House of Highlights Showdown: $250K Dodgeball Tournament Presented by Pizza Hut Pits Top Online Creators in Head-to-Head Team Competition
House of Highlights YouTube Channel to Live Stream the Event Friday, June 18, at 8 p.m. ET
Third Installment of Showdown Franchise to Feature Leading Social Creators from FaZe Clan, 2Hype, RDC and AMP in Fast-Paced Dodgeball Battle
House of Highlights – the #1 digital media brand for Gen Z – is continuing to define a new genre of live stream events with the third installment of its creator competition Showdown franchise – House of Highlights Showdown: $250K Dodgeball Tournament presented by Pizza Hut. The event will pit some of the world’s biggest streamers and social creators from FaZe Clan, 2Hype, RDC and AMP in a fast-paced team competition of dodgeball with $250K on the line for the winning team and $50K going to a charity of the winning team’s choice.
House of Highlights Showdown: $250K Dodgeball Tournament presented by Pizza Hut will live stream from the Warner Bros. Studio Lot in Los Angeles exclusively on the House of Highlights YouTube channel on Friday, June 18 at 8 p.m. ET.
The Broadcast Boys, House of Highlights’ breakout duo, will return as hosts for the event, sharing commentary and interviewing participants throughout the competition. The game will feature a bracket-style tournament with teams competing in a best-out-of-three first round before advancing to a best-out-of-five championship. The lineup of players taking to the court include:
· Team FaZe Clan: Adapt, Temperrr, Deestroying, Mawcho, Kelli Hines
· Team 2Hype: CashNasty, Jesser, Jiedel, ZackTTG, Stephania
· Team RDCWorld: Mark Phillips, Desmond Johnson, Ben Skinner, Dylan Patel, Tamariah Manigo
· Team AMP: Duke Dennis, Agent 00, ImDavisss, Kai Cenat, Crissa Jackson
The House of Highlights Showdown franchise first debuted during Turner Sports’ Capital One’s The Match: Champions for Change and returned as a lead-in to 2021 NBA All-Star in Atlanta. The concept takes top social media creators and puts them in quick-hitting competitions against one another in a format that resonates with a digital audience.
The first two installments of the HoH Showdown generated over 100 million social views and 4.6 million engagements with House of Highlights Showdown: Knockout Royale registering as the most watched live stream event in House of Highlights and Bleacher Report history. The creators participating in this next installment have a collective reach of more than 70 million followers, casting a wide net to find new audiences amongst avid House of Highlights followers.
“The Showdown is part of a larger House of Highlights approach designed to tap into the collective power of individual creator networks and provides them a venue to reach new audiences with compelling, competitive content delivered across our channels,” said Doug Bernstein, General Manager of House of Highlights. “We are continuing to iterate and build upon this format for the House of Highlights audience.”
The event will be supported across House of Highlights social channels and Bleacher Report’s national account with on-air integrations during TNT’s NBA Playoff coverage. House of Highlights is also dropping an exclusive apparel collection featuring the custom-made dodgeball jerseys worn by each team during the competition at the House of Highlights Shop.
About Bleacher Report
Bleacher Report is a leading sports media brand reaching more than 150 million hyper-connected young sports fans each month through distribution of premium content. It is the #1 sports brand driving engagement and video views across all social platforms and the Bleacher Report app, while fueling offline engagement through unparalleled experiences that blend sports with culture. Bleacher Report has a portfolio of brands that includes House of Highlights, B/R Football, B/R Kicks, B/R Gridiron and B/R Betting, delivering customized content that caters to the unique passions of its fans across its owned and operated channels and world-leading social platforms. Bleacher Report is a division of Turner Sports, which provides it access to premium live content from the NBA, Major League Baseball, NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and the National Hockey League. Find Bleacher Report on the industry-leading Bleacher Report app, www.bleacherreport.com and on Instagram @BleacherReport.
About Turner Sports
Turner Sports, a division of WarnerMedia, is an industry leader in the delivery of premium sports content across all platforms, widely recognized for its expansive partnerships with the NBA, Major League Baseball, the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship and the National Hockey League. The Turner Sports portfolio also includes Bleacher Report, the #1 digital destination for young sports fans driving engagement and video views across all social platforms and the B/R app, with premier brands including House of Highlights, B/R Football, B/R Gridiron, B/R Kicks, B/R Betting, B/R Walk-Off, and B/R Gaming. Turner Sports co-manages NBA Digital – comprised of NBA TV, NBA.com, NBA LEAGUE Pass, the NBA App and NBAGLEAGUE.com – as well as NCAA.com and the NCAA March Madness Live suite of products. Visit the Turner Sports online pressroom for additional press materials; follow Turner Sports on Twitter at @TurnerSportsPR
About Pizza Hut®
Pizza Hut, a subsidiary of Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE: YUM), has more restaurant locations in the world than any other pizza company. Founded in 1958 in Wichita, Kan., Pizza Hut operates nearly 18,000 restaurants in more than 100 countries. With easy order options including the Pizza Hut app, mobile site, and Amazon and Google devices, Pizza Hut is committed to providing an easy pizza experience – from order to delivery – and has Hut Rewards, the Pizza Hut loyalty program that offers points for every dollar spent on food any way you order.
Now more than ever, restaurants have an important role in helping to safely feed families. As the largest pizza brand in the U.S. by store count, Pizza Hut is committed to doing its part. To help keep team members and customers safe, customers can get their favorite Pizza Hut pizza via four contactless offerings where available: curbside and The Hut Lane pickup, delivery, or carryout.
Pizza Hut is also the proprietor of The Literacy Project, an initiative designed to enable access, empower teachers and inspire a lifelong love of reading. The program is rooted in the foundation set by the Pizza Hut BOOK IT! Program, which is the longest-running corporate supported literacy program, impacting more than 14 million students each year. Pizza Hut is the Official and Only Pizza Sponsor of the NFL and NCAA®.