Verizon coordinate with Riot Games to offer 5G for LCS
Verizon, the United States telecoms huge, has agreed an offer with Riot Games, the computer game developer, to end up being a partner of the League of Legends Championships Series, its flagship esports competitions.
Under a three-year collaboration, Verizon will become the main 5G wireless and network service partner of the LCS.
The business stated it will work with Riot Games and the LCS “to change the video gaming experience for developers, gamers and fans alike.”
Verizon’s sponsorship starts with the 2020 Summertime Split of the LCS and likewise joins the LCS broadcast as the first-ever presenting partner for Academy Rush, an NFL RedZone-style segment featuring simultaneous matches from the LCS’s minors, and as a partner on post-match interview sectors.
The significant telecoms company included that the sponsorship “permits for a long-lasting chance for 5G innovation and content partnership.”
This is Verizon’s most recent venture into esports after partnering with Dignitas in January to construct a new training center for the group inside its headquarters in Los Angeles.
It marked the company’s very first partnership in the esports sector, and the complex is the first esports training facility in the country to be run on 5G.
Recently, Riot Games likewise registered Korean electronics giant Samsung as a sponsor of the LCS for its Summertime Split.