Razer has launched an official sponsorship of Overwatch League team Los Angeles Valiant today.
The sponsorship is part of a larger deal with Immortals, an LA based global esports organization. The deal will also set up Razer as the exclusive peripherals partner for the Immortals and LA Valiant.
Razer will provide keyboards, mice, headsets and more for the LA Valiant. Additionally, Immortals’ new Mobile Division will be competing using the Razer phone.
“We’re very excited to embark on the journey with Razer to field test its peripherals line and new mobile gaming phone for both peak gaming performance and in everyday life,” said Noah Whinston, CEO of Immortals and the LA Valiant.
Immortals’ Mobile Division and LA Valiant will both be incorporated into Team Razer. The team is a network of esports gamers and teams. Immortals will be the second mobile-focused team to join Team Razer.
“Team Razer is committed to fostering a roster of passionate and truly ambitious esports players,” said CEO and co-founder of Razer, Min-Liang Tan. “Immortals and LA Valiant exude a caliber of excellence that makes our partnership with them a natural fit and one that we are very excited to support.”
The Mobile Division competes in Clash Royale and Arena of Valor. Immortals also competes in esports titles like Dota 2 and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
Sponsorship deals like this are nothing new. However, it’s interesting to see teams outfitted with smartphones. Razer designed its phone for gamers and added extra features that could be advantageous. The higher 120hz refresh rate on the display is one example of a potential advantage.