WNBA to Integrate Live KINEXON Analytics Into Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game

PhoenixAug 11, 2021
  • Connecticut Sun and Seattle Storm players will be equipped with KINEXON player tags during the inaugural Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Ariz., on Thursday, Aug. 12.
  • The wearable sensors will be worn in the waistband of the Nike uniform shorts and will provide data points on sprints, jumps, velocity, position, and more. 
  • The data will be integrated into the exclusive livestream by Amazon Prime Video. 
female basketball player warm up with ball

For the first time, the WNBA will use player tracking technology during a live game. KINEXON will supply the Connecticut Sun and Seattle Storm players with its cutting-edge wearable sensors during the WNBA Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game in Phoenix, Ariz., on Thursday, Aug. 12. The inaugural game was announced in January 2020 as a part of the WNBA’s focus on innovation and fan engagement.

The data will be used to enhance the storytelling of the event through Amazon Prime Video’s exclusive livestream starting at 9 p.m. ET

KINEXON’s integration with the WNBA is a first-of-its-kind for the game of women’s basketball. There could not be a better event for using real-time performance insights to highlight the skillset of these amazing athletes. The league’s focus on innovation and fan engagement for the Commissioner’s Cup Championship Game aligned perfectly with our ability to provide fascinating real time insights on player performance.”

KINEXON Sports & Media CRO & Co-Founder, Maximilian Schmidt

KINEXON supplies its sports technology to more than 400 teams, leagues, and events worldwide.

The WNBA is proud to be working with KINEXON, which will provide an innovative look at our game through its state-of-the-art, next generation wearable technology at this year’s inaugural WNBA Commissioner’s Cup.”

WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert.

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