HyperX, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., and top eSports organization SK Gaming, who recently dominated the eSports Championship Series 2017, are celebrating a 10-year anniversary this year – one of the longest partnerships in eSports history. The epic milestone marks a significant anniversary for both organizations. Both have more reasons to celebrate, HyperX turns 15 years old and SK Gaming commemorates 20 years of competitive gaming.
“It is the blueprint of a mutually beneficial partnership. HyperX provides our players with high-quality memory and peripherals, and over the years we gave valuable input for the development of HyperX eSports gaming gear,” said Alexander Müller, SK Gaming’s managing director. “We were one of the first teams to be sponsored by HyperX. They not only have supplied us with high speed memory and SSDs, but now our teams proudly bring into action HyperX FPS Alloy keyboards and Fury S mousepads in the biggest tournaments around the world.”
After ten successful years together, both organizations have become synonymous brands within the eSports community, with both looking forward to the next decade of eSports excellence.
“Ten years is a major achievement in the gaming industry to be working together and we highly value the collaboration and passion SK Gaming continually brings to the table,” said Ben Malka, eSports and communities manager, HyperX EMEA. “We’ve been supporting each other since the early days of eSports and we look forward to continuing the relationship well into the future, while wishing them success for the remaining 2017 tournament schedule.”
“It takes a very special partnership to last 10 years in a fast-paced market such as eSports,” adds Müller. “HyperX and SK Gaming have been a perfect fit right from the start, and I am convinced that we will celebrate more anniversaries together.”
About SK Gaming
SK Gaming is a leading eSports organization and one of the world’s most recognized brands in competitive video gaming. Founded in 1997, Schroet Kommando has grown from a passionate group of friends into a successful eSports business with offices in Cologne, Germany, and Los Angeles, California.
In the past two decades, SK Gaming managed to win more than 60 major championship titles and millions in prize money earnings across a variety of disciplines. SK dominated several eSports titles with the legendary Swedish Counter-Strike team, Quake superstar rapha, the FIFA twins, its long-standing Warcraft III division or the Brazilian Global Offensive heroes of today, among others. Along the way, SK developed some of the most iconic personalities in eSports history and pioneered the industry on multiple frontiers, both as an ambitious competitor and an innovative business.
The HyperX gaming division was born from 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.
Join the global #HyperXFamily at facebook.com/hyperxcommunity, and learn how HyperX products can enhance your console experience and boost performance for both you and your PC 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.
Source: Press release