In the year 2029, the Ocular RIFT tech company transforms sports with a virtual-reality gaming system so real it promises a bright, new future for football, hockey, auto-racing, and more. RIFT leagues spring up almost overnight and spread into every popular sport.
A more vivid spectacle for fans, a safer profession for players, and more money for owners leaves few people questioning the lack of clinical research and absence of human trials. Others do whatever it takes to hide the negative side-effects that players experience. As the new RIFT technology unleashes corruption across the sporting world, a small team of unlikely heroes risks everything to save the games they love.
This story world is steeped in intrigue, science fiction and conspiracy. Authors excited about cyberpunk, thriller and sports thriller genres should apply. There is plenty of room for hard science (ANNs, smart tattoos, holographics, wetware/biohacking, etc.) as well as more adventure/action based romps. While serials can be focused on adults, they should all be appropriate for young adults since there will be younger readers within this serial box as well as adults.