Experience with First-Ever Digital Collectible to Showcase CECC Fandom with Opportunity to Win Oakley Gaming Glasses
Fanaply partnership adds to CSMG’s Web3 strategy as non-attendees
can enjoy CECC via the metaverse through Neustreet
Fanaply, the eco-friendly NFT solution provider for the world’s biggest names in sports, music and entertainment,, has partnered with the Collegiate Sports Management Group (CSMG) to offer the first-ever digital collectible for this weekend’s Collegiate Esports Commissioner’s Cup (CECC) in Atlanta on May 7-8 at the Gateway Center Arena. Fans can showcase their CECC fandom with a limited edition digital collectible commemorating the event and own a piece of history with the first-ever CECC digital collectible.
The free collectibles are available to claim and activate in-venue only. Anyone who claims the collectible will also have a chance to win one of five pairs of Oakley Gaming Glasses.
“We are excited to partner with the CECC and CSMG for this exciting event, and give passionate fans the opportunity to claim a piece of history with the event’s first-ever digital collectible,” said Danielle Maged, Fanaply’s Chief Commercial Officer. “Free or low cost NFTs, like the CECC 2022 digital collectible, make it possible for everyone to participate in Web 3.0, find their digital communities, and showcase and be rewarded for their fandom.”
Since its founding in 2018, Fanaply has developed groundbreaking NFT programs in partnership with the world’s best known artists, brands and sports businesses. Fanaply’s turnkey NFT solutions — from creation and publishing, to promotion and selling — help brands connect with their loyal fan bases in their native digital environments. Digital collectibles and NFTs give fans the opportunity to showcase their fandom, unlock new experiences, be rewarded for their participation and discover a new digital community. Free or lower cost NFTs are more accessible to everyone and give brands a broader opportunity to engage directly with more fans.
The Fanaply partnership extends CSMG’s Web3 strategy for events. For esports fans who can’t attend the event in person, CECC partner Neustreet will be offering a CECC experience in the metaverse that will feature hype videos, tournament brackets, a visualization of the CECC championship trophy, and other digital experiences. The experience will be accessible to anyone on the internet with a desktop/laptop computer, smartphone (iOS, Android), or VR headset at https://www.cryptovoxels.com/parcels/3203/visit.
“Our CSMG team is dedicated to transforming traditional sports and esports in the new creator economy, and we are focused on growing our Web3 strategy to meet the demands of a new generation,” said Michael Schreck, CEO of CSMG. “We are driving our partners’ success at the crossroads of tech, sports, entertainment and video games.”
Powered by CSMG, ESPORTSU, and Skillshot Media, CECC presented by CDW and Microsoft is the largest collegiate esports festival ever which will feature 64 schools and 480 esports athletes from across the country. They will be competing in Overwatch® (the Overwatch Collegiate Esports Commissioners Cup), Rocket League, Super Smash Brothers Ultimate, and Valorant. Multiple participating conferences already include ECAC, NECC, NJCAAE, ECC and Peach Belt, among others. Fans will enjoy in-arena and outdoor activations, food trucks, live music, recruitment fair and cosplay costume contests.
Tickets to CECC are on sale now at www.cecc.gg for $20 weekend packages or individual day passes for $15 each. For more information, visit https://collegiatesmg.com/cecc/, and follow on Instagram and Twitter @CeccEvents.
CECC is supported locally by the Atlanta Esports Alliance, Atlanta Hawks, College Park Skyhawks, Atlanta FaZe, Atlanta Reign, Cxmmunity and the*gameHERS. Other select partners are the Atlanta Falcons, Atlanta Hawks, Barbasol, College Park Skyhawks, CTRL, Futures First Gaming, HomeTown Ticketing, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, McDonald’s, Neustreet, Oakley, Reveal Suits, and U.S. Air Force.