Pittsburgh Knights Sign Top EU Team
WeLikeDogs, champions of hit new game PUBG, are now the Knights.
PITTSBURGH, PA, December 1, 2017 - The Pittsburgh Knights have added a popular team to their roster for the 2017-2018 season. Jace "Voxsic" Patras, Carl "Draedon" Birgersson, Michael "Survivor Skills" Wake, and Dylan "Krama" Catalano, formerly known as WeLikeDogs, have been knighted "SirVox," "SirDre," "SirKrama," and "SirSurvivor". These players currently hold the number one spot in the PUBG Online showdown series.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, typically referred to by its acronym PUBG (say pub-g), is the biggest breakout esports title of 2017. In less than eight months the game has sold over 20 million copies, putting it on par with other major video games like Call of Duty and Grand Theft Auto . The new game’s popularity is sweeping - on Twitch.tv, the top streaming site for gamers, more users watched PUBG than the League of Legends premier league finals. The title also set a record high for number of concurrent players on the gaming platform Steam.
Knights co-owners Rob Lee and James O’Connor were impressed with the team and felt they would fit in well with the Knights.
“I thought they were very strategic and innovative in their game play and team play. They seemed to be employing tactics that were leading the trend rather than following. They were playing well and we liked who they were as people."
- James O'Connor
While these new Knights are spread out across the globe with homes the UK, Sweden, France, and New York, they are eager to wear black and gold and make Pittsburgh proud. “I’m really looking forward to playing with this team and representing the Knights”, said Dylan “Krama” Catalano. “We’re going to try to keep being consistent in online tournaments and work our way up to being the number one team in the world”.
The Knights are the first esports team based in the Pittsburgh area. Founded in 2017, we are an organization focused on competing within the global arena of esports, while still making an impact in the local community. Our team includes some of the top Super Smash Bros. Melee ™, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUND©, CALL OF DUTY©, and Hearthstone© players in the world. Our goal is create quality engagement with the local community, the online community, and the esports community at large. Please go to https://www.knights.gg for more information and the latest news on the Knights.