Highlights from SoundCloud Player One, our first-ever gaming tournament

Highlights from SoundCloud Player One, our first-ever gaming tournament

SoundCloud history was made on February 18, 2021 when we unveiled SoundCloud Player One, our first-ever livestream gaming tournament sponsored by Adobe. 

Hosted by SoundCloud day one artist Rico Nasty and pro esports commentator Goldenboy, we watched seven rising artists — Gxx, whiterosemoxie, Shaylin B, bbno$, Jaywall, DC The Don and Chevy Woods — go head to head in an epic battle royale. What ensued was a night of virtual mayhem with DC The Don taking home the inaugural championship!

While SoundCloud Player One was a “you had to have been there” kind of event, here are just a few of our favorite standout moments:

  • Post-battle player interviews, sponsored by Adobe, conducted by Rico Nasty and Goldenboy
  • A sweeping “You Got Dusted” recap segment highlighting the best gameplays, sponsored by Swiffer
  • The tournament garnered over 700K views
  • The debut of our SoundCloud World in Fortnite Creative (use the code 3428-5629-8391 to play for yourself)
  • Rico Nasty’s explosive halftime show
  • Shaylin B holding it down for the ladies
  • Surprise giveaways for viewers, including tournament swag and free Pro Unlimited subscriptions

We couldn’t have pulled this off without Adobe and Swiffer, our friends at Xbox, our intrepid hosts and players and our SoundCloud community for turning SoundCloud Player One into the massive watch party that it was. Thanks for watching and we hope to do this all again soon!

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