Gaming seat specialist Secretlab has announced a new partnership with Mars Media and Disneyland Paris to become the official gaming seat for the currently running Dota 2 competition, MDL Disneyland Paris Major.
The Paris tournament has just kicked off, with 16 of the best Dota 2 teams in the world competing for their share of the $1,000,000 (~£759,000) prize pool and 15,000 Pro Circuit Points. The tournament sees the 16 teams split into four groups, with the top two from each group moving onto a double-elimination playoffs format.
All three parties have collaborated to co-design the Secretlab MDL Disneyland Paris Major Edition chair, which features the latest features and materials Secretlab has available. The co-branded, custom built gaming seats will be used by all players, casters and staff for the matches and training sessions during the course of the 9-day tournament.
On the partnership, Ian Alexander Ang, co-founder and CEO of Secretlab commented: “As the prestige of esports tournaments increase globally, so do the expectations of the overall quality of tournaments and the equipment being used. We’ve seen an increase in adoption of Secretlab chairs for premier tournaments, such as the MDL Disneyland Paris Major, to accommodate the world’s best esports professionals. We’re proud to support this groundbreaking tournament with our award-winning, ultra-comfortable chairs—giving these internationally-renowned, top Dota 2 players and casters the most magical sitting experience in Disneyland Paris so they can deliver and sustain their peak performances.”
CEO of Mars Media, Zhang Yu was also excited about the partnership: “With this lineup of the world’s best Dota 2 teams and players, combined with the excitement of the first Dota 2 Major in France, we needed to provide the best equipment to match the demands and expectations of these most-incredibly talented professionals. Secretlab was the only choice to partner with—their award-winning gaming seats provide unparalleled comfort and the best sitting experience, particularly as how hard-fought and long-drawn these top-tier Dota 2 matches can last.”
Similarly, Aymeric Magne, Director of Disneyland® Paris Event Group had this to say: “This is the first time we’re hosting a Dota 2 Major, and our first esports event since 2010. With Disneyland Paris set to grow into a major esports partner in Europe, it was important to partner with the leading gaming brands in the world who can provide and complement the spectacular experience we’re promising the top professionals and our visitors over these 9 days. Secretlab, for their internationally-acclaimed chairs and standing as a top gaming product company, just ticked all the boxes.”
Esports Insider says: They certainly don’t seem to be doing things by half-measures with the Disneyland Paris Major. This collaboration for the Dota 2 tourney is another positive step for Secretlab as they continue their push as a high-end manufacturer of gaming seats.