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Solotech Acquires eSports & Virtual Event Production Firm Waveform Entertainment

Martin Tremblay, president and CEO of Groupe Solotech Inc., has announced that Solotech has acquired Waveform Entertainment, a Canadian eSports entertainment company specializing in full service eSports solutions, including creative and design, technologies, event execution, brand solutions, digital marketing, talent management, sponsorships, and virtual and live production services.

The company is well known in the gaming industry for its contribution to numerous high-profile programs, namely on Twitch, such as Rainbow Six Siege: Canada Nationals  - Year 2; Complexity's WoW (World of Warcraft) Race to World First; Get On My Level; EGLX Digital; and Rising Stars. Solotech’s international reach will enable Waveform to become a global eSports entertainment company and connect with a larger and ever-growing gaming audience.

Waveform is also a turnkey agency that provides comprehensive creation, production, and digital marketing services. With its proprietary event platform and production software, the company is able to produce impressive virtual events and reach online audiences of varied clients from the video game and entertainment industries, as well as the corporate and government markets.

According to Martin Tremblay, “Customer demand for cutting-edge digital services continues to grow and the gaming industry is blooming more than ever. This acquisition enables us to roll out numerous live events, eSports, and virtual production broadcasts, including augmented and virtual reality. Gaming alone is a strong and growing $160-billion market. I see this acquisition as a perfect fit with our new Media and Entertainment Technologies Division and our diversification strategy, namely with online tournaments, fan engagement, and sponsorships. Our goal remains to be recognized as the audiovisual partner and leader of choice for top content creators, including film, television, advertising, and games. Waveform has worked with major industry players like Ubisoft, Dreamhack, Cineplex, and major eSports events, as well as teaming up with well-known brands and partners including NXNE, AMD, and CSL.”

Simon Tremblay, VP of operations for the Media and Entertainment Technologies Division at Solotech adds, “This company is composed of genuine, exceptional people who are dedicated to the gaming and eSports industry. Waveform's business model is scalable and can fully adapt to the realities and demands of the industry, particularly with their outstanding virtual event platform and streaming solutions and services. The company’s spirit is based on ambition, innovation, passion, and problem solving, which is totally in line with Solotech's image! Together, we will become a strong industry benchmark.”

“This is a great fit for our two organizations since we already collaborate on several major virtual productions. It will allow Waveform to reach even more fans from the gaming world! We’ve developed a unique set of eSports event services and earned credibility in the gaming industry as a result. We pride ourselves on our strong reputation and proven experience in eSports and broadcasting on both local and international stages. We will continue to grow into a company with a solid global impact and presence within the next few years by leveraging Solotech's presence and resources in the U.S.A. and U.K. We are embarking on a highly rewarding experience with Solotech,” says Tamir Kastiel, president of Waveform.

For more information, contact Solotech: 514-526-7721, www.solotech.com.

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Andrew Leyenhorst is the Assistant Editor for Professional Sound and Professional Lighting & Production, and related online channels.
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