Team YP introduces new jersey design in reaction to censorship by Capcom Cup organizers.
Since its introduction, the iconic Team YP jersey and logo has been an instant fan favorite and welcomed with open arms by eSports event organizers around the world. In a surprising twist, Team YP has announced a new logo design just a year after its debut. “Given the popularity of our logo we were inspired to censor it in order to give it an air of mystery and indifference,” said Brad Burns, Vice President, Team YP.
Team YP is positioned as a safe for work brand, avoiding any mentions of parent company YouPorn on the team’s website, social media accounts and jersey. However, even with these measures, it was not enough to satisfy every single person on the planet. “We’ve had success with Team YP and have already gone to great lengths to try and make sure that our team name does not offend a single gamer or Street Fighter tournament organizer,” said Burns. “I believe that this self-censorship of the Team YP logo, will help us take that next step and make sure that absolutely no one knows who is sponsoring our eSports players.”
Team YP’s Ultra Street Fighter IV player, YP|Valmaster, will be wearing the new censored logo design at the 2015 Capcom Cup Finals, and hopes that no one can decipher his sponsor’s name from his sponsored apparel.
Team Phenomenon & Team NewEra signed by Team YP
We recently announced that Team YP was seeking to add two CS:GO teams to its ever growing roster. Today this search has come an end with the acquisition of teams Phenomenon and NewEra.
Our men’s team, Phenomenon, consists of:
Alexey “1uke” Zimin
Dmitry “Dima” Bandurka
Dmitriy “S0tF1k” Forostyanko (Captain)
Petr “krecker” Stepanov
Pavel “COLDYY1” Veklenko
Egor “fuRy^” Morin (Manager)
Nick “Certus” Poluyanov (Coach)
“We are very happy that we became part of Team YP, because they have proven themselves as sponsors in a huge industry like eSports,” said Dmitriy, Phenomenon, Team Captain, “I think that now we can fully concentrate on the game and our training with their support. I believe that together we will achieve greater results!”
One of the greatest achievements that their team has achieved in their short time together is a third place finish at UCC Season 3. They’ve been playing together for seven months and this is only the start of things to come. They were only a step away from attending Majors such as DreamHack and ESL Cologne which is something they feel that they will achieve in the future. “It’s just a question of time, especially with the support of such a huge organization like Team YP,” said Dmitriy, Phenomenon, Team Captain, “Our greatest goal is to attend major events and to be recognized as a team. Right now we are focusing on the upcoming ESL ESEA Pro League, and on winning the nearest CIS tournament, which will be held in Moscow!”
Our women’s team, NewEra, consists of:
Ksenzik Alexandra “Riley” Konstantinovna (Captain)
Mishutina Darya “dshq” Vyacheslavovna
Galichenko Kristina “BloodyElf” Ryslanovna
Gryaznih Evgeniya “Jen” Aleksandrovna
Ananikova Anna “Ant1ka” Ur’evna
Byzy Artem “gwshka” Evgen’evich (Manager)
NewEra was formed on February 2nd, 2015, as they felt that they could achieve something greater as a team. “CS for us, it is a challenge, it’s emotion, it’s an integral part of our lives,” said Ksenzik Alexandra “Riley” Konstantinovna, NewEra, Team Captain, “We are honored to work with Team YP, it’s a big step for the development of our team, this is a new motivation to get better and show the best results possible.”
Their most memorable achievement is their second place finish at the Female ESWC EU Qualifier #2. NewEra hopes to conquer the Copenhagen games as well as win ESWC.
We can’t wait to see what exciting things that the future holds for both of our CS:GO teams.
Team YP officially searching for two Counter-Strike Global Offensive teams.
Team YP is actively looking to recruit two CS:GO teams to add to its growing roster.
We are seeking one all-female and one all-male Counter-Strike Global Offensive team to represent us on the pro gaming scene.
Don’t miss out on your chance to join one of the most talked about eSports organizations in the world.
Think you’re ready to join Team YP?
Are you and your team mates all over 18 years of age?
Has your team already competed in a few tournaments? Are you eager to take on more challenges?
Are you already active on social media platforms? Does your team have a high KD?
Then Team YP wants you!
Prove to us that your team has what it takes, and submit your application today!
Team YP on the hunt for a new social media correspondent
Our very own PRETTYWING is leaving Team YP to pursue new ventures and we wish her nothing but luck in her future endeavors. Although she will be missed, we see this recent event as an exciting opportunity to discover new talent.
Team YP is now actively seeking a new social media correspondent who lives and breathes eSports. If you consider yourself to be an expert of the Pro Gaming scene, then this is your chance to have your voice represent one of the most talked about eSports organizations in the world.
• Strong knowledge of eSports
• Proficient with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Twitch
• Solid writing skills
• Strong organizational skills
Most importantly, Team YP wants to see that you have the personality for the job.
We ask that you be creative with your applications. How creative is up to you (although we do have a certain preference for YouTube submissions). We want to see that you are as passionate about eSports as we are.
Think you are the man or woman for the job?
Submit your creative resume to firstname.lastname@example.org using the subject “Team YP Social Media Application”
• Social media management experience
• Camera friendly
• Knowledge of TweetDeck
We look forward to receiving your application!