Industry Shorts: Quins, West Ham Women & CS:GO

19 Nov 2020

By: Sport Industry Group

Premiership Rugby side Harlequins have unveiled a brand new third kit built entirely from recycled plastic.

The shirt is part of the new adidas PRIMEBLUE range – made with Parley Ocean Plastic, which is made of recycled plastic waste intercepted from beaches and coastal communities before it reaches the oceans. Harlequins are the first club in the Gallagher Premiership to launch a kit with this technology.

West Ham United have done a new deal with Veo Techologies which will bring their AI-driven cameras to the club’s women’s teams.

West Ham Women will use Veo to record and analyse training sessions to help coaches drive performance standards in the West Ham Women’s Academy and enhance players’ pathway from the West Ham United Foundation to the Academy.

BBC has agreed a new deal to broadcast Counter Striker: Global Offensive across its iPlayer platform for the next year.

Featuring 12 elite teams from America and Europe, the series starts with the BLAST Premier Fall Showdown on November 24, followed by the BLAST Premier Fall Final on December 8 and then ending with the BLAST Premier Global Final on January 19, where the world’s best teams will battle for one of the hardest trophies to win in esports and a $1,000,000 championship prize pool.

Scotland’s penalty-shootout victory over Serbia in the UEFA 2020 EURO playoffs drew an average 1.48 million viewers on Sky’s channels after the UK pay-TV network made the broadcast free-to-air, its biggest viewership for a EURO qualifier.

With the game broadcast on the Sky One and Pick channels, a peak 2.6 million viewers tuned in for the game’s climax at around 10.20pm (local time) on 12th November, garnering a 63 per cent Scottish audience share.