Monday, October 17, 2022
SPEED5 is a new content channel that will produce and broadcast weekly shows covering Paradox Interactive’s Grand Strategy universe - with premiere broadcast planned 27th of October 2022, live at a brand new SPEED5 studio.
The new company Big Blue Blob Entertainment AB behind SPEED5 is a joint-venture between content production company Black Molly Entertainment and the video game publisher Paradox Interactive. As part of the start-up, two veteran Paradox employees join the company as Cissi Ramsby takes on the role as COO and Anders Carlsson the role as CCO. Niklas Kronquist will be CEO of the new company.
- We’re tremendously excited to join forces with Paradox Interactive and create SPEED5. We have a track record of creating storytelling and community content since 2013. We have worked with Paradox for many years, but SPEED5 is definitely the next leap in not only evolving our partnership, but offering the community content on a regular basis will be a dream come true for BME as a company, said Niklas Kronquist, CEO of Black Molly Entertainment.
- Creating games that allow our players to tell stories is at the very heart of Paradox's philosophy, and our games have become a staple of the livestreaming community, allowing them to share their stories with audiences around the world for years now," said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. "Putting a dedicated team of broadcast and production professionals at the helm is going to elevate that content to new heights of quality, and I personally can't wait to see what it inspires from players and creators alike.
SPEED5 will be a new dedicated content-first channel to activate and engage the community around Paradox Interactive successful franchise titles, eg. Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Stellaris and Crusader Kings. SPEED5 is looking to embrace the Paradox universe, starting with their popular “Grand Strategy Genre”-titles but will be expanded to cover all Paradox-titles. All SPEED5 content will be broadcasted live on multiple platforms including Twitch, Youtube and other platforms.
- We're super excited that we can finally talk about SPEED5 and we’re hitting the ground running with two weekly shows in 2022 and even more content next year. This really hasn't been done before, trying to make competitive Grand Strategy content that can be watched by both die-hard and casual fans is going to be a challenge. But we're pretty darn confident we can do it, said Cissi Ramsby, COO and Anders Carlsson, CCO of SPEED5
The first broadcast starts 27th of October 2022 at www.twitch.tv/speed5official
SPEED5 is a new dedicated content channel making competitive gameplay content out of Paradox Interactive's portfolio of games. SPEED5 is an independent entity with the goal to serve fans with more Grand Strategy content and other Paradox titles with live broadcasts, weekly shows and broadcast events. SPEED5 is a joint-venture between Black Molly Entertainment and Paradox Interactive and based in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, please visit www.speed5.gg
About Paradox Interactive
The Paradox group today consists of both publishing and internal development of games and brands. The game portfolio includes more than 100 titles and Paradox owns the most important brands, including Stellaris, Europa Universalis, Hearts of Iron, Crusader Kings, Cities: Skylines, Prison Architect, Magicka, Age of Wonders and the World of Darkness catalog of brands. From the start 2004, the company has published its games all over the world, initially through physical distribution but since 2006 primarily in digital channels. Paradox games are developed primarily for PC and console platforms, but the company also releases games on mobile. The largest markets today include the US, UK, China, Germany, France, Russia and Scandinavia. Today, over five million gamers play a Paradox game each month and the number of registered Paradox users exceeds 20 million. Paradox Interactive AB (publ)’s shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm First North Premier under ticker PDX. Certified Advisor: FNCA Sweden AB, firstname.lastname@example.org, +46-8-528 00 399. For more information, please visit www.paradoxinteractive.com.
About Black Molly Entertainment
BME (Black Molly Entertainment) is a creative esports & gaming collective, founded in Sweden 2013.
With gaming TV production as our core business, we have today grown into a full scale creative production agency. We offer services to anyone in the ecosystem of esports and gaming, including brands, teams, events, game publishers and media. BME has 14 full-time employees and TV-studios based in Stockholm, Sweden. For more information, please visit www.bme.nu
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