“CLG has seen such a positive response to the Amateur Events that we’ve created over the last year and we can’t wait to expand on this venture with Samsung,” said Dan Fleeter, COO, CLG. “We believe there is a huge opportunity to engage with more Amateur esports players and Samsung is the perfect partner to help grow this platform exponentially as they understand like us the importance of every millisecond.”
“Samsung is proud to be chosen as CLG’s partner,” said Grace Dolan, VP of Integrated Marketing, Home Entertainment, Samsung Electronics America. “Bringing together the world leader in advanced memory technology with one of the largest esports organizations in the world means that amateur esports players can enjoy some of the advantages the pros enjoy, in an arena where speed and performance are paramount.”
“When I took on this role at CLG, one of my primary goals was to create more inclusivity around the gaming community,” said Stephanie Harvey, Director of esports Franchise Development and Outreach, CLG. “CLG and I have always believed there was an excellent opportunity to lift up the amateur esports scene in ways that would make us all stronger. Samsung aligns with our beliefs perfectly and the Samsung Open Tournament Series is just the start of great programs we can build together.”
In addition, Samsung will have its NVMe computer memory hardware products used throughout the CLG Performance Center, which provide faster data access than traditional SSD hard drives. Samsung will take part in several sweepstakes and promotions throughout the year where such Samsung products will be given as prizes to participants.
CLG is a top tier North American esports organization respected for its championship legacy and passionate fanbase. CLG was founded originally in 2010 as a League of Legends team by George Georgallidis, with the intent of pushing the boundaries of esports and creating a thriving community around it. CLG is now one of the largest esports organizations in the world. CLG fields teams in all leading esports titles: League of Legends, Fortnite, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Apex Legends and Super Smash Bros. In 2017, CLG partnered with the Madison Square Garden Company (now Madison Squares Garden Sports Corp.), allowing CLG to further disrupt and cement its legacy in esports history. CLG has won multiple championships throughout its history, most notable are the LCS Summer 2015 Championship at Madison Square Garden, the LCS Spring 2016 Championship at Mandalay Bay; and the Halo 2016 World Championship in Hollywood, California. More information is available at www.clg.gg