KontrolFreek Launches Search for Next Great YouTube Gaming Personality
Clash of the Commentators Contest Now Open
ATLANTA – July 15, 2013 – This summer, some of the biggest names in gaming are teaming up on a first-of-its-kind contest to find the Next Great YouTube Gaming Commentator.
KontrolFreek, Elgato Gaming and Yeousch today announced Clash of the Commentators - a month-long contest that pits up-and-coming YouTube gameplay commentators against each other. Only one will walk away with the championship belt and title of Next Great Gaming Commentator.
Legendary commentator and contest judge TmarTn says Clash of the Commentators offers valuable exposure that is difficult to gain on YouTube today.
"YouTube is so oversaturated now, that it's really tough to catch a break. This contest offers an amazing opportunity for small YouTubers to make their mark and grow their channel,” says TmarTn, who has been doing commentaries since 2010.
Clash of the Commentators is now accepting video submissions; contestants must be at least 18, live in North America, and have a maximum of 25,000 YouTube subscribers. View the video overview or visit ClashoftheCommentators.com for complete details. Submissions are due by July 22, 2013.
Celebrity judges, including popular YouTube commentators TmarTn, OpTic MiDNiTE, ChaosXSilencer, and IIJeriichoII will pick eight contestants from all entries. The top eight will be announced August 2, 2013.
"YouTube gaming personalities have been amazing partners for our company," said Ashish Mistry, President and CEO of KontrolFreek. "We're really excited to partner with our friends in the gaming industry to discover and support the next wave of great YouTube gaming commentators."
Commentators will compete in bracket-style, single-elimination matches. Judges will provide feedback, but matches will be decided by online public voting - until only two contestants remain.
Two finalists will be flown to Atlanta in mid-August to film interviews and live contests. These "episodes" will be aired on the Yeousch network during the week leading up to the final voting.
The Next Great Gaming Commentator will be crowned August 28, and will receive a one-of-a-kind WWE-style championship belt, a YouTube partnership contract offer from Yeousch, a personal coaching session from one of the celebrity judges and over $700 in gaming gear including an HD Capture Card from Elgato Gaming, a high-end gaming headset, gaming glasses from Gunnar Advanced Gaming Eyewear, KontrolFreek accessories, and G FUEL from Gamma Labs. All of the top eight contestants will receive prizes.
Headquartered in Atlanta, KontrolFreek designs and creates premium gaming accessories that give players at all levels a competitive advantage. KontrolFreek combines ergonomics and innovative design to deliver improved accuracy, maneuverability and comfort for Xbox and PlayStation gamers. For more information, visit KontrolFreek.com.
About Elgato Gaming
Elgato offers industry-leading TV and video solutions for the Mac, PC, iPhone, and iPad. With an extensive selection of TV tuners and its award-winning EyeTV software Elgato offers a complete range of solutions to watch and record TV and HDTV. Elgato's video products enable high-quality video recording and conversion for gamers, consumers and professional alike. Furthermore, Elgato offers the world's first truly portable high-speed drive featuring Thunderbolt technology. Elgato is privately held with offices in Munich, Germany and San Francisco, California. For more information vist their website.
Yeousch (/Yao Sh/) is a fast-growing YouTube entertainment network and community that was started with the sole purpose of helping small YouTube channels grow. Today, Yeousch has over 30 million subscribers, 3,000 partners and directors, and receives over 3 billion video views a month. For more information, visit their website.