DEEM Enterprises, the development group holding the MOU to redevelop the forthcoming Renaissance at Bader Field project, today announced its first family-friendly esports competition, set to take place in January 2024 at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City with World Champion Fantasy (WCF), a leading technology company developing PlayerX, the world’s next generation online esports platform. The event will bring together gamers and NFL athletes including JuJu Smith-Schuster, Marquise “Hollywood” Brown, and Kurt Benkert.
Teams composed of world-class esports professionals, amateurs, and NFL athletes will form competing teams to create nonstop excitement during a two-day event hosted by DEEM and WCF. Gamers, enthusiasts, fans, and families can expect live entertainment, celebrity appearances, musical performances, and immersive experiences from sponsors. The event will bring together thousands in person and virtually. This is the first of many events in the long-term strategic partnership between DEEM and WCF.
“DEEM is pioneering a transformation in the motorsport arena,” said Erick Feitshans, CEO of DEEM Enterprises. “In today's evolving landscape of platforms, sports, and entertainment, we're observing a unique confluence where fan-first immersive experiences and entertainment converge — where pro athlete meets amateur, digital intersects with in-real-life (IRL), and motorsport blends with esports. DEEM stands at this crossroads, poised to lead. Partnering with WCF and leveraging PlayerX, we're amplifying Atlantic City's distinct offerings and past legacies with the innovative future of Renaissance at Bader Field. Our collaboration is set to elevate these dynamic intersections into the global spotlight through an unmatched event experience.”
The event focuses on utilizing WCF’s groundbreaking product, PlayerX, an innovative platform that combines live video and data to offer an immersive esports experience. PlayerX enables users to assemble a dream team of esports athletes to compete, watch live streams, review stats, and analyze the performance of their favorite teams and players.
“WCF has always had our eye on Atlantic City – it’s the perfect location to host esports competitions and draw on passionate individuals from the vast Southern New Jersey and Philadelphia metro areas. Our game-changing technology in PlayerX will be the backbone of our first family-friendly esports event with DEEM,” said Mike Vela, founder and CEO of WCF.
DEEM and WCF will stream the event live. Global participants can expect watch parties, integration between physical and virtual programming, celebrities, and much more. This event will be a first-of-its-kind in a series of esports events, further solidifying the partnership between DEEM and WCF and their investment in Atlantic City. The companies will release more details in the coming months.
“Perhaps what’s most exciting is sharing my passion for esports with so many people and families of all ages. PlayerX has the ability to unite people – from the amateur to the professional to the NFL athlete, all of whom share that same passion for playing esports. PlayerX balances everyone’s abilities by providing the right tools for a player to win or watch. Hosting our first event with DEEM in Atlantic City will showcase this physically and virtually. It will be electric,” Vela said.
About Renaissance at Bader Field
Renaissance at Bader Field is a planned $3.2 billion dollar, net-zero carbon LEED Platinum community to be built upon Bader Field that will transform the Atlantic City, New Jersey economy. The fundamental design approach of this new world-class motorsport community is rooted in resilient and sustainable design methodologies, including a microgrid concept for energy generation and distribution that utilizes clean hydrogen and will serve as a model for future self-sustaining projects worldwide. This new community will act as a catalyst for the financial rebirth of Atlantic City by attracting new job-creating industries, increasing the city’s tax base, and diversifying businesses throughout the city. Most importantly, this immense development will foster and promote the core values of equity and empowerment and will serve the citizens of Atlantic City. Visit www.deem-enterprises.com for more information.
About World Champion Fantasy
World Champion Fantasy is the next generation of fantasy sports as the first platform of its kind pairing best-in-class technology and UX with the most exclusive content in esports. We are at the future of fantasy and at the forefront of the evolving esports industry creating an immersive real-time interactive competitive experience, live data and video feeds all on one platform. For more information on World Champion Fantasy, please visit www.playerx.gg.