MSI announces new partnership with Mizzou Esports

When we think of collegiate sports, we wouldn’t have thought that it would include esports. But as the market for competitive gaming grows rapidly, it was only a matter of time until college universities embraced the sports platform. In December 2018, the University of Missouri launched its own esports team, and today MSI computers have announced its newest partnership with Mizzou Esports.

MSI is a global leader in computers and gaming hardware, and with its new partnership with Mizzou Esports, MSI will provide the collegiate esports team with state-of-the-art gaming systems, as well as providing the team with resources and expertise to strengthen their gaming skills. Mizzou Esports athletes will now be training and competing in a new facility that will be known as the “MSI Training Facility.” This new headquarters for Mizzou will be a high-tech gaming space that will house high-end broadcasting capabilities, which will allow the campus community to enjoy and spectate the Esports games. 

“We created this program so our talented student-athletes could compete against other collegiate esports programs while representing Mizzou. We’re already off to a great start, and thanks to MSI, our teams will begin competing at an entirely different level.” – said Kevin Reape, head coach and general manager of Mizzou Esports. 

Mizzou Esports is a member of the National Association of Collegiate Esports, and since its launch in late 2018, Mizzou instantly made a name for themselves winning its inaugural Rocket League tournament. This unprecedented success for the team gained them an invitation to the 2019 Overwatch Varsity Invitational. 

“We are committed to the growth and development of gaming athletes and our goal is to offer the best tools for them to succeed,” said Sam Chern, Corporate Marketing VP at MSI. “We are honored to partner with such a distinguished institution, and we are devoted to seeing Mizzou’s team succeed not only in tournaments but also in developing their talents.”

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