Red Bull will celebrate the 1st ever ‘Creators of the Game’ in Wynwood, Miami in conjunction with the U.S. Finals of Neymar Jr’s Five. The Wynwood Marketplace will serve as the main stage for creator exhibits with two days of matches for the global soccer tournament.
‘Creators of the Game’ celebrates soccer inspired artists from around the U.S., with a local flair in the electric Wynwood Marketplace atmosphere. The 2‐day event will feature rising LA based artist Joshua Vides and his conceptual comic‐book style of painting, leading street artists Abstrkt and Jessy Nite from the Miami scene, and pioneer sneaker artist Mache from New York who will be customizing sneakers for Neymar Jr inspired by the tournament and upcoming World Cup.
Visitors to the event will be able to observe the artists at work, with pitch‐side murals being painted onsite, as well as get a fresh fade at the Wynwood based Steller Cuts barbershop, see a custom jersey gallery, or take a FIFA masterclass from professional gamer Mike LaBelle of the New York Red Bulls. Additionally, a World Cup photography exhibit from visual artist and Miami native Jenny Abrams will be showcased on site.
Alongside the artists’ installations, ‘Creators of the Game’ will host a Speaker Series on Saturday, June 9th at 6:30 PM ET by former MLS all‐star Jimmy Conrad. His guests will include luminaries in different fields, ranging from fashion, to photography, to esports, but all related to soccer and love of the game.Speakers include but are not limited to:
- Caitlyn Schrepfer – USA #1 Female Freestyler discussing the growth of freestyle
- soccerSoccer Grl Probs – Business owners and entrepreneurs discussing their journey and building a brand for #ladyballers
- Chris Allen – VP of Comms for Southern Legion discussing how MLS made it to Miami
- Mike Labelle, Professional esports athlete discussing the growth of esports and eMLS
- Jenny Abrams – World renowned lifestyle photographer
A temporary activation space will be built out of shipping containers adjacent to the Wynwood Marketplace to house the artists, in addition to two professional‐grade five‐a‐side pitches that will play host to the U.S. finals of the Neymar Jr’s Five soccer tournament. Neymar Jr’s Five is the best five‐a‐side soccer tournament in the world. In its third year the global soccer tournament has featured over 100,000 players from 61 countries on six different continents, all of whom are vying for the World Championship.
In the U.S. alone, thousands competed at regional qualifiers in cities all across the country for the chance to play in the U.S. Finals ‐ where the winning men’s and women’s teams are then flown to Brazil to represent the USA and potentially take on Neymar Jr. himself. Neymar Jr. is recognized as one of the most special talents and top players in the world and his tournament, Neymar Jr’s Five, is designed to reward the skills that make him so dynamic, namely his high energy and electric playmaking abilities.
Full address: Wynwood Marketplace ‐ 2250 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127
June 8 – 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM
June 9 – 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM