The Golden State Warriors have introduced a brand new method for followers to remain in contact with the group. They launched a chatbot on Rakuten Viber, the staff’s official messaging and calling app companion.
The defending champs are the primary NBA staff to launch on the platform and can supply followers some distinctive alternatives. Weekly trivia contests supply the prospect to win prizes like autographed merchandise and even tickets.
As for the chatbot itself, it’s obtainable in 10 totally different languages: English, Bulgarian, Croatian, Georgian, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Russian, Serbian and Ukrainian. These embrace the native languages of massive males Omri Casspi (Israel) and Zaza Pachulia (Georgia).
The chatbot offers followers entry to the group schedule, standings, news, video and stay in-recreation updates on a worldwide scale.
“Including Rakuten Viber to our portfolio of digital advertising efforts is essential for us to proceed our international progress as a model,” Jennifer Millet, Golden State Warriors Vice President of Advertising and Digital, stated in a press release. “As the sport of basketball expands all over the world, and particularly with the worldwide gamers on our roster, Rakuten Viber supplies the right car for us to instantly work together with our followers globally.”
The staff earlier this week additionally launched a free sticker pack. Rakuten Viber customers may have entry to stickers of each participant and can have the ability to ship these again-and-forth by way of the messaging app.
“As a Warriors fan, working collectively to deliver them entrance and middle to a worldwide viewers on Rakuten Viber is superb,” Viber CEO Djamel Agaoua stated in a press release. “We’re capable of supply Warriors followers around the globe one thing that really enhances their fan expertise and makes it straightforward to share their love for the sport.”
Viber partnered with the Warriors as a part of a multi-yr deal that enabled father or mother firm Rakuten to have its emblem seem on Warriors recreation jerseys beginning this season.