eSports Debuts on the Big Screen in Wide Release of
“ALL WORK ALL PLAY: The Pursuit of eSports Glory LIVE” Documentary and Live Gaming Event in Cinemas this July
Fathom Events and BY Experience Present an Evening of eSports Featuring Season Nine of the Intel Extreme Masters® Followed by Live Panel and Gaming Demo, July 21 and 30 Only
DENVER – May 4, 2015 – Fathom Events and BY Experience present “ALL WORK ALL PLAY: The Pursuit of eSports Glory LIVE,” taking viewers on a global journey following Season Nine of the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM), a global pro-gaming tour featuring the hottest players and teams competing for the championship title in their respective eSports, in select U.S. movie theaters on Tuesday, July 21 at 8:30 p.m. ET/ 7:30 p.m. CT/ 6:30 p.m. MT/ 5:30 p.m. PT and presented again on Thursday, July 30 at 7:30 p.m. local time. The two-night event will debut the full-length documentary directed by Patrick Creadon, followed by a live eSports All-Star showdown and panel discussion with Michal “Carmac” Blicharz, managing director of pro gaming at ESL, hosted by Joshua ‘Clutch’ Gray from the ESL studios in Burbank, California.
Tickets for “ALL WORK ALL PLAY: The Pursuit of eSports Glory LIVE” can be purchased online by visiting www.FathomEvents.com, or at participating theater box offices. Fans throughout the U.S. will be able to enjoy the event in more than 350 movie theaters through Fathom’s Digital Broadcast Network. For a complete list of theater locations visit the Fathom Events website (theaters and participants are subject to change).
“ALL WORK ALL PLAY: The Pursuit of eSports Glory LIVE” spotlights the flourishing eSports scene, taking it from the underground and into the mainstream. Players as young as seventeen are dropping everything to “go pro,” throwing all they have into a “do-or-die” race for the grand prize. Players and promoters have a common goal: to ensure eSports remains more than a bright, burning fad. It’s up to them to turn it into the sport of the future.
“eSports is here and it’s here to stay,” said award-winning filmmaker Patrick Creadon, director of “ALL WORK ALL PLAY.” “Our film offers an up close and personal look at this global phenomenon and provides a thrilling experience for gamers and non-gamers alike.” Producer Christine O’Malley added, “We had the privilege to screen a work-in-progress cut at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and the feedback was overwhelmingly positive. We’re thrilled to share the story this summer with audiences around the world.”
“Watching top gamers compete has become a truly entertaining experience. We are excited to take this from individual computer screens to the big screen for the gaming community to experience it together,” said Fathom Events VP of Programming Kymberli Freuh-Owens. “This event offers fans a behind-the-scenes look at some of the greatest gaming teams in the world and provides exclusive live panel discussion and gaming demos.”
“All Work All Play’ combines the heart-pounding pace of competition with the true-to-life story of the coming of age of eSports,” said Julie Borchard-Young, co-President of BY Experience. “Cinemas and gaming are a perfect complement, and we are thrilled to be a part of connecting fans to their favorite world-class gamers up close on the big screen, in their local communities.”
For artwork/photos related to “ALL WORK ALL PLAY: The Pursuit of eSports Glory LIVE,” visit the Fathom Events press site.
About Fathom Events
Fathom Events is the recognized leader in the alternative entertainment industry, offering a variety of one-of-a-kind entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide that include live, high-definition performances of the Metropolitan Opera, the performing arts, major sporting events, music concerts, comedy series, Broadway shows, original programming featuring entertainment’s biggest stars, socially relevant documentaries with audience Q&A and much more. Fathom Events takes audiences behind-the-scenes and offers unique extras, creating the ultimate entertainment experience. It is owned by a consortium called AC JV, LLC., comprised of AMC Entertainment Inc. (NYSE: AMC), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CNK) and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE: RGC), the three largest movie theater circuits in the United States. In addition, Fathom Events’ live digital broadcast network (“DBN”) is the largest cinema broadcast network in North America, bringing live events to more than 775 locations in 171 Designated Market Areas® (including all of the top 50). For more information, visit www.fathomevents.com.
About BY Experience
BY Experience kicked off the digital revolution of live events to movie theaters and other locations globally with David Bowie’s 2003 Reality album launch and since then, over 22 million tickets have been sold worldwide for cinema events BY Experience has distributed globally. Current cinema series credits: Distribution Representative, The Met: Live in HD (Worldwide; since 2006), the U.K.’s National Theatre Live (Ex-UK; since 2009), Bolshoi Ballet (North America; since 2014), Stratford Festival HD (Ex-Canada, since 2014). Additionally, BY Experience has executive produced and/or distributed several diverse programs for cinema including numerous rock concerts, radio programs, fine art exhibits, and other special content events. BY Experience distributes to over 60 countries, to over 2,000 movie screens. www.byexperience.net.