Seoul, New York, Berlin, Oct. 27, 2022 - ThriveFantasy and GRID today announced a partnership with KRAFTON, Inc. to bring Fantasy PUBG Esports to life for a North American audience. With fantasy esports gaining traction within the video game industry, ThriveFantasy, GRID, and KRAFTON will collaborate to deliver a tried-and-true entertainment experience that gives PUBG Esports fans a new way to experience the action.
In November, fans in North America can begin to play fantasy PUBG Esports, offered by ThriveFantasy. With ThriveFantasy's unique take on the Fantasy gaming genre, players can combine player props to predict their ideal match-up, helping enhance their PUBG Esports viewing experience and ushering in a new type of fan engagement.
“The esports industry offers great potential for fantasy sports and is something we are optimistic about tapping into. Having such a large audience and dedicated fans makes the industry a potentially lucrative avenue for ThriveFantasy to explore,” said Adam Weinstein, CEO of ThriveFantasy. “The collaboration between game publishers like KRAFTON and data providers, such as GRID, opens the doors for unique opportunities within this space.”
The upcoming Fantasy PUBG Esports will utilize the gameplay data from KRAFTON’s official data partner - GRID Esports.
“KRAFTON is our long-standing partner with whom we are fortunate to share the vision for the data-fueled esports ecosystem. At GRID, we are committed to enabling the sustainable growth of the industry we are passionate about, ensuring the official data, and right holders are at the heart of it,” said Moritz Maurer, CEO at GRID Esports. “The opportunity to be part of this project and contribute to creating such exceptional esports fans' experience with our gameplay data infrastructure, is a big milestone for our team, and recognition for our values and technology.”
“In order to introduce PUBG Esports to a wider audience and give them the best possible entertainment experience, we must consistently find innovative ways to engage new and existing fans,” said Everett Coleman, Director of Esports & Events at KRAFTON. “By leveraging the experience from ThriveFantasy and GRID, we are able to find fresh and exciting ways for fans to come together and be part of the action.”
ThriveFantasy is the perfect fit for PUBG Esports, allowing fans to pick the best 10 line-ups for each PUBG Esports match-up based on unique individual game pointers that will allow for exceptional outcomes. An amazing game like PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS deserves a unique take on its Fantasy product. ThriveFantasy is available for download on iOS and Android, or fans can play at https://www.thrivefantasy.com.
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ThriveFantasy is a Daily Fantasy Sports and Esports App for Player Props. Thrive eliminates the countless hours of research users have to spend, by only focusing on the top-tier athletes that have the biggest impact on the game. Follow ThriveFantasy on Instagram (@ThriveFantasy), Twitter (@ThriveFantasy) and Facebook (ThriveFantasy).
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GRID offers gameplay data infrastructure to game developers, and other rights holders in gaming and esports to facilitate data-driven game development, storytelling, and monetisation.
The GRID Platform, has been created to serve as a foundation to unlock the data IP potential and empower creators from indie studios and community-led tournaments to AAA titles and world-class esports organisers.
Over the past 4 years, GRID has built a robust network of rights holders and data consumers. The portfolio of partners includes game developers such as Riot Games (VALORANT), Krafton (PUBG), for whom GRID develops dedicated data solutions, and tournament organisers such as WePlay, BLAST, and PGL. GRID was the trusted data partner of PGL’s CS:GO Major Antwerp 2022 and CS:GO Major Stockholm 2021 - tournaments achieving some of the highest viewership numbers in the history of esports. In 2022, GRID has been selected as the 1st Official Data Partner for Dota 2’s The International, one of the most prestigious esports tournaments in the world.
GRID's mission is to enable the sustainable growth of the gaming ecosystem fueled by official-only data.
For more information please visit grid.gg
KRAFTON, Inc. is a collective of independent game development studios brought together to create innovative and engaging entertainment experiences for gamers across the world. The company consists of PUBG Studios, Bluehole Studio, Striking Distance Studios, RisingWings, Dreamotion, Unknown Worlds and 5minlab, each with its own unique expertise.
KRAFTON is responsible for premier entertainment properties including PUBG: BATTLEGROUNDS, NEW STATE MOBILE, The Callisto Protocol, Moonbreaker, TERA, and ELYON. As a technology-driven company that boasts world-class capabilities, KRAFTON seeks to expand its areas of business beyond games to multimedia entertainment and deep learning. For more information about KRAFTON, please visit https://www.krafton.com.