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YouTube Creators Unite For Epic Warcraft Themed Capture-The-Flag Showdown

 

Team Captains Markiplier and IHasCupQuake lead a brutal Horde vs Alliance IRL battle in celebration of the launch of WARCRAFT in theaters June 10th  

BURBANK, Calif., June 2, 2016 –  Just days before WARCRAFT explodes into theaters on June10th, fans will be treated to a rare collaboration of some of the biggest names in YouTube as they go head-to-head in an epic battle for dominion and bragging rights during Legendary’s WarcraftIRL event. It’s Horde versus Alliance as captains Markiplier (Alliance) and IHasCupQuake (Horde) lead teams which included 36 of the top creators in the YouTube community in a game of “capture-the-flag,” inspired by the gaming mode of the same name in the popular World of Warcraft MMORPG. Commanding a collective legion of more than 55 Million subscribers, the WarcraftIRL teams included YouTube favorites such as Phil DeFranco, Jimmy Wong from Rocket Jump, CaptainSparklez, OMGItsFirefoxx and MatPat of The Game Theorist, all of whom are either former or current Warcraft game players, each eager to strike a blow to their adversary and claim another victory for either the Horde or Alliance.

“Competing in a real life Warcraft Capture the flag event is a definite dream come true, said YouTube influencer Bajheera.” “Playing the Warcraft game actually lead me to my current job and my dream girl so it’s been a life changing game for me and I’m incredibly excited for the world to experience the Warcraft movie and get a little taste of what the game has meant to all of us.”

WarcraftIRL players took to a custom built arena built and conceptualized by award-winning content studio, Portal A in collaboration with Two Bit Circus, known for the game design on ABC’s Wipeout.  Gameplay included exploding color bombs, unrelenting battles on the bridge, time outs in the Graveyard and the elusive flags flying high over “Black Morass” for the Horde and “Stormwind” for the Alliance.  Following the shoot, social media exploded with organic postings from the competitors who each vlogged and shared incredible behind-the-scenes photos from the battle, all using the hashtag#WarcraftIRL.

Filmed entirely on the Universal Studios backlot in partnership withYouTube Gaming, WarcraftIRL sought to bring to life the epic rivalry that has captivated the online gaming community for decades and is being brought to life on the big screen in the highly anticipated WARCRAFT film.  To find out which team emerged victorious, catch the full battle online starting June 2nd at

youtube.com/legendary



 

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FULL LIST OF WARCRAFTIRL Participants

Commentator: Michele Morrow (Host – Blizzcon)

Commentator: Alex Albrecht (Television personality and podcaster)

In-Field Reporter: Ify Nwadiwe (Writer on At Midnight)

Spirit Healer: Skydart (Chloe Dykstra – Host of All Systems Go)

Warlock:  Brian Holinka (PVP Designer for Blizzard)

 

TEAM ALLIANCE

  1. Team Alliance Captain: Markiplier
  2. Team Alliance: Phil DeFranco
  3. Team Alliance: BajheeraWoW
  4. Team Alliance: 4EverKelz
  5. Team Alliance: Captainsparklez
  6. Team Alliance: Versatilenstyle // Clark Kajuan
  7. Team Alliance: Dan Casey / Nerdist
  8. Team Alliance: Daniel Fernandez
  9. Team Alliance: Jay Mendoza
  10. Team Alliance: Rocco Botte
  11. Team Alliance: Derrick Acosta
  12. Team Alliance: Shawn Chatfield
  13. Team Alliance: WarcraftJen
  14. Team Alliance: Rachel Quirco
  15. Team Alliance: OMGitsFireFoxx
  16. Team Alliance: JoblessGarrett

 

TEAM HORDE

  1. Team Horde Captain: iHasCupQuake
  2. Team Horde:  Jimmy Wong // Rocket Jump
  3. Team Horde: ChilledChaos
  4. Team Horde: Anna Prosser
  5. Team Horde: Clinton Jones // Rocket Jump
  6. Team Horde: Adam Kovic // FunHaus Member
  7. Team Horde: Matt Peake // FunHaus Member
  8. Team Horde: Matthew Patrick // Game Theorists
  9. Team Horde: Stephanie Patrick // GTLive
  10. Team Horde: Maude Garrett // SourceFed
  11. Team Horde: Red // iHascupQuake Husband
  12. Team Horde: David Odom // Warp Zone Player
  13. Team Horde: Brian Fisher // Warp Zone Player
  14. Team Horde: Michael Davis // Warp Zone Player
  15. Team Horde: Michael Schroeder // Warp Zone Player
  16. Team Horde: Lawrence Sonntag // FunHaus Member

 

About WARCRAFT

Legendary’s WARCRAFT is a 3D epic adventure of world-colliding conflict based upon Blizzard Entertainment’s globally-renowned universe. Directed by Duncan Jones (Moon, Source Code) and written by Charles Leavitt and Duncan Jones, the film is a Legendary Pictures, Blizzard Entertainment and Atlas Entertainment production. The producers are Charles Roven, Thomas Tull, Jon Jashni, Alex Gartner and Stuart Fenegan. Jillian Share, Brent O’Connor, Michael Morhaime and Paul Sams serve as executive producers. Rob Pardo, Chris Metzen, Nick Carpenter and Rebecca Steel Roven co-produce.

WARCRAFT will be released in theaters, REALD 3D and IMAX 3D by Universal Pictures on Friday, June 10, 2016.

About Legendary
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to mainstream audiences with a targeted focus on the powerful fandom demographic. Through complete or joint ownership, Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $12 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com.

About Portal A

Portal A is an award-wining independent content studio that develops, produces, and distributes video entertainment for the digital age. For more information, please visit www.portal-a.com.

 

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Syndicated movie & game critic, writer, author and frequent radio guest. His work has appeared in over 60 publications worldwide and he is the creator of the rising entertainment site and publication “Skewed and Reviewed”.He has three books of film, game reviews and interviews published and is a well-received and in demand speaker on the convention circuit. Gareth has appeared in movies and is a regular guest on a top-rated Seattle morning show.He has also appeared briefly in films such as “Prefountaine”, “Postal”. “Far Cry”. and others. Gareth is also an in-demand speaker at several conventions and has conducted popular panels for over two decades.



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