Between 2021 and 2024 esports is expected to grow by 50%. In fact, it's the world's fastest-growing sport! To get in on the action, AB InBev and StriveCloud teamed up to launch Cooldown. A platform to boost esports fan engagement with bars. However, it's not your everyday tournament platform, rather it uses the power of community to make esports as accessible and open as ever. Find out more about the project inside!
Esports can help brands and sports clubs to solidify their revenue streams. With a gaming tournament platform, you create a digital alternative to the match days in stadiums. This allows you to reconnect with sports fans, tap into and quickly get to know new audiences like Gen Z or people abroad.
2020 has been a frustrating year for the sports industry. After the first lockdown, most teams are operating at less than half of their capacity. Instead of losing fans, sports organizations are moving their audience online with original esports campaigns. Now is the best time to make the switch and get started in esports! That's why we created a list of 10 campaign ideas you can easily launch today. Capture more fan data, offer sponsor visibility, and keep your community active with personalized experiences!
If there is anything the last year has taught us, it’s that the business model of the sports industry is outdated. With the world getting more and more digital every day, clubs have to innovate to survive. We had a conversation with KRC Genk’s Strategic Partnership Manager Davy Vanhaen on their plans to conquer the esports world with the help of the leading gamification company StriveCloud.
Are you looking for alternatives to offline advertising at live events and generate new revenue opportunities? Consider investing in a very own gaming tournament platform for your brand. Over the past months, esports were able to attract thousands of consumers by providing a fun digital alternative to the live event vacuum. The quick set-up, easy scaling and low entry barrier make it possible to have a live and active platform in next to no time. And once you’re online, smart gamification elements enable you to keep users engaged, build a community of brand ambassadors, significantly increase eyeball time and in the end, boost sales. Moreover, this new medium enables you to reach new and bigger audiences, and gain more insights on who is interested in your brand to leverage in future marketing campaigns.
As a sports club, you are competing over the attention of your target audience. So how do you stand out? In this article, we break down exactly how KAA Gent harvested fan engagement in their Samen Sterk fundraising campaign.
The sports world is upside down. Clubs and sponsors are under pressure to find a corona-proof alternative for their fan engagement. Luckily, esports is still standing and the virus outbreak only accelerated its popularity among sports fans. So how can you easily pivot from events to online brand activation? We had a conversation with Tobias Egartner, CEO of Swiss esports agency eStudios and GameTurnier about how they turned event cancellations into digital engagement.
It’s an uncertain time for the football world. Clubs, sponsors, and fans have an overload of unanswered questions about the coming season and the measures they will need to take. KAA Gent is no exception. However, the club has decided to be a beacon of positivity during these rather somber times, proving that maintaining fan engagement throughout the age of social distancing is entirely possible. With initiatives such as esports competitions, charity work, and collaboration with digital parties the football club is keeping their fans entertained and the KAA Gent brand top of mind.
With the Corona pandemic around we don’t really know what to expect in the world of sports. Luckily esports is here, and it’s here to stay. Increase in online consumption and the lack of content from live sports has only contributed to its popularity. The industry has matured to one with great sponsor brands and a large, hyper-engaged community. Esports will not take the place of traditional sports but there is still much traditional sports can learn from some crazy fan activations we have seen over the years.
With consumers at the wheel of their own digital experience and an overflow of content to consume it’s becoming increasingly difficult to capture someone’s attention. However platforms like Facebook or Instagram manage to suck you into their system all the time. Lots of digital experiences leverage gamification to support their engagement goals and supercharge growth. So how do you create long-term digital engagement? How do you get your audience hooked?