FUSE DEBUTS FIRST ORIGINAL ESPORTS SPECIAL – GAMER GODS: TEAM LIQUID – ON NOVEMBER 14
Network Continues to Play in Esports Arena with Inaugural Original Program, Shadowing One of the Hottest Teams as it Prepares for a Major Global Tournament
LOS ANGELES and NEW YORK – October 20 – Fuse (www.fuse.tv), a national television network for the fast-growing, Latino and multicultural 18-34 audience, today announced its plans to air Gamer Gods: Team Liquid – a half-hour special shadowing one of the world’s most successful esports franchises. It will premiere at 10 p.m. ET/PT on November 14.
This news comes on the heels of Fuse’s exclusive music sponsorship of ESL One New York 2016, one of the world’s largest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments, that took place October 1-2 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Gamer Gods: Team Liquid takes the viewers along for the ride with players Spencer “Hiko” Martin, Nick “nitr0” Cannella, Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski, Josh “jdm64” Marzano of the United States, and Jacob “Pimp” Winneche of Denmark; their manager Steve “Joka” Perino; and coach Luis “peacemaker” Tadeu, as they train for the above ESL One New York 2016 esports tournament featuring the world’s top eight Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams competing for $250,000. Viewers will see the team strategize maneuvers, develop player tactics and psychologically prepare for battle – all culminating in either the sweetness of victory, or with the powerful realization that they must regroup to fight again another day.
“By partnering with Fuse, Gamer Gods: Team Liquid allows the Team Liquid community unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to the team’s preparation and training,” said Steve Arhancet, Co-CEO of Team Liquid. “Giving viewers the opportunity to see the stress the players place on themselves to be successful and the sheer amount of effort that goes into competing at this level, is extremely compelling.”
Gamer Gods: Team Liquid is executive produced by 1UP Studios’ Mike Milanov, Team Liquid’s Bruce Stein and Mandalay Sports Media’s Dick Glover.
About Team Liquid
Team Liquid is one of the world’s most successful global esports team franchises. It was recently announced that controlling interest in the team has been sold to a diversified and accomplished ownership group. The acquisition was led by two renowned professional sports team owners, media and technology entrepreneurs – Peter Guber and Ted Leonsis – who are serving as Co-Executive Chairmen of their new esports ownership group, aXiomatic.
Team Liquid has been one of the most recognizable forces in esports for the last 15 years and has built a reputation as an innovator in the industry while staying true to its roots in the gaming community. With more than 50 players competing on 10 different teams, Team Liquid competes at the highest level in global tournaments including StarCraft 2, League of Legends, Dota 2, Hearthstone, CS:GO, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, Halo, Street Fighter, and SSBM.
About 1UP Studios
1UP Studios is a full service creative agency, studio and production company founded under Team Liquid in 2015. 1UP takes pride in making content in esports for gamers by gamers. 1UP’s main focus is unique authentic content, capturing distinct narrative and raising the quality bar continuously. Find us on Twitter twitter.com/1UPGG.
About Fuse Media
Fuse Media is an independently owned multiplatform media company reflecting the wide-ranging tastes and attitudes of the fast-growing, Latino and multicultural 18-34 audience. The company reaches consumers directly via two cable networks, Fuse and FM, and video-on-demand (VOD), online, mobile, social media and live events. Fuse network is currently available in approximately 70 million households and FM reaches over 43 million households.
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