James Pickard . Business . Thursday 23rd March 2017 . 14:30
Gfinity has announced a partnership with OMEN by HP for the Gfinity Elite Series. As the ‘Official Hardware Partner’ OMEN by HP will be used throughout both the Gfinity Challenger Series and Gfinity Elite Series.
“We are incredibly proud to announce OMEN by HP as our first partner for the Elite Series and look forward to working with them to build the most dynamic and entertaining eSports event in the UK,” said Neville Upton, CEO of Gfinity PLC. “OMEN by HP share our passion for investment in grassroots talent and their expertise and creativity will allow us to deliver the most exciting eSports experience, helping the UK scene fulfill its undoubted potential.”
The Challenger Series is a tournament run by Gfinity that encourages amateur players to compete in the world of eSports. Competitors can earn ranking points to qualify in the Gfinity Elite Draft and potentially earn a place alongside professional eSports teams in the Elite Series.
“The unique format of the Challenger and Elite Series is an opportunity for OMEN by HP to play its part in facilitating the growth of eSports in the UK by supporting new talent and backing the best of the pro circuit,” added Yvonne Hobden, Consumer Marketing Lead at HP Inc UK Limited. “Combining powerful hardware and cutting-edge design, our industry leading gaming products are ready for the challenge and we look forward to showcasing them to Gfinity’s thriving community.”
The Gfinity Elite Series will begin in June 2017 and run for a period of 10 weeks at the Gfinity Arena in London.