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Team YP Announces all-new Overwatch Team

February 16th, 2017 2 Comments

After a couple quiet months, Team YP has new players in place and is ready for competition. We are excited to finally announce the new line-up.  

NEW YORK, N.Y (Feb. 15, 2017) – Hard to believe all the changes that can happen over the course of a few months. The Overwatch league went through a big re-structure, and Valmaster is now on Team YP Overwatch. Yep, you read that right…OVERWATCH. VALMASTER.

You may have heard rumors, but we are excited to finally (& officially) announce that not only will Valmaster continue his career with Team YP – Street Fighter IV, he has also decided to pursue a career in Overwatch with Team YP. He will be playing alongside Nightwane- Team YP veteran, who will continue to lead the crew as captain of the team. We are also thrilled to announce that Team YP signed several other new players to the Overwatch Team.
Joining Nightwane and Valmaster on Team YP Overwatch is Hajaxa, who made it to the top 20 leader board playing Evolve since the Big Alpha. His Evolve teammate, Ninaa, will also be joining Team YP. Like Hajaxa, Ninaa also reached the top 20 leaderboard. Playing Overwatch since its beta version and already a top player in the French leader board, Team YP is happy to have Jose Carlos Abreu- AKA Yoshi, on-board. Last but certainly not least, joining our Overwatch line up is previous Titanfall EU player and veteran, Osnazeni who has recently started playing in Overwatch tournaments but is already showing incredible potential.

“Although it took a little longer than anticipated, we are thrilled to finally be able to announce the new team” said Brad Burns, VP of YouPorn. The team has will be participating in their first tournament- Montpellier ESports Show, together on Feb 25 & 26. “We’ve seen how strong they are in their day-to-day and that makes it easy for us to have all the confidence in the world in them” Burns continued, “but we absolutely cannot wait to see what they do in this tournament.”

About Team YP:
The Team YP eSports organization was created on December 3rd 2014 and has since signed players and teams from a wide variety of games: USF4, SFV, Dota2, CS:GO, Mortal Kombat X, Super Smash Bros Melee and Evolve. Team YP has sponsored players from across the globe including in Korea, France, England, Austria, Spain, Poland, Canada and the United States. Team YP partners currently include Nitrado France and GamesterGear Headsets.

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Team YP partners with GamesterGear

August 12th, 2016 0 Comments

The Team YP eSports organization is happy to announce its partnership with premier gaming headset manufacturer GamesterGear, who will offer the Team YP players gaming headsets that focus on top notch audio and quality:

“GamesterGear welcoming our organization among their partners is proof that the industry is full of forward thinkers. This partnership legitimizes our desire to support eSports and will allow us to give far more to our teams and players as they climb the ranks of competitive gaming.” Says Brad Burns, VP of operations for Team YP.

GamesterGear commented with the following: “It is truly an honor to partner with a team that devotes so much dedication, care and effort into their players. As we take our next step in growing as a company, we also hope that our support will help Team YP grow into a staple of the competitive gaming community. We are more than excited to see where this partnership will lead us.”

To celebrate their partnership, Team YP and GamesterGear are collaborating for a twitter giveaway, offering one lucky winner a coveted Team YP Jersey along with a GamesterGear headset.

GamesterGear is now the first gear sponsor working with Team YP, who welcomes this partnership as a stepping stone in its goals for growth within the industry, It will also help Team YP give all their players and teams an even greater competitive edge.

Ultimate Team YP x GamesterGear giveaway! Win a Team YP Jersey and a GamestearGear headset!

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Team YP Adds New Team: Overwatch

August 11th, 2016 0 Comments

Los Angeles, CA, Aug 11, 2016 – Team YP is thrilled to announce the expansion into Overwatch with the addition of a new team to their roster. Team YP welcomes some returning members from their Evolve team that took 1st place at the ESL Evolve Major League in 2015! With new additions, their roster is going to continue to be a force to be reckoned with.

Team YP European team consists of:
Chairil “Nightwane” Djoehana (Captain) – France
Ronny “Roon” Feuz – Switzerland
David “Spanners” Morley – England
Ben “Meadzz” Mead – United Kingdom
Thor Christer Halvorsen “Toorq” Eikeland – Norway
Sarmad “JagAren” Jirjes – Sweden

With the launch of Overwatch at the end of May, the transition from Evolve seemed like a natural progression of their FPS career. Returning team Captain Nightwane, along with returning team mates Roon and Spanners set out to build the ultimate Overwatch roster. “The switch to a bigger scene like Overwatch was logical and will present us with new opportunities and challenges,” said team Captain Chairil Djoehana.

The newest additions to the team are former Rainbow 6: Siege players Meadzz and JagAren whom they competed against in the top 10 of R6. The final player to join the team was Toorq whom they recruited in Overwatch. He has been around the scene a while and has competed in League of Legends, CS:GO, Rocket League and many more.

Although the team is newly formed and currently in training mode, they are quickly catching up to the closed beta teams. “We hope that with Team YP’s support we will be able to focus on practice in order to climb the competitive ladder,” said Chairil Djoehana.

“Overwatch has taken the internet by storm,” said Brad Burns, Vice President, Team YP, “We couldn’t be more thrilled by the addition of this game to our ever growing roster.”

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Team YP enters League of Legends

June 13th, 2016 24 Comments

Team YP is very excited to announce its next adventure; we’ve entered the League of Legends scene!

The newest members of Team YP are an all-female League of Legends team whose members were previously sponsored or part of various notable organizations including: gBots Club, LDLC, Team Acer and Xenodragons. They’ve proved their ability to deliver consistent results during LoL EU West 5on5 Ladies <3 LoL cups, placing first on multiple occasions and only improving over time. The Team YP League of Legends roster consists of:

TOP: Joanna “Myshka” Pigla, from Poland
MID: Tanja “Escape” Reither, from Austria
ADC: Laura “Aryenzz” Muñoz, from Spain
SUPPORT: Marlies “Maestra” Brunnhofer, from Austria
JUNGLE: Patrycja “Reniferka” Krumin, from Poland

Myshka and Escape are seasoned League of Legends players. They began their League of Legends adventure in Season One and Season Two respectively. They are extremely motivated players that strive for perfection in their gameplay. Maintaining a high level of synergy with their teammates is also very important to them. Aryenzz is an accomplished professional player; with her former team she has achieved a 1st place finish at DreamHack Bucharest. Her passion for League of Legends is evident whenever she competes. Reniferka has been a vital member of several professional female teams over the past three years. She took a temporary leave from her studies to focus on gaming and streaming, this choice has certainly paid off as she continues to exceed expectations. Last but not least, Maestra is new to the professional eSports scene, however, she is already proving to be a fierce competitor as well as a key member as the team’s support. All our new recruits have a track record of excellence, winning ESL cups and attending the ESWC in Paris. Our new roster is a force to be reckoned with.

The uphill battle that women face in the industry is still a reality: being a woman in this cutthroat business means you need incredibly thick skin and strength of character on top of admirable skill and talent. Furthermore, professional female teams are still offered less time under the spotlight. Team YP believes in equal opportunity for all, which is why our organization is ecstatic to support the female LoL scene by forming its own roster, consisting of some top female talents active on the EU West & EU Nordic and East servers.

The ladies are excited for things to come. “We will start playing in Go4LoL cups soon, because we are choosing to not only play against other female teams,” said Patrycja “Reniferka” Krumin. They are already taking the scene by storm and hope to become the best female team in Europe. They are focused and show no sign of slowing down.

Welcome to Team YP!

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