In our research, we came across some shocking stats. In just one day, these young pros can be subject to 600 decisions per minute, 51 external stress factors and on top of that, between seven and nine hours of practice. Inside their flats and houses. The pressure is relentless. And that makes it hard for these pros to keep their drive. Getting the right balance is the key to peak performance.
We made our play with a program to help to these young stars find that all important balance. We called it “Drive Is The Difference” and with it a content series giving fans a look into the unknown side of these pro-gamers’ lives.
We followed them as we gave them a well-earned weekend away, facilitated by the BMW M3 Competition Saloon. We broadcast across 10 channels, both Fnatic and talent-owned, and in 43 total posts the campaign delivered over 3 million organic impressions, over 713,000 views, nearly 315,000 views of our YouTube hero film and delivered £2.36 CPM. On BMW channels we generated 66,000 organic impressions, 2.9 million paid for impressions and 11,555 paid for engagements.
But what really drove us was giving our pro-gamers some unparalleled downtime.