Team Rogue, in partnership with Find Your Grind (FYG) and backed by ReKTGlobal, are kicking off the second semester of Junior Rogue on March 4, 2019. Earlier tonight, DrLupo formally announced the 18 selected players on his Twitch stream.
DrLupo will also serve as a mentor to the amateur players, providing hands-on seminars on how to become a better and more engaging streamer.
Here is the official press release:
Team Rogue, in partnership with Find Your Grind (FYG) and backed by ReKTGlobal, today announces the 18-member team roster for Junior Rogue’s spring 2019 session. Junior Rogue is a semester-long professional gaming accelerator program that provides amateur Fortnite players with opportunities to succeed in esports. In addition to providing access to esports experts and resources unique to the Junior Rogue program, students will also receive a $500-scholarship and hands-on opportunities to learn from Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo, captain of Rogue’s Fortnite team and the first individual professional esports athlete to be sponsored by State Farm.
Junior Rogue accepted only 2 percent of applicants for the spring 2019 semester, kicking off March 4, 2019. The hand-selected roster members, all under the age of seventeen, include hyper-competitive and streaming-focused players, and gamers who aren’t afraid to disrupt the status quo and produce creative, engaging content. Some of the players were also recently recognized by “Rogue Nation,” Team Rogue’s auxiliary group and fan club. The 18 selected Fortnite PC players include: AJO, Orange, TeeJayFN, Bweis, Faint, Fluctra, Skippy_, SloGro, PumpShottyRush, Megga., ottobite, Upsilon, TeKae, t_mmy, Doised, Conjurings, Snowy, and nusui.
“In building upon the success of the first semester of Junior Rogue, we look forward to expanding our relationships with both Team Rogue and ReKTGlobal, while continuing to make esports accessible for a remarkable group of extremely talented amateur gamers,” said Nick Gross, founder of Find Your Grind.
Junior Rogue players will receive several unique benefits in addition to mentorship opportunities such as 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 attend weekly online seminars focused on the variety of careers available in the esports industry. Other activities include game nights, resume building and streamed online tournaments that will allow participants to showcase their improvements to the world.
“The Junior Rogue program is structured like basketball camp for the next generation of esports stars who love Fortnite,” said Amish Shah, founder of ReKTGlobal and co- owner of Team Rogue. “We are excited to kick off the new semester and improve upon the success of the previous semester by providing some of the best players in the nation with unforgettable mentorship and scholarship opportunities that allow them to further pursue their passions for esports and gaming.”
Fortnite has become an excellent teaching tool, as well as a level playing field for gamers of all backgrounds. With DrLupo serving as a mentor to the Junior Rogue players and providing seminars on how to become a better and more engaging streamer, one of the primary initiatives of the upcoming semester consists of encouraging individuality and providing one-on-one support between mentors and Junior Rogue players to best align with their skillsets and ambitions.
“I’m so excited for the next wave of players to join Junior Rogue. I know they’ll learn so much and I can’t wait to have my time with them too!” said Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo.
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
For more information, please visit https://findyourgrind.com/scholarships/juniorrogue.