A free ‘Tech Zone’ – including VR headsets for children, mixed-reality gaming and a triathlon experience that allows you to take on the professionals – will form part of the new JT Fan Zone at next month’s RBC Super League Jersey event.
JT – the official Technology Partner of RBC Super League Jersey – is expanding its support this year by introducing a selection of free-for-all entertainment, food and games to the world-class event. Team Gravity, a virtual reality eSports team which JT also sponsors – will run the new JT Tech Zone having just returned from competing in the VR League World Finals in San Jose, bringing another world class experience to the weekend of fun and sport.
The JT Fan Zone, which will be based above the Waterfront car park over the weekend of 28 – 30 September, will also include a stage packed with Jersey talent playing free music throughout the week, healthy food served by local caterers and an activity-filled Kids Zone.
Tim McGuinness, who is founder of Team Gravity and Virtex Studios, a company which is the leading provider of Virtual and Augmented Reality services in the Channel Islands, said: “We’re really excited about sharing the possibilities of VR in the JT Tech Zone. I’m looking forward to the community getting involved.
“Both VR and AR are growing rapidly and it is now also a very real concept in the Channel Islands thanks to the completion of JT’s full-fibre network in Jersey. Being part of the first professional VR eSports organisation in the world, Team Gravity is leading the way in a rapidly expanding industry, and we can now go further thanks to JT. We would like to invite all islanders to pop by and discover the power of VR for themselves for free next month.”
Michal D’Hulst, co-founder and CEO of SLT, said: “The vision of Super League Triathlon is to provide fans with a world-class event experience. This VR immersion at JT’s exciting new Fan Zone will give the fans in Jersey the opportunity to get closer to the action than ever before.”
Graeme Millar, Chief Executive Officer of JT, said: “We are looking forward to the RBC Super League Jersey event for its second year and are proud to provide and support them with world-class technology to power this important event for our island. It’s also the ideal place to celebrate the Island reaching 100% of broadband customers now connected to our full-fibre network. Team Gravity is showing just what is possible with the benefits of the network now in place, giving an exciting addition to what already promises to be an entertaining weekend of sport, music and fun for the whole family.
“The newly created JT Fan Zone this year, will further ensure the weekend has something for everyone, with plenty to see and do between the sporting action. It’s a great initiative for the island and will help bring islanders, atheletes and the latest technology together in one place.”