The Daily Dot and Rooster Teeth Announce “KNOW IT ALL: LEADERBOARD,” the Next Generation of Esports News

AUSTIN, Texas--()--The Daily Dot, the number one source for esports coverage, is joining with legendary creative production studio Rooster Teeth to launch a weekly esports news show.

“We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Daily Dot to bring fans even more great content and make keeping up to date on the fast-paced world of esports easier than ever.”

KNOW IT ALL: LEADERBOARD debuts Tuesday, August 26, at 5:30PM CT on THE KNOW YouTube Channel and RoosterTeeth.com. Every week, Rooster Teeth hosts will be joined by Daily Dot reporters to give updates and insights to their combined audience of more than 8 million fans.

Esports, or competitive gaming, is the fastest growing sport in the world.

  • 70 million people watched at least one event in 2013.
  • Over $14 million in prize money was awarded to players last year.
  • More than 32 million people watched the League of Legends world championships—more than the final game of the World Series.

Now with KNOW IT ALL: LEADERBOARD, followers of esports will have access to the kind of quality journalism and entertainment only the Daily Dot, whose August esports audience has already hit 1.2M visitors, and Rooster Teeth, with over 5M unique monthly visitors, can provide.

Kevin Morris, esports editor: “Esports are what the Daily Dot was made to cover. The games, the community, the broadcasts—they all exist almost exclusively online. And yet despite millions of viewers and prize totals that rival traditional sports, mainstream media continues to ignore professional gaming. It’s past time to give esports the journalistic coverage it deserves.”

Ashley Jenkins, Rooster Teeth news editor: “We’re thrilled to be partnering with the Daily Dot to bring fans even more great content and make keeping up to date on the fast-paced world of esports easier than ever.”

About the Daily Dot

The Daily Dot is the Web’s most comprehensive source for original Internet-community news and among the fastest growing media companies in the world. Our content reaches 12 million digital natives each month, making us one of the top 1000 websites in the U.S. We tell the story of the Internet each day with uninhibited reporting on the people, apps, memes, and movements that are shaping the zeitgeist of the Internet generation.

About Rooster Teeth

Rooster Teeth is a creative production studio responsible for award-winning online videos such as Red vs. Blue, the longest running web series in history; the award winning animated series RWBY; the comedy gamer series The Gauntlet; comedy series Rooster Teeth Shorts; and Immersion, a show that tests video game concepts in the real world. Rooster Teeth founded and operates the gaming website Achievement Hunter and produces the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast, voted Best Gaming Podcast at the 2013 Podcast Awards. With a dedicated worldwide fan community, Rooster Teeth created RTX (Rooster Teeth Expo), an annual gaming and Internet convention held in Austin, TX which attracts thousands of gamers, online video fans, and Rooster Teeth community members from around the world. The Rooster Teeth YouTube channel became the 4th most viewed YouTube channel in the world (non-music) in 2013, now with over 7.5 million YouTube subscribers and over 3 billion views, and the Rooster Teeth website has 5 million unique monthly visitors with 1.5 million registered community members. Rooster Teeth has won multiple awards, including 2012 and 2013 Best Animated Series (Red vs. Blue) and 2014 Best Animated Series (RWBY) from the IAWTV, and has been featured by hundreds of major publications and networks including MTV, G4, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Rolling Stone Magazine, Wired Magazine, and many more.

Contacts

Daily Dot Media Contact:
Carla Cook, +1 512-827-9256
Director of Communications
carla@thedailydot.com
or
Rooster Teeth Media Contact:
Brad Johnson, +1 972-898-7528
Publicist
brad@fonspr.com

Release Summary

The Daily Dot, the number one source for esports coverage, is joining with legendary creative production studio Rooster Teeth to launch a weekly esports news show, debuting Tuesday, August 26th 2014.

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