2017 Brand Update: 5 Endemic Brand Deals
TNL Take: 2017 is firing on all cylinders across the eSports ecosystem and looks like 2016's 50+ Non-Endemic Brand Deals could easily be broken this year.
I don't normally cover Endemic Brands however 5 deals - and some are big deals at that- in the first 3 weeks of the year requires some attention.
/01 DELL PARTNERS WITH ELEAGUE
Dell is now the Exclusive PC hardware provider for ELEAGUE, which will use the Alienware Aurora with Dell 24-inch 144Hz gaming monitor during competitive play.
/02 CELTICS'S JEREBKO'S ESPORTS TEAM BECOMES THE "5-HOUR ENERGY OVERWATCH TEAM"
Looks like he'll have some help with the electric bills.
Not only is 5-Hour Energy sponsoring the full Detroit Renegades roster of teams, which includes Counter-Strike and Smash, their Overwatch team will now be called "The Detroit Renegades 5-Hour Energy Overwatch Team"
/03 ASUS ROG SPONSORS ECHO FOX
Nothing is going to slow Rick Fox down.
Fox's eSports team Echo Fox landed a PC hardware partner with ASUS ROG's (Republic of Gamers) line of of products.
It's a multi-year deal and becomes Echo Fox's 7th Sponsor - although it looks like the Gemini deal is no longer active.
/04 COUNTER LOGIC GAMING SPONSORED BY CORSAIR
CORSAIR will be the exclusive provider of PC and Console hardware like keyboards, mice, and headsets for Counter Logic Gaming.
/05 GFUEL PARTNERS WITH ELEAGUE
GFUEL partners with ELEAGUE to become the official Energy Drink and also gets naming rights to the studio which will be renamed GFUEL ELEAGUE Arena.