TOURISM AND MEDIA

Esports Venue Operator Goes Public

Allied Esports Entertainment, an Irvine-based company that runs facilities for online gaming enthusiasts, as well as the World Poker Tour, went public Monday by reverse merger.

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Vans Sponsors Surf Overseas

Costa Mesa-based Vans Inc. is the presenting sponsor for the International Surf Association’s 2019 Word Surfing Games next month in Japan.

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Surf App Taps Wave Lovers

Huntington Beach-based Surfline has put its app on the Apple Watch.

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JWA June Traffic Down

John Wayne Airport passenger traffic decreased 3.4% in June to 919,000 compared with the same month last year.

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Hotel Rates, Revenue Up

Local hotels saw higher daily rates and revenue per available room on lower occupancy levels in June, CBRE Hotels said.

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Long Beach Airport Traffic Down

Long Beach Airport traffic decreased 13% year-over-year in June to 307,000 passengers; year-to-date traffic is down nearly 16% to 1.7 million passengers.

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Kingston Unit in Red Bull Deal

Kingston Technology Co.’s gaming equipment unit, HyperX, was named the exclusive supplier for Red Bull esports events.

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Toshiba Expands AEG Deal

Toshiba America Business Systems in Lake Forest extended and expanded a sponsorship deal with entertainment venue operator AEG.

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JD Power Sold

Costa Mesa consumer data company J.D. Power was bought by private equity investor Thoma Bravo, in Chicago, on undisclosed terms.

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Garden Grove Gets Entertainment Layout

Construction has begun on Starlight Cinemas West Grove, a 29,000-square-foot movie theater, which will anchor a new entertainment complex in Garden Grove.

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Under Armour to Outfit Local Football League

Teams in South County Trojans Youth Football in Mission Viejo will get game and practice apparel and uniforms from Baltimore-based Under Armour Inc. (NYSE: UA).

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Team Researching 6G Chip

A University of California-Irvine team is working to develop a 6G communications chip.

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Moorad Buys Portuguese Soccer Club

Newport Beach’s Jeff Moorad is getting back into sports ownership.

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Toshiba, AEG Extend Deal

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. in Irvine and sports entertainment company AEG are extending a partnership.

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Overwatch League Expands Travel Plans

Blizzard Entertainment’s eSports league, based on its Overwatch franchise, will expand its travel schedule next year, its third season, to include two weekends of homebased gaming competitions each of its 20 teams in six countries.

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