North American esports organisation Team Envy has announced its official PC, laptop, and monitor partner in the form of Predator, the gaming brand owned by Acer.
As part of the deal, Team Envy’s headquarters will be kitted out with laptops, desktops, and monitors from Predator’s line of gaming hardware.
Predator will also act as a jersey sponsor for Team Envy’s teams in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.
Geoff Moore, President and COO of Envy Gaming discussed the partnership: “Acer’s early support of the competitive esports scene and Envy’s long success as a professional gaming organization make a perfect match. We’re excited to kick off a partnership with Acer at a time where our Envy PUBG team just finished top three in the first stage of their season and our business is firing on all cylinders.”
Additionally, Team Envy will collaborate with Acer on a video series and activations that allow for fan engagement, starting with the ‘Predator After Party’ at the House of Blues on March 29th during PAX East.
Richard Black, Vice President of Marketing at Acer added:“The Predator gaming line is designed to give players a competitive edge over opponents. With premium speed and graphics at their fingertips, Team Envy’s players will have industry-leading systems to best support their expert training. Sharing a mutual passion for esports and innovation, Team Envy is an ideal partner for Acer. As we push the boundaries of what’s possible with technology, Team Envy strives to move the needle in what can be achieved in gameplay. We’re excited to join forces to bring competitive esports and training to new levels in performance and entertainment.”
Just yesterday, Team Envy was one of three Texas-based organisations to partner with GameStop. The organisation – and its Overwatch League franchise Dallas Fuel – will work with GameStop on clinics aimed at aspiring professional players. It’s also partnered with Jack In The Box, Monster Energy, CORSAIR, Twitch, and SCUF Gaming.
Esports Insider says: Team Envy is the first American team to be sponsored by Predator, seemingly signifying a change in Acer’s strategy in esports. This is the second partnership announcement in as many days for Team Envy so they’ve obviously been busy behind the scenes – this seems like a good deal for them!