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NRG Esports announced that they would be entering into a partnership with iBUYPOWER. iBUYPOWER will become the team’s official PC gaming patron. This endorsement also applies to NRG Esports’ subsidiary teams. This includes its teams on NRG as well as their Overwatch League team, the San Francisco Shock.
excited for this partnership to keep all our players 🔛🔝 pic.twitter.com/LCvbWGSCso
— NRG (@NRGgg) June 6, 2019
“We’re incredibly thrilled to welcome iBUYPOWER back into the esports team landscape,” said Brett Lautenbach, the President of NRG Esports. “As with any competitive facet, fine-tuning player equipment for maximum performance is a significant priority, with iBUYPOWER, our players will get the most from their hardware—and that’s a good feeling.”
NRG Esports currently has teams in Apex Legends, CS:GO, Clash Royale, Fortnite, Rocket League, and more. It also has other patrons like OPSeat, Qualcomm, Sennheiser, and more.
“It’s exciting to be back in the competitive scene,” said Darren Su, Vice President of iBUYPOWER. “Not only do we believe in the skill and hard work to win, but to have the latest and greatest hardware.”
The Gaming PC company used to have its own set of competitive esports teams. The Rocket League team belonging to iBUYPOWER no longer exists after it was sold to G2 Esports. However, their former Counter-Strike: Global Offensive roster is notorious for the North American match fixing scandal.
This occurred in 2015 where Sam “DaZeD” marine, Braxton “swag” Pierce, Keven “AZK” Lariviere, and Josh “steel” Nissan threw the match on purpose. The team bet on themselves to lose the match, but this matter was exposed by Richard Lewis and the owners of CSGO Lounge. In July of 2017, the ex-iBUYPOWER roster was later unbanned from ESL and ESEA events.
No statement has been given about how NRG Esports will promote the partnership with iBUYPOWER. Have you ever used an iBUYPOWER gaming computer? What did you think?
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Ethan Chen is a writer with over 3 years of experience covering esports, gaming, and business.