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Unified Announces Acquisition of Challengers Uprising

Unified 6/9/2021

On Tuesday June 8th, Unified announced that it had acquired Challengers Uprising, a North American competitive platform for amateur League of Legends. The announcement came during the livestream broadcast of the Challengers Uprising Season 3 Finals.


Challengers Uprising was officially founded on June 1, 2020, by Jordan Trabue, Chris Harris and Glenn Chin. All three founders have a passion for video games, esports and complementary skill sets. Mr. Trabue, an ex-professional gamer known as "Tryhard," was in the Esports professional ranks for over 14 years, ran operations at one of the largest esports stadiums in North America, and managed championship esports teams. Through an esports organization, he met Mr. Harris--an ex-competitor, a championship esports coach, and a corporate software engineer. They approached Mr. Chin, a 20+ year brand and product veteran of EA SPORTS, Nike, and numerous successful startups in the tech, video game and traditional sports industries. Together, they applied their complementary experiences to serve the underserved North American Amateur scene. The driving force has always been "Enabling Esports dreams to become a reality, from the grassroots level on their "Path to Pro" journey.”


"We couldn't be more thrilled to be joining Ramsey and the Unified team. Our goal in creating Challengers Uprising has always been creating a true "Path to Pro" for esports competitors, casters, producers, broadcasting, and front office talent." said Glenn Chin, Co-Founder, President & Chief Brand Officer, Challengers Uprising. "Unified has a similar mission, and by joining forces, we can better serve esports talent, teams, and sponsors. There is a tremendous amount of young talent in North America, across the board in all disciplines.  It's been amazing to work with young superstars and watch them take their esports dreams to the next level." 


“I am very excited to add the Challengers Uprising team with Chris, Jordan, Glenn, and everyone else who’s supported and brought so much amazing content to the stage to Unified,” remarked Ramsey Jamoul, Unified’s Chief Executive Officer, during the livestream announcement Tuesday evening. “We’re welcoming you guys in with open arms as we continue to build out the amateur space.”


Through the partnership of these two companies and their shared vision for expanding esports opportunities for all, players and enthusiasts in the North American space should expect to see more avenues to compete or spectate online and in person. Their first physical esports competition of the year, which will include a $1,000 League of Legends tournament among dozens of other titles, is scheduled to take place on July 9th and 10th in Kansas City, KS.

View the press release here.

About Unified:
Unified (formerly Unified Esports Association) is a Kansas-based company that oversees multiple products that specialize and operate as a dynamic pipeline within the esports industry. Providing shared experiences that directly serve collegiate, youth, hobbyists, and amateur video game players at every stage.

About Challengers Uprising: Challengers Uprising was created in 2020 by a group of passionate esports & entertainment enthusiasts to fill a void between the amateur and professional competitive scene in League of Legends. The Challengers Uprising platform is centered around empowering and enabling all ambitious gamers — from players and coaches to casters and producers — to ascend to the zenith of esports. With never-before-seen competitive prize pools and experiences, Challengers Uprising seeks to inspire the amateurs of today to become the pros of tomorrow.