The WFH League, an upcoming corporate esports league which will pit companies against companies in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and FIFA 20, has today announced a trio of partners for its inaugural season. The competition is a joint venture between Esports Insider and Platform.
Razer has stepped in as Lead Sponsor for season one, and as such, will offer an array of top-notch prizes for the winners, and some others who don’t quite go all the way. Meanwhile Playbox.GG will be the league’s Technology Partner, and in turn supply the tournament platform and main site for WFH League. Last, but not least G-Science has been announced as the Health & Performance Partner for the CS:GO Wingman element of the competition.
Razer is supplying a variety of their pro-grade gaming gear as prizes across both tournaments, with a retail value of over £1000. From one of the best gaming mice for FPS games in the Razer Viper Ultimate through to the Raiju Ultimate programmable PS4 controller and Kraken for Console headset, there are prizes to suit players taking part in either tournament.
Yann Salsedo, Head of Esports for Razer Europe, commented: “The WFH League is a great way to keep in touch with workmates, take on other teams and have fun, whilst helping raise money for a fantastic charity. The WFH league aligns perfectly with a number of activities Razer has initiated to encourage people to stay at home and work from home if they are able.
“From producing and donating masks around the world, supporting businesses through our software ecosystem or encouraging gamers to Stay Home and Game On, Razer is supporting as many individuals, organisations and businesses as it can to help combat the various effects and challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Playbox.GG will be the league’s official technology partner, providing customised platform infrastructure which will facilitate the tournaments for season one while also providing a home for the WFH League well into the future.
Stephen Hanna, Managing Director of Playbox.gg, added: “Playbox was built to support businesses venturing into esports by providing solutions for their infrastructure needs. We’re excited to work with the WFH League in their inaugural season later this month. We’re looking forward to providing a unique experience to players participating in tournaments and engaging in esports from the comfort of their homes and offices.”
Teams for the inaugural season, which takes place between May 18-28th, are close to confirmation and finalisation, and there will be an announcement incoming on that front next week.
Sam Cooke & Nicolo Portunato, Co-founders of WFH League, also spoke on the partnerships: “We’re incredibly excited to finally get this underway. The WFH League has been on the horizon for quite some time, but now the sun is rising. We’re really pleased to have the likes of Razer, G-Science, Playbox and Special Effect on board as partners for the inaugural season too, and we received an even better reception than we could have hoped from teams looking to sign up. Sorry to those we couldn’t fit in this time round, but rest assured, we’re already making plans for season two!”
Whilst season two is anticipated to take place at Platform, the esports and gaming bar-restaurant in the heart of London, season one will, of course, be online only. We’ll be broadcasting the matches live on Twitch, and keeping everyone up to date via Esports Insider and Platform channels with scores, and performances (good, and, especially, bad). WFH League also exists across both LinkedIn and Twitter.
Companies that have any questions, or want to to find out more about getting involved in Season 2, can get in contact with Esports Insider and Platform directly or via [email protected].