Los Angeles Chargers running back Austin Ekeler has formally launched Gridiron Gaming Group, a streaming collective for sports personalities. The group will launch with six signed players – fellow Chargers players Mike Williams and Justin Jones, Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox, Las Vegas Raiders long snapper Trent Sieg, New York Jets defensive end Bryce Huff and Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Tommy Kahnle.
Along with Ekeler, each player will operate their own livestreaming channel on Twitch, leveraging Gridiron Gaming Group to promote their streams, collaborate with other athletes in the group and grow their individual communities.
To celebrate the launch, the seven members will participate in a special streaming event on the morning of Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7. The members will host a three-hour broadcast across their channels, engaging with one another and their communities through giveaways, Q&A, and other activities.
Over the last year, Ekeler has grown his personal Twitch channel to 22K followers streaming games such as Fortnite and Call of Duty. He has also broadcast a number of hours in the Sports category which Twitch launched last summer.
Gridiron Gaming Group was founded by Ekeler and Dynamic Sports Group President and CEO Cameron Weiss.
In the last year, collaboration between streamers has been proven to serve as the fastest way to grow a Twitch channel. By participating in a collective together, each of the signed athletes will be able to accelerate the growth of their individual channels by playing games together and interacting with one another.
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