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Verizon Announces Multi-Year Esports Partnership with World Champion Fantasy

“…ready to tap the full potential of the rapidly growing Esports and gaming markets.”

Verizon Communications Inc., one of the world’s leading providers of technology and communications services has announced a multi-year partnership with World Champion Fantasy (WCF), a next-generation online fantasy Esports platform. 

The partnership will see Verizon integrate its tools, tech stack and services into WCF’s new PlayerX platform. 

Mike Caralis, VP of Business Markets at Verizon Business said, “While the way we watch, interact, and participate in Esports evolves, PlayerX is leveraging 5G to deliver the pinnacle of immersive Esports-meets-fantasy sports experiences for fans. We are excited for this opportunity to partner with such an innovative, forward-thinking company that is ready to tap the full potential of the rapidly growing Esports and gaming markets.”

Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wideband will allow esports enthusiasts on PlayerX to compete in fantasy leagues using their dream team of esports athletes and teams to watch exclusive live feeds and access real-time stats. 

Personalising Esports with PlayerX

Mike Vela, CEO of WCF commented, “At WCF, we’re fundamentally changing how gamers will experience Esports and Verizon is the only partner with the technological innovation and industry savvy vision to help us completely advance and elevate our PlayerX platform. For the first time ever, users will be able to access seamless streaming player data and video through advanced capabilities and utilize one-touch video conference solutions, through BlueJeans, to create watch party and fan engagement environments. Through this partnership, gamers, streamers and fantasy players can have the most advanced and unmatched user experience.”

With a high level of customization, PlayerX allows users to define the persona, look and feel of their respective teams through interactive avatars, theme music, expansive chat capabilities and many more. 

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Isa Muhammad is a writer and video game journalist covering many aspects of entertainment media including the film industry. He's steadily writing his way to the sharp end of journalism and enjoys staying informed. If he's not reading, playing video games or catching up on his favourite TV series, then he's probably writing about them.

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