WePlay Esports, the flagship company of WePlay Holding, has invested in the OTK (One True King) influencer network and media company. Per the agreement, WePlay Esports becomes OTK’s strategic partner. By combining WePlay Esports’ expertise in esportainment production and OTK’s content creation experience, the two organizations will create more engaging material for gaming fans and develop the industry further.
On June 7, 2022, WePlay Esports and OTK announced their partnership during a stream from the WePlay Esports Arena L.A. This is the first-ever external event held in the U.S. WePlay venue that marks the start of the arena’s vigorous activity.
OTK is known for the amusing shows made by the team, which consists of eleven content creators, each a dedicated gaming enthusiast focused on developing the media production direction within the OTK activities. Founded in 2020, the organization has already become one of the most popular live-streaming brands in the world, according to Dexerto. And recently, on March 12, 2022, OTK won the Best Content Organization Award during The Streamer Awards.
WePlay Esports’ experience in the esports event industry should boost OTK’s initiatives aimed at communicating with the gaming audience in a new, unconventional format. Using AR and VR capabilities integrated with the WePlay Esports Arena L.A. and the technical expertise of the WePlay team will help reach a new level of content production. As for WePlay, this partnership will accelerate its expansion in the U.S. market — a strategic goal of the company.
“We at WePlay Esports have always focused on expanding horizons and partnering with ambitious gaming market members. And we believe that OTK is exactly that.
The whole [OTK] team makes a great contribution to the development of gaming by bringing their original approach to content creation. And since WePlay Esports is known for its unique esports event production techniques, we thought that this partnership would bring about more thrilling projects, launched collaboratively by our teams.
More events, initiatives, and projects are ahead!” shared Yura Lazebnikov, co-founder of WePlay Esports, a flagship company of WePlay Holding, managing partner of the WePlay Holding and TECHIIA Holding.
“The WePlay Esports x OTK partnership is a collaboration between one of the world’s best esports production companies and one of the top experts within the streaming industry. We believe it will open us new and exciting opportunities for co-development and leveling up media content creation in the gaming industry.
We’ve been working for quite some time before finally launching our WePlay Esports Arena L.A. and are happy it was with our OTK partners that we did it. Hopefully, the stream of June 7, 2022, is just the beginning of a series of our joint initiatives held in and out of our U.S. arena”, said Maksym Bilonogov, chief visionary officer and general producer at WePlay Esports.
“The augmented and virtual reality capabilities at WePlay Esports add a whole new dimension to collaborative content creation,” said OTK Сo-founder and Chief Operating Officer Tipsout. “Content that would’ve normally required participants to be in the same physical space is now remotely accessible.”
“We are excited to open the doors of our new home to the OTK community, with plans in store to utilize the space for esports events, live shows, and mixed-reality content”, OTK streamer and professional esports host Rich Campbell stated.
On June 8, 2022, the WePlay Esports Arena L.A. is welcoming the OTK Games Expo, with a demonstration of unreleased games and exclusive interviews with industry professionals. Studios that manage to impress One True King, and the viewers at that, will get $50,000 in developmental grants.
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