Gen.G Esports has entered the United State's esports scene with a bang, signing two female professional Fortnite players - as well as Fortnite commentator and streamer KittyPlays.
Gen.G is creating an all-female team for the game, beginning with the signage of duo Madison 'Maddysuun' Mann and Tina 'TINARAES' Perez - the latter of which took 4th place in Week 3 of the Fortnite Fall Skirmish tournament series.
Additionally, Kristen 'KittyPlays' Valnicek is now employed as the organization’s ‘Head of New Gaming Initiatives,’ who will help to expand the team’s reach by recruiting new players, assisting in brand development, and even engaging in player development on what she called a "part-time basis."
Valnicek will likewise help expand Gen.G’s female Fortnite team, which she feels has a lot to offer in terms of its potential.
“This Fortnite team is a perfect example of our organization looking at the industry from a wider scale and identifying an untapped segment,” she stated in a report by The Esports Observer. “Gen.G fans will be incredibly happy about the direction we’re headed in.”
Gen.G has been hiring an influx of new talent as of late, including the recent signage former NBA player Chris Bosh, who is now working as the team’s player management advisor.
While Gen.G began its esports initiative in South Korea, this latest development marks the furtherment of its global expansion, as stated by its Head of Partnerships, Jordan Sherman.
Both TINAREAES and Maddysuun will represent Gen.G this coming weekend for the conclusion of the Fortnite Fall Skirmish, which will take place at TwitchCon.