HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., today announced sponsorship of the Ubisoft® Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® 2018 Majors. HyperX is the official and exclusive headset partner for the two largest events of 2018 on the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six scene, the Six Invitational 2018 in Montreal, and the Six Major Paris.
The Rainbow Six esports scene is growing globally and Ubisoft chose HyperX because of its gaming headset quality and significant support and involvement the gaming community for over ten years. The cooperation between Ubisoft and HyperX began in 2016.
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“We are pleased to work alongside HyperX for the biggest Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six esports events this year”, said Geoffroy Sardin, vice president sales & marketing Ubisoft EMEA. “This partnership shows the strong relationship built with HyperX since the early days of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege and the growing interest into the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six esports scene and related competitions.”
Ubisoft announced a new format for the 2018-2020 Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six esports scene. The revamped formula features two Majors, events where the most intense Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege action unfolds. In addition to the Six Invitational each February, a “Six Major” tournament will take place in August. As a first edition, the Six Paris Major will take place in Paris on August 2018. The Six Paris Major and the Six Invitational will grant respectively $350,000 and $500,000 prize pools, both events will feature 16 teams from all over the world. HyperX is the exclusive gaming headset partner for the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 2018 Majors.
“HyperX is pleased to partner with Ubisoft for the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 2018 Majors,” said Annie L. Gerard, HyperX global strategic marketing. “Competitors will playing at the highest level as they will be equipped with HyperX Cloud Revolver headsets, known for its wide soundstage and audio clarity. We look forward to being a part of the RB6 community and supporting its growth.”
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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, and power users with high-performance components. For 15 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for gamers – high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, USB flash drives, and mouse pads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand has carved its name atop the leaderboard by consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of 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 4 million headsets worldwide.
About Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
Inspired by real-world counter-terrorist organizations, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege puts players in the middle of lethal close-quarter confrontations. For the first time in a Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six game, players will engage in sieges, a new style of assault where enemies have the means to transform their environments into modern strongholds while Rainbow Six teams lead the assault to breach the enemy’s position. Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege gives players unprecedented control over their ability to fortify their position by reinforcing walls and floors, using barbed wire and deployable shields, laying mines and more, or to breach the enemies’ position using observation drones, setting charges, rappelling and more. The fast pace and uniqueness of each siege sets a new bar for intense firefights, strategic gameplay and competitive gaming.
Ubisoft is a leading creator, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and services, with a rich portfolio of world-renowned brands, including Assassin’s Creed, Just Dance, and Tom Clancy’s video game series, Rayman, Far Cry and Watch Dogs. The teams throughout Ubisoft’s worldwide network of studios and business offices are committed to delivering original and memorable gaming experiences across all popular platforms, including consoles, mobile phones, tablets and PCs. For the 2016–17 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of €1,460 million. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com.
Source: Press release