Infinite Esports & Entertainment and OpTic Gaming, the industry-defining esports media and entertainment organization, today revealed the launch of Greenwall VR, OpTic Gaming’s official virtual reality clubhouse in collaboration with Sansar, the premier destination for social VR. The first-of-its-kind Virtual Reality (VR) space will allow fans of the popular esports organization to socialize with fellow members of OpTic Gaming’s passionate fanbase, known as the “Greenwall.”
The community can engage with actual staff and players of OpTic Gaming’s teams, and take part in the most revolutionary social esports experience to date within an immersive VR environment. PC owners can login and experience Greenwall VR for free here.
With an unprecedented level of fan interaction and engagement, Greenwall VR gives members of the “Greenwall” community access to watch games together, communicate with other esports fans from all around the world, submit fanart, purchase team merchandise, communicate with their favorite pro players, and even participate in exclusive special events. Future Greenwall VR events and activities will include real world and virtual awards for fans, and watch parties for North America League of Legends Championship Series (NA LCS), Call of Duty (CoD) Champions, Gears of War Pro Circuit Fight Night, and many other competitions.
Already a renowned name in the esports industry, Infinite Esports and OpTic Gaming continue to push the boundaries of esports, spectatorship and community, providing fans different and exciting ways to band together and unite under the “Greenwall.” This latest venture into virtual reality breaks new ground and introduces even more avenues for fans to engage with their favorite esports team, and charts the course for future industry investment and innovation with esports fandom and community building.
“With fans and teams based all over the world, we wanted to create a truly immersive way for our community to come together as the Greenwall and feel like they’re a part of something bigger,” said Oslo Green, VP of VR at OpTic Gaming. “By introducing virtual reality to esports spectatorship, we’re taking the first steps into creating a grander, more immersive, and more modern approach to traditional sports fandom, community and interaction.”
For Sansar, the collaboration continues an innovation streak in immersive, interactive spaces. The social VR platform has already enabled thousands to host, attend, and enjoy dynamic events in virtual reality or on PC on par with real-life events – accessible to anyone, anywhere in the world. The Greenwall VR space takes it to the next level providing OpTic fans a deeper, more engaging fan experience – complete with virtual photo opps, player meet-and-greets, commerce, exclusive giveaways, and more.
“With Greenwall VR in Sansar, we’re really pushing the bounds of traditional spectatorship, and offering an experience that draws fans in – lets them interact together as a community beyond a chat stream,” says CEO Ebbe Altberg. “We’re absolutely thrilled to be elevating the esports fan experience with social VR, and we’re excited to find such a visionary partner in OpTic.”
To experience the space, head to Sansar today.
For more information on OpTic Gaming, visit the official website: http://optic.tv/, follow the team on twitter @OpTicGaming, on YouTube: youtube.com/opticnation and Twitch: https://go.twitch.tv/opticgaming. For information on Sansar, and for updates on new events and experiences, visit Sansar’s official website, and follow Sansar on Twitter and Youtube.
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About OpTic Gaming
OpTic Gaming is an industry-defining esports media and entertainment organization widely known for its passionate global community and perennial success across multiple esports titles. Founded in 2006, OpTic is based in the Dallas area and is owned by Hector Rodriguez. With millions of followers across various social channels, OpTic is among the most popular and successful esports teams on the planet and currently consists of rosters that compete professionally in Call of Duty, Halo, Gears of War, Overwatch, CS:GO and Dota 2. Learn more at http://www.optic.tv @OpTicGaming.
About Infinite Esports & Entertainment
Infinite Esports & Entertainment is a diversified esports and entertainment holdings company led by Neil Leibman (Co-Owner, Texas Rangers), Founder and President Chris Chaney, and SVP, Strategy Ryan Musselman. Based in Texas, Infinite is building a complementary ecosystem of companies and is looking to shape the future of esports. Infinite is home to OpTic Gaming, an industry-defining esports, media and entertainment organization that is widely known for its passionate global community and perennial success across multiple esports titles. The Infinite family of companies also includes NGAGE Esports, No Scope Media and Triggerfish Partnerships.
About Linden Lab
Linden Lab develops platforms that empower people to create, share, and benefit from virtual experiences. Founded in 1999, the company first launched Second Life, the groundbreaking virtual world enjoyed by millions around the globe, in 2003, which has since gone on to boast nearly two billion user creations and a vibrant $500 million (USD) economy. The company further expanded its portfolio in 2017 with the public beta release of Sansar, a free platform making social VR more accessible and immersive, available on Windows PCs and compatible with HTC Vive and Oculus Rift. For more information, visit its website at https://www.lindenlab.com/.
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