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MANILA — Blacklist International has announced its partnership with globally renowned esports organization G2 Esports. The partnership will kick off with the launch of G2 Blacklist — a co-branded team set to compete in League of Legends: Wild Rift, operating out of the Philippines.
As the official esports division of Tier One Entertainment, Blacklist International aims to establish itself as the leading destination for the world’s top esports athletes. To achieve this goal, the company has prioritized forming partnerships with top-notch organizations that share its vision and have a proven track record of fielding championship-winning teams.
The Berlin-based G2 Esports fit that bill perfectly. G2 has a demonstrated ability to assemble championship contenders across popular titles such as League of Legends, CS:GO, and Rocket League.
Alban Dechelotte, CEO of G2 Esports, comments: “We’re combining the best of the East and the West to take a new Esports competition by storm. As two major winning organizations, the G2 and Blacklist partnership is one that was created with big ambitions. Blacklist is a winning team, full of successful people that have helped them dominate the mobile esports market. Asia is where Wild Rift is set to succeed, and we wanted to be part of it and bring a G2 team to our fans in the region.”
Collaboration with famous Philippines street artist “Quiccs” Maiquez
Blacklist International has already made significant waves in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Call of Duty Mobile spaces. With G2 looking to capitalize on the exponential growth of the mobile esports market in Southeast Asia, it is a no-brainer that they would select Blacklist International as their partner to build a team for the Wild Rift League-Asia – the new focal point for Riot’s mobile esports strategy.
Tryke Gutierrez, CEO of Tier One Entertainment, said: “G2 Blacklist is a “1 + 2 = 4” type of partnership. Two of the most popular and competitive teams in their respective regions working together is something truly special. I think this is a game-changer not just for Wild Rift esports, but for the industry as a whole. Alongside G2, we’re looking forward to bringing the Blacklist International brand to new audiences around the world.”
The partnership will be supported by a collaboration with world-renowned Philippines street artist Juanito “Quiccs” Maiquez for a bespoke and exclusive art piece. On top of that, Tier One Entertainment and G2 aim to launch a brand-new series from Tier One Studios called The Bootcamp, which will document the journey of the Wild Rift squad.
The newly announced roster of G2 Blacklist will be debuting in the Phase 2 Qualifiers of the Wild Rift League Asia on Friday, February 17, 2023. (/)
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About Blacklist International
Blacklist International is the esports division of Tier One Entertainment. With a vision to be the top destination for esports athletes, Blacklist currently fields championship teams in Mobile Legends: Bang Bang, Call of Duty: Mobile, Legends of Runeterra, and League of Legends: Wild Rift.
Founded in 2019, Blacklist International perfectly balances excellence in competition and entertainment. With this mix of winning culture and top-tier content, Blacklist has attracted major partnerships with names such as Petron, Globe, Oppo, TikTok, Predator and more.
About Tier One Entertainment
Tier One Entertainment is a gaming entertainment company that operates at the intersection of media properties, esports, and creators. It is currently operating in 5 counties across Asia and continuously looking to expand further, aiming to be the most influential gaming lifestyle brand in the world.
Founded in 2017, Tier One has single-handedly ushered in the streamer boom in the Philippines, and made similarly significant impacts in our satellite territories. Since then, we’ve amassed thousands of content creators with hundreds of millions of combined followers across multiple streaming and social media platforms, and our Blacklist International teams have won multiple championships.
It’s this track record of innovation and excellence in the gaming and esports industry that has garnered us the distinction of being called a unicorn startup by some of our investors, which include Bitkraft, Atlas Ventures, Gobi Partners, and Warner Music Group among others.