Team Rogue announced the 18-member team roster for Junior Rogue’s spring session in partnership with Find Your Grind and ReKTGlobal. Junior Rogue is a semester-long professional gaming accelerator program that provides amateur Fortnite players with opportunities to improve and succeed in esports through access to esports experts and resources unique to the program. Students will receive a $500 scholarship and opportunities to learn firsthand from Benjamin “DrLupo” Lupo, captain of Rogue’s Fortnite team and the first individual professional esports athlete to be sponsored by State Farm.

Junior Rogue’s spring semester kicks off on March 4. Only 2 percent of applicants were accepted, all hand-selected and under the age of 17. The team is made up of streaming-focused players, all of whom will receive unique benefits, including mentorship opportunities such as formal recognition by the Rogue organization, streaming and graphical assets for their social media and streaming channels, promotion on social media, access to select Find Your Grind events, exclusive Junior Rogue merch, access to game nights, and streamed online tournaments. They will attend weekly online seminars focused on the variety of careers available in the esports industry.

“The Junior Rogue program is structured like basketball camp for the next generation of esports stars who love Fortnite,” says Amish Shah, founder of ReKTGlobal and co-owner of Team Rogue. “We are excited to kick off the new semester and improve upon the success of the previous semester by providing some of the best players in the nation with unforgettable mentorship and scholarship opportunities that allow them to further pursue their passions for esports and gaming.”

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