Vodafone has teamed up with leading esports media company LetsPlay.Live to create the first streaming team formed by a
brand in New Zealand, and showcase the optimum gaming and esports experience to video game fans.
The Vodafone Streaming Squad is made up of four high-profile Kiwi gamers from different areas of success, and aims to
deliver an awesome connectivity experience via SuperWifi and the 5G network.
The squad’s line-up includes Rocketwerkz community manager Lorien “LoriiPops” Gugich, comedian and social media star
Jimi Jackson, pop culture aficionado Jordan “Xenojay” Tini, and musician Kings.
Each squad member joins with their own individual communities of gaming fans, who regularly tune in to watch them
live-stream games. Armed with Vodafone’s SuperWifi bundles, and Endless Data mobile plans, each streamer will be
regularly broadcasting individually and together throughout the year.
The Vodafone Streaming Squad officially launched with a one-hour livestream show at LPL Studios in the iconic Sky Tower
on Friday 30 April. The show was broadcast live to each individual squad member’s Twitch or Facebook pages, as well as
Vodafone’s Facebook page and LetsPlay.Live’s Twitch page.
“Vodafone are the market leaders in the New Zealand telecommunications space,” says managing director Duane Mutu of
LetsPlay.Live - partners of Vodafone New Zealand since 2019. “It is fantastic to be able to work with Vodafone in
executing an authentic, long-term gaming strategy the right way.”
Commenting on the partnership, Delina Shields, Head of Brand and Marketing at Vodafone, highlights the importance of
gamers in the digital ecosystem. “We love the interactive nature of gaming and how esports has taken Aotearoa by storm.
LetsPlay.Live creates awesome, engaging content and we hope to inspire a new generation of gamers via the Streaming
“With Vodafone SuperWifi providing wall to wall wifi for kiwis, and the largest 5G network in New Zealand, gaming is a
natural fit as players need access to fast download speeds and low latency to succeed.”
The Vodafone Streaming Squad created in partnership with LetsPlay.Live and Mango Communications.
Gaming fans can find more info on the Vodafone Streaming Squad and their respective members on Instagram
. Future streams will be featured on Vodafone NZ’s Facebook channel
The Vodafone Streaming Squad includes:
· Kings – Kings is an independent New Zealand Artist and an avid gamer. In his downtime Kings can be found jamming on his
PlayStation 5 or creating hilarious TikTok skits.
· Jimi Jackson – Jimi found fame creating comedy skits about a mixture of different topics while adding a dash of his Kiwi humour to
keep things interesting. Jimi is a massive gamer and is excited to be part of the Vodafone Streaming Squad.
· Lorien “LoriiPops” Gugich – Lori has been a partnered Twitch streamer for over five years and has been involved in the New Zealand gaming
industry for even longer! As an authority on the gaming industry in New Zealand Lori recently took on the role of
Community Manager at RocketWerkz, a New Zealand based game development studio and also created/owns her own start-up
independent studio called Chromatic Pie.
· Xenojay – Xenojay (Jordan) is a pop-culture, gaming and technology fanatic! When Jordan isn’t gaming with the Vodafone
Streaming Squad you’ll find him blogging about the most recent trends in the industry.