Team Liquid launches Death Note-themed merchandise collection

Death Note x Team Liquid collection
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Multinational esports organisation Team Liquid has teamed up with manga publisher Viz Media to launch a collection of merchandise themed around popular anime series Death Note

The collection will be released later today (April 12th) and includes Death Note-inspired hoodies, t-shirts, hats, keycaps, and mouse mats.

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This isn’t the first time that Team Liquid has launched anime and manga-inspired merchandise. In 2021, the organisation released an apparel collaboration with Naruto Shippuden. Moreover, Team Liquid partnered with anime platform Crunchyroll in 2019. 

Exact details regarding merchandise pricing have yet to be revealed. However, Team Liquid did share via social media that the collection will be available in North America and Brazil.  

First created as a manga in 2003, Death Note went on to gain a popular anime adaptation in 2006. This popularity led to Netflix creating a live-action film adaption of the show in 2017. 

The Death Note-themed merchandise follows on from another esports and anime partnership. Earlier this week, Swiss esports organisation Team BDS secured a deal with My Hero Academia. Meanwhile, other popular animes such as Fullmetal Alchemist, Attack on Titan, One Piece and Dragon Ball have previously announced esports collaborations in recent years as stakeholders identify an overlap between anime and esports fanbases. 

Specifically Team Liquid announced that there will be two base keycap kits consisting of 104 keycaps, themed around one of the show’s main characters Ryuk, and 108 Death Note-inspired keycaps. The organisation noted that the keycaps will be compatible with ‘most standard 60%, 65%, TKL, 75% and Full-size keyboards’.

This year has seen Team Liquid look to bolster its partnership and commercial portfolio. This includes securing analytical deals with Shikenso and Loadout, Işıkcan Aysev joining as SVP of Commercial, and the organisation relaunching its fan loyalty platform.

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