Puppey Makes an Appearance on Asian Reality Show
Puppey, Team Secret’s captain and a seasoned veteran of the Dota 2 esports scene, made a special appearance on episode 9 of the Asian reality show, The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition. The TV show that features candidates from around the world competing in various “physical” and “business” challenges, witnessed Puppey guiding one of the contestants on her gaming bag campaign. Despite only appearing on the show for a brief moment, Puppey’s representation of esports and Dota 2 on a completely different platform is certainly a big deal.
Puppey surfaces on The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition
Episode 9 of The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition required the contestants to develop a global launch campaign for Tumi, an American baggage company, who created an exclusive gaming bag collection called Alpha Bravo Esports.
One of the contestants had a word with Team Secret’s captain, Puppey in order to gain insights and develop ideas on how to promote the new gaming product and run a campaign around it. Puppey talked about his travelling requirements as a professional gamer to help the contestant devise her marketing campaign for the gaming bag.
About The Apprentice: ONE Championship
Earlier this year, MGM and ONE Championship launched The Apprentice: ONE Championship Edition, involving 16 contestants. The show, which is presented by Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman and CEO of ONE Championship, will award the winner with a US$250,000 job offer to work directly under the mentorship of the CEO for a year. The basic objective of all The Apprentice versions is to gauge the business aptitude of the contestants via various tasks.
The original version of The Apprentice was created by British television producer Mark Burnett, with former United States President Donald Trump hosting it for the first 14 seasons.
This is not the first time that Dota 2 personalities have been involved in a game show. Chinese television aired a unique reality show about Dota 2 called Road to Star in early 2014. The reality competition pitted teams of lesser-known but high MMR players against each other in various challenges which tested their abilities to work in a Dota 2 team. These teams were coached by popular Chinese Dota 2 personalities like LGD Gaming’s CEO, Ruru, and retired DotA player, DC.