The start of Fuego was in the late 2018’s, when founder Jeff Macolonie took a break from professional videogaming. Since its inception, this organization has grown from a handful of dedicated players with the same passion for gaming & content creation, to over 20 skilled individuals across different countries. Get our story below.
Fuego Overview & History
Fuego: The First Esports
Organization in Curaçao
Fuego is the first esports organization to ever launch in Curaçao, and by extension, the Caribbean. Founded in 2018 by former Curaçaoan professional video gamer Jeff Macolonie, and it consists of players in different countries in the region who compete in different international esports leagues for games such as Fortnite, League of Legends, Free Fire, Call of Duty, and Rocket League. During 2019 and 2020, Fuego made several appearances in tournaments finals in Latinoamerica. In the end of 2020, Fuego acquired a new co-owner called Georgie Samander. Fuego is in the forefront of developing the caribbean ecosystem. Moving forward, Fuego aims to become an internationally recognized Esports, entertainment & apparel brand through showcasing Caribbean talent and the island experience. We will do this by competing on international stages, creating content on all platforms, hosting tournaments, and developing our own merchandise.
What is Esports?
Esports is an industry in which professional video gamers get paid to compete against each other. It often holds organized multiplayer competitions in which these video gamers compete either individually or in teams. Although organized competitions have long been a part of video game culture, these were largely between amateurs. But in the late 2000s, professional gamers started participating in them and their viewership, through live streaming on online channels such as YouTube and Twitch, saw a surge in popularity. By the 2010s, esports had developed into a major force in the video game industry with many game developers actively designing and providing funding for tournaments and other events.
These tournaments often take place on big stages around the world that attract more viewers than the league finals of certain physical sports, such as the NBA, and draw the involvement of many big brands such as Audi, Gillette, Logitech, Geico, RedBull, and MasterCard.