FREMONT, CA — June 14, 2018 - CORSAIR®, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced a major new partnership with Clutch Gaming, a professional esports organization with a team in the North American League of Legends Championship Series. Clutch Gaming is the first venture into the world of esports by Tilman Fertitta, the owner of the Houston Rockets of the NBA, an American basketball team with an enormous international presence and a championship pedigree.
Clutch Gaming, a brand-new team to the NA LCS in 2018, has already tasted success by placing 4th in the 2018 Spring Split, setting them up for a chance to make the 2018 League of Legends World Championship in South Korea. Clutch Gaming is innovating in the esports space by bringing the same empirical, analytics-based performance approach the Rockets use to the world of esports. The ability to analyze player performance beyond the skin-deep views of what public perception allows them to drill deeper into analysis that goes way beyond GPM (Gold per minute) or KDA (Kill/Death/Assist Ratio).
CORSAIR will be equipping Clutch Gaming with CORSAIR keyboards, mice, headsets, mousepads, and CORSAIR ONE PCs. The partnership also extends to product and technology development, with CORSAIR and Clutch Gaming collaborating to revolutionize the impact technology and statistics have on esports competition and working on creating customized solutions for professional esports.
"Partnering with an organization as innovative as Clutch Gaming means a lot to CORSAIR," said Lauren Premo, Director of Gaming Marketing at CORSAIR. "Clutch Gaming has made amazing strides in the NA LCS already in just their first split, and the level of professionalism and innovation matches our own ambitions in the esports space. We truly believe this partnership will be a great benefit to both companies long term as we push each other into new frontiers."
“We were blown away with the level of sophistication CORSAIR brings, along with the dedication they show in improving their product lines,” said Sebastian Park, Vice President of esports for Clutch Gaming. “Evolution is a necessity in esports as it is in any industry, and the management and development teams at CORSAIR embody this belief. Each iteration of CORSAIR’s products are an improvement upon the last, making sure our professional gamers and their fans will have access to the best peripherals on the market. CORSAIR’s consistency and approach to excellence mirrors the beliefs imbued into Clutch Gaming by Tilman Fertitta and his family. We’re excited to launch this partnership with CORSAIR.”