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Acer expands Envy Gaming partnership

North American esports organisation Envy Gaming has renewed and expanded its partnership with gaming product developer Acer.

The new agreement will see Acer outfit all of the esports organisation’s competitive teams with Predator Gaming hardware. This includes Envy’s Call of Duty League franchise Dallas Empire, its Overwatch League team Dallas Fuel, and rosters competing under the Team Envy banner.

Image credit: Envy Gaming (via twitter)

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Predator’s gaming hardware will also be used by staff in the Predator Gaming Lounge, which is situated at the organisation’s 21,000-square-foot headquarters and practice facility in Dallas. 

“Acer and the Predator gaming brand have been heavily invested in esports and we’ve both enjoyed the successes of our partnership since first working with them in 2019,” commented Shay Butler, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Envy Gaming. “We have a reputation for giving the best to our players, and providing the right equipment is an important part of that. Partnering with Predator allows our teams to compete at the highest level.”

Acer will also serve as the presenting sponsor of the Envy Foundation Esports in Education Grant Program. The Envy Foundation is a non-profit organisation that was launched by Envy Gaming earlier this month. According to the release, the project is dedicated to ‘bringing communities together through gaming initiatives’, one of which being the Esports in Education Grant Program.

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Specifically, this programme will help fund underserved schools in Texas that are launching or growing esports initiatives, with grant applications launching this summer.

“We’ve seen great growth in our content and the strength of the Predator gaming brand through our esports partnership with Envy the past two years,” added Richard Black, Vice President of Marketing at Acer. “We can’t wait to continue expanding our esports ecosystem with new products and support of organisations like Envy that are dedicated to helping people reach their potential in gaming.”

Esports Insider says: It’s always positive to see brands not only renew partnerships, but expand on them. Acer’s expansion will hopefully help bolster Envy’s efforts to develop Texas’ esports sector. Moreover, the renewal sees Envy Gaming keep a reputable partner.

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