HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, announced that it will become a founding partner of Riot Games’ Valorant Champions Tour. The deal will see HyperX become the official sponsor for gaming keyboard, mice and mouse pads.
“We’re excited to welcome our newest partner to the VCT. HyperX joins us as the Official Keyboard, Mouse, and Mousepad Partner of the VALORANT Champions Tour. We couldn’t be more thrilled to welcome them and have their amazing products supporting our event in Reykjavik and beyond,” said Riot Games head of Global Esports Partnerships and Business Development Naz Aletaha.
Valorant quickly established itself as the fastest-growing esport of 2020. To support the competitive scene, Riot Games launched the Valorant Champions Tour, a year-long, global circuit featuring three levels of competition: Challengers, Masters and Champions.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Riot Games’ VALORANT Champions Tour. In almost two years, VALORANT has amassed a huge community and has now evolved into a global esports tournament. For over a decade, HyperX has sponsored pro esports teams and tournaments. Our experience and knowledge have become embedded into the development of our award-winning line up of gaming peripherals, including the Alloy gaming keyboards and Pulsefire gaming mice. We are excited to continue this tradition and ensure all players play better with HyperX,” said HyperX head of global gaming partnerships Jessany Van’t Hoff.
Teams compete through regional challengers events, then qualify into international Masters events, with the goal to earn a spot at Champions. In this two-week long tournament, one team will be crowned the Valorant Global Champion. The season-long tour will feature competitions in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia.