Karlsruhe/Krefeld, Germany, February 9, 2017 | Publisher Gameforge and eSports outfit TaKeTV have agreed on a far reaching partnership concerning Gameforge’s upcoming RTS/MOBA hybrid Dropzone. The game, developed by US studio Sparkypants, will hit Steam Early Access on February 15. Next week will also see a 24h live streaming party to celebrate the release, featuring stars like Eatabanana25, Kamikatze7, NarutO, HeroMarine, RotterdaM, TaKe, yAwS or YouBetterKnowMe. Then both the Dropzone Influencer League and a series of Community Cups will start.
“We’re happy about the genuine interest Dennis and his team have in Dropzone. We view TaKeTV as a perfect partner for our launch as they have much experience with RTS game, wield international expertise and, put simply, are nice to work with,” says Olaf Bernhard, CMO of Gameforge. Dennis “TaKe” Gehlen of TaKeTV adds: “I had great fun in the closed beta and am delighted to be able to help players get to know the game by playing and doing commentary.”
About TaKeTV eSports is coming home
TaKeTV has been established in 2010 by former WarCraft III pro gamer and ESL / GIGA host Dennis „TaKe“ Gehlen. What started as a one-man company has quickly become one of the most prestigious broadcasters for international tournaments in StarCraft II, CS:GO, Heroes of the Storm and Hearthstone as well as daily coverage of all important tournaments.
TaKeTV is internationally well-known for hosting their very own tournaments and leagues such as Acer TeamStory Cup or SeatStory Cup. The most famous TaKeTV tournament, however, is HomeStory Cup that belongs to the most popular StarCraft II tournaments around the globe.
With more than 10 million unique viewers per annum and 83 million total clicks on the live channel TaKeTV is a constantly growing brand.
Dropzone is the first, new game IP from game developer Sparkypants Studios, comprised of seasoned RTS veterans of Big Huge Games. Dropzone brings together classic attributes of Real-Time Strategy such as map control and multi units the player must direct, with 1v1 intense online competitive play and familiar keyboard and mouse controls. Players must develop their tactics, customize their Rigs to suit their play-style, and then bring them into battle against their opponent to see who can score the most points during a 15-minute match. Dropzone provides for a vast array of choices between Rigs and their loadout, and rich variety of maps set on alien-infested Europa over which players will contest.