Sean “Diddy” Combs has announced the premiere of The Crew League for the REVOLT network.
The Crew League is an unscripted basketball competition series where celebrities and their perspective “crews” will go head-to-head in competition against each other. The ultimate prize? Bragging rights and a grand prize.
“The Crew League delivers REVOLT’s mission of creating meaningful content that shifts cultural norms and offers a fresh perspective—The Crew League is a dope way for artists to do something they love, while still giving back to causes that are important to them,” said Combs, chairman of REVOLT, in a written statement.
The series will debut on February 19, and season one of The Crew League will feature some of the top names in hip-hop: Swae Lee, Jack Harlow, Russ, Lil Mosey, Lil Keed, G Herbo, The Kid LAROI, and DDG. There will also be surprise special guests, all of whom will compete in a friendly basketball tournament aiming to win the grand prize of $100,000. The winning team at the end of the eight-episode series will donate 50% of its prize to a nonprofit or social good initiative.
“This show was created to showcase not only the celebrity talent involved but also the ‘crews’ around them. The celebrities’ entourages’ are integral to the success of the entire group,” said Elie Maroun, co-founder and commissioner of The Crew League. “We had the idea to create this show after a few music industry friends decided to play a couple pick-up basketball games in L.A. After playing with PARTYNEXTDOOR, The Weeknd and their teams, I realized if we were to broadcast this, people would love it! That’s when The Crew League was born.”
The Crew League co-founders Maroun and Jordan A. Stern have held longtime relationships with Combs and previously served on his management team.
“We are thrilled and honored to be partnering with our mentor, Diddy, on The Crew League,” Stern said. “Diddy helped pave the way for Elie and I to explore these types of entrepreneurial opportunities, and seeing things come full circle is a blessing. Working with partners who also understand the consumption trends of our culturally relevant Gen Z and Millennial fans will allow us to disrupt and revolutionize current content offerings.”
REVOLT will show new episodes of the show on its YouTube channel on Friday starting February 19. The program will also air weekly on the REVOLT linear TV channel Mondays at 10 p.m. Eastern, starting February 22.
For more information on REVOLT and The Crew League, please visit https://www.revolt.tv/.