The League of Legends Championship kicked off this week, and already Riot Games had yet another major sponsor announce a new partnership for esports events. Secretlab joins other parties including MasterCard and Alienware. All this and more, in this week’s esports roundup.
Milwaukee university varsity esports team
Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisc., announced plans to launch a varsity esports team in fall 2019. As reported by SI, this esports team will function much like other sports covered by the university. Tryouts will be held, a coach appointed to manage the squad, and practice sessions will be carried out on campus.
The university has supported esports with a club team and now the institute plans to use this new varsity team to represent Milwaukee at esports events. Donors and partners are expected to work with Marquette to create an area for the team to practice together, which would include PCs, as well as broadcast and productions equipment.
Fancy chairs for League of Legends esports
Secretlab announced a new multi-year partnership with Riot Games, the developer behind League of Legends. The company will see its catalog become the choice of gaming seats for professionals playing the game on stage during three annual events, including Mid-Season Invitational, All-Star, and Worlds.
The LCS will be the first in the series of events for Secretlab, returning for its seventh year. Secretlab joins Alienware and MasterCard in supporting Riot Games and the official League of Legends esports scene.
We’re big fans of Secretlab chairs and they should provide ample cushion for professional gamers who have to endure stressful sessions in front of millions of viewers.