The Saint Louis Science Center has named gaming peripherals brand HyperX as a founding sponsor of its esports programme.
As a result of the deal, the brand will provide peripherals to players alongside presenting demonstrations related to its gaming equipment.
The programme launched by the Science Center is said to ‘encourage and support all gamers’ by giving them access to esports. By utilising science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics, it aims to provide members of the programme with the skills required to build a career in the industry.
Pat Williams, Chief Institutional Advancement Officer of the Saint Louis Science Center, spoke on the sponsorship in a release: “The Science Center is grateful for collaborations like this that help us to deliver our mission to ignite and sustain lifelong science and technology learning.
“HyperX’s support of the esports programme will be key in ensuring we provide a fun, state-of-the-art, and educational experience for our guests and players.”
According to the release, the programme enables participants to improve a range of skills, such as critical thinking. So far, a number of competitions, esports camps, and free sessions have been hosted across Fortnite, Rocket League, and Super Smash Bros.
Wendy Lecot, Head of Strategic Alliances at HyperX, added: “Local community support and providing accessibility to a positive gaming environment is how we empower individuals to achieve their best. We’re delighted to support this programme with HyperX peripherals and to inspire the next generation of STEAM learners who share the love of gaming to learn about careers within the gaming industry.”
Esports Insider says: HyperX has often supported educational esports programmes. It’s great to see the brand join forces with the Science Center as it looks to combine esports and education.