Mastercard wanted to learn more about esports to help identify how they could be a first mover in the space. On their behalf, we negotiated and secured a first of its kind global partnership with Riot Games League of Legends esports – the most watched esport in the world.
BREAKING THROUGH ESPORTS GLOBALLY
To help drive their business and build their brand, we created a dedicated team to analyze industry-leading data and evaluated all varieties of sponsorship opportunities. Our team then developed an educational roadshow that organized the gaming landscape, highlighted integration opportunities, defined the passion and analyzed demographic profiles.
As a result, we developed a holistic launch strategy that provided Mastercard with strategic positioning for how to speak to the LOL community and conceptualized and produced an experiential activation to establish the brand as a trusted and authentic sponsor at the 2018 World Championship held in South Korea. The three-day experiential pop-up featured a number of ways that fans could get closer to the esport they love as a community, including Augmented Reality experiences, pro player meet & meets, cosplay contests, LOL competitions, Twitch Creator camp, and of course Priceless Surprises that only Mastercard could deliver.