Rapper Snoop Dogg and Global Gaming League (GGL) announced the official launch the Hip-Hop Gaming League's second season today (Jan. 18).
The online gaming tournament features 32 of the biggest names in Hip-Hop and professional sports competing for bragging rights and the chance to win the league's championship title.
Snoop Dogg, who is the commissioner of the league, hand picked season two's roster based on their video game skills.
This year newcomers like Lil' Wayne, Birdman, The Clipse, Hi Tek, Warren G., Aaron McGruder, Rick Ross, Lupe Fiasco and Yung Joc will compete against each other, as well as players from season one, which included rappers like David Banner, B-Real, Paul Wall, Murs, Krayzie Bone, producer Fredwreck and others.
Each HHGL player will receive an Xbox 360 and a copy of EA Sports' NCAA 07 Football. The players will battle each other for points to work their way up the tournament ladder.
As the commissioner, Snoop Dogg may add additional games like NBA 2K7, NFL 2K7, Madden NFL 07 or others to spice up the game play.
For the 2007 season, registered gamers with GGL can compete in a parallel league for the chance to compete against one of the rappers at the HHGL finals, which will take place Feb. 16 in Las Vegas.
"This time around, the fans are gonna get into the game, going up against superstars like my main man Eric V, B-Real, David Banner, Lupe Fiasco, Lil Wayne, Warren G, Cobi Jones and so many other brothas I can't even give 'em all shout-outs," Snoop said. "Just play the game, ya dig?"
Spike TV's Game Head television program will cover season two and will run on air specials leading up the HHGL finals in Las Vegas.
"If you want to compete against the best gamers in hip-hop and pro sports, you've got to bring your A-game or just go home," said Ted Owen, Chairman and Founder of the GGL. "Hip-hop music, celebrities, the Internet and gaming are driving and defining the alternative-to-mainstream culture for 14 to 34-year-olds today. It's tough to know which has more influence, but by bringing them all together, the GGL is at the epicenter of this cultural revolution."
The finals will be hosted by Snoop Dogg and will feature a VIP exhibition tournament, two HHGL semi-final matches and the championship match.
The finalists will party with Snoop at the season two wrap party, which will feature live performances by various rappers.
For more information log on: www.hhgl.com