Stream Conceived by Esports Agency Ader Airs November 8 on Twitch and Mixer
Gaming and animations fans are about to experience an industry first: a livestream where human and animated gamers play against each other. The groundbreaking livestream will feature popular streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins; one of hip-hop’s most successful artists, Logic; and the characters of television powerhouse Rick and Morty playing Bethesda Game Studios®‘ latest entry in the Fallout® universe, Fallout® 76.
“We’re excited to provide Rick and Morty fans with the opportunity to interact with these iconic characters live as they join Ninja and Logic in the first multiplayer Fallout experience,” said Justin Warden, CEO of Ader. “Gaming audiences are interested in new and unique ways to connect with their favorite gamers, so we focus on creating experiences for our brand and publisher partners that are not only highly engaging but also push the boundaries creatively.”
Fallout 76 is the online prequel to the Fallout franchise where every surviving human is a real person. Discover a new and wild wasteland in the heart of West Virginia in what is the largest, most detailed open world in series history. Reclamation Day, 2102. Twenty-five years after the bombs fall, you and your fellow Vault Dwellers — chosen from the nation’s best and brightest – emerge into post-nuclear America. Play solo or join together as you explore, quest, build, and triumph against the wasteland’s greatest threats.
Fallout 76 releases worldwide on Wednesday, November 14.
“We’re thrilled to be a part of this unprecedented Fallout 76 streaming event with my absolute favorite TV show characters, Rick and Morty, the world’s biggest streamer in Ninja, and of course Logic, the chart-topping rapper from our very own hometown,” said Pete Hines, SVP of Global Marketing and Communications at Bethesda. “Ader has outdone themselves. We promise you’ve never seen anything like this before.”
Rick and Morty is the Emmy-winning, hit animated comedy series on Turner’s Adult Swim that follows a sociopathic genius scientist who drags his inherently timid grandson on insanely dangerous adventures across the universe. The number one comedy on television in 2017, and most watched show with young adults during its third season, Rick and Morty has also broken new ground by connecting with fans across multiple online and in-person platforms, making it a natural partner for this gaming industry first.
“Adult Swim is always looking for new ways to create immersive, fan-first content. What could be better than the top personalities from the best show around, streaming, and music coming together in one epic gaming event,” said Jill King, senior vice-president of marketing and partnerships for Adult Swim.
Liquid Advertising represented Bethesda Softworks in dealings with Turner. Production service provided by Thunder Studios under Ader’s direction.
Ader is the leading full-service esports agency connecting brands and publishers with the global gaming community, with clients including Audi, Disney, Coca-Cola, Marvel, Tencent, Amazon, Hershey’s and Miller Lite. Backed by proprietary real-time analytics, a custom creative team and an ecosystem of 2000+ influencers who are watched by 500+ million unique viewers, Ader is uniquely positioned to help brands reach a mass gaming audience through high-impact campaigns, experiences, events and influencers. Founded in 2015 as the first marketplace to connect brands with e-sports influencers on Twitch, Ader has a deep understanding of how brands can authentically engage with gamers across eSports, mobile, gaming and social media platforms.
About ZeniMax Media Inc.
ZeniMax Media is a privately owned media organization headquartered outside Washington DC with international publishing offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Eindhoven, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Sydney. Through its subsidiaries, ZeniMax Media creates and publishes original interactive entertainment content for consoles, PCs, and handheld/wireless devices. ZeniMax Media divisions include Bethesda Softworks, Bethesda Game Studios, id Software, Arkane Studios, Tango Gameworks, MachineGames, ZeniMax Online Studios, ZeniMax Europe Ltd., ZeniMax Asia K.K., ZeniMax Asia Pacific Limited, and ZeniMax Australia Pty Ltd.
About Bethesda Softworks
Bethesda Softworks, part of the ZeniMax Media Inc. family of companies, is a worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software. Titles featured under the Bethesda label include such blockbuster franchises as The Elder Scrolls®, Fallout®, DOOM®, QUAKE®, Wolfenstein®, Dishonored®, The Evil Within™, Prey® and RAGE®.
About Bethesda Game Studios
Bethesda Game Studios is the award-winning development team known around the world for its groundbreaking work on The Elder Scrolls series and the Fallout series. Creators of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion®, the 2006 ‘Game of the Year’; Fallout® 3, the 2008 ‘Game of the Year’; The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim®, the 2011 ‘Game of the Year’; Fallout® 4, the winner of more than 200 “Best Of” awards including the 2016 BAFTA and 2016 D.I.C.E. Game of the Year; and Fallout Shelter™,the award-winning mobile game with more than 100 million users. Bethesda Game Studios has earned its reputation as one of the industry’s most respected and accomplished game development studios.
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About Adult Swim
Adult Swim (AdultSwim.com), launched in 2001, is Turner’s network offering original and acquired animated and live-action series for young adults. Airing nightly from 8 p.m. to 6 a.m. (ET/PT), Adult Swim is basic cable’s #1 network with persons 18-34 and 18-49 and is seen in 94 million U.S. homes.
Turner, a WarnerMedia company, is a global entertainment, sports and news company that creates premium content and delivers exceptional experiences to fans whenever and wherever they consume content. These efforts are fueled by data-driven insights and industry-leading technology. Turner owns and operates some of the most valuable brands in the world, including Adult Swim, Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, FilmStruck, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports.