World Champion Fantasy, the world’s first online fantasy esports platform, announced a strategic esports partnership with Edgio to power the upcoming release of PlayerX.
The exclusive partnership will leverage Edgio’s industry-leading Uplynk platform that enables World Champion Fantasy to go to market quickly with PlayerX and scale operations with a fraction of the resources.
For the first time, streaming video will be synced with player data (e.g., kills, headshots) from esports tournaments. Player and team statistics will automatically be tagged, cataloged, and uploaded as searchable video clips — allowing fans on World Champion Fantasy’s upcoming platform, PlayerX, to stream, promote, and share esports highlights as they happen.
World Champion Fantasy’s PlayerX is an innovative platform combining elements of traditional fantasy sports with esports. PlayerX allows fans to assemble a dream team of esport athletes and then live stream games that simultaneously display insights and stats. PlayerX elevates the traditional fantasy sports experience by enabling fans to customize interactive avatars and theme music, providing expansive chat capabilities, and more. Another appealing feature is that PlayerX subscribers no longer have to search multiple platforms for the most up-to-date information and highlights of their favorite streamers and athletes. These features are available on one non-gambling platform suitable for all ages.
“This is a big deal for the future of fantasy sports — and Edgio understood this vision. This partnership puts the fantasy sports user experience front and center, utilizing data, engagement insights, and streaming capabilities to deliver dynamic and engaging fan experiences,” said Mike Vela, CEO of World Champion Fantasy. “The fantasy experience is one-dimensional, with users simply interacting with text and numbers. By incorporating real-time stats and video into our PlayerX platform, users can flex and troll their opponents, search and watch the best clips and share highlights with their friends and followers.”
“Working with World Champion Fantasy, Edgio will provide our industry-leading technology and streaming solutions to one of the fastest growing and influential market segments – esports. This collaboration will help us better understand the needs and behaviors of our esports streaming customers and use those insights to improve our products and services,” said Bob Lyons, Edgio CEO.
WCF’s PlayerX will officially launch fantasy games for Valorant and CSGO in Q1 2023, and later in 2023 will incorporate League of Legends and Call of Duty.