Sony Crackle and NRG Esports present “Hook’d” — a new documentary miniseries featuring Eduardo “HookGangGod” Deno

By on July 25, 2018 at 12:00 pm
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The series kicks off with a Twitch livestream on July 27.

Video-streaming platform Sony Crackle has teamed up with NRG Esports to bring us a look into the the competitive life of Dragon Ball FighterZ rising star HookGangGod in Hook’d, a new four part mini-documentary series, premiering on July 27.

From the press release:

Filmed in the final month leading up to the largest and longest-running fighting game tournament in the world — the Evolution Championship Series (Evo) in Las Vegas from August 3-5 — Hook’d will immerse viewers in HookGangGod’s professional world. Viewers will connect and hear Hook’s story of how he has overcome challenges as a young adult to contend for the Evo world title in Dragon Ball FighterZ and the influences that help guide him there including his New Jersey neighbor, mentor, and professional NRG Esports teammate Nairoby Quezada (a.k.a. Nairo), as well as New Jersey-born NBA Hall-of-Famer Shaquille O’Neal.

Hook rapidly ascended the North East local and conference fighting game competitions in just under four months, to defeat some of the top ranked players in the world at the recent Summit of Power invitational. As the rookie, Evo is an opportunity for Hook to prove to everyone, including himself that he is a fighter — a fighter in a fighting game world, and a fighter to succeed out of the hard realities of his hometown of Paterson, New Jersey. Viewers will be given unprecedented access into Hook’s process and training, following him from his home to the international stage in Las Vegas as he prepares for the fight of his life.

Hook’d is produced by Complex Networks. The series is executive produced by Justin Killion, Brandon Killion, Andy Miller, and Melissa Brooks.

Premiering on July 27 with a Twitch livestream event, three more episodes (each 3-5 minutes in length) will follow on July 30, August 1, and August 15. Fans of Dragon Ball FighterZ that want to learn a little more about NRG|HookGangGod can check the series out on the Sony Crackle streaming service.

Source: NRG Esports [press release]

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