3 Ways For Live Sports: 1. No Fans, 2. Virtual, 3. CFH Compete From Home
As we live in the times of the Sport Hiatus where almost all live sports have been stopped, the need for creating palatable alternatives is rising.
There is a constant flow of new initiatived both from sports and media companies looking for the best possible thing that can replace live sports. By observing the market I have come up with 3 different approaches in which we can categorize what has been produced until now in less than a month (March 2020).
The traditional Live Sports events are being replaced by three options:
- Live Sports with no fans to be held in quarantine camps
- Virtual Esports tournaments, where the Esport is played instead of the real life sport
- CFH: Compete From Home, where athletes are competing from home in a very similar ways in terms of effort as in the real life sport
Let’s see some examples and dig deeper.
1. No fans
It’s now clear that live sports will resume with out fans for an initial phase. Many leagues and sport federations are studying how this can happen, and depending on the sport, they are closer to having a safe, manageable and sustainable solution.
Applies to: potentially all sports.
Wrestlemania 36 has been organized and broadcasted with no fans at the venue
In those cases where
Applies to: all sports with a related companion esport game: motorsports, soccer, football, basketball, tennis etc…
3. CFH Compete From Home
For those sports where it is possible to play/compete in a very realistic manner, as close as possible to the real life sports, competitions can be organized with athletes in their homes all connected together.
One can argue this is very similar to the previous case based on virtual gaming, as you need some sort of virtual experience to make this happen, very often a game, but this case implies a stronger similarity in the effort of the athlete.
Applies to: Individual sports mostly, cycling, golf, running but all still experimental at this stage.
Wherever you are in the ecosystem of sports this model can help you navigate your options and the impact of Sport Hiatus on your business and professional experience.
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