ESP Gaming has brought on Avira as the exclusive cyber-security and gaming optimization partner of World Showdown of Esports‘ fifth event, taking place on March 30th-31st.
WSOE 5 marks the return of Hearthstone to the tournament series, with defending champion Jacinta “Jia” Dee facing off against four female competitors.
Richard Blankenship, Co-founder and Senior Vice President of Business Development at ESP Gaming commented on the deal: “WSOE is excited to introduce Avira as a partner for WSOE 5. Cyber security is an integral part of the esports industry. Avira, a leading security software provider for gamers, is a natural partner for WSOE as we continue to offer our fans the best and most secure experiences in esports.”
Avira will be featured in-studio throughout the event and during the broadcast. The security software company is currently offering trials to WSOE fans for software that’s aimed at gamers: Phantom VPN Pro and System Speedup Pro.
Travis Witteveen, CEO of Avira added: “As a WSOE sponsor and as a security developer, Avira is pleased to make gaming more secure and more exciting. Our goal is to help gamers squeeze more action into every second of their limited gaming time, prevent others from spying on them, and create an open, secure pathway to gaming action anywhere around the globe.”
WSOE 5 will be the first event in which the series has seen the return of a title. It all kicked off with the PUBG Pan-Continental, with WSOE 1 on Dota 2 following shortly after. WSOE 2, 3, and 4 took place on Hearthstone, Fortnite, and Rocket League respectively.
Esports Insider says: It’s interesting to see the approach WSOE has taken to a title returning to the series. There are obviously some brilliant female Hearthstone players so it’s great to see them receive the focus at what could be a fairly popular event.