HyperX becomes a Global Founding Partner for Riot Games’ VALORANT Champions Tour
The multi-year sponsorship will see HyperX become the official supplier of Gaming Keyboards, Mice and Mousepads with Riot Games
HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc, announced today they are to become a founding partner of Riot Games’ Valorant Champions Tour. The deal will see HyperX become the official sponsor for gaming keyboards, mice and mousepads.
“We’re excited to welcome our newest partner to the VCT. HyperX joins us as the Official Keyboard, Mouse, and Mousepad Partner of the VALORANT Champions Tour,” said Naz Aletaha, Head of Global Esports Partnerships and Business Development at Riot Games. “We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome them and have their amazing products supporting our event in Reykjavik and beyond.“
VALORANT quickly established itself as the fastest-growing esport of 2020. To support the competitive scene, Riot Games launched the VALORANT Champions Tour, a year-long, global circuit featuring three levels of competition: Challengers, Masters, and Champions. Teams compete through regional Challengers events, then qualify into international Masters events, with the goal to earn a spot at Champions. In this two-week-long tournament, one team will be crowned the VALORANT Global Champion. The season-long competition tour will feature competitions in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Riot Games’ Valorant Champions Tour”, said Jessany Van’t Hoff, Head of Global Gaming Partnerships, HyperX. “ In almost two years, VALORANT has amassed a huge community and has now evolved into a global esport tournament. For over a decade, HyperX has sponsored pro esports teams and tournaments. Our experience and knowledge have become embedded into the development of our award-winning line up of gaming peripherals, including the Alloy gaming keyboards and Pulsefire gaming mice. We are excited to continue this tradition and ensure all players play better with HyperX”.
HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. HyperX’s mission for almost 20 years has been to develop gaming products for all types of gamers. Initially creating only high-speed memory and solid-state drives, HyperX has expanded its offering to include; headsets, keyboards, mice, microphones, charging accessories, USB flash drives, and mouse pads. The award-winning HyperX brand is known for consistently designing products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. It is this reputation that has made HyperX the choice of celebrity ambassadors, pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide by consistently meeting the most stringent product specifications with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 75 million memory modules, 15 million gaming
About Riot Games
Riot Games was founded in 2006 to develop, publish, and support the most player-focused games in the world. In 2009, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, to worldwide acclaim. League has gone on to be the most-played PC game in the world and a key driver of the explosive growth of esports.
As League enters its second decade, Riot continues to evolve the game while delivering new experiences to players with VALORANT, Legends of Runeterra, Teamfight Tactics, League of Legends: Wild Rift, and multiple work-in-progress titles, while exploring the world of Runeterra through multimedia projects across music, comic books, TV, and more. Founded by Brandon Beck and Marc Merrill, Riot is headquartered in Los Angeles, California, and has 2,500+ Rioters in 20+ offices worldwide.