Backed by ReKTGlobal, the Find Your Grind Junior Rogue program will provide young Fortnite players with mentorship and learning opportunities from some of the game’s top influencers like Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo
Las Vegas, NV – September 18, 2018 – Rogue, Las Vegas’ professional esports organization, in partnership with Find Your Grind (FYG) and backed by ReKTGlobal, today announces the creation of the Find Your Grind Junior Rogue Program. Junior Rogue is a semesterly program that will provide young Fortnite players with mentorship from Rogue Fortnite players and opportunities to succeed in the gaming space. Participants will learn about the gaming industry from real professionals through a structured accelerator program and will be mentored by some of the top personalities in Fortnite, including Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo. The program begins October 8.
Find Your Grind gives individuals a roadmap to discover who they are, where they’re going, and the first steps to get there. Unconventional careers and alternative lifestyles are paving the roadmap for the 21st Century, and with the Junior Rogue program, FYG wants to help young people pursue esports in a way that has never been done before. As a part of this goal, earlier this year, FYG partnered with Rogue and ReKTGlobal to create the world’s largest annual esports lifestyle scholarship fund. They’ve also used ReKTGlobal’s expertise to grow their esports and video gaming curriculum.
“Team Rogue and ReKTGlobal have given us a phenomenal opportunity to reach young gamers interested in pursuing esports as a lifestyle,” said Nick Gross, Founder of Find Your Grind. “With the Junior Rogue program, we hope to make esports careers more accessible to a wider group of young people and open their eyes to new opportunities.”
Junior Rogue players will receive several unique benefits in addition to the mentorship opportunities. They’ll receive formal recognition by the Rogue organization, streaming and graphical assets for their social media and streaming channels, promotion on social media, access to select Find Your Grind events, and exclusive Junior Rogue merchandise. They will also attend weekly online seminars focused on the variety of careers available in the esports industry. Other activities include game nights for additional practice and workshops for useful skills, such as resume building.
“The goal of the program is to teach these players about lifestyles and careers in esports and gaming so they can learn from real life stories from people in the industry,” said Amish Shah, Founder of ReKTGlobal and co-owner of Team Rogue. “Not everyone is going to be the next DrLupo or Ninja. We want to help prepare them for their futures both inside and outside the game.”
In addition to the perks and benefits of the program, each player will receive a $500 scholarship to give them the opportunity to continue their professional development throughout the program. A travel stipend will also be provided for travel to any FYG or Junior Rogue events participants are asked to attend.
To join Junior Rogue, applicants must be under the age of 18 prior to initial application, must have a waiver signed by a parent/guardian, must submit a complete application prior to the deadline, must be approved by representatives from FYG and Rogue and must reside in the United States of America or a registered U.S. territory. The deadline is Monday, October 1 at 5:00 p.m. PDT. The application can be found online here: https://findyourgrind.com/JuniorRogue.
Rogue, known for yielding champions in multiple games — including Overwatch, CS:GO, FIFA, and H1Z1 — was founded in May of 2016 in Las Vegas. The company quickly became a top esports organization in North America, with a global presence in several of the world’s most popular games. Rogue has strategically expanded its roster to include teams in CS:GO, FIFA, Rocket League, H1Z1, Rainbow Six: Siege, and Fortnite.
The promotion video for the Junior Rogue program can be found here.
Brands, teams and media companies interested in connecting with Rogue or ReKTGlobal can learn more about the company and contact the team at http://rektglobal.com/contact/.
Media interested in interviews and more information may contact ReKT@maxborgesagency.com.
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Rogue is a professional esports organization based in Las Vegas, NV, with teams in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, FIFA, H1Z1, Rocket League, Rainbow Six: Siege, and Fortnite. Since Rogue’s inception, it has become a globally-recognized brand with over a dozen championship wins in multiple games. Rogue’s list of accolades includes a world championship Overwatch team with major tournaments wins in North America, Europe and Asia, a FIFA player winning the 2018 FIFA eWorld Cup, and top-ranked, wildly popular teams in Rocket League and Rainbow Six: Siege.
For more information, please visit www.rogue.gg.
About Find Your Grind
Find Your Grind has non-profit roots. Nick and Natasha Gross started the foundation in 2015 to empower youth to find passion and purpose. In creating Los Angeles-based programs, events, and experiential learning opportunities, FYG saw an incredible need to show youth what was possible.
Find Your Grind has now been propelled into the education space: writing curriculum, creating live events, and launching a widely accessible online platform.
To learn more about Find Your Grind or the Find Your Grind Foundation, visit findyourgrind.com
About ReKTGlobal, Inc.
ReKTGlobal, Inc. is an esports infrastructure company that bridges the gap between traditional sports and esports, providing solutions for the entire ecosystem. ReKTGlobal’s list of clients includes companies such as State Farm, Find Your Grind, NBC Sports, and Madison Square Garden Networks.
Media interested in interviews and more information may contact: ReKT@maxborgesagency.com.
For more information about ReKTGlobal visit www.rektglobal.com.