NextVR Releases 2018 International Champions Cup Virtual Reality Schedule

World-Class Coverage Includes Two NextVR Studio Shows, Two Live Matches, and 10 High Resolution VR Match Highlights

NEWPORT BEACH, Calif., July 11, 2018 – NextVR, the leader in broadcasting live events in virtual reality, in partnership with Relevent Sports, a division of RSE Ventures, will once again bring fans onto the pitch to experience the International Champions Cup in virtual reality. NextVR will broadcast two marquee match-ups live in virtual reality, and also give fans the chance to relive ten International Champions Cup matches in high resolution VR. 

NextVR’s summer of soccer kicks off today with the release of the International Champions Cup Tournament Experience. Heath Pearce, former Bundesliga and New York Red Bulls defender, returns to the NextVR Studio for a second year, and will be joined by Kristin Kenny to preview the match-ups of ten of the world’s premiere soccer clubs on the VR schedule. 

“NextVR’s technology is rapidly advancing, and for the first time ever fans around the world will experience soccer in high resolution VR, providing them with a more powerful sense of realism that makes them feel like they’re on the pitch,” said Danny Keens, NextVR vice president of content. “We're excited to continue our work with the International Champions Cup to and are on a mission to change the way soccer fans experience the beautiful game.” 

A total of twelve VR cameras will be positioned along the pitch and throughout StubHub Center (July 25: A.C. Milan vs. Manchester United F.C.) and the Rose Bowl (July 28: FC Barcelona vs. Tottenham Hotspur F.C.) to virtually transport fans into the matches. The fully produced live VR broadcasts will include dedicated announcers US National Soccer Hall of Famer Cobi Jones, known for his standout performances with Team USA and LA Galaxy, and seasoned MLS and NBA sportscaster Mark Rogondino, for pre-game, play-by-play, halftime analysis, and match recap. Fans also have the opportunity to experience both live matches in real time with friends via the Venues app by Oculus. 

LIVE VR MATCHES:
• Wednesday, July 25: A.C. Milan vs. Manchester United F.C. – Carson, StubHub Center 
• Saturday, July 28: FC Barcelona vs. Tottenham Hotspur F.C. – Los Angeles, Rose Bowl

ON-DEMAND MATCH VR HIGHLIGHTS:
• Manchester City F.C. vs. Borussia Dortmund – Chicago, Soldier Field 
• Liverpool F.C. vs. Borussia Dortmund – Charlotte, Bank of America Stadium 
• Juventus F.C. vs. F.C. Bayern Munich – Philadelphia, Lincoln Financial Field 
• A.C. Milan vs. Manchester United F.C. – Los Angeles, Rose Bowl 
• Manchester United F.C. vs. Liverpool F.C. – Ann Arbor, Michigan Stadium 
• FC Barcelona vs. Tottenham Hotspur F.C. – Los Angeles, Rose Bowl
• FC Barcelona vs. A.S. Roma – Dallas, AT&T Stadium 
• Real Madrid C.F. vs. Juventus F.C. – Washington D.C., FedEx Field 
• A.C. Milan vs. FC Barcelona – Bay Area, Levi's Stadium
• Real Madrid C.F. vs. A.S. Roma – New York, MetLife Stadium 

Fans can download the free NextVR app from the stores associated with the following platforms: Oculus Go, PlayStation VR, HTC VIVE Pro, HTC VIVE, Windows Mixed Reality, Gear VR, and Google Daydream. Log onto NextVR.com/ICC for additional details including how to get started in VR, as well as countries to view ICC. For updates make sure to follow @NextVR on Twitter, Instagram, and /NextVR on Facebook, and use #ICCinVR. 

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About NextVR
NextVR is the world’s leading virtual reality platform for delivering live sports and music in virtual reality to fans globally. Launched in 2009, the company has multiple patented technologies that deliver an unparalleled virtual reality experience, providing fans extraordinary access and profound immersion. NextVR has world-class partnerships with leaders in sports and entertainment including the NBA, NFL, FOX Sports, Live Nation, WWE and the International Champions Cup. NextVR was founded by industry leaders with decades of experience in 3D stereoscopic imaging, compression technology, and VR broadcasting. For more information, visit nextvr.com. 

About the International Champions Cup 
The International Champions Cup is the world’s premier annual summer soccer tournament featuring the top European clubs playing across North America, Europe and Asia.  The tournament brings world-class soccer to the masses by organizing marquee matches that attract record-breaking crowds – including the largest recorded attendance for a soccer match in the United States.  Founded in 2013, the tournament’s sixth installment will feature 18 of the top clubs in the world playing 27 matches in 22 cities across the globe, along with the first ever Women’s International Champions Cup and first ever International Champions Cup Futures event featuring top youth players from around the world. Champions Meet Here.  

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