Sony PlayStation-UEFA Champions League extend 20-year association

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UEFA, the governing body of football in Europe, has announced the renewal of one of its longest-running sponsorship deals with Sony PlayStation.

The extension of the agreement with Sony Computers Entertainment, that began in 1997, will now cover the next three seasons from 2018-19 to 2020-21 where it will serve as the official sponsor of UEFA Champions League. The deal also includes rights for the Super Cup, Youth League and Futsal Champions League.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Sony-owned popular gaming console brand will work with UEFA to deliver “exciting content and competitions to fans across the PlayStation network and digital-media channels”, with a focus on virtual reality innovations and the opportunity to play in a video game competition on the pitch the day after the Champions League final.

PlayStation will also launch new versions of the UEFA Champions League Fantasy and Predictor games, alongside the official UEFA Champions League app.

Guy-Laurent Epstein, marketing director of UEFA Events, said, “Our long-term partnerships with experienced industry leaders such as PlayStation are invaluable to Uefa in promoting our competitions globally, and in particular in the digital space, so we are looking forward to continuing our relationship as we enter a new Uefa Champions League cycle.”

Sony PlayStation will now join the roster of seven other brands who have committed their support for the next three-year cycle of UEFA Champions League. This includes Heineken, Nissan, PepsiCo, Mastercard, Gazprom, Adidas and Santander. Adidas extended its contract last week while the Spanish banking group Santander is the newest sponsor among all.

This season’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid will take place tomorrow (May 27) at 12:15 am IST.

WIN UEFA CHAMPIONS LEAGUE 2019 FINAL TICKETS

PlayStation, as a part of celebrations of their 20-year alliance with UEFA, launched a quiz competition where the lucky winner can stand a chance to a pair of tickets to next season’s UEFA Champions League Final 2019 in Madrid. Participants need to answer two simple multiple choice questions and one tiebreaker and that’s it!

One lucky winner gets this massive prize haul: Two tickets to the UEFA Champions League Final Madrid 2019 on 1st June 2019; Two return tickets to Madrid; Two nights’ accommodation; Complimentary transfer to and from the hotel to the airport/train station; Return transport from the hotel to the match; €300 spending money; One PlayStation 4 Pro (1TB) console; One PlayStation F.C. DualShock 4 wireless controller; One PlayStation VR; One PlayStation Camera; One official PlayStation F.C. replica shirt; A 12 month PlayStation Plus membership.

Five runners-up each will stand a chance to win: One PlayStation 4 Pro (1TB) console; One PlayStation F.C. DualShock 4 wireless controller; One official PlayStation F.C. replica shirt.

The competition closes on 27th July 2018 at 11.59pm BST. Those interested may click here to enter.

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