Waterloo, Ontario / TheNewswire / November 6, 2018 - SponsorsOne Inc. (CSE: SPO) (Frankfurt: 5SO) ("SponsorsOne"), the company that makes small brands BIG by building large engaged and authentic communities that support and buy from the Brands they love, is pleased to announce it has formed a strategic alliance with Thunder Gaming a fully integrated gaming facility in Longbeach California. https://thundergaming.com
"Thunder Studios has built one of the top live broadcast gaming studios in the world, and we see many ways to connect our brands to Thunder's gaming community," said Myles Bartholomew, CEO of SponsorsOne. "Integrating the SponsorCoin as an additional incentive into the live tournaments and as a word of mouth marketing incentive for future tournaments will help drive the adoption of the SponsorCoin."
Business Insider on December 18, 2017, reports that the live feed tournament viewers and players could exceed 500 million individuals globally by 2020. Further, they report that major game developers such as Activision Blizzard and Electronic Arts have seen 62-82% of their total business is now completely digital. Both companies have revenue greater the $2 billion annually and are seeing growth rates in digital gaming over 23% annually. https://www.businessinsider.com/invest-esports-stocks-companies-business-opportunities-2017-12
"Thunder Gaming launched its dedicated live broadcast esports arena in January of this year focusing on community gaming events across all popular game titles. Our tournaments and events see us hosting +5,000 players a month in our arena broadcast to viewers around the world with over 3 million user engagements in tournaments to date," stated Rodric David, Chairman of Thunder Gaming. "Working with gaming influencers, we continue to develop our proprietary technology and streaming tools in our www.livebroadcaststudio.com business, and we see brand integration into live streaming feeds as the next step in monetization for our partners. We see a great strategic fit with SponsorsOne's ability to promote brands to our gaming influencer community".
Under the Agreement, SponsorsOne and Thunder Gaming will collaborate on integrating the SponsorCoin into the gaming experience. SponsorCoin will provide an incentive for gamers to promote tournaments to their social networks while accumulating SponsorCoins to purchase products from participating brands.
Rodric David, Chairman of Thunder Gaming and Thunder Studios, will join SponsorsOne strategic advisory board. His experience and gaming facilities will be of great value to SponsorsOne's long-term gaming strategy.
About Thunder Gaming and Thunder Studios:
Thunder Studios is an independent full-service 150,000 sq ft studio facility focused on new content opportunities leveraging digital distribution and 20 + years of production expertise. In January 2018, Thunder launched its Thunder Gaming division and built a dedicated 16,000 sq ft esports arena which broadcast live gameplay of the +5,000 participants a month that play in weekly video game tournaments featuring influencers from a variety of games. Thunder's reputation is built on empowering creators with premium productions in commercials, television, music videos, film, digital and live streaming. Recent clients include Target, Facebook, Adidas, Nike, and music videos for Kendrick Lamar, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, Ariana Grande, and Mac Miller.
SponsorsOne is positioned as a leader in the next evolution of digital marketing and digital-commerce with the SponsorsCloud platform and its highly scalable digital - smart contract based digital-currency called SponsorCoin. Combined, this allows Brands to build and manage their proprietary and highly engaged communities of micro-influencers within the social realm. The SponsorsCloud platform allows for data-driven marketing campaigns that will change the way brands connect to their customers and compensate the consumer for authentic engagement using the SponsorCoin digital currency. SponsorsCloud and SponsorCoin is a tool for brands to inspire real movements around their products and services in which their most valuable customers become their best salespeople, producing far higher ROI than current social media advertising methods.
ON BEHALF OF THE BOARD
Gary Bartholomew, Executive Chairman
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