YouPorn Gets a Firm Grip on eSports With Signing of DOTA 2 Team

YouPorn Gets a Firm Grip on eSports With Signing of DOTA 2 Team

Adult entertainment giant YouPorn is stepping into the eSports ring with the signing of DOTA 2 team No Broodmama, to be known henceforth as TeamYP.

Intense, frantic, back-and-forth action. Timing your explosive ultimates with your partners'. Ten-person piles of flailing limbs, tails, weapons, and energy blasts that leave everyone totally spent or completely confused. A hundred thousand viewers, watching online with bated breath. A digital playground. Vivid entertainment. Jungling.

When you think about it, the coming together of YouPorn and Defense of the Ancients 2 makes a lot of sense. The adult industry giant has thrown its hat into the eSports ring with the full acquisition of the DOTA team formerly known as No Broodmama. The players, who represent some of the best MOBA players in the US and Canada, joined Team YP (don't worry, all links on this article are SFW) last year, and they are now prepping to enter ESL-One New York this weekend as the first major tournament under their new name.

"We're especially excited about this partnership, for it's a validation of our vision for our future within the eSports industry," says Brad Burns, Vice President of Youporn. "Formed 1 year ago, Team YP is now looking to affirm its presence as one of the world's best eSports gaming organizations."

One has to assume Team YP are all master gamers, expert at one-handed keyboard usage. I imagine the "alt" and "tab" keys are worn away to blank spaces.

There are jokes to be made, of course, but in all seriousness this looks like a wonderful partnership for both adult entertainment and eSports - maybe gaming in general. As gamers, we see how eSports struggle to legitimize themselves to the public. The XXX industry is just as maligned, if not more so. If combining forces to achieve a shared goal gets results, I can't say I'd be disappointed.

Pornography has been making strides in the nerd world of late - Steam has gone from censoring overtly sexual games, to allowing an uncensored yuri game into its store. Porn streamer SugarDVD is bringing its service to consoles and SteamOS alike - maybe even Oculus Rift. Forget gaming - PornHub nearly got to film sex in space! So what if the crowd-sourcing fell short - the effort itself was thought-provoking.

Adult entertainment sponsorship of any kind of team is not especially new, but I wonder if this is the biggest team to feature a XXX-related logo. In my own city, at least one local touch football team proudly wears their Brazzers jerseys. At first it was silly; now it's simply accepted.

It should be noted that many gaming tournaments have policies against promoting blatantly adult material - so team jerseys don't mention the Youporn brand, specifically, let alone have its URL anywhere. There's no harm in being respectful, and frankly, everyone who could know, does know.

Team YP already has a Super Smash Bros. player on their roster - Bizzarro Flame aka Jason Yoon. His main is Ganondorf (My main is Ganondorf! Hi Jason!). We are really hoping they branch out into more fighting games, so we can finally find a use for all these "sexy joystick" puns in the Escapist vaults.

I'll put this one out to the commenters. What do you guys think about this? Is having a porn company sponsoring teams healthy for eSports? Are the two industries just going to hurt each others' reputations by working together?

This article has been edited to show that the acquisition of No Broodmamas happened last year

Source: TeamYP

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Uh, you guys are a bit late late on the draw.
http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/3/7329529/youporn-esports-team-team-yp-dota-2

This story climaxed already.

Dango:
Uh, you guys are a bit late late on the draw.
http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/3/7329529/youporn-esports-team-team-yp-dota-2

This story climaxed already.

Yeah, they may as well just pull out now.

Areloch:

Dango:
Uh, you guys are a bit late late on the draw.
http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/3/7329529/youporn-esports-team-team-yp-dota-2

This story climaxed already.

Yeah, they may as well just pull out now.

Oh dear.

*Pregnant pause*.

This is a somewhat awkward development.

Areloch:

Dango:
Uh, you guys are a bit late late on the draw.
http://www.polygon.com/2014/12/3/7329529/youporn-esports-team-team-yp-dota-2

This story climaxed already.

Yeah, they may as well just pull out now.

I agree, it's been almost a year since several other news outlets pounded out stories on this subject.

It might be worth inserting some edits on this article.

Dango:
This story climaxed already.

Areloch:
Yeah, they may as well just pull out now.

Barbas:
*Pregnant pause*.

So I came a little late! Some people might say those other news outlets were premature. Regardless, I've updated the article to make sure people know the team's formation isn't itself news, it's more that they're finally about to hit the big stage.

Thanks for calling me out in pun form, guys. There's no better way to be told you're wrong.

PatrickJS:

Dango:
This story climaxed already.

Areloch:
Yeah, they may as well just pull out now.

Barbas:
*Pregnant pause*.

So I came a little late! Some people might say those other news outlets were premature. Regardless, I've updated the article to make sure people know the team's formation isn't itself news, it's more that they're finally about to hit the big stage.

Thanks for calling me out in pun form, guys. There's no better way to be told you're wrong.

Just shows that we care :)

This is actually the second time they picked up a team. They picked up a group of Spanish guys last year but never made it to anything, the teams wiki page has no accomplishments listed so I'm not sure if they actually played in any tourneys. I have never heard of any of the players on this new team and seeing as they are against some big names in the qualifiers, I highly doubt we will be seeing youporn shirts on the stage.

PatrickJS:

Dango:
This story climaxed already.

Areloch:
Yeah, they may as well just pull out now.

Barbas:
*Pregnant pause*.

So I came a little late!

Oh my god this website.

...MASTURBATION/SEX JOKE.

...Yeah I got nothing. Hopefully this works out well for both groups.

Also, the both of you apparently have a good taste in Smash mains.

Dango:
This story climaxed already.

Areloch:
Yeah, they may as well just pull out now.

Barbas:
*Pregnant pause*.

PatrickJS:

So I came a little late! Some people might say those other news outlets were premature. Regardless, I've updated the article to make sure people know the team's formation isn't itself news, it's more that they're finally about to hit the big stage.

Thanks for calling me out in pun form, guys. There's no better way to be told you're wrong.

Actually, it IS news. Back in December, Youporn signed a SPANISH team named 'Play2Win' with a roster consisting of Ragabash, LolQoP, SolmyR, Lawliet_91, and Mengue.

The team they're signing NOW is an AMERICAN team 'No Broodmama' with a roster of Elevenxforce, DotAplayur11, Eraj, Kengan, and Nothernperu.

So yeah, different team =P

EDIT: Another thing to note, nothing against them, but these guys aren't really that... good. They were in the Starter division of the JoinDota League and recently qualified to move up to Division 4... waaaaay under Division 1 teams. And the D1 teams are mostly tier 2 / tier 3 teams, not the big names such as Evil Geniuses or Cloud 9. I'm fairly sure that if they had a choice, they probably wouldn't accept the YouPorn offer.

Luminous_Umbra:
Also, the both of you apparently have a good taste in Smash mains.

Dang right!

Well, if there was ever going to be an event that was going to help dispel the stereotype that professional gamers are nothing but socially awkward, basement-dwelling virgins, this is...not that event.

PatrickJS:
.....

Pornography has been making strides in the nerd world of late - Steam has gone from censoring overtly sexual games, to allowing an uncensored yuri game into its store.....

But that is not RIGHT as far as porn goes. Be it drawn or not, it's children. They're underage highschoolers. The whole issue with it being Lesbians and a stride for LGBT is made moot to that pointed fact. Had they been college girls at a higher age group, it would be fine, but they're not. And that makes it wrong. And here's hoping that the multiple petitions made to Steam to pull the title from their library actually succeeds.

Deathfish15:

PatrickJS:
.....

Pornography has been making strides in the nerd world of late - Steam has gone from censoring overtly sexual games, to allowing an uncensored yuri game into its store.....

But that is not RIGHT as far as porn goes. Be it drawn or not, it's children. They're underage highschoolers. The whole issue with it being Lesbians and a stride for LGBT is made moot to that pointed fact. Had they been college girls at a higher age group, it would be fine, but they're not. And that makes it wrong. And here's hoping that the multiple petitions made to Steam to pull the title from their library actually succeeds.

I don't understand... you realize that there are no real people involved here? It's just drawings and some words.

I mean, if these were actual people I could 100% see your point and even agree with it. I don't think it's right for minors to be producing/starring in pornography.

But these are not people... you know? Like, cartoon characters don't really exist...

Right?

YP Team... pfft, what a wasted chance. It could have been called... .__. I dont know... Something suggestive.

Deathfish15:

PatrickJS:
.....

Pornography has been making strides in the nerd world of late - Steam has gone from censoring overtly sexual games, to allowing an uncensored yuri game into its store.....

But that is not RIGHT as far as porn goes. Be it drawn or not, it's children. They're underage highschoolers. The whole issue with it being Lesbians and a stride for LGBT is made moot to that pointed fact. Had they been college girls at a higher age group, it would be fine, but they're not. And that makes it wrong. And here's hoping that the multiple petitions made to Steam to pull the title from their library actually succeeds.

Yes, drawn characters should be protected from indecent exposure or sexual exploitation...

OT: Ehm, I had to double check the date to see whether this was a really silly necro from the first of April, but nope, it's real. And, just... ehm, weird.

So what you're telling us SomeLameStuff is not only were the previous self-gratifying puns a bit premature, but also that the team's performance is a bit limp and they need some help to pump up their game?

 

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