Razer continues to use the growing popularity of pro video gaming to push its many hardcore game accessories, including its headsets. This week, Razer announced a two-year sponsorship deal with KSV, which has a number of well known eSports teams competing in a variety of games and tournaments.
KSV was originally founded by Kevin Chou and Kent Wakeford, who also co-founded the mobile game developer Kabam. Razer’s sponsorship deal will extend to all of KSV’s teams, which compete in tournaments for games like League of Legends, Heroes of the Storm, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and Overwatch. In addition to Razer’s headsets, those teams will also be able to get access to the company’s many mice, keyboards, and mice pads for their tournaments. Razer will also give those teams an unspecified amount of money to help fund the cost of team member salaries, among other things.
VentureBeat reports that KSV team members will offer feedback and advice to Razer to help improve its gaming accessories for future product releases. Razer also plans to release a series of videos that will promote KSV teams and team members. One of KSV’s eSports teams is Seoul Dynasty. It is currently competing in the first season of Blizzard’s Overwatch League, which is the first major global eSports league with city-based teams. Other KSV teams include its Heroes of the Storm team, previously known as MVP Black, who were named as the Global Champions at BlizzCon 2017. Its League of Legends team, formerly known as Samsung Galaxy, won the 2017 League of Legends World Championship. Finally, its PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds players occupy the top four ranks on the game’s Korea/Japan server.