Breaking news
  1. Gouvy wins 3rd place FIFA 18 launch tournament
  2. Pedro Barbosa wins Portuguese League and Portuguese Cup of PES 2017
  3. IeSF finalized the official titles of ‘9 th Esports World Championship BUSAN 2017’
  4. Grow uP Esports presents new Rocket League team
  5. João “Duro” Helena qualified for the Allianz Challenge

History

2002
CREATION OF THE UNDERWORLD PREACHERS
It was born the underworld Preachers clan.
2002
SIGNING INTO CLANBASE
We created underworld Preachers in Clanbase, and we won the Portuguese championship in the first year of existance.
2003
Expanded into Multigaming Clan
We expanded the number teams / games.
2004
Opening of uP School and Share implemented
First gaming school in Portugal, and the implementation of Shares for project supporting.
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2005
FIRST ORGANIZATION WITH ONE GAME SERVICE PROVIDER
uPBusiness was the first GSP in Portugal and Europe who was in association with a gaming organization.
2006
International Team Investment
It was when the association first started with international squads.
2007
Stands on eSports events
In partnership with most lanparties, we had a stand on each one of them.
2008
TRANSFORMATION INTO A NON-PROFITABLE ASSOCIATION
It was an important step to be the second association in Portugal to become a registed non-profitable association.
2008
EVOLUTION IN THE ASSOCIATION’S BRANDING
We’ve adopted the slogan Grow uP Gaming as the association’s branding because it’s a way to show what we do together.
2011
GROW UP GAMING ON IPDJ
It’s the first registered association to the National Registry of Youth Associations , and having institutional support from IPDJ (Portuguese Institute for Sports and Youth).
2012
LAUNCH OF THE FIRST PROGRAM ABOUT ESPORTS
To celebrate our 10-year existance, we’ve prepared the first eSports program, also about our association. We’ve made the first prizefest on Casino Estoril, the biggest in Europe.
2013
Strong mobilization on International eSports Events
Since 2013 our Association have been beeting in International eSport Events having one of the strongest group on some of them, being them, Dreamhack, Insomnia Gaming Festival e SwitzerLAN.
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2014
Launch of the brand Meet uP and the first big eSports festival.
It was the first big event organanized by our assossiation, with more them 15.000 euros in prize pool and two ESWC qualifiers in Paris and IeSF in Azerbaijan. Having some big brands support like Gillette.
2014
First mobile app of eSports Event on Portugal
In partnership with HighBrand, we were the first assossiation of eSports in Portugal to develop an mobile app for android and iPhone dedicated to an eSports festival in Portugal.
2015
Expansion of the Assossiation to Macau
The creation of Grow uP eSports in Macau, have allowed to us boost the brand Grow uP Gaming and Grow uP eSports to a global scale.
2015
Opening of Player Help Support department
Its the first big national step and one of the first ones on Europe to launch a psychologic department, not only open to Grow uP Gaming members but to a everyone.
2016
Grow uP Esports organize its first eSport festival
After six months of preparation, Grow uP eSports organize his first tournment in Macau, organizing also the IeSF qualifier taking their best Macau team of League of Legends and their best HearthStone player to IeSF.