Esports is coming to an IMAX theatre near you (maybe)
Vindex.gg, an American esports-startup that last year announced a $60 million Series A to "scale and build the preeminent esports infrastructure platform", has announced a new partnership with IMAX.
The two companies are aiming to click things off in the first half of 2020.
Vindex is planning to broadcast esports content and events across Imax’s worldwide network through its newly launched Vindex Studios division, which aims to work close with publishers and leagues.
"The Esports industry has never before had access to the massive reach and unmatched technology of the IMAX platform.
Partnering with IMAX enables us to provide esports fans a remarkable experience – live esports on the largest, highest-quality screens in the world for the first time," said Vindex CEO Mike Sepso.
Vindex was co-founded by Mike Sepso and Sundance DiGiovanni, who previously founded Major League Gaming together.
The partnership will see "cutting-edge esports content and events across the IMAX network", as of June 30th 2019 IMAX operates 1,541 theatre systems across 81 countries.
Let's hope the grand finals for The International X and/or the 2020 League of Legends World Championship doesn't overlap with the release of any good movies.