The Gen Z gaming craze
Why teen gamers need better financial tools
Esports as an industry hasn’t catered well to teens, so I’m thrilled to be partnering with Step to make it accessible to more people and ensure every teen gamer has access to the financial tools they need.”
Introducing the Step x Bugha partnership
Over the next year, this partnership will help prepare teen gamers for their futures both on and off the screen, providing crucial financial tools, education and first-hand gaming experiences with Bugha. Additionally, a $5,000 prize pool will be up for grabs during each stream and one lucky gamer will also receive a scholarship to help them pursue esports professionally, following in Bugha’s footsteps.
“We couldn’t be more excited to welcome Bugha into the #StepFam and help provide teens with the financial tools they need to make their esports dreams become a reality,” said CJ MacDonald, Founder and CEO at Step. “As we look to play an increasingly important role in our customers’ lives, we’re redefining what it means to be a trusted financial partner, moving beyond a mere way to transact by offering exclusive experiences with top creators to help teens further their career aspirations today.”
As we look to play an increasingly important role in our customers’ lives, we’re redefining what it means to be a trusted financial partner, moving beyond a mere way to transact by offering exclusive experiences with top creators to help teens further their career aspirations today.”
To learn more about this exclusive partnership, visit: www.step.com/r/BUGHA.
Step was founded by financial industry veterans CJ MacDonald and Alexey Kalinichenko to provide teens and their families with financial tools for today’s modern-day banking needs and to promote financial literacy for the future. The founding team has 50+ years in combined financial technology experience from companies like First Data, Google, Gyft and Square. The Series C company has raised more than $175 million in venture funding, backed by Coatue, Collaborative Fund, Crosslink Capital, General Catalyst, Stripe and several other prominent investors. Step’s financial products are powered by its bank partner, Evolve Bank & Trust, Member FDIC and insured up to $250,000. To learn more, please visit: www.step.com.
Get Started Today
If you’re new to Step, sign up with code BUGHA and open your account with $5 courtesy of Step. Then, to access the Fortnite #StepUpMap, you can grab the island code from our website. Once you’ve played the map, take a screenshot of your results and share it on Instagram or Twitter using #StepUpMap or send us an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org. Then, 16 lucky players (and their trio) will be selected for each of the six bi-monthly streams, enabling them to face off with Bugha for a chance to win $5,000. Tune into the #StepSundayStreams on Twitch to watch all the action. Additional terms, conditions and competition dates will be released soon. Read more here: http://www.step.com/policies/bugha-stepupmap-rules.