If you’ve been following YouPorn on Twitter or had a chance to drop in on our reddit AMA last week, then you no doubt know by now that we’ve been planning a push into the increasingly popular realm of esports. For those not in the know, esports is a general term used to encompass all competitive and professional video game players, teams, leagues, and tournaments. It’s a world that has grown by leaps in bounds in recent years, to the point where the most recent major DOTA2 tournament, The International 4, saw teams from around the world compete for a whopping $10 Million 1st place prize in front of thousands of live viewers and millions of online viewers; the tournament was even broadcast by ESPN.
Do we have any competitive LoL, DOTA2, or HeartStone players following us? What do you think about YouPorn sponsoring a team?
— YouPorn (Jude) (@YouPorn) July 10, 2014
Back in July we asked our followers on Twitter what they’d think of YouPorn sponsoring an esports team and the feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive, so much so that we received hundreds of requests for sponsorship from teams around the world playing in games ranging from first person shooters like Call of Duty: Ghosts and Counter Strike: Global Offensive, to MOBAs like DOTA2, League of Legends, and everything in between. After reviewing all submissions and contacting a few short listed teams, a match was made!
— YouPorn (Jude) (@YouPorn) July 30, 2014
We were hoping that, by the time our reddit AMA came around, the sponsorship agreement would have been signed, sealed, and delivered, but as of then we were still waiting for a few signatures. That being said, the deal is all but done, so we revealed to the world what the YouPorn esports team jerseys will look like, and they’re dead sexy!
In case you missed it, we revealed our new esports team's official jersey yesterday! What do you think? pic.twitter.com/J9Wrnc0TAu
— YouPorn (Jude) (@YouPorn) August 22, 2014
In the coming weeks we hope to officially announce the completion of our sponsorship deal, at which points we’ll be revealing the lucky team’s name, roster, and more. Stay tuned, you aren’t going to want to miss it!