Fuse Debuts First Original eSports Special 'Gamer Gods: Team Liquid'
Network Continues to Play in Esports Arena with Inaugural Original Program, Shadowing One of the Hottest Teams as it Prepares for a Major Global Tournament
Fuse (www.fuse.tv), a national television network for the fast-growing, Latino and multicultural 18-34 audience, today announced its plans to air Gamer Gods: Team Liquid – a half-hour special shadowing one of the world’s most successful esports franchises. It will premiere at 10 p.m. ET/PT on November 14.
This news comes on the heels of Fuse’s exclusive music sponsorship of ESL One New York 2016, one of the world’s largest Counter-Strike: Global Offensive tournaments, that took place October 1-2 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
Gamer Gods: Team Liquid takes the viewers along for the ride with players Spencer “Hiko” Martin, Nick “nitr0” Cannella, Jonathan “EliGE” Jablonowski, Josh “jdm64” Marzano of the United States, and Jacob “Pimp” Winneche of Denmark; their manager Steve "Joka" Perino; and coach Luis "peacemaker" Tadeu, as they train for the above ESL One New York 2016 esports tournament featuring the world’s top eight Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams competing for $250,000. Viewers will see the team strategize maneuvers, develop player tactics and psychologically prepare for battle – all culminating in either the sweetness of victory, or with the powerful realization that they must regroup to fight again another day.
“By partnering with Fuse, Gamer Gods: Team Liquid allows the Team Liquid community unprecedented, behind-the-scenes access to the team’s preparation and training,” said Steve Arhancet, Co-CEO of Team Liquid. “Giving viewers the opportunity to see the stress the players place on themselves to be successful and the sheer amount of effort that goes into competing at this level, is extremely compelling.”