North American esports organisation NRG Esports has entered a partnership with Qualcomm.
The deal will involve the entirety of the organisation and the teams that it fields, but emphasis will be placed on mobile esports. NRG Esports competes in the North American Clash Royale League.
Announcing NRG x @Qualcomm.
Industry leading players fueled by the world’s best mobile gaming hardware.
— NRG (@NRGgg) October 18, 2018
The partnership not only involves the use of the ASUS ROG Phone, Qualcomm will act as a jersey sponsor for the organisation.
Brett Lautenbach, President of NRG Esports commented in a statement: “The rise of mobile esports over the past few years has been incredible to watch. With our recent participation in the Clash Royale League, now was the time for NRG Esports to find a premiere partner to bring first in class quality to our players. We’re thrilled for all of the exciting content and activations we’ll be creating with Quallcom and ASUS ROG.”
NRG Esports’ mobile esports competitors will all use the newly-announced ASUS ROG Phone for training purposes as part of the partnership. The device uses Snapdragon 845, a mobile platform that is said to optimise the phone for performance and battery life.
Don McGuire, Vice President of Global Product Marketing at Qualcomm added: “Our Snapdragon 845 Mobile Platform is optimized premium performance, efficient battery life and delivers superior gameplay, speed and console-quality graphics. We’re excited to bring together the gamer-trusted ASUS ROG Phone alongside our high-performance graphics software optimizations to pack the ultimate power for NRG teams while training and in the esports arena.”
NRG Esports is also partnered with EventsDC, Logitech G, Twitch, Sony Crackle, Nighthawk Pro Gaming, Enjin Coin, OPSEAT, and Cal Esports.
Esports Insider says: We expect to see more and more of these sponsorships to come through with the emergence of mobile esports. NRG Esports is a prominent organisation that makes regular content focusing on its Clash Royale team so, alongside this partnership, it’s clear that mobile esports is a key area that the organisation is concentrating on for the future.