Top European Overwatch Players Join Team YP
After months of practice with a fully French roster, Team YP is shaking things up by switching some of their most talked about players for top EU talent.
NEW YORK, NY (Apr 5th, 2017) Over the last few weeks some of our fans may have noticed a few switches going on within Team YP. The Overwatch Paris team has been practicing with some of the top players in Europe and has recently signed three of them to their roster.
“While we are sad to see some players go, we are confident in the abilities of the new team and are excited to start working together” said Brad Burns, VP YouPorn. Beginning early April Team YP Overwatch Europe will be the new Overwatch Paris. So which players will we see more of on our twitch stream this spring? First up, Clément Dubois, nickname: Quoizamama. Although Quoizamama is a fairly new to the Overwatch scene, he comes to Team YP with acquired skills and experience from his past life playing LoL and CS:GO. Next we have Christopher Ulmer better known by his gamer name EAX. He’s competed in multiple games including Evolve and Counter Strike, where at a young age he began playing with a top team. Another player who is familiar with playing with top teams is LoA. Coming from a Battlefield background LoA was a main helicopter pilot, jet pilot and infantry for one of the top teams in the game.
“We are so excited to welcome Quoizamama, EAX and LoA to Team YP” said Burns “this new roster will allow the team to expand internationally and compete at a higher level than ever before.”
Also helping us welcome these new players to the team are – of course, Nightwane long time captain of Team YP; Valmaster, pro gamer playing for Team YP Streetfighter IV and Overwatch; and finally Osnazeni, the newest Team YP Overwatch member who will be jumping ships from Team YP Overwatch France to join Team YP Overwatch EU.
The team will be competing in their first major tournament together at the end of April for the Gamers Assembly in Poitier, France. Follow them on twitter or twitch to keep up to date with the latest news.
Team YP Announces all-new Overwatch Team
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.
Team YP partners with GamesterGear
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.
Team YP Adds New Team: Overwatch
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.”