Taipei, Taiwan – July 26, 2018 – HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, today announce to be the official peripheral sponsor of Blizzard Korea StarCraft League (KSL) and together celebrating the monumental gaming collaboration and 20th anniversary of StarCraft.
The tournament starts with offline battles from July 19 and HyperX is ready to support the best in class gaming headsets, keyboards and mice for all the elite players. HyperX Cloud series gaming headsets provide excellent sound quality with immersivegaming experience. Alloy series mechanical gaming keyboards provide sturdy control, helping players stay accurate and on point. Featured Pixart sensors and Omron switches, HyperX gaming mice will provide players with improved accuracy and supreme confidence in the inputs.
StarCraft, originally released in 1998, is one of the first computer games to be played competitively online by a significant amount of players. In celebration of 20th of StarCraft, Blizzard launched The Korea StarCraft League, which will be the first time Blizzard has self-owned tournament for StarCraft.
“StarCraft has been the most well-known game through the decades,” said Susan Yang, Marketing Director, APAC Region, HyperX. “By supporting the players premium gaming peripherals, HyperX aims to help players bring out their best game. Working together with Blizzard, we look forward to bringing the fun of classic real-time strategy game to new generation of gamers.”
StarCraft EN: https://www.twitch.tv/starcraft
StarCraft KR: https://www.twitch.tv/starcraft_kr
Matches will be broadcasted every week on Thursday and Friday, 19:00 KST. English coverage will be provided by Artosis and Tasteless with Korean commentary done by KCM, Zeus, and trOt.
About Korea StarCraft League
Korea StarCraft League will become Blizzard’s flagship esports tournament for the beloved real-time strategy game, which has been viewed by millions around the world across nearly two decades and considered by many to represent the pinnacle of esports competition. Korea StarCraft League will begin with registrations opening today and online qualifiers starting June 28. Korea StarCraft League will consist of two separate seasons in 2018, with a total prize pool of KRW 160 million (around $150,000 USD). Anyone who wishes to compete in the tournament is welcome to register, but competitors must be present in Seoul for the offline qualifiers on July 1 to advance further in the tournament. The top 16 players to emerge from the offline qualifiers will advance to the main rounds to compete for the championship.
Starting with the round of 16, all KSL matches will be broadcast live in front of spectators. Details about the venue will be revealed at a later day. All Korean StarCraft League matches will be streamed exclusively on Blizzard Entertainment’s Twitch channels in both Korean and English.
HyperX was born from Kingston Technology, the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, and power users with high-performance components. For 15 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for gamers – high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, USB flash drives, and mouse pads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand has carved its name atop the leaderboard by consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 5 million headsets worldwide.
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