Blacklist International announces “G2 Blacklist”, a co-branded team with a new partner, G2 Esports. The team will be operating out of the Philippines, set to compete in League of Legends: Wild Rift.
Blacklist International, the official esports division of Tier One Entertainment, aims to establish itself as the leading destination for the world’s top esports athletes. To achieve this goal, the company has prioritized forming partnerships with like-minded organizations that share its vision and have a proven track record of fielding championship-winning teams.
The Berlin-based G2 Esports fit that bill perfectly. G2 has a demonstrated ability to assemble championship contenders across popular titles such as League of Legends, CS:GO, and Rocket League.
Blacklist International has already made significant waves in the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Call of Duty Mobile spaces. With G2 looking to capitalize on the exponential growth of the mobile esports market in Southeast Asia, it is a no-brainer that they would select Blacklist International as their partner to build a team for the Wild Rift League-Asia – the new focal point for Riot’s mobile esports strategy.
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The partnership will be supported by a collaboration with world-renowned Philippine street artist Juanito “Quiccs” Maiquez for a bespoke and exclusive art piece. On top of that, Tier One Entertainment and G2 aim to launch a brand new series from Tier One Studios called The Bootcamp, which will document the journey of the Wild Rift squad.
G2 Blacklist’s roster includes Karl Ken “Karlll” Bautista (Baron), Jairus Allain “Jace” Elgera (Jungle), Jhon Mike “Xyliath” Tungol (Mid), Richard “Demon” Lara (Dragon), Beaver-ed “Orthros” Villanueva (Support/captain), Allen Dean “Don” Viola (Sub/baron), Hans “WUrahhhh” Solano (Head coach), and Keiya “XDXP” Laureta (Assistant coach).
The newly announced roster of G2 Blacklist will be debuting in the Phase 2 Qualifiers of the Wild Rift League Asia on Friday, February 17, 2023.