Welcome to the RoboSports Network!
GameSense is doing some re-branding and expanding in anticipation of awesome changes coming very soon!
From the day we started in late 2013, GameSense has been about making great, engaging content for fans of the FIRST Robotics Competition and those “outside the tent” of FIRST. Since then, what was supposed to be a weekly show of four friends and a special guest “talking robots” has turned into much, much more. We’ve partnered with FIRST to bring experts in competitive robotics to the community with Behind the Lines, covered live events like Chezy Champs as well as webcasts of off-seasons across the US. For the 2016 season, we brought you the reveal of Stronghold and its theme, broadcast the very first matches of the season at the official Week Zero event, and capped off the year by hosting #FIRSTChampLive and Einstein on our Twitch.tv channel. The 2016 FRC season began, and ended on GameSense.
Needless to say, that’s a lot more than we had ever imagined was possible.
In the time since we first began, our organization has come to be known as GameSense. And while we will never change the name of our flagship program, we feel that it’s time to change what we publicly call ourselves to better reflect the myriad of projects we currently do, and set us up to do even more in the future.
With that in mind, we are happy to announce the formation of the RoboSports Network!
What does this mean today for you, the fan and viewer? It means that while all our shows will continue as normal, they will no longer by “Behind the Lines by GameSense”, or “GameSense by GameSense” (eeck!). They will instead be brought to you under the RSN umbrella.
While this name change may not seem like much, it marks a big step for those of us in RSN. Ever since we realized that we tapped into something people enjoyed and responded overwhelmingly positively to, we’ve been wanting to grow, and create a network of shows for robot fans that would span an entire season, or even have a show every day of the week that viewers could tune into like many other big sports. Changing our organization's name to RSN is the first step in this multi-year plan. The second step, is to grow the team!
We’re ecstatic to announce the new members of RSN
Team: 2337 — The Enginerds from Grand Blanc, Michigan
Team: 3940 — Cybertooth from Kokomo, Indiana
Team: 118 — Robonauts from League City, Texas (most recently)
Team 148— Robowranglers from Greenville, Texas
You can expect to see these folks on screen during RSN shows, as well as working behind the scenes on current and future projects with the regular crew of Evan, Francis, Ruth, Steph, and Ty.
Finally it is time to ONCE AGAIN mention our strict policy on not making announcements about future announcements. Because of that, we are unable to tell you about the absolutely exciting, off the chain, dope as heck news that we are incredibly excited to tell the world about next Tuesday. Unrelated to that, you should really follow us on Facebook and Twitter right now so you don’t miss any of the cool things that are happening with RSN!