HyperX Named Official Peripheral, Memory and SSD Partner of ESL’s
First International Fortnite Competition
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–lt;a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/COUNTERSTRIKE?src=hash” target=”_blank”gt;#COUNTERSTRIKElt;/agt;–HyperX,
the gaming division of Kingston
Technology Company, Inc., and brand leader in gaming and esports,
today announced it is the official peripheral and memory and SSD partner
of the inaugural ESL Katowice Royale – Featuring Fortnite. All
tournament PCs and PlayStation®4 gaming stations will be
equipped with HyperX peripherals, including gaming headsets, keyboards,
mice, mousepads, memory, and SSDs. The HyperX Esports Truck will also be
onsite in Katowice, Poland, entertaining fans on the mobile esports
stage for the first time in the history of the global circuit.
“We have a longstanding relationship with HyperX and are thrilled that
they are partnering with us for ESL’s first international Fortnite
competition,” said Paul Brewer, SVP of Brand Partnerships, ESL North
America. “As the official peripheral and memory partner, HyperX will be
able to showcase their world-class gaming experiences for players and
The first-ever ESL Katowice Royale – Featuring Fortnite, taking
place at the IEM Katowice Expo 2019 across two weekends, will showcase
200 of the world’s best Fortnite players and influencers. Players will
battle it out for the lion’s share of a $100,000 USD prize pool at the
Polish Edition on February 23-24 and a $500,000 USD prize pool at the
International Edition, taking place on March 1-3. HyperX sponsored team
Navi will be one of the teams competing.
While fans will have the opportunity to spectate the competition, they
will also be able to try their Fortnite skills through integrated
competitions in the free-to-play area. Systems will be equipped with
HyperX peripherals, including gaming headsets, keyboards, mice and
mousepads. ESL Katowice Royale – Featuring Fortnite will offer
every participant of the free-to-play area the chance to win material
prizes worth more than $50,000 USD.
“HyperX values its relationship with ESL, and we are excited to be part
of history by sponsoring the company’s first Fortnite integration at the
IEM Expo this year,” said Daniel Kelley, HyperX director of corporate
marketing. “By providing our peripheral products onsite, we hope to
emphasize the benefit of using top-of-the-line equipment to enhance
Additionally, HyperX will exhibit products within the IEM Expo, the
leading esports-centric tradeshow, located adjacent to the Spodek Arena.
For a chance to try out the newest HyperX peripherals and experience the
award-winning HyperX Cloud headsets, fans can stop by the HyperX booth.
Esports Truck, an 18-wheeler truck that converts into a full-size
five on five player mobile gaming stage, will be onsite hosting gaming
competitions, giveaways, and will have listening stations showcasing
HyperX’s latest products, Polish influencers, Cosplay competitions, and
HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the
world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of
providing gamers, PC builders, PC, console and mobile power users with
high-performance components. For 16 years, the HyperX mission has been
to develop gaming products for all types of gamers – high-speed memory,
solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, charging accessories for
console players, USB flash drives, and mouse pads – to the gaming
community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand is known for
consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort,
aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of
celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers
worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and
is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 60
million memory modules and 7 million gaming headsets worldwide.
Join the global #HyperXFamily at facebook.com/hyperxcommunity, learn how
HyperX products can enhance your console experience and boost
performance for both you and your PC, console or mobile device at
hyperxgaming.com. Whatever your skill level, whatever genres you play,
we embrace all gaming enthusiasts everywhere with our core belief —
We’re All Gamers.
ESL is the world’s largest esports company. Founded in 2000, ESL has
been shaping the industry across the most popular video games with
numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile,
branded international leagues and tournaments such as ESL One, Intel®
Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League and other top tier stadium-size events,
as well as ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups and
matchmaking systems, defining the path from zero to hero as short as
possible. With offices all over the world, ESL is leading esports
forward on a global scale. ESL is a part of MTG, the leading
international digital entertainment group. (www.about.eslgaming.com)
Editor’s Note: For additional information or executive interviews,
please contact Mark Tekunoff, Kingston Technology Company, Inc. 17600
Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA USA 92708, 714-438-2791(Voice).
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