Episode Two of the Popular Esports Variety Series to Feature
Streamer DrLupo and Minnesota Twins Pitcher Trevor May (VIDEO)
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Allied Esports today announced that the second episode of its original
series, PlayTime™ with KittyPlays, will take place on Friday,
June 21 at 6 p.m. Pacific Time. The show will be streamed live from
HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas on Allied Esports’ Twitch channel, Twitch.tv/alliedesports,
and simulcast on Twitch.tv/kittyplays.
Hosted by popular streamer, Fortnite caster, content creator and
competitive esports player Kristen “KittyPlays” Michaela (@KittyPlays),
episode two of PlayTime with KittyPlays will feature streamer and
caster Ben “DrLupo” Lupo, who will join Michaela via live drop-in to
talk about the latest headlines in gaming and pop culture and play with
the live studio audience in creative gameplay modes in Fortnite. Lupo
will also host the live stream on his Twitch channel, Twitch.tv/drlupo.
Lupo, who burst onto the streaming scene in 2017, is one of the most
prominent online gaming personalities in the world with a total of more
than 10 million followers across his broadcast and social channels. Lupo
is also a recognized Fortnite caster and is slated to cast the $30
million Fortnite World Cup Finals in July.
The show will also include a pre-recorded interview with Minnesota Twins
pitcher Trevor May (@IamTrevorMay),
who is also in Lupo’s regular rotation of gameplay partners on Twitch,
and a gameplay segment with two of his teammates, Blake Parker and Tyler
Duffey, featuring hit multiplayer party game Gang Beasts.
A well-known streamer and content creator for Luminosity Gaming
(@Luminosity), May is deeply passionate about gaming and esports and
spoke at length on a number of topics with Michaela, including: his
relationships with popular streamers like DrLupo, Ninja and
TimTheTatman; the growing crossover between traditional sports and
esports; dealing with trolls on the baseball field and online; video
games in the locker room; the future of esports analytics; why the
battle royale format is so attractive to professional athletes; and how
gaming and streaming helped him recover from Tommy John surgery.
“I made the effort to do something that I wouldn’t be able to do if I
were playing baseball. I got into Twitch,” said May. “I went more or
less full time. As close to full time as I could have gone…and things
took off a little last season. It was a lot of fun. I wouldn’t trade
that for anything, it was great.”
Fans that would like to attend and participate in the live studio
audience experience at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas can register at hyperxesalv.com/playtime.
Non-participant, viewing-only seats are also available to the public on
a first-come, first-serve basis. Doors open at 5 p.m. Pacific.
On the previous episode of PlayTime with KittyPlays, Michaela
welcomed Ali “Myth” Kabbani (@TSM_Myth)
to HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas where the two discussed his iconic fall
damage meme, the messiest
member of the TSM house, how creating women-only pro teams is counterintuitive
to esports, and his ultimate dream of becoming
The episode also included video drop-ins from Imane “Pokimane” Anys (@pokimanelol)
and Timothy “Bizzle” Miller (@Ghost_Bizzle),
and an interview with Cleveland Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield (@bakermayfield).
for select segments and highlights from the show.
PlayTime with KittyPlays is a live esports variety show streamed
in front of a studio audience at HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas. Each
episode includes live conversations with popular gaming personalities,
interviews and gameplay segments with professional athletes, surprise
remote drop-ins by influencers, and gameplay with audience members. PlayTime
with KittyPlays is produced by Allied Esports with Michaela serving
as co-executive producer.
About Allied Esports
Named to Fast Company’s World’s Most Innovative Companies list for 2019,
Allied Esports is a premier esports entertainment company with a global
network of dedicated esports properties and content production
facilities. Its mission is to connect players, streamers and fans via
integrated arenas and mobile esports trucks around the world that serve
as both gaming battlegrounds and every day content generation hubs.
Allied Esports is a subsidiary of Ourgame International (SEHK:899),
owner of WPT Enterprises, Inc., the operator of The World Poker Tour®.
Ourgame has entered into an agreement with Black Ridge Acquisition Corp.
(NASDAQ: BRAC) to combine, once all applicable shareholder and
regulatory consents have been obtained, Allied Esports and the World
Poker Tour to form Allied Esports Entertainment, Inc.
Through direct operation and affiliate relationships via the Allied
Esports Property Network, the first esports venue affiliate program
available to partners looking to open new esports facilities around the
world, Allied Esports’ locations currently include 11 properties in the
top three esports markets across the globe: North America’s HyperX
Esports Arena Las Vegas; HyperX Esports Truck “Big Meta”; Esports Arena
Orange County and Esports Arena Oakland; Europe’s Esports Truck “Big
Betty” and Studio in Hamburg, Germany; and China’s Lianmeng Dianjing in
Beijing, Lianmeng Dianjing SEG Arena in Shenzhen, Lianmeng Dianjing
Tianjin Arena, Lianmeng Dianjing Gui’an Arena and Lianmeng Dianjing LGD
Gaming Hangzhou Arena. The Allied Esports Property Network’s 12th
property, run by Fortress Esports, is expected to open in Melbourne,
Australia in 2019. For more information about Allied Esports and its
global network of properties, visit AlliedEsports.gg
and follow @AlliedEsports.
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