FRISCO, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PVP Live launched today to provide fans worldwide with a single authoritative source for everything esports. Through the company’s unique combination of an esports platform providing revolutionary statistics, analysis and scores; pro league management and broadcasting; and a 24/7 news network covering all professional leagues, teams and players, PVP Live dramatically improves the esports experience.
The company’s launch coincides with the opening day of the Hearthstone Pro League (HPL) and the unveiling of PVPLive.net, which provides the ever-increasing global esports audience with unprecedented levels of statistics and analysis, leading to improved understanding of game strategies and player moves. These enhanced analytics, available at pvplive.net, alter the way professional teams manage and coach their rosters, while increasing the level of engagement esports fans have with the games, teams and players they love.
The Hearthstone Pro League (HPL) is the premiere professional Hearthstone league, run by PVP Live and produced in partnership with Twitch, Blizzard Entertainment and PRG. The league will run from June 8 – August 30, 2015, with live broadcasts of all matches and the winner receiving prize money and the inaugural HPL trophy. PVP Live’s pro league organization, management and live-broadcasting capabilities provide an excellent outlet for audience promotion and engagement before, during and after any match or event – with PVP Live’s data and statistics helping the esports viewer better understand how and why their favorite player won.
“With the exploding growth of esports, we know more fans want to follow and engage with their favorite teams and players, learning the secrets to their success just like they do with the NFL or NBA,” said J. Casey Wehr, CEO of PVP Live. “At PVP Live, we’re dedicated to providing fans with the best, most robust esports experience possible – from professionally managed and supported pro leagues that feature the best of the best, to real-time intelligence, news and data on the teams and players fans care about.”
PVP Live plans to launch a 24/7 esports news network later this year, with support from partners Twitch and Production Resource Group (PRG), the world's leading provider of entertainment and event technology solutions. The continuously running news network will feature scores, highlights, commentary, previews and features focused exclusively on esports.
“At PRG, we recognize esports as a global entertainment and event market that is exploding and a great opportunity for growth,” said Brian Edwards, Chief Executive Officer, Television at PRG. “PVP Live is an important partner for our expansion here because it is the professional, authoritative voice that fans worldwide follow for everything from results to breakdowns of strategy and predictions for future outcomes. We look forward to supporting their live league broadcasts and helping them add their 24/7 news network to this unique mix to give the enthusiastic fanbase what they want.”
“Esports has been critical in the success of Twitch, and we embrace content providers that elevate the viewing experience through top notch production, informative commentary and impeccable analysis,” said John Howell, Director, Partnerships Development at Twitch. “We’ve been consistently impressed with PVP Live’s approach to their productions and have seen incredible results from their previous events. Because of their impressive track record, we are looking forward to the Hearthstone Pro League and their upcoming 24/7 esports news channel.”
Revolutionary Statistics Improve Esports Experience
PVP Live’s esports platform is built with a news aggregation algorithm that collects and curates the broadest, deepest and most thorough amount of relevant esports content possible. Adding this to the company’s comprehensive collection and analysis of statistics makes PVP Live’s esports platform the most robust source of esports news and data in the world. With the powerful information available on pvplive.net, viewers will be able to get all of their esports news and statistics from one source.
PVP Live’s First Pro League – HPL
The first pro league managed by PVP Live, HPL, features sixteen top pros from Archon, Cloud 9, Dignitas, Fnatic, Complexity, Liquid, Root and Hearthlytics competing for $60,000 in cash prizes. Viewers can follow along turn-by-turn at PVP Live, which will be providing career statistics and analytics, in-depth class and deck analysis and videos of every game.
HPL airs every Monday through Thursday at 6:00pm EDT on Twitch, with hosts Nathan “ThatsAdmirable” Zamora and Tannon Grace. The season runs from June 8 - August 30, 2015, with the top eight players advancing to the HPL Championships live in North Texas, TX.
About PVP Live
PVP Live is an innovative esports digital media company that is the leading authority for fans worldwide. The company is uniquely focused on organizing and live-broadcasting leagues, building a 24/7 news network and providing revolutionary statistics, analysis, scores and news on all professional esports leagues, teams and players. To watch HPL, please visit here; or to get the latest news, scores, statistics and analysis, please visit us at www.pvplive.net.