The logo of the Pittsburgh Knights, the city’s esports franchise, is displayed on the video board inside Heinz Field.
The Pittsburgh Knights, an esports organization that includes the Pittsburgh Steelers as a partner, received official sponsorship Monday from HyperX, a leader in the professional video game industry.
HyperX will provide the Knights with gaming headsets, keyboards, mousepads and internal memory products, the company said in a news release.
“The Pittsburgh Knights are very happy to become part of the HyperX family,” Knights president James O’Connor said. “Their headsets and gaming gear are of the highest quality and will give us a real advantage in practice and during tournaments.”
The Knights are members of three professional esports leagues and compete in tournaments involving video games such as Fortnite. The Knights were formed in 2017 and in December landed the Steelers as a partner.
Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is an avid gamer, and he signed with HyperX as a brand ambassador last year.
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