101 WRIF teamed up with The Detroit Renegades to host the first ever Detroit Renegades ESPORTS Live! on Sunday, December 9, 2018 at Beacon Park in downtown Detroit. Hundreds of families attended the free event, which featured The Detroit Renegades Fortnite Team conducting live gameplay. There were also workshops on gaming “like a pro,” a question and answer sessions, meet & greets, and fan signings.
Detroit Renegades ESPORTS Live! was hosted by 101 WRIF-FM and Beasley Media Group’s Checkpoint XP, the only nationally syndicated Esports radio show (based in the Motor City) that is heard daily on the Checkpoint XP channel on Twitch and weekly in the U.S. and Canada on the Westwood One Radio Network.
In addition to interacting with the Fortnite team, there were Hyper X, Alienware, and The Detroit Renegades giveaways.
The Detroit Renegades is an ESPORTS organization which features teams in various games, including Fortnite, Counter Strike, and HALO. The team is owned by former Detroit Piston and current Golden State Warrior, Jonas Jerebko. Based in Detroit, Michigan, The Detroit Renegades feature top players and teams from around the world who compete globally in ESPORTS tournaments.