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GFUEL Partners Up With TSM Fortnite

Published: 8/Aug/2018 21:16

by Albert Petrosyan

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Popular energy drink company GFUEL has partnered up with yet another major esports organization.

GFUEL announced on August 8 that it has partnered up with Team SoloMid, more specifically the org’s Fortnite pro and content creation teams.

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The announcement was made via a post on the GFUEL Twitter page, which also included a short, introductory video.

Several members of TSM then posted their own tweets announcing the new partnership, including pro Fortnite players ‘Daequan’ and ‘Hamlinz.’

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It is not yet clear whether GFUEL’s partnership with TSM applies to the entirety of the org, since the announcement video specified only their Fortnite team.

Currently, TSM’s Fortnite division is comprised of pro players Daequan, Hamlinz, Myth, and CaMiLLs, along with content creators HighDistortion, Dakotaz, OPscT, and RealKraftyy.

Tthis announcement marks yet another major industry leader that now sponsors TSM, who also have partnerships with Dr. Pepper, GEICO, Gilette, Logitech, and more.

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GFUEL is one of the most recognizable brands in esports, having sponsored numerous major esports orgs as well as top content creators such as Nadeshot, Dr DisRespect, and Censor.

CS:GO

HenryG explains Cloud9’s CSGO player salaries after $400k floppy deal

Published: 7/Oct/2020 19:11

by Calum Patterson

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Cloud9 have now confirmed that Ricky ‘floppy’ Kemery is the fourth player of their self-proclaimed CS:GO “colossus” roster, in a deal worth over $400,000, bringing their total to around $4 million in player contracts, with another two players still to go.

Floppy joined Cloud9 from ATK in January, and is now transitioning to the new ‘colossus’ roster alongside ALEX, mezii, and woxic.

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The colossus began with the signing of ALEX from Vitality, whose deal is worth $1.65 million. He was joined by fellow brit Mezii on a $426,000 deal. Then, woxic was added from mousesports, in another deal surpassing the $1m mark, at $1,365,000.

This latest deal for floppy takes the total value of this 4-man squad to $3.87 million, and with two players to go (GM Henry  ‘HenryG’ Greer has plans for a six-player roster), is set to surpass the $4 million mark.

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Since HenryG’s move from casting into a management role at C9, he has aimed to shake-up the traditionally opaque nature of esports transfer dealings.

In each of the four signings, Greer has confirmed the length of the player’s contract, and it’s total value over that period. All four players announced so far have been signed to three-year deals.

After the floppy announcement, Greer clarified on Twitter that despite the lower total value of deals for floppy and Mezii (compared to ALEX and woxic), each player’s deal is negotiated on an individual basis.

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“Ricky has received a pay increase from his previous contract and that will be reviewed each year of his stay,” he concludes.

Presumably, salaries could increase based on performance metrics or other value added to the brand by the player, or as thanks for loyalty to the team.

After he was confirmed as the GM of Cloud9, Greer told Dexerto: “My plans for this team are certainly ambitious. I wouldn’t be involved in any sort of General Manager role unless I had absolute full control of the roster and direction we plan to head.

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HenryG is now at the helm of Cloud9’s CS:GO venture.

“C9 have entrusted me with their entire CS:GO dynasty and, honestly, I think that’s one of the boldest moves any org has made in a long time.”

HenryG and Cloud9’s new approach to player deals could very well set off a new trend in CS:GO and esports generally, though for now, they remain on solitary ground.

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