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  • Team Vitality has signed a multi-year partnership with CORSAIR, a gaming PC and hardware manufacturer.
  • Players will receive CORSAIR keyboards, mice, and other products, and will collaborate with CORSAIR to develop future products.
  • There are over 20 CORSAIR gaming computers already in use at V-Hive, the team’s Paris HQ, public gaming center, and co-working space.

France-headquartered Team Vitality has announced CORSAIR as its latest partner. As part of a multi-year deal, the gaming hardware manufacturer will supply Vitality players with mice, keyboards, and other products, while equipping both the V-Hive Paris HQ and training space at Stade De France. Financial terms were not disclosed.

“Being able to sign a multi-year agreement with such an esteemed brand proves once again the growth of our sector,” said Team Vitality CEO Nicolas Maurer, in a statement. “As esports viewership continues to rise, we are proud to be amongst the leaders pushing in this direction. We’ve been glad to work professionally with CORSAIR on an ambitious project for both parties, built around a complete and multi-faceted activation plan.”

CORSAIR joins current Team Vitality partners including adidas, Orange, Renault Sport, and gaming chair brand Quersus. Other teams using CORSAIR hardware include Invictus Gaming, Schalke 04 Esports, Team Secret, Method, and BIG (Berlin International Gaming), plus the brand also sponsors competitions including the DreamHack Masters.

The V-Hive complex in Paris features CORSAIR PCs and hardware that are available to the public as part of a PC bang/LAN Cafe. Interviewed on opening night, Maurer said monetization was second to brand awareness when it came to V-Hive. “There are a lot of ways to monetize this place: day-to-day PC bang, a lot of events, because it’s a place where we will do a lot of events with our partners and players,” he said.



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