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Black Ice ESports will be the premier sponsor for Vlora FC of the UPSL
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Minneapolis- Black Ice Esports , a premier Esports venue, and social club, announced they will be the premier sponsor of Vlora FC a premier soccer club based in Burnsville, MN.  To kick off the sponsorship, Black Ice is doing what they do best: hosting an Esports(FIFA 22) tournament for players, fans, and the public.   
“We are excited to partner with Vlora FC this season and support their teams at every level,” said Faisal Hassan, Co-Founder of Black Ice. “We are all about building community and bringing people together to enjoy gaming together.  Sponsoring Vlora FC is a natural evolution of our brand.”
The kick-off event will feature a FIFA 22 tournament that is open to all as well as other esports games, food and player meet and greets.  Black Ice Elite pro players will be in attendance as well.  
“With Black Ice as a sponsor, we can continue to build on our successful programs at the UPSL all the way down to the youth level,” said Vlora FC president Adi Bilani. “We are happy Black Ice shares our vision and we are proud to have such a great brand like Black Ice behind us.”
Over 150 players coaches and fans will attend this kick-off party.  For tournament rules and to enter visit:
WHO: Black Ice Esports, Vlora FC and players, coaches, and fans
WHAT:  Season Kick-off and Sponsorship event with FIFA Tournaments for Cash Prizes
WHEN:  Friday, April 24, 2022  12pm-7pm
WHERE: Black Ice Esports Facility:  575 9th St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Founded in 2019, BLACK ICE is a Private Social Gaming Club and a Professional eSports Team.  Our social clubs are an opportunity for passionate gamers to play, meet new people, hang out, and connect with friends in a fun and highly energetic private club environment.  BLACK ICE also offers the opportunity for highly skilled gamers to try out and compete with the BLACK ICE ELITE – our professional eSports Team. BLACK ICE ELITE competes in high-level tournaments around the globe.

The Black Ice journey started in 2019, when they had the idea to bring a private social gaming club and professional eSports team to the Twin Cities.  Just as they were about to open COVID-19 shut down their grand opening.  Shortly after that, their original facility was severely damaged in the aftermath of the George Floyd incident, so they needed to find a new space. “It has been a journey,” said Faisal Hassan Co-founder of Black Ice.  “But we have taken the extra time to improve our facility and make sure Black Ice has the opportunity for everyone to be a part of the thriving eSports community.”

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