Some big news today for Fortnite streamer/player Benjamin "DrLupo" Lupo, who has signed a multi-year deal with ReKTGlobal. According to the announcement this morning, the terms of the multi-year deal will have Lupo serving as the face of their main esports team Rogue through "appearances, streams, and sponsorship activations". As well as working with the organization on other business and initiatives like Rogue Nation and Junior Rogue. How much the deal is for and how far it carries wasn't released to the public, but we're assuming it's going to be somewhere in the ballpark of 3-5 years. Here's a few quotes from this morning's announcement.
"Rogue encompasses professionalism at its finest in the esports industry," commented Benjamin "DrLupo" Lupo. "The relationships that I've developed within Rogue feel like no other – the only word I can use to truly describe the feeling is 'family.' They're goal oriented without losing focus on what is most important in gaming: fun. I'm excited to continue to work with Rogue and ReKTGlobal on a ton of exciting upcoming adventures, and I cannot wait to get more people involved."
"Ben, otherwise known as DrLupo, is the rarest of the rare in esports," commented Dave Bialek, CEO of ReKTGlobal. "He is part celebrity and part philanthropist. He is an individual superstar and the Captain of Rogue's Fortnite and Junior Rogue teams," he continued. "His family values and support for Rogue and ReKTGlobal make him the only choice to serve at the face of our growing organization. We are thrilled to have him as an integral part of the company."
"In addition to his status as a top gamer, DrLupo is an excellent role model," emphasized Amish Shah, co-founder of ReKTGlobal. "He is the perfect addition to the ReKTGlobal family, and we look forward to our continued work with him."
"Ben is an integral part of the Rogue brand and has been for some time now," stated Derek Nelson, Founder and CEO of Rogue. "Negotiations of his contract extension couldn't have gone smoother. He shares our vision for the expansion of the company's content and the growth of the company at large. He and his wife Sam have a great relationship with our executives, staff and other players, and we're all thrilled to keep them part of the Rogue family."