HyperX Hosts Charity HXGiving Livestream with Esports Pro Players

HyperX Hosts Charity HXGiving Livestream with Esports Pro Players

HyperX Gaming Marathon Event to Support Children’s Hospitals

MEDIA ALERT: FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif – Dec. 5, 2017

HyperX®, the gaming division of Kingston Technology, Inc., and prominent brand in the growing esports industry is hosting a charity livestream with professional esports celebrities and broadcasters at its gaming headquarters in Orange County. HyperX is partnering with Extra Life™ and Square Enix Dissidia®: FINAL FANTASY® NT for this event. Ten well-known esports pros players from Street Fighter IV®, Tekken™ 7, Super Smash Bros (Melee) and Super Smash Bros 4 (for Wii U) genres will compete in the HyperX gaming studios. The HXGiving charity event will include professional gaming broadcasters and stream live on Tuesday, Dec. 12 starting at 2:00 PM on twitch.tv/HyperX.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with HyperX gaming and their community to raise funds for children being treated at 170 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals this holiday season.” said Michael Kinney, director of Extra Life and Digital Fundraising. “The funds raised through the HXGiving Charity Livestream event will be directed back to every donor’s local CMN hospital, helping ensure that their support will go towards funding critical treatments, healthcare services, pediatric medical equipment and charitable care for kids in their own community.”

All donations from the HXGiving event will go to Extra Life, a charity that unites thousands of players around the world in fundraising and gaming marathons to support Children’s Network Hospitals. Also partnering for this charity livestream event is Square Enix Dissidia: FINAL FANTASY NT, offering an opportunity to see the pre-launch gaming play in an online battle arena with a new style of competitive gaming. Kingston Technology is matching the final donation tally, up to $50,000.

“We are proud to be working with Extra Life and Square Enix Dissidia: FINAL FANTASY NT on this charity live stream,” said Jessica Rago, HyperX esports marketing manager. “It is our goal to help raise funds and awareness for hospitals that provide treatments to kids.”

HXGiving will be hosted by the dynamic duo Steve “Tasty_Steve” Scott and Stephen “Sajam” Lyon. The following Esports teams are expected to join the event: Team Liquid, Echo Fox, NRG, Team SoloMid, Panda Global, and Cygames Beast. Teams and players are subject to change. Additional information about this event can be found at http://hyperx.gg/HXGiving, https://youtu.be/5zlqKPfmuxc, @hyperX and @hyperXcommunity.

Player Line up Game of Choice Notable Mentions

Daigo the Beast Street Fighter World Record "The most successful player in major tournaments of Street Fighter"

PR_Balrog Street Fighter 3rd Place at EVO 2012, 4th Place at EVO 2013, 4th Place at EVO 2015

Echo Fox Tokido Street Fighter Three-time EVO Champion; Capcom vs SNK 2, Super Street Fighter II Turbo, and Street Fighter V; EVO 2017 1st Place for SFV

Echo Fox Saint Tekken 7 EVO 2016 Tekken 7 Champion, EVO 2017 Tekken 7 2nd Place

Echo Fox JDCR Tekken 7 EVO 2017 Tekken 7 Champion

Panda Global ESAM Super Smash Bros: Wii U Top professional for Smash Wii U and Melee, placed 2nd at Dreamhack Montreal, 2nd at Super Famicon 2017

Team SoloMid Zero Super Smash Bros: Wii U Best Smash 4 players in the world and is currently ranked 1st on Panda Global Rankings

NRG Nairo Super Smash Bros: Wii U 1st Place Super Smash Con 2017, 2nd Place PAX Arena at PAX West 2017

G2 Westballz Super Smash Brothers Melee (SSBM) One of the best Falco players in the world

Team Liquid Hungrybox Super Smash Brothers Melee (SSBM) Placed 2nd in Summer 2017 SSBM, 1st Place ranking for SSBM at EVO 2016

Be sure to tune in to twitch.tv/HyperX to watch the action live. Click on link below to donate on Extra Life.

HyperX has supported the developing esports community for over a decade, developing products designed to meet the needs of all gamers. HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to esports as it sponsors over 35 gaming organizations globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at shows across the globe including Brasil Game Show, China Joy, DreamHack, ESL One and PAX.

ABOUT HYPERX

HyperX® was born from Kingston Technology (the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer) as part of a goal to provide gamers, PC builders, and power users with high-performance components. For 15 years, its mission has been to provide gaming products for gamers; high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, USB flash drives, and mouse pads to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand has carved its name atop the leaderboard by consistently making products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product certifications and is built with best-in-class components so our customers can be at their best, too. Join our global #HyperXFamily at facebook.com/hyperxcommunity, and learn how HyperX products can enhance your console experience and boost performance for both you and your PC at hyperxgaming.com. Whatever your skill level, whatever genres you play, we embrace all gaming enthusiasts everywhere in line with our core belief — We’re All Gamers.

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Editor’s Note: For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews, please contact Mark Tekunoff, Kingston Technology Company, Inc. 17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA USA 92708, 714-438-2791(Voice). Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room here.

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