The Marcus King Band is one of the fastest rising acts on the music scene. At the age of 22, Marcus King is already known as a force to be reckoned with, with his list of sit-ins and collaborations serving as a shortlist for some of the biggest names in the music scene. Today, King expands his resume with the announcement of his second-annual music festival, The Marcus King Band Family Reunion, which will take place on October 6th and 7th and Pisgah Brewing Company in Black Mountain, North Carolina.In addition to two sets from The Marcus King Band, The Revivalists, Billy Strings, Devon Allman Project (feat. Duane Betts), Nikki Lane, Carl Broemel (My Morning Jacket), Naughty Professor, Geoff Achison Music, DeRobert & The Half-Truths, The Shady Recruits, and Steelism have all been announced for the 2018 installment. More artists will be announced in the future.For more information on The Marcus King Band Family Reunion, head to the ticketing website here. Furthermore, the Marcus King Band has a huge summer ahead of them, with most of July spent on the road with Tedeschi Trucks Band and the Drive-By Truckers as part of the annual Wheels of Soul tour. For a full list of upcoming dates, head to MKB’s official website.
Global Loot League (“GLL”) and production company PGL have announced a partnership that will see the Season 1 finals of GLL taking place in a LAN setting at PGL’s Bucharest studio.The top teams from both Europe and America will face off at PGL’s studios in Romania for their shot at $50,000. The competition will take place between April 20-22nd and as far as we’re aware there will be no live audience given that PGL’s studios do not have the capacity for such.The move will be PGL’s first foray into PUBG – but it’s not as if the company is unprepared. “The growth rate and interest in PUBG is unrivalled. We are extremely enthusiastic to partake in this development, pushing the boundaries within the esports world. The collaboration with GLL aligns perfectly with our mission, bringing viewers cutting-edge productions of their favourite esports worldwide,” says Silviu Stroie, CEO at PGL.The new PGL studios re able to handle up to 100 players simultaneously in a soundproof environment. In addition, the equipment used in the production is customised to “provide the best possible PUBG performance for both players and viewers”.“We are thrilled to announce this partnership. PGL has an exceptional track record in esports, and the resources needed to make this a truly amazing event. With the already existing GLL production, and the additional LAN expertise from PGL, we can offer the PUBG community something unparalleled in the Western world,” says Simon Sundén, VP and Head of Esports at GLL.Esports Insider says: Further good news for the fledgling PUBG esports scene. It remains to be seen if it will truly break the upper echelons but with more leagues popping up and studios such as PGL And OGN embracing it – it definitely helps. We’re excited to see the fresh outlook that PGL has on the game, as it has already shown its mettle in the likes of CS:GO and Dota 2.