Australian fighting game esports league CouchWarriors League has named audio peripherals manufacturer ASTRO Gaming as its exclusive headset partner for the 2021-2022 season.
As a result of the partnership deal, the league will be equipped with ASTRO headsets for its events, prizes and commentators.
Daniel Chlebowczyk, Director of Events Engine — CouchWarriors League’s partnership manager company, spoke on the partnership in a release: “The passion and vibrancy of the fighting game scene calls for an equally passionate partner for the CouchWarriors League and we’re thrilled to have ASTRO on board, supporting the players and tournament organisers in the scene.
“We’re excited for what the partnership will bring to all our events from local live tournaments nationwide, to our regular online tournaments and major events like BAM. The pedigree and dedication to fighting games by ASTRO worldwide is unmatched.”
In addition to providing its products, ASTRO Gaming will become a presenting partner of the league’s major event, Battle Arena Melbourne (BAM), which is set to take place in May 2022.
Daniel Hall, Senior Category Portfolio Manager at Logitech G and ASTRO Gaming Australia, added: “We are incredibly excited at ASTRO Gaming as a major supporter of fighting game esports globally, having sponsored major events including EVO World Championships, CEO and Combo Breaker.
“BAM is the equivalent major event on the Australian calendar having hosted thousands of competitors and world tours. As part of CouchWarriors League, we look forward to being part of the year-round hype and energy of the fighting game scene.”
CouchWarriors League is one of Australia’s largest esports leagues for Fighting Game Community (FGC) titles such as Street Fighter V, Tekken 7 and Super Smash Bros Ultimate. The league hosts live events in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide, along with online tournament broadcasts.
According to the release, the CouchWarriors series has been ‘an anchor’ for the fighting game community for nearly 15 years and includes grassroots play from casual matches to major tournaments.
Esports Insider says: ASTRO Gaming has been involved in the fighting games esports scene for years, therefore it doesn’t come as a surprise to see the brand partner with FGC’s premier league in Australia. The company has also recently extended its roster of partners with Japanese esports organisation Rush Gaming and New York-based esports organisation Andbox.