Hall of Fame Village Media, Tupelo Honey Team Up to Produce World Chase Tag on ESPN
Hall of Fame Village Media has come together with Tupelo Honey, WCT, and ESPN to co-produce the World Chase Tag special in Primetime on ESPN. Hosted at and around the Hall of Fame Village powered by Johnson Controls campus in Canton, Ohio, the event will be held on August 6, 2021 and televised on ESPN.
“From the playground to the international arena, Tag is a game that has brought us all together and we are excited to celebrate the best in the game with WCT’s top athletes,” states Olivia Steier, Executive Vice President of Content Development/Distribution for HOFV Media. “HOFV aims to honor the past and inspire the future and we can’t wait to celebrate the future of this game on our Hall of Fame Village campus this summer. We are honored to work with the incredible teams at Tupelo Honey and ESPN to bring this WCT event to viewers across the country.”
From humble beginnings in its creator’s backyard to a riveting international competition, World Chase Tag® is the world’s first and only global Competitive Tag organization. Combining the classic game of tag with the elite elements of Parkour, WCT has elevated the game and over the past seven years has garnered worldwide attention – receiving hundreds of millions of views with viewership numbers rivaling some of the best Parkour and Ninja Warrior athletes from around the world.
Throughout the 2020/2021 season, WCT aired a total of 70 hours of programming on broadcast networks such as NBCSN in the US and Channel 4 in the UK and is currently expanding throughout China with a 10-city event tour scheduled for 2021. WCT is also broadcast online to an engaged social following, with 1.9M subscribers on social platforms including YouTube, Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, and Bilibili (China).
A long-time partner of WCT, Tupelo Honey will be providing all production services for the special. The company produces hundreds of live sports events every year for clients including NFL teams, NCAA, MLS, PFL, TBT, American Cornhole League, and others. Recently, Tupelo Honey celebrated its 25th year in the industry.
“World Chase Tag is an exciting twist on a childhood favorite and we’re thrilled to work with the talented teams at HOFV and ESPN to bring this special event to Ohio,” says Cary Glotzer, CEO and Chief Content Officer of Tupelo Honey.
Hall of Fame Resort & Entertainment Company, the only resort, entertainment, and media company driven by the power of professional football, recently announced details of their new content studio, Hall of Fame Village Media. Tackling projects across genres, formats, and mediums, Hall of Fame Village Media leverages the company’s unique ties to the titans of sports to create inspiring entertainment including TV and streaming series, games, films, events, podcasts, and branded content. In addition to WCT 2021 Championships, Hall of Fame Village Media has upcoming slate of exciting projects including:
- The Perfect Ten, a documentary produced in collaboration with H2H and NFL Films that showcases the ten men to have both won a Heisman Trophy and been enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame
- Inspired, a series developed with Tupelo Honey that shines a light on the incredible ways current and former professional football players are giving back to the communities that support them
- The Academy, a series offering an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the NFL Alumni Association’s player development program.