GAMERZ - Information & Facts

Stockholm March 9, 2018

About GAMERZ

GAMERZ is the world's first live esports reality series. The series lets 12 talents compete live in the GAMERZ House to achieve their dream of becoming an esports pro. Throughout the season, the players in Team Blue and Team Red will compete during 20 consecutive days to stay in the series. Ultimately, the winning team gets the opportunity to join world-leading esports organization FNATIC Academy.

All players in the series live in the GAMERZ House. It’s a tailor made state-of-the-art facility in Skövde, Sweden were players live, sleep, practice and compete. The players are coached by well-known, former pro players.  Who will have what it takes to become the next generation esports superstar?

5 steps to FNATIC Academy: www.gamerz.se/the-concept/

For more information visit www.gamerz.global

Broadcast

GAMERZ is streamed live exclusively on Mixer - Microsoft’s platform for gaming and esports -   and can be seen on mixer.com/gamerz. The series runs for 20 consecutive days from  March  5 to March 24.

Live Practice Session everyday 13:00 CET

Live Studio Show everyday 21:00 CET

Participants - starting line-up of Players

Team Blue:

Alexander “AlekS” Andersson, Lund, Sweden, 16 years

Bostjan “bomez” Mešič, Sostanj, Slovenia, 26 years

Thomas “fuN” Viggiano, Salzburg, Austria, 22 years

Tommi “TOMA” Lehtinen, Tampere, Finland, 19 years

Joshua “neph” McKenzie Munro, Aberdeen, UK, 21 years

Cédric “dFx” Leclercq, Lovendegem, Belgium, 21 years

Coach: Abdisamad “SpawN” Mohamed

Team Red:

William “s1ck” Johansson, Stockholm, Sweden, 20 years

Kasper “DetlevSNitzEL” Ostenfeld Kristensen, Aalborg, Denmark, 23 years

Michael “devraNN” Geutenbrück, Rheinbreitbach, Germany, 16 years

Ardis “ardiis” Svarenieks, Liverpool, UK, 19 years

Robertas “Carcass” Mikuckis, Klaipeda, Lithuania, 22 years

Joey “Dismay” Oud, Alkmaar, Netherlands, 17 years

Coach: Jonatan “Devilwalk” Lundberg

Coaches

SpawN, the former Counter-Strike 1.6 legend, returns to GAMERZ Season 2 after coaching his team to victory in the first season. This time he is challenged by Devilwalk, winner of the first ever CS:GO Major and former FNATIC CS:GO player and coach.

GAMERZ Challenger Pool

Viewers of GAMERZ always have the opportunity to apply to join the series. Aspiring talents from Europe will get the chance to fight their way into one of the teams through our GAMERZ Challenger Pool. Each day one new lucky challenger will move into the GAMERZ House to fight for the contract.

Other STARS

Host: Pala “Mantrousse” Gilroy Sen

Expert: James Banks

Expert: Steffen “3k2” Markussen

Commentator: John “Blu” Mullen

Commentator: Conner “ScrawnyCG” Girvan

The series will be hosted by beloved esports personality Pala “Mantrousse” Gilroy Sen. In the studio, he is accompanied by experts James Banks and Steffen “3k2” Markussen. John “Blu” Mullen and Conner “ScrawnyCG” Girvan will commentate the intense matches every night.

Partners

FNATIC

All players in GAMERZ compete for a pro contract with world-leading esports organization FNATIC Academy. In FNATIC, the winning players get the optimal conditions for succeeding as pro players. FNATIC is a leader of the global professional esports movement. The organization has a storied history with over a decade of big wins and world class players in all corners of the globe.

Visit www.fnatic.com for more information about FNATIC.

Tobii

GAMERZ utilizes Tobii EYE Tracking for Season 2. Tobii EYE Tracking enhances the viewer experience and enables both fans and commentators to get insight into the skills of the players. The technology also supports pro player practice through improved game analytics. Tobii is the world leader in EYE Tracking with its esports broadcasting tools and streaming gaze overlay software.

For more information about Tobii visit their blog about esports or www.tobiigaming.com

OMEN by HP

The players in GAMERZ use OMEN by HP computers as they deliver the ultimate advantage for gamers to dominate the competition – from design, form-factor to engineering and performance.  HP is dedicating itself to helping grow esports by investing in the athletes of the future and the partnership with GAMERZ is a big step towards that.

More information about HP Inc. is available at www.hp.com.

For more information:

Robert Jönsson, Executive Producer, Gamingzone Entertainment, robert.jonsson@gze.global, +4670 431 19 81

Karl-Mikael Cakste, CEO, Gamingzone Entertainment, kmc@gze.global, +46 70 778 87 87

About Gamingzone Entertainment (GZE) - # 1 in Esport Entertainment
Gamingzone Entertainment is an esports entertainment company and the producers of GAMERZ - the world’s first live esports reality series. Visit our website: gamerz.global for more information.

About Us

Gamingzone Entertainment is an entertainment company in e-sports focused on creating narrative and entertaining original e-sports content. The founders have a background from TV4, MTG and Endemol Shine and have been involved in productions of Big Brother, Idol, Robinson and more. www.gze.se

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