EPOS and ESL sign a two-year partnership for the ESL ANZ Champs

Published: Mar 4, 2021 - Last Updated: Jan 19, 2023

EPOS, the premium audio device company has partnered with ESL Gaming Australia, the local division of the world’s largest esports company. As part of their two-year agreement, EPOS will become the Official Audio Partner of the ESL ANZ Champs.

The partnership

As the Official Audio Partner of the ESL ANZ Champs, EPOS will provide a range of premium audio peripherals used on set by the talents during the ESL ANZ Champs broadcasts each week. You can see the talent on display with EPOS devices as they compete in CS:GO (Counter-Strike: Global Offensive) and SC2 (StarCraft 2) live each week on Twitch.

ESL Gaming is the world’s largest esports organisations in the world. The company runs major, branded international leagues and tournaments under the ESL Pro Tour, including ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, DreamHack Masters, and the ESL Pro League.


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Comments from the companies

James Fletcher, Product Manager at ESL spoke about the partnership in their press release:

“We are excited to bring EPOS on board as the Official Audio Partner and look forward to highlighting excellence in audio through their range of products each week on the ANZ Champs broadcast. Whether it’s hearing where a footstep came from in CS:GO, or noticing a sound cue in StarCraft 2, audio has always been a critical component of success for professional players – having the right gear can mean the difference between winning and losing an important match.”

Maja Sand-Grimnitz, Head of Global Marketing at EPOS, also wrote:

“As a leading esports organization, ESL is an obvious partner for EPOS. Their focus on professionalism and performance make them a perfect match for us. Dedication to premium audio is in our DNA and being able to realize this through this partnership is exciting for EPOS’ ambitions to bring the power of audio to all gamers.”

Graeme Du Toit, Head of Sales & Marketing at ESL added:

“Outside of s-tier audio, a big focus for us this year is to give the audience an authentic look behind the scenes. EPOS is helping us to do this by enabling two new segments. The first is a team comms segment, to highlight what happens during key moments throughout the league and the second is a technical pause segment, where our talent will take a step back from the match itself; speak to what’s happening in the server, and chat to the audience.”

Other announcements from ESL Australia

This announcement comes hot on the heels of another major shake up at ESL Gaming Australia. Yesterday, March 3rd, the organisation announced that they had promoted Josh Inman to the position of General Manager of ESL Australia. The former General Manager, Tomas Rossel will become the Director of Asia-Pacific Japan, focusing on supporting management across Australia and Asia.

This is great news for the ESL ANZ Champs who will now have access to some of the best headphones on the market and for EPOS, who now have the support of one of the most popular esports organisations in the world. This two-year partnership will begin in earnest on the 8th of March when the ESL ANZ Champs broadcast their first match on the ESL Australia Twitch channel.

Andrew Boggs

Since: September 11, 2020

Andrew is a Northern Ireland based journalist with a passion for video games. His latest hobby is watching people speedrun Super Mario 64 and realising how bad he is at platformers.

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