Indian organization Global Esports announced that it has partnered with Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software, and systems for this year’s Overwatch World Cup.
As part of the agreement, Razer will be the official gaming equipment sponsor of Team Singapore and Team India during the Overwatch World Cup, which takes place in Anaheim, California, on November 1 and 2, 2019.
“It has always been our objective to develop esports in the region,” explained the Global Esports Director at Razer, David Tse. “Through this partnership, we hope to provide the necessary support that gamers need and ensure that the teams are equipped with the best peripherals for an outstanding competition experience.”
Earlier this year, Blizzard revealed that it would only provide “full support for round-trip airfares, ground transportation, and double-occupancy hotel accommodations” for the top 10 teams from last year’s Overwatch World Cup. The top ten teams from last year’s event include Australia, Canada, China, Finland, France, South Korea, Sweden, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
This adjustment has led several organizations from around the world to drop out of the Overwatch World Cup competition. Meanwhile, other teams that lacked funding went on a hunt for sponsors and support from the community to attend the event in California and compete.
Global Esports co-founder Dr. Rushindra Sinha said the company is extremely excited to work with “one of the best in the industry,” and that they hope this agreement will be the start of a long-lasting relationship between the two companies.
In August 2019, Global Esports announced that it had closed a multi-million dollar seed funding round, although the amount of capital raised during the round was undisclosed. The round was funded by Venture Catalysts, a seed and angel investing firm based in India, and will be used to help the organization “explore its potential and opportunities” with guidance from the firm.
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