G2 Esports’ Reality Show Will Give Fortnite Gamers a Chance to Go Pro

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G2 Esports’ Reality Show Will Give Fortnite Gamers a Chance to Go Pro

Luke Perry’s Last ‘Riverdale’ Scene Airs This Week
Wednesday April 24, 2019

var pref_event_title_prefix = ‘AOL’; “Riverdale” Cast Mourns The Loss Of Luke Perry In early March, the hit CW show “Riverdale” lost their beloved cast member Luke Perry. Perry was in critical condition after having a stroke and later died at the age of 52. The moment “Riverdale” star have been dreading is coming soon, the

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G2 Esports has partnered with prepaid payment company paysafecard to launch a new interactive Fortnite talent show called Making The Squad. The show will document 20 amateur Fortnite players who will compete for a full-time contract from the G2 Esports organization.
Fortnite content creators who are at least 16 years of age have until Nov. 15 to apply to be one of those selected to participate in Making The Squad’s initial qualifying round. Entrants must apply through G2’s website by submitting a highlight video of their Fortnite skills as well as a self-recorded video explaining why they want to join G2 Esports. 
“Supporting one of the world’s first international, interactive talent shows to find the next big influencer in Fortnite, is a fantastic way for us to connect the paysafecard brand with the esports community in an authentic, meaningful way,” said Oliver Wolf, VP of Marketing at paysafecard, in a press release on the G2 website.

English Premier League Launches Mobile App for Chinese Fans
Thursday November 08, 2018

In an effort to increase global digital fan engagement, the English Premier League has launched an official mobile app exclusively in Mandarin. The app will host a Mandarin-language data hub that shows statistics from both individual players and clubs. A press release from the EPL claims that it is the first European soccer league to

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The contest will span eight weeks and the top eight gamers will be invited to Berlin to compete in the finals. During the final competition, four of the most talented players will be awarded full-time streaming contracts to join G2’s new Fortnite content team. Making The Squad has also received backing from sponsors Logitech G and Esport Management.
Making The Squad contenders will partake in interactive online challenges as well as real-life tasks, according to the press release. Fans can watch the reality series through video content uploaded to G2’s YouTube and Twitch channels. The show’s judging panel will include Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodríguez, the CEO of G2 Esports. G2 currently employs 58 players across 12 professional esports teams according to the organization’s website.

The XFL’s X Lab Tested Future Football Tech at the Spring League
Wednesday April 24, 2019

The XFL pulled together vendors across sports technology earlier this month and asked them to do something unusual: work together. At the X Lab, a showcase in Austin during the Spring League on the weekends of Apr. 6 and April 13, the XFL pulled together nearly two-dozen vendors across athlete management, tracking, and operations to

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Villanova, MLB Team Eye Virtual Reality Training for Batters and Catchers
Thursday November 08, 2018

Imagine you’re at home plate, your bat lifted behind your shoulder. You eye the pitcher as he sets up, carefully paying attention to not just the sights that play into the timing of your swing, but the sounds, too. Researchers at Villanova believe those audiovisual cues will set apart the next generation of players. And this

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“At G2, we’ve always been focused on providing top quality entertainment to fans old and new,” said Rodriguez in the press release. “We are constantly dreaming up new ways to interact with the industry and provide pathways for talented pros dreaming of going big. This will be our first original content production, but we believe that the G2ARMY will really enjoy tuning in. We can’t wait to meet the newest entertainers for G2 Esports.”
SportTechie Takeaway
Fortnite, the most popular video game in the world, keeps getting bigger. Earlier this week, the NFL announced a deal with Epic Games to integrate NFL uniforms and other football-themed features into Fortnite gameplay. While Making The Squad’s arrival makes G2 the first esports organization to produce its own reality-based show, sports media company Overtime was first to launch a digital reality series that follows professional Fortnite gamers.


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