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Ocelote signs one of the highest personal sponsorings in recent LoL history

posted by Jan, 1 year ago
Carlos Rodriguez 'Ocelote' Santiago. You know the name. You watch the games. And so does digibet.com. The provider of online sports bets decided that the Spanish LoL player has enough stardom to warrant a personal sponsoring.

eSports has come a long way since it took its first baby steps over a decade ago. While you probably won't hear your mother talk about how dreamy the new line-up of Acer is, players like Ocelote have build up enough fame to turn the occasional nerd into a screaming and weeping pile of fanboy-ism.

This prompted digibet.com to take matters into their own hands. Tom Lemke, Marketing Manager of digibet.com and co-founder of the German eSports clan Mousesports, has the following to say:

eSports saw a rampant growth in popularity and relevance during the last years, making it an absolute mass phenomenon. As one of Europe's biggest sports betting providers, it is natural for us to not only provide eSports bets but to support eSports as a whole. We are thrilled to announce our sponsoring deal with Ocelote. He is the perfect ambassador for eSports and our eSports bets. Seeing how he is a young, dynamic, ambitious and sympathetic athlete, I'm confident that we can expect a lot from him in the future.


Of course, Ocelote isn't too miserable about the whole affair either. His statement on receiving a four-digit monthly paycheck just for being Ocelote:

After they explained their eSports concept to me I was on fire. When a company from outside the industry tries to understand eSports it's often very hard for them. With the guys from digibet I instantly had the feeling they knew what they were talking about. This is not a PR stunt. They are in it for the long run. […]
After they showed me the storyboard for the TV spot I knew they understood me and eSports. Everything was done in such a professional way. So guys watch out for the new digibet TV spot. It will be released in a few days!


It isn't the 100 Million Dollar deal between Michael Jordan and Nike, but it sure is promising to see one of your favorite LoL players getting his own sponsorship deal. Who knows, next year you might be able to drink from your favorite Ocelote cup, slide your feet into comfy Ocelote sneakers and snuggle a cute and plushy Ocelote doll.

Sources: Ocelote landing page


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#1
Creativezx wrote at 17.09.2012, 16:21 CEST:
soo.. how much is he earning?
#2
Geibschi wrote at 17.09.2012, 16:30 CEST:
omg...real?
#3
OMGFUN wrote at 17.09.2012, 16:35 CEST:
rofl
#4
Dieser_Wombat wrote at 17.09.2012, 16:46 CEST:
2014 Ocelote retiring
enough money has been made.

edited by wombat_danGER at 17.09.2012, 17:17 CEST
#5
heox wrote at 17.09.2012, 16:47 CEST:
congrats to ocelote.
still dont like him.
#6
Dorien wrote at 17.09.2012, 16:50 CEST:
gz to oce
#7
DanielThe3rd wrote at 17.09.2012, 16:59 CEST:
heox wrote:
congrats to ocelote.
still dont like him.


WHY
#8
Dieser_Wombat wrote at 17.09.2012, 17:11 CEST:
DanielThe3rd wrote:
heox wrote:
congrats to ocelote.
still dont like him.

WHY


not sure if serious or just not into the scene (for long enough)?!
#9
KateSilver wrote at 17.09.2012, 17:59 CEST:
he is awesome!
#10
MrMuffin wrote at 17.09.2012, 18:07 CEST:
dont even joke with those ocelote glasses..
#11
Dieser_Wombat wrote at 17.09.2012, 18:15 CEST:
blackmailing admins on stream to let him stream telling them to no longer support them, dont let the casters cast any of their stuff, and telling that the team hosting the tournament will never be allowed to scrim against sk is AWESOME
dont care about his teammates, taking the risk of his whole team get disqualified during the process is AWESOME
to convince a girl to have sex with one while knowing she is in a relationship is AWESOME
wish cancer and death to ppl on stream is AWESOME
his attention whore mentality and narcissism is AWESOME

but i am just a hater, u know?

so, you know, you just have to understand that the hate he receives is not only based on envy. You guys are probably just not long enough into the scene to remember these events (there might be more), you know?

even tho i dislike his whole behavior, he sure is a good player.
#12
heox wrote at 17.09.2012, 18:20 CEST:
wombat_danGER wrote:
blackmailing admins on stream to let him stream telling them to no longer support them, dont let the casters cast any of their stuff, and telling that the team hosting the tournament will never be allowed to scrim against sk is AWESOME
dont care about his teammates, taking the risk of his whole team get disqualified during the process is AWESOME
to convince a girl to have sex with one while knowing she is in a relationship is AWESOME
wish cancer and death to ppl on stream is AWESOME
his attention whore mentality and narcissism is AWESOME
but i am just a hater, u know?
so, you know, you just have to understand that the hate he receives is not only based on envy. You guys are probably just not long enough into the scene to remember these events (there might be more), you know?
even tho i dislike his whole behavior, he sure is a good player.

this guy cannot be more right.
he is a good player but not even close to be called the best. not even in a top 10
#13
Creativezx wrote at 17.09.2012, 20:37 CEST:
wombat_danGER wrote:
blackmailing admins on stream to let him stream telling them to no longer support them, dont let the casters cast any of their stuff, and telling that the team hosting the tournament will never be allowed to scrim against sk is AWESOME
dont care about his teammates, taking the risk of his whole team get disqualified during the process is AWESOME
to convince a girl to have sex with one while knowing she is in a relationship is AWESOME
wish cancer and death to ppl on stream is AWESOME
his attention whore mentality and narcissism is AWESOME
but i am just a hater, u know?
so, you know, you just have to understand that the hate he receives is not only based on envy. You guys are probably just not long enough into the scene to remember these events (there might be more), you know?
even tho i dislike his whole behavior, he sure is a good player.


okay, I'm gonna be that guy. Is there any proof? Or is it all just rumors?
#14
Dieser_Wombat wrote at 17.09.2012, 20:45 CEST:
as i said he streamed everything i wrote, so there is maybe a youtube video or a own3d video of it. the tournament i was talking about was only casted and streamed in french, probably one of the first aaa tournaments, but i am not sure maybe it was an other french tournament, if i remember correctly it was casted by chips and noir.
cant give you a source, but as i said it was on stream, so maybe it can be found if you search.

edited by wombat_danGER at 17.09.2012, 20:50 CEST
#15
ShakzyO wrote at 17.09.2012, 21:46 CEST:
wombat_danGER wrote:
blackmailing admins on stream to let him stream telling them to no longer support them, dont let the casters cast any of their stuff, and telling that the team hosting the tournament will never be allowed to scrim against sk is AWESOME
dont care about his teammates, taking the risk of his whole team get disqualified during the process is AWESOME
to convince a girl to have sex with one while knowing she is in a relationship is AWESOME
wish cancer and death to ppl on stream is AWESOME
his attention whore mentality and narcissism is AWESOME
but i am just a hater, u know?
so, you know, you just have to understand that the hate he receives is not only based on envy. You guys are probably just not long enough into the scene to remember these events (there might be more), you know?
even tho i dislike his whole behavior, he sure is a good player.


So I guess that you were around when he had sex with Kelly Milkies, yeah? Or are you just listening what WetDreaM said, right after he got kicked?

"Probably one of the first aAa tournaments" - more than 1 year ago.

Guess what, he apologized for it & donated the stream revenue of a day to a cancer foundation of his choice. Also, he actually has cancer in his family so I'm pretty sure that he won't say that shit again. And since you are talking about understanding - YOU need to understand that if one says "go die from cancer" it's like saying "Fk your mom, dude". Are you really gonna go his mother to have sex with her? NO - because it's just an empty phrase.

Haters gonna hate, honestly - just stop with this shit already.

#16
lpman wrote at 17.09.2012, 22:10 CEST:
wombat_danGER wrote:
as i said he streamed everything i wrote, so there is maybe a youtube video or a own3d video of it. the tournament i was talking about was only casted and streamed in french, probably one of the first aaa tournaments, but i am not sure maybe it was an other french tournament, if i remember correctly it was casted by chips and noir.
cant give you a source, but as i said it was on stream, so maybe it can be found if you search.


you gonna get banned like me and errased this post in 1 months cuz admins here love ocelote xD
all dirty things on him should be hidden hahhah ADMINS GONNA KEEP BITCHING
#17
dYnAm1c wrote at 17.09.2012, 22:55 CEST:
ahjussi wrote:

you gonna get banned like me and errased this post in 1 months cuz admins here love ocelote xD
all dirty things on him should be hidden hahhah ADMINS GONNA KEEP BITCHING


Its not about loving Ocelote, it's about you trashtalking and insulting other people.

#18
wrote at 17.09.2012, 23:16 CEST:
No one remembers him paying whole ex. x6 team travel to poland, money he donated to charity, free skins he gives out, sportmanship at online tourneys all the support and promotion he did for lol and esports. Why do you all point out only the bad things? I dont think you are all angels 24/7.
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Dieser_Wombat wrote at 18.09.2012, 01:20 CEST:
The Point of the ppl like me, still not like him is that you cant change your personality 180°, and even if he does the right things now, he does them for the wrong reason.

The wrong reason simply is him as an entertainer. He does charity probably not for the ppl need help, he does it for his viewercount. He is pretty much like Athene, id even say he is a 100% league of legends copy of him. He has do be controversial to maintain his viewerbase. Ocelote wants the split between ppl who fameboy him and ppl who dislike him. Because everytime those bases clash he gets news, viewers and money. To make em clash he has to do nothing but do certain events. Even this article makes ppl clash about him.
he is a master of self-marketing and actor, i cant even tell if he really is that narcisstic or he just plays to be such a guy. Pretty much like athene, were you also dont know, is he that jerk or is he playing a role.
But it seems you somehow have to play/ be such a controversial role/person to get these famous. Therefore you have to do certain good and bad things. Be annoying and funny.

Thats exactly what ppl out there want to see. Its not Genja or Gosupepper who get privat sponsors, but oce. Same can be said about other scenes like sc2, its not Socke or hasu, its bukkakelord, its not korean#1 or #2 its MC.
Sponsors want players with a "strong personality" that can bring lots of different ppl together talking about them and the sport they do. And thats why esports needs ppl like ocelote (not saying that we as playerbase need him), even if he is a ..., simply because he shows the ppl that esport is also about fashion, emotions and fame (=money can be made) and not about rational non emotional ppl playing a f2p game (= no money). So ppl with strong character and personality bring money to esport.

So in the end doing the right for the wrong reason results into a further benefit. So its basically a morally thing, do you think the benefit weights more or the intentional reasons. Again 2 opinions possible.

tldr.
oce=athene
#20
CaveBro wrote at 18.09.2012, 01:51 CEST:
Welcome to the internet!! Where people spent so much time analyzing the intentions of a guy that they don't even know personally.. Enjoy your stay!
#21
Creativezx wrote at 18.09.2012, 02:01 CEST:
wombat_danGER wrote:
oce=athene


They were both pretty successful WoW players too. It's weird how much in common they have o.o
#22
SlowpokeHero wrote at 18.09.2012, 05:17 CEST:
CaveBro wrote:
Welcome to the internet!! Where people spent so much time analyzing the intentions of a guy that they don't even know personally.. Enjoy your stay!


you forgot "and in the end it's merely whacky speculation anyway and nobody cares".
that said, hats off to oce.
#23
boogiemaniac wrote at 18.09.2012, 08:04 CEST:
i wrote such a long text, then I thought to myself wtf do these people benefit from reading your views and opinions? No they wont ? But perhaps Ocelote will benefit and then its ok, OCELOTE is the mastah for many a reason, you gotta take the good with the bad he is human so he will make mistakes , he will say stuff that upsets people, and thats just great cause thats how life works. I hope he makes billions and for you comparing him to athene you dont know whatchu talking bout, athene is on a whole different level but give oce some time maybe he will take this thing to the bank like athene.. If he does, good on him and his family i really hope just good things for him , and you as well , HAVE IT GOOD as we say in sweden Ocelote we love you!
#24
Methis wrote at 18.09.2012, 10:47 CEST:
CaveBro wrote:
Welcome to the internet!! Where people spent so much time analyzing the intentions of a guy that they don't even know personally.. Enjoy your stay!

As a human erring over and over again....: I can't agree more with you. I have made mistakes, same as everybody else. I have learned of it or maybe still didn't but I regret things and try the best not repeating them. And as someone who met Oce and someone who talks to him about problems and issues that are bothering me in my life, he is one of the very few persons to always have an ear for me. And he has no profit of it. He will say things to make me feel better and move on in my life with more faith and strength. If you guys ever had friends with a good heart, making so many mistakes, either small or big, but never turning your back to them, cause you know, it's not intentional and "sh** happens", then you know what I'm talking about.
Just my personal two cents about Oce. Not a fan of mistakes, but if you believe he's a bad person, although he's doing good things (if you don't believe him, believe me: from his heart), then I can not imagine that you yet have made a big mistake, regretting it, but not being able to change it anymore.
#25
usYntax wrote at 18.09.2012, 14:05 CEST:
CaveBro wrote:
Welcome to the internet!! Where people spent so much time analyzing the intentions of a guy that they don't even know personally.. Enjoy your stay!


ofc you meant: "Welcome to the internet!! Where people that dont know shit about other people talk about people not knowing shit about people. If you dont understand this sentence then im sorry for you.

Greetings
 
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