletics, young people develop certain qualities such as teamwork, leadership, self-confidence and self-discipline.

The main objective behind celebrating the day is to make sports an integral part of society and to keep everyone healthy and fit. World Athletics organizes various sporting events and competitions for people of all ages around the world.

History of World Athletics Day:

World Athletics Day was first launched in 1996 by Primo Nebiolo, then President of the International Amateur Athletics Foundation. Nebiolo proposed that participation in sports can lead us to build a healthier society.

Since then, World Athletics has sponsored the day to focus on sportsmanship and physical fitness. The theme for the first World Athletics Day was based on the centennial edition of the Atlanta Olympic Games.

The IAAF was founded in Sweden on July 17, 1912 by 17 national athletics federations as the international governing body for athletics. The organization, which deals with issues such as standardized technical equipment and the list of official world records, changed its name to World Athletics in 2019.

Goals:

  • To establish a link between sport, youth and the preservation of the environment throughout the world.
  • Promote athletics as an essential part of sport in educational institutions.
  • Make the general public aware of the importance of sport in daily life.
  • Educating people on how sport plays a key role in health and fitness.

Celebrations:

During the day, schools and colleges around the world organize different sporting events. Many camps and exhibitions are organized to emphasize the importance of physical activities for children. From running to shot put, many competitions are held to increase young people’s interest in athletics.

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UW’s Pitches & Notes wins international a cappella championship in New York The Badger Herald https://soccersuperflyxp.com/uws-pitches-notes-wins-international-a-cappella-championship-in-new-york-the-badger-herald/ Sun, 01 May 2022 13:00:00 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/uws-pitches-notes-wins-international-a-cappella-championship-in-new-york-the-badger-herald/ The a cappella group Pitches & Notes from the University of Wisconsin won the final of the International Collegiate A Cappella Championship on April 23 in New York City. The victory was the first national championship for the group, the first time a triple group had won in the last 15 years and the first […]]]>

The a cappella group Pitches & Notes from the University of Wisconsin won the final of the International Collegiate A Cappella Championship on April 23 in New York City.

The victory was the first national championship for the group, the first time a triple group had won in the last 15 years and the first time a group from the Great Lakes region had won, said Leah Terry, media coordinator Pitches & Notes social media.

Pitches & Notes member Hyunji Haynes said she was thrilled with the win.

“It’s the biggest compliment we’ve ever received,” Haynes said in an email to the Badger Herald. “It’s not that we’ve ever needed validation, but it’s always so exciting to collect accolades and share the excitement with our supporters and our community!”

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The ICCA Championship featured 10 competing teams from three countries – the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. Pitches & Notes qualified for the event by winning a quarter-final in Madison and a regional semi-final in Chicago.

10 minute set of Pitch & Notes of “Animal” by AURORA, “Deepest Lonely” by Birdy and “Outro” by MUNA – complete with accompanying choreography – beat the competition to the ICCA National Championship. The Opportunes of Harvard University came second and the UCLA ScatterTones placed third.

In addition to the team awards, senior UW choreographer and Pitches & Notes Elise Schroeder won the individual award for Outstanding Choreography in the quarter-finals, semi-finals and group finals.

To make it to the finals, Pitches & Notes created a GoFundMe that surpassed its goal of $12,000 in just four days, Haynes said.

Pitches and notes lend unique flair to a cappella ensemble, impress Music Hall audienceThe Music Hall was a packed house on Friday night as Pitches and Notes performed in their latest a cappella show from Lily…

“None of this would have been possible without our fundraising efforts and the generous support of our family, friends and community,” Haynes said. “We were honestly shocked at the turnout…it’s so different to see the support in tangible numbers.”

Terry said it was amazing for the group that others want to see them succeed and that the support they received throughout the semester made them feel incredibly loved.

Final performance of the academic year of the pitches & notes, their Spring Showcase, will be held May 1 at First Baptist Church in Madison. Their music is also available on Spotify.

“I think our success this year will open many well-deserved doors for the future band,” Haynes said. “They really have the world at their feet.”

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Understand variations in the esports market https://soccersuperflyxp.com/understand-variations-in-the-esports-market/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 13:55:12 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/understand-variations-in-the-esports-market/ Image credit: Kirill Bashkirov/LVP – Liga de Videojuegos Profesional As a cornerstone of culture, video games have become an extension of various cultures around the world, as shown in the Guide to Electronic Sports from the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE). From the Starcraft 2 craze in South Korea to fighting games in the […]]]>
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As a cornerstone of culture, video games have become an extension of various cultures around the world, as shown in the Guide to Electronic Sports from the Interactive Software Federation of Europe (ISFE). From the Starcraft 2 craze in South Korea to fighting games in the United States and Japan, video games and the competitions surrounding them – esports – have managed to create self-sustaining ecosystems within various societies.

Despite the globally interconnected nature of video games, titles that are popular in one region may not be common in another, and it can be hard to tell why this is the case. Very llittle infrastructure is needed other than a computer or internet-connected device. And yet, many esports titles excel specifically in distinct geographic markets.

Market differences

One of the best examples of a modern esports title showing radically different adoption patterns is Free Fire. The game is nothing less than a phenomenon, with 150 million peak daily active users globally. But a closer look reveals that Latin America and Asia dominate the player base, while the game has a very small European presence. What makes video games work in some regions and fail in others?

Looking at esports titles as traditional products makes it much easier to put things into perspective. Like any other product, esports titles aren’t evenly marketed to audiences, with publishers pouring more money and attention into regions that are likely to have higher adoption. “Video games are creative and commercial products,” explained Sergi Mesonero, ISFE Esports Manager.

“As such, they may not be distributed in all territories, may not be marketed uniformly, or may lack essential online infrastructure in regions where that particular game or business does not have a appropriate market penetration, among other commercial considerations. However, some causes are more subtle, such as territories with different gaming cultures.

Some games may not have the right infrastructure to succeed in all regions. Servers play an important role in determining the success of a game, and gamers demand at least an acceptable level of latency. Additionally, access to the platform also differs significantly across the world. Mobile esports is huge in Latin America and Southeast Asia, for example, due to the cheaper entry barriers of smartphones compared to PCs and consoles.

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Additionally, government regulations can also affect the popularity of the title. China has imposed screen time restrictions on children playing online games, which is having a ripple effect on the most played titles in the country.

In other cases, games are completely banned in certain markets. India has banned Free fire, PUBG-Mobile and Arena of Valor. PUBG Mobile publisher Krafton in response to the ban released an India-only version called Battlegrounds Mobile India which is very popular in India but not played outside the country.

The presence of national tournament organizers, social acceptance of gaming and esports, internet accessibility, and government regulations can collectively shape the success or failure of esports titles in specific regions.

What makes a strong esports market?

ISFE Guide to Esports, a 68-page analysis of the esports industry, uses Spain as the archetype of an ideal esports market. Spain is home to national tournament organizers as well as global organizers hosting international events including DreamHack and ESL.

From League of Legends to Rocket League, several world championships have been held in the country. In fact, the Spanish ecosystem extends not only to PC and mobile, but also to console, having hosted the PlayStation League.

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Spanish companies actively sponsor esports organizations and some of the biggest brands in the world including Nike, Orange and Vodafone have helped shape the esports ecosystem. Friendly government regulations, such as clear tax rules for prize pools, make it a suitable environment for skill-based competitions. The availability of high-speed Internet and the use of Spanish for communication have helped expand the market.

Esports helps bridge cultures and connect gamers around the world, but internal and external factors result in an uneven distribution of gamers across esports titles. In its Guide to Esport, the ISFE details the principles of esports engagementits educational and social properties, and how esports can be a force for good on a global scale.

According to the Guide, the face of esports will continue to change as global audiences develop new preferences, new esports titles emerge, and evolving cultural tastes alter esports markets.


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World champions ! Clover High School’s Indoor Drums Win International Art Event https://soccersuperflyxp.com/world-champions-clover-high-schools-indoor-drums-win-international-art-event/ Wed, 27 Apr 2022 12:58:00 +0000 https://soccersuperflyxp.com/world-champions-clover-high-schools-indoor-drums-win-international-art-event/ CLOVER, SC (Herald of Rock Hill) – Clover High School band members rubbed their eyes and peeked out the window. The eight-hour overnight bus ride home was pretty quiet. But on the last few miles of the trip on Sunday morning, students looked out their windows to see flashing blue lights. They received a police […]]]>

CLOVER, SC (Herald of Rock Hill) – Clover High School band members rubbed their eyes and peeked out the window.

The eight-hour overnight bus ride home was pretty quiet. But on the last few miles of the trip on Sunday morning, students looked out their windows to see flashing blue lights.

They received a police escort – as if they were treated like world champions.

After all, that’s what they were.

Clover High School Indoor Drums won hardware and story when they competed at the World Percussion Championships last week in Dayton, Ohio. Specifically, the group won gold in the “Percussion Scholastic A” division, triumphing over 46 other percussion ensembles in their ranking.

This is the first WGI World Championship Clover High School has ever won – and the first time a South Carolina high school indoor drum line has won a WGI Championship.

“We were just going up there, and I wanted to expose these kids to the world championships to see how good these bands across the country were,” Clover drumming manager Ryan Hall told the Herald during a telephone interview on Monday. “We had a lot of eighth graders in the group and a lot of freshmen.”

He then added with a laugh: “We just went up there to have fun. And to be exposed. And then when we started winning, I was like, ‘What’s going on?’ »

The event was organized by the Winter Guard International (WGI) Sport of the Arts, an internationally renowned non-profit organization that has been running color guard, drumming and indoor wind competitions for 45 years. Last week’s event drew 400 drumming performances of varying skill levels and brought together schools from New Jersey, Indiana, Pennsylvania and other states.

The Blue Eagles, with their final performance on Friday night, hold the second-highest all-time score in WGI finals competition history – a 97.800.

On Monday, when sophomore quadruple percussionist Logan Smith was asked about his Dayton experience, he let out a disbelieving chuckle: “Where do I start?

“I went there hoping to have fun,” Smith told the Herald. “But this trip I will remember all my life.”

The band Clover High School traveled to Ohio to compete in the World Percussion Championships last week. And they brought home material and history. Here’s Ethan Fenske, left, and Jiyah Holmes, right, performing Clover’s award-winning production “Medussa.”(Source: WGI Sport of the Arts)

PRODUCER CLOVER ‘MEDUSA’

The Clover indoor drums sent to Dayton had been rehearsing together since the start of calendar 2022 and had been performing at different events since February, Hall said.

The band performed “Medusa” – a show based on the Greek mythological character who was a beautiful maiden with a fatal gaze: she turned anyone who crossed eyes with her to stone.

As the WGI judges wrote on Clover’s scorecard: “The performers shielded their eyes to avoid being turned to stone, including a completely blind drum section of the drums. The music became much more intense and dramatic to further highlight the stark contrast, reaching the climax where Medusa’s head was severed, ending the Greek myth of Clover with a bang.

Jakob Sawyer of the Clover High School Indoor Drum Line performs at WGI's World Percussion...
Jakob Sawyer of the Clover High School indoor drum line competes in the WGI World Percussion Championships.(Source: WGI Sport of the Arts)

Hall said he and his team just wanted to design a show that his kids could take part in, one that perfectly blends dance, drums and scenery, challenging and fun. Hall was aided by “the best design team in the country,” he said. Among his team members: Andrew Markworth wrote the music, Noah Bellamy was the team’s drill designer, and Kaitlyn Hall handled the choreography.

After a few regional meets earlier in 2022, Hall said Clover entered the World Championships in Dayton ranked seventh in his standings (Percussion Scholastic A).

The group’s objective was simply to reach the final, which was to take place on Friday evening. But Hall remembers his team feeling discouraged Friday afternoon after an out-of-sync performance in the semis.

“We were at the hotel around 2 p.m. Friday, just in our beds resting because we were so tired, and then the scores came out on our phones,” Hall said. “And I just heard that roar coming from the other side of the hotel. It was all the kids who discovered the scores for which we finished first in the semi-finals.

Smith also remembers this moment well.

“I ran out of my room and into another,” Smith said, “and everyone gathered in that room and started jumping and screaming.”

And once the final arrived, with the team rejuvenated and refocused, Clover prevailed.

“When they announced that we had won first, it was like a breath of fresh air because we had done all that hard work,” said Mackenzie Pearson, head of Clover’s front set section. “We lined up in front of everyone, and all of our directors and staff gave us a medal, and we all hugged, cried and took pictures.

“I’ve been drumming indoors since 2017. So it was like, ‘Wow, this is my last high school experience here.’ It was so satisfying, and it brings me so much happiness, I don’t think I’ve had a better week in my entire life.

Candy Lan participates in the percussion production of
Candy Lan participates in the percussion production of “Medussa” for Clover High School’s inner drums.(Source: WGI Sport of the Arts)

OTHER SOUTH CAROLINA WGI MEDALS

In addition to Clover, four other groups from South Carolina won medals this weekend. Two of these groups, like Clover, are also from York County.

  • Catawba Ridge High School (from Fort Mill) won bronze in the “Concert World” competition
  • Civitas Independent in Rock Hill won the silver medal at the “Percussion Independent Open” competition
  • Dorman won bronze at the “Percussion Scholastic Open” competition
  • And Ninety-Six won bronze in the same ranking as Clover (Percussion Scholastic A)

A LAST COMMUNITY PERFORMANCE

Clover will give a final performance Monday at 7 p.m. at the CHS main gymnasium. All are welcome to attend, Hall said.

CLOVER BAND STICK

Group director: Joe Gulledge

Deputy Group Director: Courtney Wyatt

Percussion Director: Ryan Room

Front set director: Anne Turn

Choreographer: Kaitlyn Room

Staff: Bradley Wilson, Hunter Alexander, Adam Cowart, Ryan Anderson.

For more information on last week’s WGI event, visit wgi.org and/or www.cloverbands.com.

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