Making The Squad – World’s First Interactive Talent Show for Fortnite

Compete, Charm, Conquer! In “Making the Squad”, 20 contestants from around the world will compete for one of 4 Fortnite streaming contracts with G2 Esports.

Together with paysafecard, market leader in online prepaid payment methods, we are proud to announce that we are inviting Fortnite influencers from around the world to enter the newest talent show aimed at finding the next four top content creators in Fortnite, Making The Squad. The show, further backed by Logitech G and Esport-Management, will have Fortnite enthusiasts and influencers compete in a series of interactive online challenges, for a chance to secure one of four full-time streaming contracts with G2 Esports and access to a global audience in the #G2ARMY.

Making The Squad is designed to source a new squad of G2 entertainers for the world’s most popular game, and is the first-ever interactive talent show produced by an esports organization. Participants will compete in a variety of challenges to prove their skill in the game and entertainment value. Fans will be a part of the action through engaging video content, streamed activities and customized challenges on social media.

The contest will take place over the course of eight weeks, from call for entries to finals which will be hosted on location in Berlin. All current Fortnite content creators over the age of 16 are invited to apply to be one of the 20 chosen to compete. The top four most entertaining and talented players will secure a streaming contract with G2 Esports.

G2 Esports CEO Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodriguez commented:

“At G2, we’ve always been focused on providing top quality entertainment to fans old and new. 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.”

“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. “Continuously engaging in innovative projects in esports that enable and activate our fans, is a major part of our commitment to help the industry grow, and we’re thrilled to embark on this journey together with our partner G2 Esports.”

Now through November 15th, fans can enter ‘Making the Squad’ by going to the website, and uploading a highlight reel of their Fortnite gameplay, and self-recorded video explaining why they want to join G2 Esports. The esteemed panel of judges led by Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodriguez, will narrow down the contest submissions and interview the top twenty semi-finalists.  Those chosen will compete in a variety of in-game and IRL challenges before being whittled down to a top eight who will be invited to Berlin to show off their techniques in final challenges and meet with G2 Esports. During the final competition, the four of the most talented finalists will be awarded full-time contracts and emerge as G2 Esports’ new Fortnite content team.

For more information and official contest rules, please visit our website.

About G2 Esports

G2 Esports is an international premier esports organization, representing some of the best competitive players around the world. Led by legendary League of Legends player-turned-team owner Carlos ‘ocelote’ Rodriguez, G2 Esports was built with the desire to bring innovation into esports team management and business, whilst upholding our core values of professionalism, ambition, and resilience. The organization has consistently remained in the top five most successful esports clubs since its inception in 2014, and has dozens of victories under its belt from tournaments across League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, Rocket League, Rainbow Six Siege and more. With over 50 players spread across 12 teams housed throughout Europe, North America, Asia and South Africa, it has a truly global footprint and fanbase.

About paysafecard

Founded in 2000, paysafecard is a market leader in online prepaid payment methods and part of the broad portfolio of innovative payment solutions and services offered by the Paysafe Group.  It operates under the brands of paysafecard, my paysafecard, paysafecard Mastercard® and Paysafecash. Available in over 600,000 outlets in nearly 50 countries worldwide, paysafecard enables easy and secure online purchases over the internet as payment is made using a unique, 16-digit paysafecard PIN and customers do not need to share sensitive financial data such as bank account or credit card details online. Headquartered in Vienna, in 2017 paysafecard achieved prepaid merchant transaction volumes of 2.8 billion Euro.

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