CORSAIR®, a world leader in high-performance gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced its partnership with Ubisoft as the premier sponsor of Ubisoft Collegiate Esports, the publisher’s first proprietary collegiate esports league. The new league will kick off with Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Siege, as registered school esports teams from across North America compete in a variety of local and cross-continent programs. CORSAIR also currently sponsors the Rainbow Six Pro League, as well as two major tournaments – the Six Invitational 2020 and the Six Major.
One team per school can also be nominated to participate in the Rainbow Six Collegiate championship, with the chance to compete for $30k in prizing and a selection of PC hardware prizes furnished by CORSAIR, including a cutting-edge gaming PC from Origin PC and high-performance peripherals such as the K70 RGB MK.2 Mechanical Gaming Keyboard and HS50 PRO STEREO Gaming Headset.
“The esports world has seen an unprecedented boom this year, and we’re excited to sponsor a league that allows collegiate esports athletes to leverage their passion for gaming to support their higher education,”Lauren Premo, Director of Gaming Marketing at CORSAIR.
“In partnership with CORSAIR, we’re excited to launch the official Ubisoft Collegiate Esports program, focused on the Rainbow Six Collegiate Championship for the 2020 academic year. A vibrant grassroots community is core to any healthy esport ecosystem, and we see collegiate esports as an important stepping stone on the path to going pro.”Che Chou, Senior Director of Esports at Ubisoft.