The adult website, YouPorn has announced that it will be officially sponsoring an e-sports team which is set to debut at the Gamergy Dota 2 tournament in Madrid. The terms of contract forces the group of players to change their name to “Team YP.”
Vice president of YouPorn, Brad Burns seemed quite excited about making an entry into the gaming industry, as he stated:
We’re so psyched to finally make our official entry into gaming and e-sports. This partnership has been a long time coming, and I believe that with our backing, along with the expertise that each member of Team YP brings to the table on the virtual battlefield, we can succeed in tearing through the competition at this year’s Gamergy event.
Apart from participating in Dota 2 tournaments, Team YP will also be taking part in League of Legends and Hearthstone tournaments.
The sponsorship will not only work in the favor of the website, but it will also help the team, as now they have some financial backing.
If you just forget for a moment that Yourporn is an adult website then the initiative doesn’t sound weird at all as it will ultimately provide backing to some eligible players to compete on the global scale. It might be awkward initially but I believe that we will get used to it with time.
As mentioned before, the team will debut at Gamergy event next week in Madrid, where different teams from around the world will gather to compete against each other in Dota 2.
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