Three Innovation District Companies Partner on eSports Initiative

Orlando, Fla. (December 18, 2020) – With more than 100 businesses utilizing the services of the UCF Innovation Districts and Incubator Program, a key aspect is collaboration between the companies.

Three companies located in the Downtown Innovation District are showcasing this aspect by launching a Call of Duty Zombies tournament later this month.

“At our stage in business, the relationships we’re building with companies in the Innovation District are truly helping us grow and build our market,” says Johnny Williams, CEO & founder, Player Epic. “I’m sure as we continue to grow, we’re going to continue to build on these relationships.”

Player Epic is developing a platform for gaming community, particularly those who aspire to make gaming a career. The Player Epic platform will showcase these players through profiles, contests and more.

Their partner in this endeavor is FLUIX LLC, which is developing a cooling system for high-end computers, particularly those used by eSports players. In addition, they have developed a system to display a player’s hardware behind the player.

“ESports players love to show off their hardware and our system not only does that, but increases the performance of their computer,” says Abhishek Sastri, CEO & co-founder of FLUIX LLC. “To be able to team with Player Epic, which shares the exact same customer targets, is truly a remarkable element of being involved in the Innovation District.”

The third company involved is ViewStub, which has seen tremendous success in broadcasting events – especially this year. The tournament will utilize ViewStub’s platform.

“We see the potential in eSports and how our platform can be utilized to connect gamers from across the world,” says Spencer Elliott, CEO, ViewStub. “We’re excited to support these fellow Innovation District companies and develop a new market segment together as well.”

The UCF Innovation Districts are structured to help build collaboration. For instance, it offers a unique mentorship program with Orlando’s YPO and connects clients with larger businesses through the Enterprise Partnership Program.

But, with a truly diverse group of businesses in a multitude of industries across the program, internal collaboration often just comes together informally.

“The Innovation Districts were developed to really make this type of synergy seamless as we cluster industries together, like gaming and hospitality technology at the Downtown Innovation District,” says Rob Panepinto, director, Innovation Districts Strategy and Partnerships at the University of Central Florida. “To see this type of collaboration between these three companies verifies the model as an important way to allow companies to grow.”

Tournament Details:

  • December 27, 2020 – 10 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
  • Entry: $25 per person or $100 per Team
  • 1st place: Cash prize
  • 2nd place: Four Team Gaming Headsets
  • Register here

For more information media should contact –

Player Epic: Johnny Williams, CEO, or (305) 345-3814.

FLUIX: Abhishek Sastri, CEO, or (407) 801-2078.

ViewStub: Spencer Elliott, CEO, or (407) 766-4670.

UCF Business Incubation Program: Rob Panepinto, director, Innovation Districts Strategy and Partnerships for the University of Central Florida, 407-467-5689, or Alan Byrd, Alan Byrd & Associates, 407-415-8470,

About Player Epic:

Founded in 2020, Player Epic Inc is a global gaming platform for aspiring gamers. Player Epic’s ecosphe is designed to support gamers on their journey to esport stardom. Coaching, global ranking system, wagering and the fitness initiative will be the foundation of the gaming ecosphere. For more information, visit


Founded in 2017, FLUIX LLC designs and manufactures easy, powerful, and state-of-the-art liquid cooling & wall-mounted PC hardware for gaming enthusiasts & eSports arenas. For more information, visit

About ViewStub:

ViewStub is a turn-key, hybrid event platform and software offering dynamic solutions for event ticketing and registration, brand activation, live video, and on-demand streaming. Sell tickets and host live events directly from your own website or showcase your events in our marketplace. Collect registrations, stream video content, and grow your brand awareness. ViewStub is the perfect solution for professional events, sports, music, entertainment, and more!

About the UCF Business Incubation Program: The University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program is a community resource that provides early-stage companies with the tools, training and infrastructure to become financially stable, high growth/impact enterprises. Since 1999, this award-winning program has provided vital business development resources resulting in over 300 local startup companies reaching their potential faster and graduating into the community where they continue to grow and positively impact the local economy.

With seven facilities throughout the region, the UCF Business Incubation Program is an economic development partnership between the University of Central Florida, the Corridor, Orange, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia Counties, and the cities of Kissimmee, Orlando and Winter Springs. For the 2017/2018 fiscal years, the activities of these participating firms have helped to sustain more than 6,725 local jobs and have had a cumulative impact of over $725 million on regional GDP and over $1.3 billion on regional sales. During the same period, the program has returned more than $12.00 in state and local taxes for every $1.00 invested in the program. In addition, for every $1.00 of public investment the firms also produced $118 of additional regional GDP and $226 of regional sales. For more information, visit