Two Overwatch League teams are removing practical clubhouses as partial of an beginning to move fans closer to a players, Linden Lab’s Sansar announced Wednesday.
The partnership with a Houston Outlaws and San Francisco Shock comes “in response to a tellurian direct for esports and noted fan experiences,” charity gamers a “virtual clubhouse” in that to correlate with their favorite players and personalities, tide matches, and buy merchandise.
For a Outlaws, this practical space will be called “Hideout,” with Shock fans removing VR locus “Epicenter.” Sansar maintains that these immersive, interactive observation practice will be on standard with real-life events, even charity practical print opportunities and meet-and-greets for fans.
“We’ve seen a genuine need in a esports marketplace for a deeper, some-more enchanting fan knowledge — something that can go over normal spectatorship to unequivocally pull people in,” pronounced Linden Lab’s CEO, Ebbe Altberg. “We feel amicable VR is ideally staid to accommodate this need, and we’re anxious to find forward-thinking esports partners that feel a same — trailblazing teams that commend VR’s intensity and are peaceful to develop and innovate to broach world-class experiences. Their investments in Sansar are investments in their communities.”
The Houston Outlaws devise to betray a hall during an event in Houston, Texas, on May 18, 2018, with entrance to a eventuality around VR also available. The San Francisco Shock will also be hosting a launch eventuality in California a small after in a month on May 25, that fans can also attend by approach of practical reality.
The Overwatch League’s first-ever grand finals will be hold during Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., from Jul 27-28, 2018. Tickets for a Grand Finals go on sale May 18 during 10 a.m. ET and can be bought around Ticketmaster and Barclays website.