NEW YORK – The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) and Meta today announced a multiyear partnership extension that will feature the streaming of 20 live games per season on Meta Quest platforms beginning with the upcoming 2023 season. Through the expanded partnership, Meta, an Official Marketing Partner of the WNBA, becomes the Official VR Headset of the league, which tips off its 27th season on Friday, May 19.
During the regular season, WNBA live games will be available on Meta Quest VR headsets in Meta Horizon Worlds and in the XTADIUM app. The WNBA in Meta Quest schedule includes:
WNBA IN META QUEST SCHEDULE*
*Schedule subject to change
“Meta has been a tremendous partner of the WNBA for years and we are excited to continue our work with them to find innovative ways to engage our fans,” said Colie Edison, Chief Growth Officer, WNBA. “We look forward to our future with Meta as the WNBA expands its presence in the metaverse to reach our fans on their unique platforms.”
As part of the partnership extension, WNBA-licensed virtual apparel will be available in the Meta Avatars Store soon. Fans will be able to purchase their favorite WNBA team apparel for their Meta Avatar and showcase it across Facebook, Instagram, Messenger and on the Meta Quest VR Platforms.
Earlier this year, the NBA and NBA 2K League announced multiyear partnership extensions for fans through Meta Horizon Worlds via Meta Quest.