Former NBA Guard to Headline $10,000 Warzone Tournament with Pro Athletes, Call of Duty Creators, and HBCU Students in Celebration of Black History Month
FRISCO, Texas – February 17, 2022 – Complexity Gaming, a GameSquare Esports company and one of North America’s longest-standing esports organizations, today announced Complexity Stars HBCU Rebirth Rumble, an online Call of Duty: Warzone tournament hosted by Complexity Star athlete and two-time NBA champion J.R. Smith. In celebration of Black History Month, students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) will have an opportunity to play alongside their favorite athletes and Call of Duty influencers and take home their share of a $10,000 prize pool.
“As a student at NC A&T, I’m eager to find new ways to engage with my peers,” said J.R. Smith. “Thanks to my partnership with Complexity Stars, we were able to make the Rebirth Rumble possible and give students a unique opportunity to compete alongside world class athletes and top Call of Duty content creators.”
Taking place on February 28, Complexity Stars athletes will be joined by HBCU students and top gaming personalities in a 3-vs.-3 Warzone competition. Each trio, captained by Complexity Stars athletes and Call of Duty influencers, will compete against one another across eight matches of Rebirth mode. Baka Bros creator LuckyChamu will serve as a guest caster throughout the event.
As part of the Rebirth Rumble, Complexity will host a charity drive benefiting The HBCU Foundation. Complexity will promote the portal to donate to The HBCU Foundation during the livestream. To make a contribution, please visit: https://thehbcufoundation.org/donate/
“J.R. Smith’s vision for the Complexity Stars HBCU Rebirth Rumble is something that Complexity and the GameSquare team were deeply supportive of,” said Duane “Zeno” Jackson, Head of Complexity Stars. “We’re looking forward to bringing more opportunities like this to life in the future and continuing to support diversity and inclusivity in both esports and traditional sports.”
Following his work to develop and launch the Complexity Stars program in November 2021, Duane “Zeno” Jackson will serve as the new Head of Complexity Stars to create long-term gaming strategies for athletes, celebrities, and musicians to engage the next generation of fans. Jackson previously served as the Director of Athlete & Celebrity Relations at FaZe Clan.
Boom.TV will manage operations and production for the online tournament. Fans can tune into the Complexity Stars HBCU Rebirth Rumble Hosted by J.R. Smith on Complexity’s official Twitch channel at 11 AM PT on February 28.
Confirmed participants for the Rebirth Rumble include:
More Rebirth Rumble competitors will be announced in the coming days. To stay up to date, be sure to follow Complexity’s Twitter.
About Complexity Gaming
Complexity Gaming, a GameSquare Esports Inc. subsidiary, is one of North America’s longest-standing esports organizations. Complexity’s esports teams have won more than 140 championships in nearly 30 game titles over its 15+ year history. Staunchly committed to passion, professionalism, and a player-first mentality, Complexity has been continuously recognized as a global leader in modern esports. For more information on Complexity, visit http://Complexity.gg and follow the organization on Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, TikTok and Facebook.
About GameSquare Esports Inc.
GameSquare Esports Inc. (CSE: GSQ) (OTCQB: GMSQF) (FRA: 29Q1) is an international gaming and esports company headquartered in Toronto, Canada. The Company is seeking to acquire additional assets and entities serving the gaming and esports markets and, more broadly, in sports and entertainment. GameSquare owns a portfolio of companies including Code Red Esports Ltd., an esports talent agency serving the UK, Reciprocity Corp. (“Reciprocity”), which provides the Company access to Asia, Latin America and North America, NextGen Tech, LLC (dba as Complexity Gaming), a leading esports organization operating in the United States, and, most recently, Swingman LLC (dba Cut+Sew and Zoned), a gaming and lifestyle marketing agency based in Los Angeles, USA. Reciprocity’s gaming and esports assets include: a CrossFire franchise in China that it owns with its partner LGD Gaming, a 40% interest in a League of Legends team that competes in Latin America, and its wholly owned subsidiary corporation, GCN, a digital media company focusing on the gaming and esports audience based in Los Angeles, USA.