Sports network Overtime have acquired the Evade Fortnite organisation and formed Overtime Gaming.
Earlier in the month, a controversial video was uploaded Evade Clan YouTube channel titled “Kicking Members from Evade Clan but Its NOT A PRANK…”. Fans of the org were not impressed, labelling the decision as unprofessional and unfair on the dedicated team members.
It soon surfaced that this was more of a publicity stunt, and a way of revealing that Evade would be rebranding. We now know the details of this move, with the announcement that digital sports network Overtime have acquired the clan.
Alongside this acquisition, Overtime have launched “Overtime Gaming”, a new team which will become the home of all gaming and esports related aspects of the business. Evade Fortnite players Kariyu, Orange, Pocket, Spayde and Tweaks have signed to Overtime Gaming, joining existing Overtime Fortnite members Aircool, Inspyre and Thresh. It has also been made clear that the team is “actively seeking” additional talent to build up the roster.
Evade’s owner, Hantao Yuan, will act as the head of Overtime Gaming. It seems that a huge focus going forward will be put on content creation and storytelling, Overtime CEO Dan Porter said “Stories about players’ lives, challenges and hopes are told everywhere in traditional sports. There’s a massive opportunity to tell those stories in gaming”.