OpTic Gaming has innovated the way esports fans can interact with professional gamers by teaming up with Sansar.
The esports media and entertainment organisation, has partnered with virtual reality (VR) company Sansar to create a ‘first-of-its-kind’ social VR experience.
The new platform will allow fans to get up close and personal with OpTic staff, players, as well as fellow fans of the organisation.
The project, named Greenwall VR gives users the ability to watch games together, communicate with other esports fans, submit fan art, purchase team merchandise, interact with their favourite professional gamers and participate in special events.
The initiative will include real and virtual awards for fans while viewing parties are already set for North America League of Legends Championship Series, Call of Duty Champions, Gears of War Pro Circuit Fight Night and a number of other competitions.
Vice President of VR at OpTic Gaming, Oslo Green, says the ability to provide a platform to create a community is something special.
“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,” he said.
“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.”
Chief Executive of Sansar, Ebbe Altberg, added: “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.”
“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.”