EST 2018. ATLANTA, GEORGIA
Founding Day is September 18th. In the Beginning the team was formed between friends as a place to escape the difficulties of live streaming and a space environment to network and game. The group was named Premier Streaming Group.
In the early days of the group more and more people were interested in the group. Our small team of only a few individuals quickly grew to 20+ most of which were streaming on microsofts Watch Mixer.
In January, Premier signed its first and second partnership deals with gaming eyewear company Titan Optiks and esports wear company Sector Six Apparel as a brand partner.
Throughout much of 2019, we field tested and learned the proper management, services and daily requirements to operate a successful esports business. Premier participated in over 50 competitions during this time.
In Nov rebranded Premier streaming group to be called Premier Esports. We also launched the website premieresports.org
Officially recognized by the state of Georgia as an esports team and official business.
In February we launched the first episode of the Premier Podcast showcasing different creators, players, staff and industry leaders on a weekly podcast found here.
PAX SOUTH - Pax South is a series of gaming festivals held in San Antonio.
In January Premier had community members in attendance at the event to network at the Titan Optiks PAX party, enjoy the festival and to socialize with other members of their team.
We signed 5 players to attend the CDL home series in Los Angeles, CA for the Call of duty Challengers league. Finishing T16.
Premier Esports signed a roster to compete in Rainbow Six Siege. They gave us some great memories and we loved watching and cheering you on throughout the last 2 seasons of Upsurge Premier League and ESA. Premier booked its second LAN tournament in its history to take place in Boston on August 2020. March also marked the launch date of our 2020 merchandise line. The new apparel line was created with our military supporters in mind. The brand symbolizes the gamer lifestyle, military style camo and fan unity.
In April, Premier had the hunger to continue to win and compete in various esports titles. Over the next few months Premier was fielding teams for Apex Legends, CSGO, SMITE, Rivals of Aether, Rocket League, Valorant, Call of Duty and PUBG. In late April we were accepted as one of the first 40 esports organizations to join efuse.gg
In May Premier joined the ranks of 20+ other organizations into a project community launched by KontrolFreek called the Esports Forge as an apprentice level partner. The Forge was designed to help give opportunity, exposure and support for up and coming esports organizations. A few months later Premier was promoted to the next tier within their ranks and earned the title of Specialist in July.
We also were introduced to who we know now as the current Manager of the Rising League.
Logan Ewing was brought into the management team as an intern.
June was one of our busiest months at Premier. We launched our community Premier Rising. We also brought on board Wil Dimas as acting COO.
In July Our news is also my favorite memory! Premier had the pleasure of giving our content creators the opportunity to play in a Call of Duty showcase match benefitting ExtraLife4Kids and Phoenix Children's hospital. The event was organized by local gaming facility Axis Replay and featured members of Faze clan, Soar Gaming ad the Arizona Cardinals players. Shortly after this event we had the pleasure of announcing the entrance of Premier Esports into the popular esports title League of Legends and the signing a long term contract with Destined 2 Dominate, a Miami based Health and wellness company at the same time.
In August Premier Esports Signed sponsorship deal with Artesian Builds, a San Francisco, CA based PC Company.
Artesian redefines customization and quality.
In September Premier content creators staff and players raised $6,032.50 for Charity organization Stand Up to Cancer!
Link to SU2C x Premier landing page https://give.softgiving.com/su2c_premier
We enlisted the help of Branden Alvarez "Nilaes" in September to be our twitter personality and Social Media Coordinator!
In October Premier Esports rebranded its social media to PremierGG to encompass more than just esports. PremierGG represents more accurately the company, Entertainment, Esports, Merchandise, Management and more. We also launched our merchandise website www.premierggmerch.com and www.premiergg.com
Towards the end of October we had the pleasure to bring aboard Will Sallis to the team as a Marketing Intern.
In November Premier Joined the Georgia Game Developers Association. Premier Joined the ranks of other gaming and esports companies based in GA as an indie level member and participated in their annual event Siegecon.
Premier Stream Team slots into the top 100 most active teams on Twitch.
We announced a new Jersey partnership with local Georgia based merchandise and design company Skullz!
“Our mission is to bridge the gap for all players, creators and community members by providing a “Home Team” foundation that nutures an achievable pathway from grassroots to professional within the esports and content creation career field.”
We believe every gamer deserves a circle of support. Our new program Premier Rising provides a home team community for content creators, esports enthusiasts, and Premier fans to help create connections, cultivate professional growth, and celebrate esports.
Rising Content Creators are players and creators that stand out of the norm, that go above and beyond the normal call of duty and have a rising talent.
PremierGG is our top 1% of the organization. The full time Content Creators and the Professional Players.
Local Atlanta based Premier Esports has announced official partnerships with Atlanta based Softgiving and Los Angeles based Stand Up To Cancer.
Throughout the duration of the partnership, Premier Esports, will host charity stream events in partnership with Softgiving and Stand Up to Cancer.
Partnering with Softgiving provides a trusted platform to raise money and awareness for charities like Stand Up to Cancer, who’s primary focus is to offer the newest, most effective, and most promising cancer treatments to patients quickly by bringing together the best minds to collaborate, innovate, and share cancer research.