The Inaugural Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms Delivered Over 3.5 Billion Total Impressions
LIVEXLIVE TOTAL PAY-PER-VIEW PACKAGES, SPONSORSHIPS, AND MERCHANDISE SALES HAVE EXCEEDED APPROXIMATELY $16 MILLION SINCE LAUNCH IN MAY 2020; OVER 8,000 NEW PAID SUBSCRIBERS
AUSTIN MCBROOM, BRYCE HALL AND THE WORLD'S BIGGEST SOCIAL MEDIA STARS FROM YOUTUBE AND TIKTOK WITH A SOCIAL MEDIA REACH OF OVER 300 MILLION; MUSICAL PERFORMANCES BY DJ KHALED WITH FAT JOE, MIGOS, LIL BABY, TRIPPIE REDD AND LATTO WITH A SOCIAL MEDIA REACH OF 200 MILLION
LIVEXLIVE PRODUCED AND EXCLUSIVELY DISTRIBUTED TO OVER 163 COUNTRIES A FIRST-OF-ITS-KIND ALL DIGITAL EVENT CONCEIVED BY SIMPLY GREATNESS PRODUCTIONS
NFT TRADING CARDS OF EACH FIGHTER, COINS OF WINNING FIGHTERS TURN FROM SILVER TO GOLD AND NFT SPECIAL MOMENTS WITH SPONSOR CYBERTINO
Attendees Included: Trey Songz, Jason Derulo, YBN Almighty Jay, RG3, El Alfa, CJ, Shenseea, Jaylen Waddle, Jaelan Phillips, Jevon Holland, Adin Ross, Matt James, Rachel Kirkconnell, Tyler Cameron, and over 100 Sports, Music & Social Media Celebrities
LOS ANGELES, June 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- LiveXLive Media (NASDAQ: LIVX) ("LiveXLive"), a global platform for live-stream and on-demand audio, video, and podcast/vodcast content in music, comedy, and pop culture, and owner of PodcastOne, Slacker Radio, React Presents and Custom Personalization Solutions, in partnership with Simply Greatness Productions, produced and exclusively distributed the historic live pay-per-view (PPV) Social Gloves: Battle of the Platformsboxing and entertainment event that took place at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, FL, live, on June 12, 2021, to overwhelming global fan and live audience engagement. The historic event was sponsored by Hard Rock International, Cybertino, StatHero, and E11EVEN Vodka.
The inaugural #SocialGloves event brought boxing, music, esports, fashion, and NFTs together for a unique live pop culture spectacular show and saw blockbuster numbers, scoring over 3.5 billion total impressions across social media, press, and event platforms. Ringside seats and VIP Meet & Greets with main card fighters Austin McBroom and Bryce Hall sold out.
LiveXLive's CEO and Chairman Robert Ellin stated, "Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms was a monumental event, bringing the best aspects of entertainment together in one evening. Live events are back and the ability to bring the best of sport, social media influence, music, lifestyle, and technology together for a global event is a clear indicator of the new wave of entertainment content production and distribution. Fighters, fans, and artists alike had an incredible action-packed evening."
Winners of Saturday night's boxing extravaganza include:
Top card winner Austin McBroom prevailing over Bryce Hall in three rounds
AnEsonGib defeatingTaylor Holder by unanimous decision. UPDATED CALL: On fight night, this bout was originally called a "Majority Draw," however, the ISKA commission overturned that call due to a human error in tabulating the final scores (49-46, 49-46 & 50-46) clearly showing Gib won by unanimous decision.
Vinnie Hacker defeating Deji by third-round knock-out, the night's sole win for team TikTok
DDG prevailing over Nate Wyatt by unanimous decision
FaZe Jarvis defeating Michael Le by third-round knock-out
Landon McBroom defeating Ben Azelart via third-round stoppage
Ryan Johnston beating Cale Saurage in the fifth round by technical knock-out
#SocialGloves was the first-ever live PPV event to offer NFTs with each PPV livestream purchase. LiveXLive and Cybertino created a #SocialGloves NFT collection, which features exclusive edition 3D interactive silver coins of the fighters that turned gold for each win and one-of-a-kind Sneaker NFTs of the custom-designed limited edition #SocialGloves sneakers created by #DexterTheCreator — representing #teamyoutube and #teamtiktok. In addition, LiveXLive captured some of #SocialGloves' most gripping and explosive content with Special Moment NFTs - from walkouts to knockouts, victories, and defeats. Check out the NFTs here: https://cybertino.com/.
The in-person and livestream PPV event paired YouTube and TikTok influencers in a boxing competition between the world's biggest social media stars along with a music lineup of today's hottest artists, including DJ Khaled (who brought out surprise guest Fat Joe), Lil Baby, Migos, Trippie Redd and rapper Latto who performed for the first time under her newly minted stage name.
Celebrity attendees included: Trey, Songz, Jason Derulo, YBN Almighty Jay, RG3, El Alfa, CJ, Shenseea, Jaylen Waddle, Jaelan Phillips, Jevon Holland, Adin Ross, Matt James, Rachel Kirkconnell, Tyler Cameron, and over 100 sports, music & social media celebrities.
For fight-night photo highlights of "Social Gloves: Battle of the Platforms" click HERE.
About Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood is the flagship casino resort of Hard Rock International, owned by the Seminole Tribe of Florida. This world-renowned entertainment, gaming and hospitality destination unveiled a $1.5 billion expansion on Oct. 24, 2019. New offerings include 638 upscale guestrooms in the first-ever Guitar Hotel, 168 luxury guest rooms and unique swim-up suites in the adjacent Oasis Tower at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Hollywood, and 465 newly redesigned guest rooms in Hard Rock Hotel for a combined room count of 1,271 throughout the resort. Additional amenities include the lush, "Bora Bora'' style lagoon with private cabanas and butler service; a 42,000 square-foot Rock Spa® & Salon; a 13.5-acre recreational water experience for swimming, kayaking and paddle boarding; 19 dining outlets and 20 bars and lounges; an expansive gaming floor with 3,100 slots, 195 table games and a 45-table poker room; 120,000 square feet of premier meeting and convention space including a 38,000 square-foot, carpeted exhibition hall; and a 26,000 square-foot retail promenade. The new Hard Rock Live entertainment venue with a 7,000-person capacity, showcases A-list entertainers, comedy acts, Broadway performances, sporting events and live broadcast productions. The integrated resort is located on 87 acres of the Hollywood Seminole Reservation along State Road 7 (U.S. Highway 441), and is 10 minutes from Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Miami and Miami International Airport. For more information, visit us online at www.seminolehardrockhollywood.com, call 800-937-0010 or follow us: Facebook: SeminoleHardRockHollywood, Twitter: @HardRockHolly, Instagram: @HardRockHolly.
About Hard Rock® Hard Rock International (HRI) is one of the most globally recognized companies with venues in 68 countries spanning 239 locations that include owned/licensed or managed Hotels, Casinos, Rock Shops®, Live Performance Venues and Cafes. HRI also launched a joint venture named Hard Rock Digital in 2020, an online sportsbook, retail sportsbook and internet gaming platform. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's largest and most valuable collection of authentic music memorabilia at more than 86,000 pieces, which are displayed at its locations around the globe. In 2021, Hard Rock International was awarded the Top Employer in the Travel & Leisure, Gaming, and Entertainment Industry by Forbes and also designated as a U.S. Best Managed Company by Deloitte Private and The Wall Street Journal. In 2020, Hard Rock was honored as one of Forbes Magazine's Best Employers for Diversity and a Top Employer for Women. Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos also received first place ranking in the 2020 Casino Gaming Executive Satisfaction Survey conducted by Bristol Associates Inc. and Spectrum Gaming Group. In addition, Hard Rock Hotels was named one of the top performing hotel brands in J.D. Power's North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Study for the second consecutive year. Hard Rock destinations are located in international gateway cities, including its two most successful flagship properties in Florida and home to the world's first Guitar Hotel® in South Florida, Global Gaming's 2020 Property of the Year. The brand is owned by HRI parent entity The Seminole Tribe of Florida. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit www.hardrock.com or shop.hardrock.com.
About LiveXLive Media, Inc. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, LiveXLive Media, Inc. (NASDAQ: LIVX) (the "Company") (pronounced Live "by" Live) is a leading global all-in-one streaming artist-first platform delivering premium music and entertainment content and live-streams from the world's top artists, expertly curated streaming radio stations, podcasts, and original video and audio-on-demand content, as well as personalized merchandise, connecting artists to millions of fans every day. The Company has streamed over 1,800 artists since January 2020 and has created a valuable connection between bands, fans, and brands by building long-term franchises in audio, video, podcasting, pay-per-view (PPV), live-streaming, and specialty merchandise. LiveXLive is available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, and Amazon Fire, and through OTT, STIRR, Sling, and XUMO, in addition to its own app, online website, and social channels. The Company's wholly-owned subsidiary PodcastOne, generates more than 2.25 billion downloads per year with 400+ episodes distributed per week across a stable of hundreds of top podcasts. The Company's other major wholly-owned subsidiaries are LiveXLive, Slacker Radio, React Presents, and Custom Personalization Solutions. For more information, visit www.livexlive.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, and Twitter at @livexlive.
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