Tournament organizer FACEIT and peripherals company HyperX have signed a sponsorship deal for the upcoming Esports Championship Series (ECS). HyperX will act as the official sponsor for ECS 2019, continuing a successful sponsorship cooperation that started last year.
Peripherals for ECS Seasons 7 and 8
The ECS Seasons 7 and 8 will see HyperX deliver keyboards, mice, mouse pads, DRAM, and SSD as sponsorship peripherals. The two companies will also collaborate on a special HyperX segment at the end of each game. Dubbed “Xfactor Play of the Game,” this sideshow will see ECS broadcast talent discussing the best play of the match.
“We’re delighted to partner with HyperX once again,” said FACEIT Co-Founder and Chief Business Officer Michele Attisani. “The team shares the same passion we do for developing the esports scene from the community and grassroots upwards.”
The two companies first started working together during the last year’s FACEIT London Major, where HyperX also took on the role of official sponsor.
FACEIT’s ECS keeps growing
Launched in 2015, the Esports Championship Series is the industry’s largest CS:GO league that’s funded by a non-publisher entity. The competition is currently in its seventh season, with pre-qualifiers and qualifiers already finished. The culmination for the series will take place June 8 and 9 in Wembley, London and will feature a prize pool of $500,000.
The HyperX deal follows the recently signed Pinnacle partnership with FACEIT, which welcomed the online betting operator as the official betting company for the event. Then, YouTube is the exclusive home of the series, a partnership that has been going since Season 4.
Ultimately, it comes as no surprise to see major industry players joining as sponsors. The ECS Season 6 Finals, for example, was officially the most-watched CS:GO live stream ever on YouTube. The full broadcast saw a total of 3.2 million hours of total watch time. The Finals accounted for 2.4 million of that.
Tickets for the upcoming ECS Season 7 can be found here.