After almost eight weeks of action, our first ever G2 Esports talent show Making The Squad has come to its conclusion and the Top 4 Fortnite streamers and content creators have been picked.
Making the Squad is a fun, ambitious project created by G2 Esports and presented by paysafecard - an online prepaid payment method offered by Paysafe Group, designed for gamers to ensure simple and secure transactions - as a unique way to scout the best of the best and choose the newest G2 entertainers. After weeks of intense competition, exciting challenges, and hundreds of videos, G2 Esports’ Making The Squad has crowned its Top 4 talent. Chosen from a pool of talented and diverse Top 20 and a fantastic, entertaining Top 8, the Top 4 were the ones who not only did well in the challenges but impressed the judges with their personalities and potential to entertain.
The Top 20 were chosen from hundreds of submissions from across North America and Europe to take part in three online challenges. Highlights of the challenges include building the G2 samurai logo in-game and completing a 360 kill. The judges - G2’s CEO Carlos, G2’s Head of Communication Karina, Popular G2 streamer Lothar, and guest judge paysafecard’s VP of Marketing Oliver - had an intense deliberation to pick the Top 8 who were invited to join G2 in Berlin.
In Berlin, the Top 8 were welcomed to the swanky G2 gaming house, decked out with G2 merch, goods from title sponsor paysafecard, Logitech gaming gear, and swag from Esport-Management. Once settled they were shown the G2 ropes, treated to a city tour, and participated in a photoshoot. Their first challenge took them to a alpaca farm to test their duo synergy in a blindfolded challenge, where the pair with the best communication won. Next they had a city challenge, that tested their ability to think outside the box while they searched for clues to reach a secret destination. All the while they practised their Fortnite prowess and showed off on streams for the G2ARMY.
After testing the Top 8’s wits, team work, gaming ability, and most of all their ability to entertain, the judges had the hard task of deciding who would move on to the finals.
G2 Esports CEO and Making The Squad Judge Carlos 'ocelote’ Rodriguez said of the Top 4, “The Top 8 contestants all did a great job proving that they are some of the most entertaining and hard-working streamers in Fortnite. It was very hard to pick who would continue on to the Top 4, but in the end we had to choose. We looked for who worked together the best, how they communicated, and who did the best job of representing us and our sponsors. All of our Top 4 are destined for great things and I can’t wait to see how it all turns out.”
We are proud to present G2 Esports’ Making The Squad Top 4. Watch the live reveal here!
- Justin ‘NoWonder’ Pulley - Nashville, TN - Finals quote: “I’ve never traveled so it is sort of a rebirth for me to be here and to have this chance to stay positive when things are hard.”
- Kevin ‘Tohaj’ Batic - Republic of Slovenia - Finals quote: “For the past six months I was working so hard to get to this point and I will continue working hard. Because gaming, entertainment, and streaming are my passion.”
- Maxime ‘MaximeMXM’ Bijmans - The Netherlands - Finals quote: “Here I knew I would have the time to show what I can do, who I am, and we won all the challenges.”
- Ricardo ‘ForsaKen’ Dixon, New York, New York - Finals quote: “It was nothing like what I expected, we all became like sort of a family.”
Oliver Wolf, VP Marketing of paysafecard adds: “As a passionate gamer myself, being part of the ‘Making the Squad’ jury was an extraordinary experience. As paysafecard is a preferred payment method for gamers, it is important for us to support innovative projects in Esports. Through our partnership with G2 Esports we provide gaming enthusiasts with pioneering entertainment offers that further strengthen our presence among this important customer group.”
The Top 4 were revealed in the Making the Squad Grand Finals. The best of the best earned contracts with G2 Esports and will now take their place on the G2 Esports streamer roster as its newest ambassadors.
Check out the Making The Squad website for all of the previous action.