North American organisation FaZe Clan has welcomed telecommunications company Verizon as its exclusive 5G partner.
The agreement provides Verizon team exclusivity for both professional players and content creators across the FaZe Clan organisation.
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FaZe Clan and Verizon will collaborate on live events and original content which demonstrates “the transformational experience” Verizon’s network offers for players, fans, and creators.
Jaci Hays, COO of FaZe Clan, commented on the partnership in a release: “FaZe Clan is incredibly proud to be in business with Verizon. Their 5G network built for gamers is truly going to help our business by supporting our competitive players, our streamers and content creators by unlocking new capabilities in technology. We look forward to unveiling unbelievable custom content in the coming months, furthering our livestream programming and working together on experiential marketing for gaming consumers and our extremely passionate FaZe Clan fan base.”
Last month, Verizon ushered in a three-year partnership with the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) which also included its 5G Ultra Wideband network. A few months prior in January, the telecommunications company entered a strategic partnership with Dignitas to develop a training facility for the organisation.
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John Nitti, Chief Media Officer of Verizon, added: “We are excited to team up with a partner like FaZe Clan to demonstrate the power of Verizon’s 5G Ultra Wide Band network to their massive gaming community. This partnership will enable opportunities to bring gaming content, entertainment and events to the next level for players, fans, and content creators around the globe.”
As for FaZe Clan, the esports organisation has been well off to a red-letter year. The ingredients of which include deals with G FUEL, Sugar23, and CTRL, as well as a $40 million (£32 million) Series A funding round led by entrepreneur Jimmy Iovine.
Esports Insider says: This makes a lot of sense for Verizon, FaZe Clan is huge not only in esports but in online media as a whole. If the telco giant is looking to get gamers to consider its offering, this appears to be the right deal to make that happen.