Logitech and DXRacer signed as sponsors while SCOGA partners Team Flash to bolster efforts for Esports education programmes
28 May 2018 (Singapore) – Singapore’s top Esports players Amraan Gani and Joseph Yeo announced new long-term contracts with Team Flash, Singapore’s leading professional Esports organization, reinforcing the nation’s pursuit in its goal to be a top Esports country at the Asian Games where eSports will be a demonstration event this year and an official medal sport at the next edition in 2022.
Team Flash’s commitment to Amraan and Joseph is a timely boost as they will be competing at the FIFA eWorld Cup Global Series Playoff in Amsterdam on 1-3 June where the world’s best 64 players compete for 16 spots at the Grand Finals in August. Yeo extends his full-time professional contract with Team Flash till 2020, while Gani, a second-year Nanyang Technological University Maritime Studies undergraduate, will continue to compete as a semi-professional till 2019.
Team Flash will manage Joseph and Amraan’s participation in tournaments and competitions; marketing, promotions & publicity; training, facilities and equipment support.
Said Joseph: “I’m heartened by Team Flash’s continued faith in my talents and commitment to support my Esports career. The organization has been absolutely professional and been fully behind me in my pursuit to be the best player I can be. This gives me the confidence to set higher goals towards putting Singapore on the international Esports map.
Said Amraan: “This year has been a breakout year for me after winning the EA Champions Cup to qualify for the FIFA eWorld Cup Global Series to play against the world’s best players. It has been an incredible journey for me, and I’d like to thank Team Flash for allowing me to live my dream as an Esports player while allowing me to complete my university studies.”
Team Flash also announced its sponsorship agreement today with Logitech and DXRacer. Logitech, a premier gaming accessory manufacturer, will support Team Flash in their professional player development efforts and as an equipment partner, while DXRacer, the leading premium brand of gaming chairs, will be Team Flash’s official gaming chair partner, providing its innovative racing-inspired designed chairs for the team’s daily training programmes.
Team Flash will also partner with Singapore’s Cypersports & Online Gaming Association (SCOGA) to develop Esports programmes for its academy and provide additional support to its cyber wellness and digital literacy programmes.
Said Team Flash Founder Terence Ting: “We are delighted to continue to manage Joseph and Amraan’s careers and we are fully committed to further develop their talents. For Joseph, it is a major step in the right direction as a full-time professional player, and we hope this will give confidence to aspiring Singaporean Esport players there is a viable career pathway to becoming a full-time Esports competitor with Team Flash. We have set big goals for both Amraan and Joseph, and believe we can narrow the gap for them to challenge for the World Championship in the next three years.
“We are also extremely grateful to our new partners in Logitech and DXRacer for their confidence in our long-term programmes and belief in our goals and vision. It will certainly give our Esports industry a boost and ensure our player development programme continue to remain robust and comprehensive for the future.”
KP Sim, Logitech’s Country Lead (Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, and Others), said “Our company believes in the pursuit of excellence, and Team Flash and their players best exemplifies our brand values – excellence, focus and fun. We offer the best-in-class “last inch” devices between consumers and their console games, digital devices or home-entertainment system, and we are delighted to support their Esports players and development programmes
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About Team Flash (www.facebook.com/pg/teamflashsea)
Team Flash is a professional Esports franchise established in 2017. The brand’s ultimate mission is to empower the Esports industry by developing E-Athletes and professional infrastructure across the Southeast Asia region. The organization currently has two full-time operational Esport incubators in Malaysia and Hanoi, Vietnam. In February 2018, Team Flash acquired ProArmy, Vietnam’s number 1 mobile gaming team in Arena of Valor.
To date, Team Flash employs 12 full-time professional gamers across 3 countries – Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam. It also currently operates competitive teams across titles like Arena of Valor, FIFA and Fortnite. Our mission is to provide an authentic and fulfilling experience for both players and fans in our life-long journey to become global champions of Esports.
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About Singapore’s Cypersports & Online Gaming Association (http://scoga.org)
Singapore’s Cybersports & Online Gaming Association was founded by a group of enthusiastic gamers and leaders in 2008 who wanted to make a difference in the local gaming scene, especially in developing the local eSports scene by bringing together various stakeholders and bridging divides.
In 2017, SCOGA announced the launch of its Esports Academy supported by the National Youth Council, Twitch and a host of industry and academic partners. SCOGA is currently hosting the national selection and qualifiers for the esports demonstration at Asian Games 2018.
About Logitech (www.logitech.com)
Focused on innovation and quality, Logitech designs personal peripherals to help people enjoy a better experience with the digital world. Our expertise in product design includes a broad portfolio of interface devices that are the “last inch” between consumers and computer or console games, digital music or home-entertainment system.
With products sold in almost every country in the world, Logitech’s leadership in innovation now encompasses a wide variety of personal peripherals (both cordless and corded), with special emphasis on products for PC navigation, gaming, Internet communications, digital music and home-entertainment control. Our goal is to create a better experience with those devices – richer, more comfortable, more fun, more productive, more convenient, more delightful.
About DXRacer (www.dxracer.com)
The company was founded in 2001, starting off as a manufacturer of car seats for luxury sports cars. Out of its inspiration and curiosity, DXRacer, the first and original brand of the modern gaming chair was born in 2006 and headed for the world of gaming and eSports. The production began and years of innovation and investment in research and development has resulted in a wide product range, including several types of ergonomic gaming and office chairs with a refined racing inspired design.
As the leading premium brand of gaming chairs, DXRacer is world renowned and available on all continents with its headquarters in Michigan, USA. Quality and design are our core values and we are always striving to go further in these domains. We put an honour in using nothing but high quality materials and maintain the high requirements set for all our products. Our products are manufactured with precision and respecting a strict high quality management.
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