Azubu Announces Historical Partnership with Fourteen Top Korean eSports Teams

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — Azubu is proud to announce an unprecedented landmark partnership with fourteen of the world’s best League of Legends teams, all under the banner of the Korean eSports Association (KeSPA). Beginning September 16, the world’s best League of Legends players will begin broadcasting exclusively on Azubu, delivering more than 2,000 hours per month of live streaming entertainment. Special care has been taken to ensure that the players’ practice hours and other competitive commitments will not be adversely affected.

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The teams involved are among the world’s premier eSports organizations, including the 2013 League of Legends World Champion SKT T1 K, along with SKT T1 S, CJ Entus Frost, CJ Entus Blaze, Incredible Miracle #1, Incredible Miracle #2, Jin Air Green Wings Falcons, Jin Air Green Wings Stealths, KT Rolster Arrows, KT Rolster Bullets, NaJin Black Sword, NaJin White Shield, Samsung White and Samsung Blue. Their players represent the pinnacle of eSports skill and talent.

To enhance the viewer’s experience, Azubu will provide a program guide with scheduled times for each streamer, so fans can plan ahead to watch their favorite streams live. This large-scale broadcast scheduling represents a first in the history of individual gameplay streaming.

Azubu’s CEO Ian Sharpe says, "This partnership marks a tipping point in the history of eSports streaming; never before have top Korean pro gamers personally streamed League of Legends to the public. For the first time, fans will be able to watch and interact with the world’s best while they stream on Azubu."

Below are sentiments expressed by some of the players:

Faker, SKT T1 K – "I’m thrilled to be streaming on Azubu. It’s a great opportunity to connect with fans overseas. Please visit Azubu often and support my stream!"

Madlife, CJ Entus Blaze – "Hi, I’m Madlife – Ming-gi Hong from CJ Entus Blaze. I’m so happy to finally stream and meet my fans across the world. If you missed seeing my Blitz grabs and Alistar W-Q combos, then check out my channel! Thanks!"

Watch, NaJin White Shield – "I can’t wait to show my fans some incredible Baron steals and come-from-behind victories. I’m really looking forward to streaming and hope you have fun watching!"

Flame, CJ Entus Blaze – "I’m eager to start streaming on Azubu and communicating with fans from around the world. I’m excited to see you all! I hope you enjoy my stream!"

Imp, Samsung White – "This is a fantastic chance for me to show you some awesome League of Legends action. Being on Azubu gives me the chance to meet fans from all over. Stay tuned!"

KaKAO, KT Rolster Arrows – "Hi, KaKAO here, Byungkwon Lee from KT Rolster Arrows. Streaming on Azubu is an awesome step forward because it’s for you, our fans! Hope you are as excited as I am. Enjoy my streams!!"

A complete list of the players who will be streaming on Azubu is below:

Team Rosters (LoL Squads)

SKT T1 K

SKT T1 S

Najin B Sword

CJ Frost

CJ Blaze

Faker

easyhoon

Duke

Madlife

Flame

Piglet

MaRin

Cain

Shy

Ambition

Impact

H0R0

kurO

CoCo

Daydream

bengi

Bang

Lee

Space

Gunza

PoohMandu

Wolf

Ohq

[TBD]

Emperor

Najin W Shield

JA Falcons

JA Stealths

IM #1

IM #2

Ggoong

XD

Cpt Jack

Smeb

A Lilac

watch

Pilot

Chaser

Bbuing

wisdom

Save

[TBD]

TrAce

Smurf

Frozen

Zefa

[TBD]

Fly

thy

SONSTAR

Gorilla

[TBD]

Chei

Bory

TuSin

KT Bullets

KT Arrows

Samsung Blue

Samsung White

Prime

KaKAO

dade

imp

Destiny

ssumday

Acorn

DanDy

Score

Rookie

Spirit

Looper

Nagne

Arrow

Deft

Mata

Limit

Hachani

Heart

Pawn

Keep watching Azubu for more information, including announcements on Azubu’s upcoming League of Legends World Championship enhanced broadcast.

For more information on the teams and players, visit www.Azubu.tv.

Contact Information:

Azubu is a global broadcast network which delivers premium live and on-demand eSports programming. Azubu provides worldwide high-definition action from premier tournaments, teams and players to phones, PC’s and tablets across the globe. With offices in Los Angeles, London, Vancouver and Seoul, Azubu is the ideal platform for publishers to drive advocacy and awareness for new titles and support for existing games, while brands can take advantage of a range of creative solutions to reach a targeted global audience

The Korean e-Sports Association, known as KeSPA, was formed in 2000 as the governing body of e-Sports in Korea. KeSPA has helped pioneer a strong e-Sports market in Korea as well foster a competitive environment to create the strongest teams and players in the world. KeSPA strives to grow e-Sports in a sustainable manner to create long term success for e-Sports in the world.

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