With the pandemic, the growth of e-sports has been positively affected and the global market of online games has grown rapidly.
- Nike signed 4-year sponsorship agreement with the players in Chinese League of Legends Pro League.
- Adidas signed sponsorship agreement with different e-sports teams and collaborated with gamer Tyler Blevins, known as Ninja, to launch a special sports shoe. According to Forbes’ estimates, @ninja who broadcast live for 12 hours playing games like @fortnite, earned around $ 17 million in 2019.
- Puma signed multiyear sponsorhip agreement with @cloud9gg e-sports team and launched ‘Active Gaming Footwear’ category with $110 sneakers.
- Moschino collaborated with @thesims 4 and designed $10 collection for the characters in the play.
- Valentino , @marcjacobs and @prada, designed ‘downloadable clothes’ for the characters in @animalcrossing_official
- Louis Vuitton collaborated with @leagueoflegends (LoL) tournament and designed players outfit & tournament’s cup. At the same time LV x Lol Archlight collection was launched for the people in the ‘real world’!
- Gucci launched a mobile game called Arcade, collaborated with an e-sports team called @fnatic and with their partnership, Gucci launched limited-edition watch collection for $1.600.
- Balenciaga, launched a video game called Afterworld: The Age of Tomorrow for presenting Fall 2021 collection.
- Cosmetic giant MAC launched a special lipstick collection for Honor of Kings game.
Esports market size is surpassing many traditional sports in terms of revenue. According to Newzoo research, globally, the industry hit $1.1bn in revenue in 2020. Most of the revenue (58 percent) is forecast to come from sponsorships.
And of course fashion is important parts of the sponsorship games!
Video credit: #fnaticxgucci , Photo credit: Newzoo, Statista
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