by Theo Daffurn and Matthew Wright
16th December 2015
Today the eSports organisation SkitLite are pleased to announce that Professional Gaming Gear Company QPAD is now an official sponsor with a 12-month deal that has been agreed. SkitLite’s Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team's recent performances caught the eye of the premiere gaming peripheral company.
SkitLite made headlines in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive King of Nordic tournament by being the longest reigning champions ever with a total of 5 weeks as champions and holders of the Nordic throne. This unforgettable run saw King of Nordic’s main sponsor QPAD take notice and eventually helped to develop a strong relationship with the organisation SkitLite which lead to sponsorship opportunities.
Matthew Wright Chief Executive Officer for SkitLite, said;
‘I am extremely pleased to have secured a deal between both SkitLite and QPAD. QPAD are a huge name in the gaming gear market and the opportunity to work with Christer and the rest of the team was one that we could not refuse. I look forward to working closely with QPAD and ensuring further growth of both brands within Finland and worldwide.’
SkitLite were a team to have competed at large Finnish LAN events such as Assembly Winter and ASUS ROG where the core lineup went on to make themselves the fan favorites in the King of Nordic tournament. In just a few days time the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive are heading to the ESL Nordic National LAN finals where they will be competing for a share of €15,000 on the 19th-20th December in Sweden, Stockholm.
Theo Daffurn, Chief Operating Officer for SkitLite, said;
‘Our vision for SkitLite is to create a world class eSports organisation and we feel with QPAD alongside us, it will ensure the growth and structure required to become a household name in Finland and the rest of the world ’
QPAD has a strong presence in the Nordic region with many top teams sponsored by the Gaming Gear Giants. SkitLite are currently the only eSports team in Finland to have secured QPAD as a sponsor and will be flying the banner for QPAD in the Finnish scene. This sponsorship deal is also not just limited to Counter-Strike: Global Offensive but many titles and platforms that could feature for SkitLite in the near future.
Christer Kornback Chief Executive Officer for QPAD, said;
'We at QPAD are delighted to sponsor SkitLite after their historic winning streak in the King of Nordic CS:GO tournament. Watching a team grow in front of our eyes like SkitLite has made us feel that it was a team we wanted to support on their way to the top. For us this is what our sponsorship with King Of Nordic is all about. Supporting up and coming semi-elite teams and giving them the opportunity to break headlines and enter the elite scene. SkitLite is the first team that caught our attention after their excellent performance in King Of Nordic'