Quibi, a startup online video service, will add esports reality competition show “FaZe Up” to its content lineup. The show is a video game competition where the grand prize is a cash prize and gaming contract with the esports organization FaZe Clan.
“The ‘FaZe Up’ show represents our next chapter in content creation with our first premium production effort and in collaboration with innovative partners like Whistle and Quibi,” says Oluwafemi Okusanya, head, content, FaZe Clan.
“FaZe Up” will ask gamers to create and submit videos showing off their gaming skills to get noticed, giving them a chance to join the teams. Quibi subscribers will have the chance to vote to determine who the six finalists are, then those finalists will compete in challenges inside and outside of the game at FaZe Clan headquarters. From there, one winner will be chosen by FaZe Clan.
Quibi, a streaming service focused on short-form video content, is set to debut April 6. Subscribers will have the choice between subscription rates of $4.99 monthly with ads, as well as a $7.99 per month ad-free option.