GankStars Join Paladins Realm with a Bang!
Just two weeks ago we beat Tempo Storm, Team Secret, and G2 on our way to Vainglory finals in London, where we were bested by Cloud9. Last week, we became ESL May champions in Critical Ops, while our PlayStation 4 Overwatch team won another tournament. And you, the fans, have been rewarding our performances in spades, with 30,000 new Facebook followers in May (psst - you rock).
After expanding to PlayStation earlier this year with the addition of the Overwatch team, we set our sights on the next goalpost - PC. We’ve been looking into games such as Overwatch PC, Rocket League, and Paladins for a few months now, talking to various teams and players. In the end, Paladins stood out.
The game is in a great place right now, having a growing esports scene even while the game is still in beta. We love up-and-coming games because we can grow with them and their community, benefitting from the relationships formed during that time.
Today we are picking up 50 Shades of SNEK and Grumpy Boys, the current #1 teams on PC and Xbox One, respectively. We’re not interested in them because they’re already #1. We’re interested because they have the right attitudes to get back to #1 even if they do drop down at any point. The players also share our core values: inspiring sportsmanship and staying humble but hungry (and grumpy).
To Paladins community, we have this to say: “Hi Paladins, we’re big fans! There are several of us at GankStars who play. We’re here to compete, of course, but we’re also here to be productive members of the community. If you’d like to join our content creation squad so we have an organized and focused effort that makes a difference in the Realm, please reach out to us by sending your portfolio/CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to growing alongside you and the game!”
Damn it feels good to be a GankStar!