Playmaker, a leading social media sports and entertainment content platform catering to Gen Z, and Complexity Gaming, a GameSquare company, have entered into a multi-year partnership to link traditional sports and gaming through content collaboration and strategic development with athletes and gamers.
“Given its emerging popularity among our audience, we know this is the optimal time to fully embrace esports, and launch a dedicated channel. Complexity Gaming’s support is essential in building out this new vertical, as we now have significant connections to prominent industry tools, leaders and influencers,” said Playmaker CEO Brandon Harris.
As a leading esports organization in North America, Complexity will serve as a key resource for Playmaker as it ventures into the ascending esports market with its recalibrated esports and gaming channel, playmakerOP. The partnership will arm Playmaker with preferred access to GameSquare’s full service content studio, creative assets, gaming equipment and technology, and a roster of high-profile athletes and gaming influencers under management. Additionally, Playmaker will utilize Complexity’s two decades of industry knowledge as it builds out a comprehensive gaming strategy.
Playmaker’s sizable following enhances Complexity’s efforts to drive media visibility and brand awareness. Playmaker’s audience includes more than 18 million followers across social platforms, touching a variety of verticals including sports, betting, and entertainment. Additionally, Playmaker manages and produces content with notable athletes and influencers such as Tracy McGrady, Nate Robinson, and Xavien Howard, amplifying the magnitude of its influence and reach.
“We want to ensure that we are at the forefront of the convergence of gaming and traditional sports. Working alongside Playmaker affords Complexity access to engaged audiences across sports and entertainment, noteworthy influencers, and key brand relationships, making the company the ideal partner to expand our capabilities and serve our growing global audience,” said GameSquare CEO Justin Kenna.