It is with great pleasure that we welcome Ceez aka CDNThe3rd to the Andbox family. CDNThe3rd joins us as a content creator, whose fondness for video games of all kinds is shared passionately by us as an organization. His natural inclination to make gaming and his streams fun for all through his humor and positive attitude is exactly the kind of approach we want to have as we support gaming and esports in New York City.
“The energy and enthusiasm shown by the Andbox team to promote and support gaming in the tri-state area was noticeable from day one and I really appreciated that,” said CDNThe3rd. “I’m looking forward to supporting the continued growth and development of the gaming community here.”
Giving Back to the Fans
CDNThe3rd brings an incredibly loyal and passionate following to Andbox. He is one of the top 50 most followed creators on all of Twitch (2M) and has over 4.5 million fans and followers across all of his social platforms. An even greater indicator of the passion and commitment of his community, the “Viewage”, is the fact that Ceez currently has the second-most Tier 3 Subscribers (paying $24.99 per month) on all of Twitch. Additionally, unlike many streamers whose followers expect them to exclusively play a certain game, CDNthe3rd maintains a loyal and massive viewer base while playing a variety of games. Ultimately, CDNThe3rd’s positive attitude, hard work, and natural ability to connect with fans are what drives such a passionate following.
His first major project with Andbox, as a way to give back to the fans that enable him to do what he loves, CDNThe3rd will be hosting the $5K Vibrational featuring VALORANT presented by Aim Lab, a competition being held exclusively for his subscribers to compete in one of the most popular new games being played right now.
“What we’ve built with the Viewage is nothing short of special and our move to Andbox is exciting,” said CDNThe3rd. “We’ll now be working with some of the most creative teams in gaming, fashion and culture to bring to life some projects and special events that we’ve wanted to release for some time.”
Lately, CDNThe3rd has enjoyed 12k-15k concurrent viewers a day streaming the closed beta release of Riot Games’ new tactical first-person-shooter, VALORANT. He’s a big fan of the game and is one of its first, and biggest, content creators and personalities, as the scene continues to develop.
“I am LOVING Valorant and I know the Viewage is, too. We’ll definitely keep making content with the game and also keep mixing it up every now and then like we always do,” said CDNThe3rd.
This marks the second-ever full-time professional content creator that Andbox has welcomed to the organization, with FIFA content creator Mike Labelle brought on-board earlier this month. The two creators join renowned photographer Brian Alcazar, Pine, and the players on the New York Excelsior and the New York Subliners as the Andbox family continues to grow.
“CDNThe3rd is one of the most popular streamers in the New York City area, and we could not be more excited to have him join Andbox,” said Rohit Gupta, co-founder and Chief Product Officer of Andbox. “The high-level of enthusiasm and passion he brings on a daily basis to gaming will give Andbox even more opportunities to connect with the local New York gaming community as we continue to grow.”
We will be teaming up with CDNThe3rd for all sorts of Andbox-wide activations, from content, to events, to apparel drops, and more. CDNThe3rd has spent years creating an incredibly unique personal brand, and we can’t wait to integrate all that he’s built into our efforts to further gaming culture in New York.
CDNThe3rd is represented by leading global talent and entertainment company UTA and talent management firm The Kinetic Group.