Ubisoft announced on Tuesday that it has partnered with HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, with HyperX becoming the official and exclusive headset partner for Rainbow Six Siege's two big esports events.
This will see HyperX as the headset partner for the forthcoming Rainbow Six Siege Invitational in Montreal later this week, but will also see players sporting HyperX cans at the Six Major Paris in August 2018.
“We are pleased to work alongside HyperX for the biggest Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six esports events this year”, said Geoffroy Sardin, vice president sales & marketing for Ubisoft EMEA. “This partnership shows the strong relationship built with HyperX since the early days of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six: Siege and the growing interest into the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six esports scene and related competitions.”
“HyperX is pleased to partner with Ubisoft for the Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six 2018 Majors,” said Annie L. Gerard, HyperX global strategic marketing. “Competitors will playing at the highest level as they will be equipped with HyperX Cloud Revolver headsets, known for its wide soundstage and audio clarity. We look forward to being a part of the Rainbow Six community and supporting its growth.”
The Invitational returns for its second year this week, while the new Six Major tournament comes later in the year, aiming to capture some of the feel of the Invitational in a seperate event as Rainbow Six Siege's esports scene matures. The Six Major Paris will have a $350,000 prize pool, just a shade below the $500,000 offered at the Rainbow Six Invitational.
Both events will feature the top 16 teams in the world from all regions fighting for the top spot.