Canadian multinational e-commerce firm Shopify has began its personal aggressive esports group calledShopify Rise up. Shopify CEO Tobi Lutke introduced on Twitter that the brand new group would instantly soar into Starcraft 2 as a result of “after all we do.”
Let’s change the sport.
Asserting Shopify Rise up esports crew. Beginning with Starcraft2 due to course we do. 🛒❤️🕹️ https://t.co/fMORrLLePO
— Tobi Lutke 🌳🌲🛒🕹 (@tobi) February 19, 2021
Rise up’s launch coincides with the information that the group had already recruited a number of the greatest gamers within the recreation, including 2016 world champion Byun Hyun-woo, Sasha “Scarlett” Hostyn, and Julian “Lambo” Brosig. Hostyn has taken dwelling a serious Starcraft 2 championship together with $50Okay and is credited as the primary girl to ever win a serious worldwide occasion. Hyun-woo has earned greater than $430Okay USD in winnings up to now throughout his profession. Brosig routinely finds himself within the final-four of most occasions he has participated in and has earned over $100Okay whereas competing.
The crew didn’t have to attend lengthy to don a Rise up jersey. It has already been competing at IEM Katowice, a cease within the ESL Starcraft 2 Professional Tour. which began on Feb. 20. The $250Okay prize pool match takes place from Feb. 20-28 and is performed solely on-line.
Lutke is a long-time supporter of Starcraft 2 as a recreation and an esport, who has sometimes streamed on Twitch whereas enjoying the Activision Blizzard title, and has donated cash to the entire prize pool of varied tournaments.
All this comes after Dario “TLO” Wünsch was introduced to the esports house and Shopify followers as the corporate’s new esports program supervisor final September.
Starcraft 2 has seen a resurgence as of late as Activision Blizzard partnered with ESL and DreamHack in a three-year deal that might permit the 2 manufacturers to handle and produce Starcraft 2 esports occasions.