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A New Chapter for 26 Rising

Dec 11, 2023

Dear 26 Rising community,

It's hard to believe that almost two years have passed since the inception of 26 Rising, and what an incredible journey it has been.

From a humble dream of becoming Detroit's largest esports team to the vibrant community we are today, the path has been both challenging and rewarding. From beating Version1 in the 2022-23 RLCS, to becoming one of the prominent Super Smash Brothers Ultimate teams in North America, our team here at 26 Rising has been through a lot.

However, the esports industry, like any other, has faced its share of trials over the past couple of years. I stand before you today with the same determination and optimism that fueled the creation of 26 Rising. Our dream of being Detroit's premier esports team is not just a goal but a passion that I hold close to my heart.

Today, I am thrilled to announce a significant development for 26 Rising. Beyond our competitive teams, we are expanding our horizons to cover the esports and gaming industry comprehensively, with a particular focus on its impact in Michigan. This means more engaging content, deeper insights, and a closer look at the gaming landscape.

We understand that our community craves more, and we're ready to deliver. Whether you're a seasoned esports enthusiast or just getting started, we want 26 Rising to be your go-to source for all things gaming in Michigan and beyond. Get ready for exciting videos, in-depth analyses, and stories that celebrate the diverse and dynamic world of esports.

But that's not all – we're not just looking outward; we're investing in our roots. 26 Rising is committing to developing homegrown talent and expanding into additional games. We believe in nurturing the passion and skill within our home state, and we're eager to see our players and teams reach new heights.

As the saying goes, "It takes a village to raise a child," and building 26 Rising into the esports powerhouse we envision is no different. If you're as passionate about esports as we are and want to be part of our journey, we invite you to get involved with 26 Rising.

Let's continue to build something extraordinary together.

Thank you for being part of the 26 Rising family. The best is yet to come.


Stephen Juncaj

President, 26 Rising

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