Snoop Dogg’s esports series, the Gangsta Gaming League, kicks off tonight

Snoop Dogg is not only a musician, producer, actor and entrepreneur, he is also an avid gamer. He took part in the Battlefield 1 celebrity livestream a few years ago (and apparently outperformed Terry Crews and Jamie Foxx), and last year he demonstrated a remarkable ability to play the defunct SOS survival game with the power. telekinesis. Now he’s elevating his game even further with the launch of his own esports league.

The Gangsta Gaming League, founded in partnership with Merry Jane, will debut tonight with a Madden NFL 19 tournament featuring eight of Snoop’s “closest gaming friends” – Red Woods, Red Grant, JC, Tripo Loc, Lala, Shelton, Waniac and Young Sagg – fighting for the title of “Top Dogg” and a slice of a prize pool of $ 11,000. The winner will also have a chance to win even more by beating the “Boss Dogg”, who I can only assume to be Snoop, in a post-tournament match.

And in case there is a question, which absolutely should not be the case, the league has explicitly stated that it will “most certainly allow the consumption of cannabis”, presumably before, during and / or after competition, such as players and fans hear it.

Madden NFL isn’t a professional esports scene that we cover very often, but an esports league co-founded by Snoop promises to be a very different kind of experience than, say, the Overwatch League, and potentially great fun. Other games could also be presented in the future.

The tournament starts at 5 p.m. PT / 8 p.m. ET on March 14 – that’s tonight – and will air on Tic, Mixer, Youtube, and the Happy Jane Facebook page.

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