Booker T has been a king. Now he’ll be a judge.
The WWE Hall-of-Famer will be a judge for a Minecraft Pocket-Edition Build Contest. Global esports organization Gen.G made the announcement today. Gen.G is partnering with Samsung, which is presenting the event.
“I’m thrilled to be able to take part in such a unique event,” Booker T said in a press release from Gen. G. “It’s going to be fun, and this is something we’ll be talking about for years to come.”
Booker T continued, “I’m looking forward to sharing this experience with my kids, who have been building some incredible structures, the other judges, and the Minecraft community.”
Per the press release, the prize pool includes a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G and AKG N60 Noise Cancelling Headphones. Builders will also play for a Galaxy Watch Active2 and Galaxy Play Store Credits.
The theme of the build competition is “Building Connections.” It encourages builders to build the “people, places, and things that keep them connected.”
Established in 2017, Gen.G is one of the leading esports organizations connecting the United States and Asia. Forbes ranked the organization no. 6 in its first list of the “World’s Most Valuable Esports Companies.” The organization operates top teams in the world’s top esports markets – China, South Korea, and the United States.
“Gen.G and Samsung have worked together dating back to the origin of our popular League of Legends team,” said Gen.G co-founder Kent Wakeford. “It’s fantastic to do a full-circle and be able to work with them in this capacity.”
The Minecraft tournament, set for July 16, is one of two organized by Gen.G this summer. August 1 sees Gen.G and Samsung hosting the Lonestar Mobile Gaming College Championship.
About Booker T
Booker T is a five-time world champion. He held the WCW World Heavyweight Championship four times and the WWE World Heavyweight Championship once.
Additionally, Booker T partnered with Stevie Ray as Harlem Heat in WCW, winning 10 tag team championships. He held tag team gold a further four times as part of WWE.
In addition to his title reigns, Booker T was the 2006 King of the Ring. Since 2011, Booker T has worked with WWE as a color commentator, on-air presenter, and an on-camera authority figure. Most recently, he co-hosted FS1’s WWE Backstage with Renee Young.
Gamers can visit www.buildingconnections.gg for more information on the two tournaments. Sign-ups are also available at the site.
Feature image courtesy of WWE.