On the international esports stage at MSI 2021 Pentanet.GG will be wearing their newly revealed team jersey featuring indigenous art. Pentanet.GG General Manager Pete Curulli hopes the design encourages more indigenous youth become involved in esports.
The Pentanet.GG jersey features designs from award winning artist and graphic designer Tyrown Waigana. Mr Waigana was asked to include a swan to represent Swan River (Derbarl Yerrigan), as it runs through metropolitan Perth – the capital city of Western Australia and the home of Pentanet.GG. To extend the theme, the artist included other birds to portray qualities of intelligence, intuition, and wit.
“This piece came together really well” shared Mr Waigana. “I like to be able to transfer Aboriginal culture to a digital medium…”.
The players picked from the selection of birds provided by the artist to have one featured on their individual player jersey.
“We sent the birds and the artwork to the players. They didn’t know the birds were going to be on the jerseys. …we got them to select a bird that best represented their personality”, shared Stephen Cornish (Founder and Managing Director of Pentanet).
The players on the team shared their final designs in the Petanet jersey reveal video:
PABU: Kookaburra – infectious laugh and light hearted
Biopanther: Magpie – intelligent and playful
Chazz: Carnaby’s Black Cockatoo – communication and community
Decoy: Swan – brave and bold
Praedyth: Willie Wag Tail – cunning and crafty
Pentanet.GG General Manager Pete Curulli shared his feeling when he first saw the striking jersey.
“My reaction when I first saw the jersey was one of genuine pride”, stated Mr Curulli.
Mr Curulli shared that Pentanet.GG wanted to take the opportunity to showcase part of Australia’s ingenious culture on an international platform.
“If there’s one conversation I do hope it sparks, it’s that conversation around giving indigenous youth an opportunity to actually come and play professional esports and find their place in the digital landscape”.
Pentanet.GG shared on their Twitter account today that the new indigenous jersey design will be available for fans to purchase soon.
Pentanet.GG qualified for MSI after winning the League of Legends Circuit Oceania (LCO) Split 1 Grand Final in April. The team have travelled to Iceland to compete in the League of Legends Mid Season Invitational (MSI). They take the stage Friday, the 7th of May. As part of Group A for the first stage of MSI, Pentanet.GG will face off against the Unicorns of Love.CIS (LCL) and Royal Never Give Up (LPL).