Gaming chair maker Secretlab has today announced a partnership with PGL, the global tournament operator best known for organising major Dota 2 and Counter Strike: Global Offensive events.
The terms of the deal will see PGL tournament participants and stream casters equipped with Secretlab’s chairs for both training and official matches. This partnership will kick off with this month’s Dota 2 Bucharest Major and PGL’s first large-scale PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Spring Invitational.
Ian Alexander, Secretlab’s Co-founder and Managing Director commented: “Being former competitive Starcraft II gamers ourselves, nothing comes close to the thrill and rush of excitement at these major tournaments. I first took notice of PGL during the Manila Major—their production quality is second to none and partnering with them was a no-brainer as we continue our support for e-sports around the world. From today, we will provide their tournament players and casters with the best chairs they’ve ever sat in.”
PGL CEO Silviu Storie noted: “We at PGL understand the importance of well-engineered
gaming chairs, both from our own experiences as producers behind the scenes and from
interacting with pro-players every day. We are fortunate to have a friend and a partner in
Secretlab, who, like us, share the vision that to obtain incredible performances, you need the proper support.”
This month’s Dota 2 Bucharest Major 2018 will see the top 16 Dota 2 teams in the world face off for a share of a $1 million prize pool, as well as qualification points for this year’s edition of The International. The group stages will run from March 4-7th, while the main event will be held from March 9-11th at the Polyvalent Hall. The PGL PUBG Spring Invitational will take place not long after, on March 22-25th and will have a prize pool of $100,000 as 16 of some of the top teams globally compete.
Esports Insider says: We love a comfy gaming chair, and whilst we’ve not tried SecretLabs’ out for ourselves they look the business. Good to see another logical partnership formed in esports, and best of luck to all teams taking part in PGL’s tournaments.