Los Angeles, CA – March 6, 2020: Quibi, the mobile-only entertainment platform, and Vox Media Studios announced SPEEDRUN BY POLYGON as part of Quibi’s upcoming Daily Essentials slate. Hosted by gaming expert Jimmy Mondal, SPEEDRUN BY POLYGON will be available with Quibi’s launch on April 6, 2020. The series is a caffeinated, hyperfast injection of the news that the gaming (and gaming adjacent) audience craves, with insightful cultural deep dives into the biggest trending topics including expert analysis, exclusives, recommendations, and more.
SPEEDRUN BY POLYGON will have new five to seven minute episodes every weekday, giving the audience the latest in gaming news on the go. SPEEDRUN BY POLYGON will offer a jam-packed punch of gaming related intel with Polygon’s fresh perspective on gaming culture.
“Polygon has always been committed to quality storytelling and entertainment for the ever-evolving gaming audience,” said Andrew Melnizek, Polygon Network Director. “We’re excited to be a part of Quibi’s launch and have our host Jimmy Mondal bring that same quality storytelling to audiences on the go. He’s spent a lifetime playing video games and contributing to the growing esports community, building a loyal following over the course of his career hosting multiple esports-centric shows across different platforms.”
”Games have been a pillar of my life since I was a child – from playing games with my siblings growing up, to providing commentary on the largest esports titles and hosting multiple gaming shows, it’s an absolute dream to bring Polygon’s daily news and community updates to the Quibi audience,” said Jimmy Mondal.
Polygon is one of the largest and most influential gaming sites in the world. Its editorial perspective covers the stories that extend beyond the core gaming world, with a pulse on the intersecting worlds audiences truly care about. With unrivaled access to the biggest creators, tastemakers, influencers, and newsmakers, Polygon’s audience-first approach has kept them at the forefront of key cultural moments born of gaming and modern entertainment.
Daily Essentials are a unique content offering from Quibi. Curated daily into minutes-long bites of news, entertainment and inspiration, Quibi’s Daily Essentials will quickly give viewers everything they need to know – and why it matters.
SPEEDRUN BY POLYGON is produced by Polygon, Vox Media’s gaming and entertainment network, and Vox Media Studios.
Quibi launches April 6, 2020. For more information on SPEEDRUN BY POLYGON visit Quibi.com.
About Jimmy Mondal
Jimmy Mondal has spent a lifetime playing video games and contributing to the growing esports community. After studying at St. John’s University for two years, Jimmy decided to drop out to pursue his passion for gaming and esports full time. Since then, he has hosted commentary at Microsoft’s flagship store, hosted multiple esports-centric shows across different platforms, and launched, hosted, and produced Cheddar Esports, a live, hour-long, daily gaming series. He’s lent his voice to the Overwatch League’s NYXL team and even appeared on Netflix’s Hasan Minhaj’s Patriot Act. Follow Jimmy on Twitter @Jimbasco.
Quibi is a mobile-first media technology platform bringing together the best of Silicon Valley and Hollywood. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Quibi is the first entertainment platform built for easy, on-the-go mobile viewing, allowing today’s leading studios and creative talent to tell original stories in an entirely new way. For more information visit www.quibi.com. Follow Quibi on Facebook @QuibiUS and on Twitter @Quibi.
Polygon is Vox Media’s gaming and entertainment network, illuminating the world of entertainment through the lens of those who grew up playing video games and obsessed with internet culture. Polygon exists to redefine the exponentially complicated and rapidly changing world of modern entertainment, and to help our audience of ravenous pop culture obsessives to not just find the next big thing, but understand, appreciate, and enjoy it.
About Vox Media Studios
Vox Media Studios is a full-service production studio that works both independently and in partnership with Vox Media’s category-leading editorial networks – Curbed, The Cut, Eater, Grub Street, Intelligencer, New York Magazine, Polygon, Recode, SB Nation, The Strategist, The Verge, Vox, and Vulture – to extend the company’s storytelling capabilities to the most relevant modern platforms. Vox Media Studios is home to the Vox Media Podcast Network – one of the largest, fastest-growing, and most topically-diverse collections of high-quality podcasts, with more than 200 active shows – and Epic, the award-winning, storytelling powerhouse with dozens of film and TV projects in Hollywood, including Argo, which won the Academy Award for Best Picture, and “Little America” on Apple TV+.
Based in Los Angeles, San Francisco, and New York, the division is one of the leading independent suppliers of premium non-fiction and scripted programming for television, OTT, podcasts, films, and brand partners including: Eater’s “No Passport Required” on PBS; Vox’s “Explained” – including “The Mind, Explained” and “Sex, Explained” on Netflix; “American Style” on CNN; and “Retro Tech” and Vox’s “Glad You Asked” on YouTube. Forthcoming projects from Vox Media Studios include: “Eater’s Guide to the World” and “Family Style” on Hulu; Polygon’s “Speedrun by Polygon” on Quibi; and “‘Creators for Change’ with Michelle Obama: Girls’ Education,” YouTube Originals.
Learn more about Vox Media Studios here.