WESA is announcing a new Paladins Premier League (PPL) in cooperation with Hi-Rez Studios.
The inaugural season of this professional Paladins PC League will begin fall 2017 with participation of ten WESA Member teams including EnVyUS, Fnatic, G2 Esports, mouseports, Natus Vincere, Ninjas in Pyjamas, Renegades, SK Gaming, Splyce and Virtus.Pro. The PPL will be the second professional esports competition played under WESA guidance.
“Paladins has emerged as an innovative first person shooter (FPS) title and Hi-Rez has a track record of supporting endemic esports organizations and players,” said Ken Hershman, Executive Chairman and Commissioner of WESA. “For WESA, this is an important milestone as it marks our second esports title.”
As part of the launch of the league, Hi-Rez Studios has partnered with WESA to split league revenues with participating teams, and to guarantee a minimum salary to players. These measures, combined with the global reach of the 10 WESA teams, give the PPL an exciting foundation from which to grow.
Formed in May of 2017, the roster previously known as WildStyle was created from a group of relatively unknown but talented players. The team was immediately competing with the top teams in the Paladins scene and showed great promise. They most recently upset Denial Esports on their way to a second place finish in the first ever Paladins Global Series for North America. Now under the Renegades banner, the team looks forward to making a splash in the upcoming Paladins Premier League.
Bon-Scott "thebonscott" Hayes
Joshua "Stormtroopey" Veillon
Justin "Vandy" Cheung
Loc "Ethereall" Nguyen
Dylan "Cliku" Mohne
Shahrukh “Shark” Panjwani, General Manager of the Detroit Renegades
“We are very excited to be a part of the new Paladins Premier League. I am pleased to announce the signing of Wildstyle and thankful for the opportunity WESA has provided us to enter such an amazing scene. We hope to grow with Hi-Rez studios as they continue to make great strides in supporting their competitive titles and we look forward to making an impact within the Paladin’s community.”
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