Snoop Launches Season 2 Of Hip-Hop Gaming League

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

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