Today, Envy Gaming announced that it signed Alexandra Botez and Andrea Botez, two professional chess streamers and players commonly known as the Botez sisters or BotezLive. On top of that, the brands will work together to launch a content creator network to help feature other streamers.
Welcome the Botez sisters, @alexandravbotez and @itsandreabotez!#TeamEnvy pic.twitter.com/6lOk1MgFex
— Envy (@Envy) December 21, 2020
Envy Signs Botez Sisters
The news came on Monday afternoon, December 21, with the big reveal from both Envy and the Botez sisters. Envy Gaming will work with them to create unique content and integrate them both into current projects. BotezLive will also help with EnvyUS, a recent membership program providing special Team Envy content for fans.
Although chess isn’t as popular as normal video games among the community, it’s certainly grown. Some even speculate that chess may be considered an esport as content creators and streamers quickly grew the game in 2020.
“We want to show people who don’t play chess that it is an exciting game with a vibrant scene, and we loved that Envy approached us about building bridges between a competitive environment like chess and the world of esports, music, pop culture, you name it.” said Alexandra Botez. “That future is what we love about being part of Envy,”
It’s a HUGE moment in any streamer’s career to get signed by an org. Couldn’t be happier to be a part of @Envy, a team that has gone above and beyond to welcome us into the family ❤️pic.twitter.com/lTAM5UJ1Ln
— Alexandra Botez (@alexandravbotez) December 21, 2020
Content Creator Network
BotezLive consists of the two Botez sisters who are variety streamers that share chess tips, challenges, and content on Twitch and YouTube. Now with the new partnership, they also plan to launch a content creator network and ambassador program. These initiatives look to expand and grow different gaming personalities in 2021
The two made huge accomplishments in recent years, even being one of the top female Twitch streamers in 2020. In fact, Alexandra Botez is one of few women to hit the Woman FIDE Master rank in chess. She even grew diversity initiatives by becoming the first female president of the Stanford University Chess Club.
Adding the two chess prodigies to the Envy Gaming roster is a strong move to grow the brand’s streamer roster. Since entering the betting market with ThriveFantasy and winning the RLCS X Winter Split, Team Envy continues to make esports news headlines. Currently, BotezLive boasts over 400 thousand followers on Twitch and nearly 200 thousand on YouTube. Fans can find the now-Envy signed Botez sisters on Twitch or YouTube. On Wednesday, December 23, the two streamers will takeover Envy’s social media to celebrate.
Written by Justin Amin
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