NFL Star JuJu Smith-Schuster Inks Equity Investment in Esports Fantasy Company, World Champion Fantasy Team Diverge owner and investor will wear custom PlayerX cleats on Sunday for AFC Game of the Week vs. the Buffalo Bills
Chesterfield, MO | October 13, 2022 09:05 AM Eastern Daylight Time
World Champion Fantasy (WCF), a leading technology developer of PlayerX, the world’s next generation online fantasy esports platform, today announced JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver, esports team owner and content creator, as an equity investor in the company. In addition to his investment in WCF, Smith-Schuster will also act as an advisor, spokesperson and new product collaborator for the company.
Smith-Schuster’s interest and involvement in esports began in 2018, when he became a content creator and collaborator with some of the most popular professional esports and entertainment companies in the world. In 2020, Smith-Schuster founded Team Diverge, the world’s first athlete-led gaming entertainment and lifestyle company. Smith-Schuster is currently the CEO of Team Diverge.
“What WCF is building is revolutionary for the esports community. The entire experience from streaming, stats, data building, clipping and, for the first time ever, fantasy, is next level,” said Smith-Schuster. “As an investor and an advisor, I’ve got big plans for accelerating esports within mainstream audiences. I’m going to be to WCF what Madden is to EA Sports.”
On Sunday, Oct. 16, during warm-ups for the Kansas City Chiefs vs. Buffalo Bills game, Smith-Schuster will don custom Adidas cleats featuring WCF’s upcoming flagship platform, PlayerX.
“JuJu is an esports visionary and has helped merge the esports world with the greater sports and entertainment industry for the past four years. Through his involvement with noted esports brands and Team Diverge, he has proved to be one of the market’s greatest advocates, underscoring that gamers are true athletes,” said Mike Vela, CEO of WCF. “After demoing our upcoming PlayerX platform design, JuJu sees how we’re building game-changing technology to forever shift the way users play, stream and experience fantasy sports. His unique vision is going to help WCF elevate our platform beyond anyone’s imagination.”
PlayerX allows esports enthusiasts to compete in fantasy leagues using their dream team of esport athletes and teams, watch exclusive live feeds, and access real-time stats. The platform turns fantasy competition as we know it on its head by providing a level of customization that has never been offered before. With PlayerX, users will have the ability to define the persona, look, and feel of their teams through customizable interactive avatars, theme music, expansive chat capabilities and more. Beyond the fantasy sports application, PlayerX subscribers will also no longer have to search across multiple platforms for the most up-to-date information and highlights of their favorite streamers and athletes – it will all be housed on one non-gambling focused platform that is suitable for all ages - PlayerX.
For more information, please visit: WorldChampionFantasy.com and www.playerx.gg
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 and PlayerX, please visit: WorldChampionFantasy.com and www.playerx.gg