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iGaming Translators

The aim of All-in Translations is to deliver the most precise and attractive translations in the iGaming industry. In order to achieve this, we are calling for the best iGaming translators out there. At the moment we are looking for more translators fluent in the following languages:

♣ Afrikaans  ♣ Armenian  ♣ Basque  ♣ Bulgarian  ♣  English (from Russian) ♣ Estonian  ♣ Flemish  ♣ Hebrew  ♣ Hungarian  ♣ Japanese  ♣ Khmer (Cambodian) ♣ Slovene ♣ Tagalog (Filipino)  

We are also recruiting for independent revisors for:

Chinese (traditional and simplified)  Norwegian

What we offer to attract the best iGaming translators:

♣ We are the best agency to work with and only work with the best iGaming translators! Check some of the testimonials from other iGaming translators and writers here.
♣ On-time monthly payments, a large volume of work and you can accept jobs and issue invoices in a single click.
♣ A chance to work with the best companies in the iGaming industry.
♣ Freedom to work wherever and whenever as long as deadlines are kept.
♣ All the tools needed to provide the highest quality and improve your translation skills as well as your knowledge of iGaming.
♣ A friendly and supportive Project Management team.

The successful candidate should have:

♣ Experience in translating and revising into their native language, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the iGaming terminology.
♣ The creative ability to make a text attractive in their native language.
♣ The ability to deliver projects within set deadlines.

♣ Experience working with SDL Trados Studio or similar CAT tools, TM, termbases and ideally also QA tools.

Please email your cover letter, translation sample, and CV to hr@allintranslations.com. Use the subject line: iGaming Translator - [YOUR LANGUAGE].

Some useful tips for applicants here.

More info about All-in Translations on Facebook and Linked In.

iGaming Copywriters

At All-in Translations, we pride ourselves on working with the best linguists in the iGaming industry. What are we looking for? Simply put, the best copywriters out there for all our languages.

At the moment we are looking for more writers fluent in the following languages:

Australian English ♣ Chinese ♣ Danish ♣ Dutch ♣ Icelandic ♣ Japanese ♣ Spanish ♣ Swedish.

Who should apply? Anyone who can write remarkably well, including but not limited to journalistsmarketing professionalsPR professionals and so on who have experience in writing web content, email marketing, creative writing, newsletters, reviews (Casino, Binary Options platforms, Online Sports Betting, Bingo platforms, Slots etc.), blog posts, magazine articles, media release, SEO-optimized articles, marketing and promotional material.

What we offer to attract the best iGaming writers:

♣ We are the best agency to work with and only work with the best iGaming writers! Check some of the testimonials from other iGaming translators and writers here.
♣ On-time monthly payments, a large volume of work and you can accept jobs and issue invoices in a single click.
♣ A chance to work with the best companies in the iGaming industry.
♣ Freedom to work wherever and whenever as long as deadlines are kept.
♣ A friendly and supportive Project Management team.

Please email your cover letter, sample and CV to hr@allintranslations.com. Use the subject line: iGaming Writer - [YOUR LANGUAGE].

Some useful tips for applicants here.

More info about All-in Translations on Facebook and LinkedIn.

The New Pentasia All-in League Kicks Off Next week

Dear Pentasia All-in League participants,

A new season is upon us and 30 teams have confirmed (plus one team on a waiting list).

Below you can find first week fixtures as well as an explanation of the new divisional system (and the 1st year preliminary round). We are also changing the format and the name of the cup; to PAI Cup. PAI stands for Pentasia and All-in Translations.

IMPORTANT INFO

* There is a continued focus on Fair Play with ZERO TOLERANCE towards violence. We will update and share the rules before the season starts.

*To solve the biggest issue from last season with teams not showing up, all teams are required to confirm that they are playing the following week by Sunday latest. You can confirm by commenting (team name + confirmed) on the picture uploaded to the Facebook group with the fixture of your game, OR you can email leaguemanager@allintranslations.com. Fixtures will be uploaded on Friday latest, and all teams have to confirm by Sunday midnight latest. A team failing to confirm will result in walk-over. If both teams fail to confirm it's 0-0 with 0 points for both. Once the new league website is ready you can confirm there instead. It may sound strict but we had to do something to avoid the problems from last year.

*ALL COMMUNICATION about the league should go through leaguemanager@allintranslations.com or Nikola on 99366163. Messages on Facebook/Messenger and emails to other addresses will not be replied to.

*The invoice will be sent this week and needs to be paid before your first game.

*Player registration forms will be sent together with the updated rules this week.

1ST WEEK FIXTURES

Monday 24th September (pitch number in brackets)

2030-2130 (2) Polish Drinkers - Tumas Gaming
2130-2230 (2) Axl Affiliates- Stenley Bet
19-20 (4) Tipico - Spakasse Bank Malta


Tuesday 25th

19-20 (3) Comeon- Wishmaker
20-21 (3) White Hat Gaming - Casino Malta
21-22 (3) Betway - Pentasia
21-22 (4) Branders - SD Services

Wednesday 26th

19-20 (3) Tipico 2 - Casumo
20-21 (3) Blue Lions - Besedo
21-22 (3) Leo Vegas - ZP Services
20-21 (4) Gigsters United 1 - Bethard
21-22 (4) PPB - Kindred *

Thursday 27th

2030-2130 (2) Catena Media - Touchbet
2130-2230 (2) Global Gaming - Gig 2

Friday 28th

20-21 (3) Aspire - Fast Track


NEW SETUP

We have decided to introduce a divisional system with promotions and relegations. In order to decide which teams play where we had to introduce a preliminary round, so this season will be a bit different.

League 1

The best 5 teams from last year's League 1 and the best 3 teams from League 2 was offered a spot in the new League 1. 2 teams declined, meaning there are two spots to play for.

Preliminary Round Groups

How to qualify for League 1

The two best teams from each group, minus the two teams who qualify for League, will play in League 2. There will be 10 teams in League 2.
Number 3 and 4 from each group goes to League 3 (12 teams).
The setup for the 2019/2020 season will obviously depend on the number of registered teams, but the initial idea is that two teams are relegated from League 1 and two teams from League 2, whereas two teams from League 3 and two teams from League 2 are promoted.
It has been a priority for us to try to ensure an even amount of matches for all the teams. We have used the cup to even it out and you can see the the setup for the first round below. The PAI Cup starts in November. Teams from League 1 and 2 are qualified for Round 2.

Best regards and best wishes for the new season

League Manager Nikola Mraovic

Christopher Vella on behalf of Pentasia

Roy Pedersen on behalf of All-in Translations

All-in Translations Wins Initial CEEG Awards Vote

The vote to decide the finalists of this year's Central and Eastern European Gaming Awards was decided, with All-in Translations racking up the most votes for the Best Connected iGaming Service Provider 2018. The Malta-based language service provider won the award in 2017, while this year's winner will be decided during the Central and Eastern European Gaming Conference in Budapest, on September 25th. Unlike most awards in the gaming industry, this one is decided by public votes.

Here is how the votes were divided among the 5 finalists:

All-In Translations 660 Votes (26.70%)
Iforium 625 Votes (25.28%)
BetConstruct - Spring BME 261 Votes (10.56%)
RISQ 243 Votes (9.83%)
Wazdan 217 Votes (8.78%)

The other categories include:

Online Casino Innovator
Rising Star in Online Casino Technology
Best Online Casino Provider
Best Overall eSports Service Provider
Best Overall Fantasy Sports / Virtual Sports Provider
Rising Star in the Fantasy Sports / Virtual Sports
Best Sports Betting Innovation in
Rising Star in Sports Betting Technology
Best Overall Sports Betting Provider
Best Customer Support in Online Casino
Best Overall Online Casino
Best Customer Support in Sports Betting
Best Overall Sports Betting Operator
Best Lottery Service Provider
Best Cryptocurrency Gaming Platform Provider
Best Overall Payment Service Provider
Best iGaming Press in the region
Best Testing Laboratory
Best Support for Responsible Gambling

During the awards show in Budapest, one representative from each nominated company gets one minute to explain to delegates why they should win. Last year, All-in Translations was represented by its CEO Roy Pedersen and this year Operations Manager Tiago Aprigio will be there.

This is what Zoltan Tundik from conference organiser European Gaming Media has to say about the upcoming event:

"September in Budapest is just like being on a beach resort in July. It just makes sense to visit Budapest in the autumn. The weather is nice and you can surely enjoy the sightseeing with the pinch of leaves falling down in the awesome parks Budapest has to offer. One of the reasons why CEEGC is always held in Budapest at the end of September."

The conference will include updates on the markets of Slovakia, Poland, Belarus, Romania, Bulgaria, Czech Republic and Hungary.

Group Draw Released, Kick-Off Preferences Wanted Urgently

To all teams: Please fill the below form as soon as possible so we can finalise the fixtures.

Below is the draw for the preliminary groups. Betway and Aspire FC has chosen to join (instead of accepting the League 1 place), which means there are two spots open in League 1.

4 of the 5 teams with the most/best points->goal difference->goals->direct confrontation advances to two playoff finals where the two winners qualify for League 1. The "best" winner meets the "worst" winner in one final, with winner number 2 vs. winner number 3 in the other final.

Remember to like the league Facebook page for updates.

Pentasia All-in League 2.0 Unleashed

Pentasia All-in League - Team Entry Form

With 28 teams confirmed (well 27 but we're leaving one spot open hoping for one more), we're very excited to finally see our plans for a major upgrade to Pentasia All-in League come to fruition. We've decided to organise it into a league system, with divisions and yearly promotions/relegations.

 

The point is to make things a bit more competitive for all the teams involved by having something to fight for throughout the season. We want to bring more consistency and more even games. As a result, we've also changed the format of the cup.

The first season will need to include a preliminary round (like before). Here's how it will go down:

The top 5 teams from the 2017/18 League 1 and the top 3 teams from League 2 will be offered a place in the 2018/19 League 1, which will consist of 8 teams that will play each other twice throughout the season.

The remaining 20 teams will be divided randomly in 5 groups for a preliminary round. From each group, 2 teams will be placed in League 2 and two teams will be placed in League 3.

If one (or more) of the prequalified teams for League 1 doesn't want to play in League 1, they can choose to give away their place and join the preliminary stage. In this case, 4 out of the 5 winners of the preliminary groups will advance to a semifinal/final to decide who gets to play in League 1.

The initial plan is that 2 teams are promoted/relegated from each division when this season ends, but we'll obviously have to see how many teams will register by this time next summer. Our vision is to keep the league growing and to have divisions of 8 teams each.

This is how it looks now:

League 1

GIGsters United 1 (accepted)
Leo Vegas (accepted)
ZP Services (accepted)
Bethard (accepted)
Kindred (accepted)
Paddy Power Betfair (accepted)
Aspire FC (declined, will play preliminary round)
Betway (declined, will play preliminary round)

League 2/3

Wishmaker
SD Services
Videoslots
Casumo
Catena Media
Besedo
Fast Track
Axl Affiliates
ComeOn!
Blue Lions
Tipico
Tipico 2
GIGsters United 2
White Hat Gaming
Global Gaming FC
Touchbet
Pentasia
Sparkasse Bank Malta FC
Polish Drinkers

Still with us? Good 🙂 Let's move to the cup.

Instead of organising the cup at the end of the season - where we start with the meaningless matches between winners of League 1 and losers of League 2, we're introducing random draws. We'll start with the Round of 32 where the top 4 teams get a walk-over in the first round. We hope this will result in more even games and hopefully a few cup adventures for the lower ranked teams.

This gets all teams at least 13 matches with an average of 15 matches per team.

By the time you read this, you'll have been contacted by the league management to provide us with some info and preferences. We've managed to secure two slots from 7 pm on Monday and Tuesday - which is something many players requested. The first to reply regarding their preferred game times will get priority, but we'll try to accommodate everyone's wishes within reason.

We'll ask all teams to confirm their match(es) one week in advance to avoid no-shows - like last season.

Thanks for your time and vote of confidence guys. We're excited about the future of Pentasia All-in League!

Pentasia All-in League - Team Entry Form

Esports: Are Football Games the Next Big Thing?

Last year, All-in Translations decided to highlight esports as a focus area. Since then, the biggest football games have gained momentum like a runaway train, and are currently ranked as some of the fastest growing esports.

"Why isn't FIFA an esport yet?"

I remember I asked this when our esport wizards Edu Ferrer and Michele Spiteri gave a presentation about esports as a business opportunity for a language service provider like us.

I may or may not have been a tad tired from playing Football Manager the night before.

"I guess it's not interesting enough to watch", was the reply I got.

Now it's pretty obvious that the tables have turned, and we are super excited to read stories in the news about both FIFA, and to a certain extent Football Manager, making headway as esports.

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The FIFA eWorld Cup Grand Final 2018 reached a record global audience, with more than 29 million views across online platforms over 3 days. This was a whopping 400% increase from 2017. The FIFA eWorld Cup was live-streamed with commentary in four languages - English, Spanish, German and Chinese, and 20 million players took part in the qualifiers on their Xbox or Playstations. Saudi Arabia's Mosaad 'Msdossary' Aldossary beat out his competition and won the event.

FIFA has been one of the world's most popular video games since the mid 90's, so I imagine it should be no surprise at all to fans that it's now being recognised as an esport game. After all, it is action based and arcade-style.

The news about the jaw-dropping success of FIFA eWorld Cup came around the same time as Mezut Özil announced he will set up his own FIFA esport team. The Arsenal player's decision to quit Germany's national team after the real-life World Cup was shocking and controversial, however his move into esports was well-received. Clubs like Manchester City, Schalke, Roma and Paris St. Germain have entered the esports arena, but Özil is the first professional football player to form his own team: #teamozil.

What is truly surprising is to see Football Manager in the esports news. Strategy games aren't popular with esports devotees, and I can see why it wouldn't be entertaining to watch someone scouting on the screen for a physiotherapist with great attributes for the U23 team at Scunthorpe.

However when the first Football Manager World Esports Championship was held at the Insomnia 62 Gaming Festival in Birmingham in April, players had very limited time to make decisions, and this definitely made it much more appealing to the viewers. On Twitch, there is a channel dedicated to Football Manager which has garnered more than 200 000 followers. This is nothing compared to the bigger esport games, but it gives hope to all of us Football Manager fanatics out there that someone, someday might actually give hoot about our success in this virtual version of the beautiful game.

Check below how it looked when Daniel Fry went on to become to the first winner of the Football Manager World Esport Championship.

And here you can read about how I tried to justify 4000 hours of Football Manager, hoping that my wife wouldn't read it... but, yep, she did.

Both the FIFA eWorld Cup and the Football Manager World Esport Championship have announced exciting news coming soon - so watch this space!

All-in Translations is a multiple award winning provider of language services to the gaming industry. We have several esports events coming up in our calendar for 2018 and 2019. First, we'll attend the London-based Betting on Sports in September, where Betting on esports is a sub-event. Then we go to Esports BAR in Cannes in mid-February - which is one of the biggest gatherings of esport professionals in the world.

Deadline Day Approaching For Pentasia All-in League

August 15th is the last day for teams to sign up for joining the Pentasia All-in League. Everybody is welcome to hop on board, although traditionally this has been a league for Malta-based companies. Naturally, the majority of the teams competing on previous years have joined from the gaming sector, but this year we issued a special invitation to hopefully add some teams from fintech to the league.

There are literally no special requirements or rules for joining. Besides companies striving to put best foot forward here, we also have groups of friends signing up for the challenge. Moreover it is not mandatory for players to work for the company they chose to play for in the league. The only thing required is that teams must field a minimum of 5 players at all times - i.e. for 15 matches approximately throughout the season, starting late September up until early May (minus a long winter holiday in December/January). Additionally to the league we hold a cup as well.

All matches will be 2x 24 minutes duration and will be held at Luxol on astroturf. A referee will be assigned for all games. The price to enter the league is €650 + VAT. In order to have you added as a competing team, we need your team name emailed to us at leaguemanager@allintranslations.com (or PM the Facebook page) by Wednesday, August 15th. An invoice will be sent along with player registration forms before the season starts on September 24th.

15 teams have signed up so far. We are aiming to round up 30 teams in total, so be sure you tell your friends and employees, too! In addition to the teams below, two new teams - Videoslots and Wishmaker - have signed up.

    

The organisers of the Pentasia All-in League is recruitment company Pentasia and language service provider All-in Translations.

Nikola Mraovic is the League Manager and head referee.

PS: We are also organising a one-day cup just before SiGMA. Email md@allintranslations.com to sign up a team and RSVP for the event, which also includes a stand-up comedy gig, here.

Can FinTech and Esports People Play Football?

That is the question the organisers of the Pentasia All-in League are asking as they challenge these two “new” industries to join Malta’s biggest non-professional football league for a fresh season that will kick off in September (Early Bird Discount till August, 1st).

The organisers are All-in Translations - a language service provider for the gaming industry that are now reaching out to the Fintech and esports sectors as well - and Pentasia – an agency that specialises in digital and technology recruitment.

The Pentasia All-in League is a 5-a-side football league for companies based in Malta. All matches are played at Luxol Sports Ground. Traditionally, the majority of the teams come from the gaming sector, but this year the organisers are hoping to see some entries from FinTech and esports as they are attracting a flooding tide of workers and entrepreneurs to the rocky island.

Malta has been a hub for gaming for 10 years now, and the island’s status as the assembly point for FinTech and esports companies seems increasingly obvious. Our football league is open to anyone, there are zero restrictions in joining it, and it would be fantastic to see a few teams from FinTech and esports stepping up to our challenge.

said League Administrator and CEO of All-in Translations Roy Pedersen.

The Pentasia All-in League (previously Pentasia League and Pentasia Clubs League) has been played for 11 consecutive seasons. It starts in September, takes a long winter break, and then completes the season in May. Each team will play approximately 15 matches and can select their preferred time during weekday evenings or weekends. They all have access to a pitch for matches that last 1 hour and a referee is there to ensure a fair contest. Pentasia All-in League is described as a friendly yet highly competitive 5-a-side league. It has a social profile and in addition to the football we had two social events organised during last season.

It is not mandatory for players to work for the company they chose to play for in the league, and some teams are assembled from groups of friends. There is even a transfer window during the break in December/January. Last year, 27 teams competed, with Gaming Innovation Group (GIG) making it a Double with wins in both the league and the cup.

Sports director at GIG, Endre Nesset, spoke with us after his team lifted the second trophy back in May, saying:

It is my opinion that the league has witnessed big improvements. The referees did a great job in keeping all games from getting out of hand. The League Manager was very helpful with rescheduling requests, and it proved to be more interesting to follow the league this year as all results were updated more quickly. GIG is very thankful for this."

The biggest change we will see this year is that the league will be divided into divisions with yearly promotions and relegations. Plus, the cup will be played throughout the year instead of at the end, with random draws in each round.

The fee for entering is €550 + VAT. This is the Early Bird rate. The price increases to €650 + VAT on August 2nd. At this point we only need your confirmation at leaguemanager@allintranslations.com and your team’s name. An invoice will be sent along with player registration forms before the season starts in September.

The organisers are hoping to get 30 teams on board for the 18/19 season. How many can we get from FinTech and esports sectors? New teams get a free football and their own avatar -- like this:

The following teams had signed up by Wednesday at midnight, 10 hours after the registration opened: PPB United, Bethard, Wishmaker, ZP Services, SD Services and Videoslots.

PS: Pentasia All-in League comes in the format of a one-day Cup as well, also known as the SiGMA Cup. This year, SiGMA Cup will be played on November 27th and will be followed by a stand-up comedy session at the Luxol clubhouse to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of All-in Translations. Email md@allintranslations.com to register your team and RSVP to the event on Facebook here.

Pentasia All-in League 18/19 News and Early Bird Discount

After carefully evaluating last season we are happy to announce the details of the next season and invite all teams to sign up early for discounted rates.

Click the above image or email leaguemanager@allintranslations.com to sign up for the early bird rate of €550+VAT. At this point we only need your confirmation. The invoice will be sent along with player registration forms before the season starts. The price after 2nd August is €650 - no exceptions. 

Football Pentasia All-in League

Last season cup finalists GIGsters United and Betsson Moneymakers.

For those not yet familiar: The Pentasia All-in League is a friendly but competitive football league (and cup) which has been organised in Malta for 10 years straight. Most of the teams are made up from gaming companies but other companies and even groups of friends are free to enter.  This year we are also hoping too see some teams from relatively new sectors like Crypto and esports. There are no restrictions as to who can play for each team. For example, you don't have to work for a company to play for their team, and you don't have to have a company to register for the league. All you need is a group of people (most players are guys but girls are free to join) that want to play about 15 football matches from late September to late May. We play 5-a-side so you need at least 5 players for each game.

Please sign up as soon as possible so we can start organise.

Pentasia All-in Final PartyBefore the 17/18 season the venue was changed to Luxol and a big effort was made to increase the focus on Fair Play. Based on the feedback we have received almost everyone were very happy with the changes we made but there is of course always room to improve. In order for us to keep improving it is important that all interested teams sign up as soon as possible as it makes the planning much easier.

Up till last year the league had been organised by the renowned recruitment company Pentasia. Now the league is organised by language service provider All-in Translations together with Pentasia. In addition to football, Pentasia and All-in Translations also organised two social events during the season.

We intend to continue that trend, and you can sign up already now for the SiGMA Cup & Comedy which is a one-day football tournament at Luxol on the day before SiGMA where this year All-in Translations will celebrate their 10 year anniversary as a language service provider for the gaming industry with a stand-up comedy event after the final.

These are the biggest news before the new season:

  • We are aiming to introduce divisions with yearly promotions and relegations instead of preliminary group stages. This depends of course on the number of participating teams. We will see how many teams sign up and set things up accordingly.
  • The cup will be played throughout the year instead of at the end, with random draws in each round (League 1 teams qualified for 2nd round).
  • We have two time slots from 19:00 which will allow teams to play earlier games.
  • Teams can opt to play games on the weekends.
  • The biggest problem last season was teams not showing up. This season we will introduce a system where the teams all need to confirm their participation on the week before their next game.

Pentasia All-in League Cup Trophy