Unveils 5G and real-time mobile edge compute advancements and announces $1M scholarship for female students at HBCUs
During the presentation Verizon unveil 5G and real-time mobile edge compute advancements and partnerships to accelerate possibilities for developers, players and fans at E3. The presentation showcased how Verizon 5G and Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) technology are fueling innovations for developers, esports teams and fans with partners Electronic Arts (EA), Dignitas, Riot Games and Team Liquid.
Also addressing the growth of the gaming community and the need for an emphasis on more diverse representation, the company announced the Verizon Game Forward Scholarship, a $1 million commitment with the mission to increase female representation in the gaming industry and bolster opportunity and presence in STEM careers and Diego Scotti, Chef Marketing Officer at Verizon said: “(…)As that ecosystem grows, a commitment to diversity, specifically around female representation, is crucial to continued innovation. The Verizon Game Forward Scholarship is an important action towards achieving the equity the industry needs.”
What you need to know:
During the company’s first E3 keynote, Verizon showed how 5G technology will impact the entire gaming ecosystem including developers, esports teams and fans, and showcased how a commitment to diversity is moving the gaming industry forward
Verizon 5G and real-time Mobile Edge Compute (MEC) technology are fueling innovations with partners Electronic Arts (EA), Dignitas, Riot Games and Team Liquid.
Commits $1 million to increase female representation in gaming and STEM through the creation of the Verizon Game Forward Scholarship for female students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the creation of tech centers on the campuses to benefit the students, facilitated through non profit organization, Community
Verizon 5G is powering a gaming revolution enabling fans to download games in seconds, play data-intensive, multiplayer games typically reserved for consoles on mobile and engage in totally new, immersive ways. From battle-royale to major sports titles, Verizon 5G is opening the door for innovations craved by the 190 million gaming fans in the US.
Verizon and EA are joining forces to launch a partnership that will combine the power of Verizon 5G and the creativity of EA developers to explore solutions that will create the most dynamic player experiences in EA SPORTS Madden NFL Mobile — leveraging 5G labs to test and optimize gameplay and establish new standards in the future of gaming.
Verizon 5G will be crucial in creating fan-facing experiences that will take fan engagement to new heights as we return to live events. Verizon and Team Liquid are forming an innovation partnership that will reimagine fan engagement around the gaming industry’s biggest moments. In-person experiences will be more immersive, giving fans new ways to experience their favorite events, and enabling streamers to engage fans live from those events for the first time. Virtual reality innovations will allow fans to experience live events together, remotely, giving them the best seats in the house with 360-degree views that put them in the middle of the action.
Verizon has added exclusive mobile gaming offers to its extensive entertainment plan inclusions for new and existing customers with six months of Apple Arcade or Google Play Pass, ($4.99/mo. value) on us with any unlimited plan, or 12 months on us with “Play More” or “Get More” plans1,2. For more information about Apple Arcade and Google Play Pass on Verizon visit verizon.com/applearcade and verizon.com/googleplaypass.
1 12 months or 6 months Apple Arcade on us requires active line on select Unlimited plans (must enroll w/Verizon by 8.19.21). Must be 18 years or older. After respective 12 month or 6 month promo period ends, subscription will auto-renew at $4.99+tax/mo unless you cancel. Cancel anytime. One offer per eligible Verizon account. Add’l terms apply.
2 12 months or 6 months Google Play Pass on us requires active line on select Unlimited plans (must enroll w/Verizon by 8.19.21). Must be 18 years or older. After respective 12 month or 6 month promo period ends, subscription will auto-renew at $4.99+tax/mo unless you cancel (For NM residents, Google Play Pass promo ends automatically after 12 mos or 6 mos). Cancel anytime. One offer per eligible Verizon account. Add’l terms apply.