So here’s the scoop for the non-gamers out there. Overwatch and Counter-Strike are both multiplayer first-person shooter video games. Some people form teams, which then compete in tournaments and the like, often for cash prizes. One of these teams is called Rogue. Rogue just officially launched in May, and Steve Aoki will now be involved in their brand development.
Steve Aoki fittingly announced the big news at TwitchCon, a livestreaming expo, where he was doing a show.
“As many of my fans know, I’ve been a gamer all my life and have been getting more and more involved in esports,” he said. “I can finally take my love for gaming to the next level as an owner of Rogue, the professional esports team. As an avid player of Overwatch, their dominance caught my eye and after getting to know them, I realized that we shared the same goals and interests in team building and competition.”
— Steve Aoki (@steveaoki) October 2, 2016
Rogue’s CEO Frank Villarreal stated that their team is just as excited about having Steve Aoki on board. “We couldn’t be happier to be working with Steve because he has such a genuine excitement for the esports community,” he said. “Our organization was expanding to the point where we wanted to bring on another partner. We couldn’t be happier that we met Steve when we did. His genuine passion for the esports scene was exactly what we were looking for.”
Sounds like a match made in heaven to us, even if we did just learn about all this. We’ve got to commend Steve Aoki for continuing to pursue all his passions and still stay super busy with music.
–EDM In Stereo Staff