To qualify for sponsorship, teams are first selected by the Socios Esports team with the following prerequisites: small to medium-sized teams, organised and hungry to progress.
To win, the teams take part in a competition run on our website to ascertain which teams can receive the most votes from their fans. The competition will run for a two-week period from 3rd December - 17th December. Once the competition has ended, the votes will be counted and verified; the winners will be contacted and will then be announced via social media. The actual sponsorship will start towards the end of January 2019.
The project will have a separate, dedicated webpage, where people can find out about each team, as well as vote. There will be a live vote counter and summary on the website to show who is in the lead and how many votes each team has; this could be used in the future for a team in conjunction with demonstrating fan engagement.
This initial project is aimed at the Battle Royale scene, but if successful we may do a similar project based on different games/factors.
Participating teams will be announced after the 30th November.
During the 2 week voting period we will be pushing the 60-second video and other content about the specific teams across our media to draw attention to the project and teams. We will be helping guide the creation of the 60-second video.
Whilst during the 6-month sponsorship we will be looking to work with the winning teams to create content that both parties can push to market, including but not limited to videos, articles and competitions.
Very little; they will need to log into a social media platform to place their vote, agree to our Terms and Conditions and opt-in or out of our marketing preferences.
They will also be offered a chance to win a prize after they have placed a vote.
Yes, but it isn't a danger, it is part of the project. But, an important factor to remember is a team can have 10,000 followers on Twitter, but that does not mean they will vote to support the team they follow.
It is down to the teams to properly promote themselves to their fans and persuade them to engage with the competition and vote.
We will be running giveaways linked to this project to drive more traffic to the voting platform.
What happens if someone bots the voting system to gain fake votes?
We are implementing measures to protect against this occurrence and once the competition has ended, we will be checking through the votes, as well as checking for any abnormalities during the competition.