Ubisoft has announced a partnership with gaming brand HyperX (a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc.), which includes sponsorship of the Major competitions for Rainbow Six: Siege, such as this week's Six Invitational in Montreal - which Gamereactor will be attending - and the Six Major in Paris.
The co-operation between Ubisoft and HyperX first began in 2016 and the press release says they chose HyperX as its partner "because of the quality of gaming headsets and for being a significant member of the gaming community for over ten years."
"We are pleased to work alongside HyperX for the biggest Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six esports events this year," said Geoffroy Sardin, vice president of sales & marketing at Ubisoft EMEA. "This partnership shows the strong relationship built with HyperX since the early days of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege and the growing interest into the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six esports scene and related competitions."
"HyperX is pleased to partner with Ubisoft for the Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 2018 Majors," added Annie L. Gerard of HyperX global strategic marketing. "Competitors will playing at the highest level as they will be equipped with HyperX Cloud Revolver headsets, known for its wide soundstage and audio clarity. We look forward to being a part of the RB6 community and supporting its growth."
This is just the start of a new structure for Years 2018 to 2020 of Rainbow Six esports, featuring a revamped formula featuring two Majors - events where the best of the best battle it out for supremacy - as well as a Six Major in August, the first one happening in Paris. This will grant a $350,000 USD prize pool and feature 16 teams, just like the Six Invitational.
Is HyperX a good partner for these big events?