Rivalo acquires master sponsorship of Liga BFA, South America’s premier American football championship
Rivalo has just acquired the master sponsorship of the Brazilian Football League, Liga BFA. With 45 teams and over 4,000 involved, the tournament is the premier American football competition in South America.
Being held between June and November, there will be approximately 100 games of the modality in more than 18 states of the country, reaching the status of the biggest tournament of the modality in the Southern Hemisphere.
With the support of Rivalo, the competition will feature games shown on ESPN, in addition to other singles and weekly inserts, both in the ESPN League and throughout the NFL regular season.
According to Guilherme Bucchi, Acquisition Manager Brazil at Rivalo, this agreement is fundamental for Rivalo, as it supports a sport in full evolution.
“We decided to support the American Football community in Brazil through BFA. They do an admirable job in the development of the sport and we will support the sport to grow even more”, he commented.
Rivalo activations throughout the BFA League
With this partnership, the bookmaker’s brand will achieve massive visibility across a range of static, physical and digital properties. The list includes two advertising boards in all six conference finals, in addition to the Brasil Bowl (BFA League Final). There will also be highlights on ESPN broadcasts, as well as the branding painted on the two endzones, or the 20-yard line in the playoffs mentioned above.
In addition, Rivalo will have the right to appear in the top right of broadcasts and in full screen during all broadcasts on official channels of the BFA League. Display of the brand in content developed on Instagram, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter daily and insertions in specific campaign publications of the League, such as player cards.
The activations of the betting company in partnership with the Liga BFA will result in the creation of digital tournaments, with naming rights and dissemination on social networks of the competition, as well as a weekly attraction on the official channel of the League, with news of the competition and space for activations involving Rivalo.
BFA TIPS BY RIVALO (March to December)
Weekly on the BFA Youtube channel, the presenter will receive guests from all teams to analyze the week’s games, and act as ‘Tipsters’, giving betting tips at Rivalo. The intention is to approach other sports with odds on Rivalo’s own platform. Each guest (Tipster) will promote their respective team’s ‘RIVALO BOWL’ campaign.
American football growth in Brazil
According to a recent study, Brazil ranked second among the largest NFL markets outside the United States. With an expressive audience, Brazil has become one of the main commercial focuses of the NFL as of this year. Therefore, the BFA can be considered one of the gateways to the North American league in the country.
In addition, a survey carried out by the Federal Government pointed out that American football is in the Top 10 of the most watched and bet sports in Brazil. Such interest from the audience was one of the factors that caught the attention of Rivalo, which is also willing to collaborate with the process of expanding the sport in the country.
It should be noted that since 2019, women’s football has been part of the BFA. The Brasil Bowl Feminino was broadcast on ESPN, showing the strength of the sport in the country. This year, the competition will have the same dispute model and more participating teams. The decision, once again, will be shown on ESPN channels.
For Eduardo Ferreira, commercial director of BFA, the partnership with Rivalo is a reason for satisfaction for American Football in Brazil.
“Having Rivalo as an official partner of the BFA is something really unprecedented in Brazil. Being alongside a company that is a world reference in betting, puts us on a much higher level, giving credibility to our League”, he said.
The sports bookmaker’s pioneering spirit was also highlighted by the director:
“Rivalo will provide growth, professionalism and innovation to Brazilian football, becoming a pioneer in this modality. The trust that Rivalo places in BFA will certainly be a link of relevance, gratitude and reciprocity”, he added.
Rivalo’s betting system is operated by MatchservSolutions NV, a company founded under the laws of the government of Curaçao.
The betting company, market leader, has been increasingly consolidating its presence in Brazil, seeking to expand opportunities and bring Brazilian fans closer to the betting world. The bookmaker offers opportunities in major sports such as football, tennis, basketball, volleyball, Formula 1 and more.
Rivalo also stands out for having a rich betting line-up to cater to all sports fans. Thus, users of the platform are able to take advantage of a wide variety of bets with excellent odds, including single bets, combined bets, system bets or special bets.
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