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What is Making The Squad?

Making The Squad is a Fortnite focused talent show created and produced by G2 Esports and proudly sponsored by paysafecard, Logitech G, and Esport-Management. In Making The Squad, twenty Fortnite enthusiasts, content creators, and influencers will compete in a series of interactive online challenges for a chance to join us as one of four full-time streamers/content creators. The contest will take place over the course of eight weeks, from call for entries to finals which will be hosted on location in Berlin. The four who prove they are the most entertaining and talented throughout these eight weeks will secure their place as a member of the G2 Esports Fortnite squad.

What’s involved?

There are several components to Making The Squad. The first stage is the application step, in which you will fill in your application to join the Making The Squad contest. This will involve filling the relevant forms and also submitting the accompanying materials, the most important of which are your two submissions videos and social media post. Once applications have closed, we’ll begin processing the applications, parsing each form and also potentially inviting candidates for interviews with our special panel of judges. After the judging stage, twenty candidates will be selected. These twenty will then need to compete with one another in a series of challenges, set by our wonderful panel of judges. The emphasis should be on creativity of execution, though we will also be monitoring entertainment factor and ability to attract and grow an audience. After completing the tasks, we will then be inviting eight of the contestants to join us in Berlin for the final stage. During the final stage, you will complete online and in-person challenges, as well as live with one another and meet our judges. At the end of the final stage, the four G2 Fortnite Squad Members will be selected.

How long will the competition last?

The competition will last from November 6th until December 17th, 2018 and is broken up into different stages. The first stage, which includes the open application process, begins November 6th and continues until 16:59 CET on November 15th, 2018. After this date, we will no longer be accepting open applications and will begin to select the 20 candidates that will be competing for the final four places.

Do I need to be from Germany or Europe to enter?

No - the contest is open to every Fortnite enthusiast, content creator and streamer throughout the world, provided you are not committed to another organisation or team, over the age of 16 (those between the age of 16 and 18 require parental/guardian consent to compete), and are able to participate in each stage of the contest, including travel to Berlin in December. Please check the time required to obtain a visa in advance, if you come from a country that requires a visa to travel to Germany.

I do not have a passport. Can I used another form of identification?

For the first stage, we require photo identification only to verify your identity, so a passport is not required. You can use an alternative form of identification that includes your name and photograph. A passport will be required to travel to Berlin, so please keep in mind that you will require a passport for later stages in the process. Please note - though we will be covering costs for travel and visa applications to Berlin, we will not be able to cover the cost for processing your passport application. Therefore, should you need to apply for a Passport, we strongly advise doing so as soon as possible to avoid incurring any extra charges or cost.

Do I have to have competed in Fortnite to enter?

No - though we are excited for any contestants that are both entertainers and professional/amateur players, having competitive Fortnite experience is not required. That said, we do expect you to be proficient at Fortnite and to be an above average player.

I am currently signed to another esports organisation. Can I enter?

Unfortunately not. In this competition, we’re looking for players and talents that are currently not signed with any other esports club or organisation.

I currently work/study full-time. Am I able to enter?

Absolutely! We’re delighted to have any and all participants. Please note however that we will be unable to accommodate extensions for tasks and you will be expected to travel to Berlin in early December. If this is not feasible for you, then we highly recommend that you refrain from entering.

I am not signed with an organisation, but I do have a streaming endorsement or sponsorship. Is this a problem?

This will be determined on a case-by-case basis. We kindly ask that you reach out to us at [email protected] to discuss it prior to applying.

What’s required for registration?

For registration, you will need to fill in the application form, create and upload two videos to YouTube, create your Social Media posts. Then, we will parse and then process each application and invite the select few to an interview with our panel of judges. Following this entire process, we’ll be selecting the final 20 candidates that will be competing for the final four contracts.

What are the interviews and where will they take place?

All the candidates, considered to be fit for the Top 20, will be invited for the interviews where one or more of the jury members will ask you some in-game and personal questions and will later assess your general fit for the organisation. Due to the global scope of Making The Squad, we’ll be hosting the interviews mainly online, through Hangouts, Skype, or similar options.

Can I include music in my highlight or introduction videos?

We recommend using only royalty free music or no music at all. That way, your video will not be blocked or removed for copyright reasons. If you choose to use copyrighted music, we would be unable to showcase your video or would have to use it without any sound :(.

Can I enter as a Duo or Squad?

No, every contestant will be treated as a single entity. You’re more than welcome to ask your friends to join but you will have to complete the challenges individually.

Will I have to pay to fly to Berlin?

We’ll be sending a party bus right over to get you (and by party bus, we of course mean an airplane)! Your flights and travel arrangements, accommodation, and food will be completely taken care of by us. The details of this will be explained further to the final eight contestants.

I do not have top of the range equipment or gear. Can I still enter?

Definitely! As long as you can prove you’re worthy during the online challenges, this shouldn’t be an issue! For the eight finalists, we’ll provide a full professional setup for their use here in Berlin.

I’m not a famous streamer or a big name? Can I enter?

Absolutely! The entire purpose of this contest is for us to find the hidden gems and dazzling dynamos within the Fortnite community and to give them a chance to shine! Regardless of your fanbase size or whether you are already a full-time streamer or content creator, we do expect you to be comfortable on camera and/or have content creation and streaming experience. In addition, we also expect you to be an avid and active social media user. Again, we are not interested in the number of followers, but in your ability to entertain, build an audience, and to keep our interest across your endeavours.

I can speak English, but my content and audience is in another language. Can I still enter?

Si/Oui/Ja/はい!Of course, you can! We are a global organisation and are open to applications from around the world.

Do I have to be a Twitch streamer to enter?

No, you don’t have to.

Do I need to have an Instagram/Twitter/Facebook account to enter?

We ask that you are comfortable with at least one of these platforms and have already begun to develop a fanbase or audience through that channel.

Do I have to post my submission social media post on every social media platform?

No, you only need to post your submission once. We highly recommend posting your submission on your largest social media account, so your fanbase can support you and help to promote you.

I am a Twitch partner. Can I still enter?

Yes, Twitch is our existing partner and there is no issue at all with that!

What age do I have to be to participate?

Making The Squad is open to all contestants over the age of 16 (those over the age of 16, but below the age of 18 must provide a Parent/Guardian signature for consent).