The new platform will see videos from esports tournaments synced with player data to provide statistics on players and teams automatically. Furthermore, the videos will be tagged, catalogued and uploaded as clips – meaning fans on PlayerX can stream and share highlights as they happen.
Mike Vela, CEO of World Champion Fantasy, spoke of the new partnership: “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 centre, utilising data, engagement insights, and streaming capabilities to deliver dynamic and engaging fan experiences.
“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.”
Meanwhile, Bob Lyons, Edgio CEO, added: “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 behaviours of our esports streaming customers and use those insights to improve our products and services.”