EFL Championship fo ball club Wycombe Wanderers has announced a partnership with esports competition pl form Rival.
The ‘Wycombe eSports Arena’ will provide a pl form for gaming fans all around the world to compete against each her, whilst also allowing the club to build on its esports community.
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Comp ible with b h Xbox and Playst ion, the first tournament will be held on Sunday January 10th. Each winner will receive a signed Adebayo Akinfenwa shirt.
According to the release, the pl form is the expected to bring fans from all around the world closer together, with future activities to include tournaments between intern ional fan groups, collabor ion with ‘ her Wanderers’ and ventures into new games such as Madden and Rocket League.
Neil Peters, Chief Commercial Officer for Wycombe Wanderers Fo ball Club commented: “This is yet an her new step for the club and our gre support.
“The team’s clear appeal on FIFA has provided insight into where our wider fans come from and with Harry, our Global Marketing Executive, engaging with our widening geographical fan base, his work with Rival now allows fans, b h local and across the globe, to engage, share, and compete with each her.”
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Rival provides a pl form to a variety of sporting entities in an tempt to provide esports opportunities, most recently the firm also partnered with EFL League Two fo ball club Stevenage FC. Suitable for gamers of all ability, the technology will enable the club to build a gaming community, whilst also offering reward points redeemable to use in the online store.
Dan Parise, Chief Marketing Officer Rival added: “We are thrilled to partner with Wycombe in launching their new gaming community. This initi ive demonstr es the organis ion’s progressive approach to fan engagement, and we look forward to providing this pl form for their fanbase.”
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