March 25, 2020
City of Industry, CA – iBUYPOWER inks deal to become the “Official PC Partner” of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Esports and the National Junior College Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE) programs. iBUYPOWER will provide both esports programs with PCs to be showcased at all LAN Events throughout the year. iBUYPOWER will have promotional benefits and engagements with student-athletes and fans throughout their activations; messaging will include on-site, digital media, signage at events, live logo links on websites and social posts through the ECAC and NJCAA platforms.
“We are proud to partner with CSMG’s Esports properties as they continue to evolve and expand their leadership position in collegiate esports.” stated Darren Su, Executive Vice President at iBUYPOWER. “At varsity level competitive play, the difference in system performance can determine the victors. To level the playing field as much as possible, we need to ensure players are able to compete at their highest potential with the best systems. Our partners at Intel provide our gaming PC’s with the cutting-edge technology needed to compete in esports tournaments.
“The partnership with iBUYPOWER brings great value to our member schools in the ECAC Esports and the NJCAAE associations. The iBUYPOWER College Tour Program will help our current members continue to grow their programs and will also help our schools launch their esports programs. We are excited to develop this relationship with a true leader in the esports industry,” stated Neil Malvone, VP of Strategic Partnerships at CSMG and Vice Chairman of the NJCAAE.
To launch the partnership, iBUYPOWER will be awarding the fourth-place finisher of the ECAC and NJCAAE NBA2k an N750 SSD, while being featured throughout the tournament.
Since 1999, iBUYPOWER has embodied its core beliefs of Perseverance, Unity, Strength, and Ambition, to deliver on its promise to build the best gaming systems for the most discerning gamers. Our systems have since become the backbone for professional gamers, game developers, LAN centers, major esports tournaments, and everyday consumers. iBUYPOWER has worked intimately with brands such as Intel, NVIDIA, AMD, Microsoft, WD, ASUS, Bethesda, MLG and many more. Superior performance, reliability, cutting edge technology and timely production make iBUYPOWER the authority in PC gaming.
About The ECAC
The ECAC is an 82 year-old organization with over 200 member schools across all NCAA Divisions. The ECAC exists to enhance the experience of student-athletes participating in intercollegiate athletics and provides great value for universities and colleges by sponsoring championships, leagues, bowl games, tournaments and other competitions throughout the Northeast. The ECAC's esports platform is growing and now totals more than sixty colleges and universities and is expanding the geographic footprint for the conference nationally. The ECAC is also sponsoring competitions and leagues involving other varsity and club sports that do not fall under the umbrella of the NCAA.
About The NJCAAE
The National Junior College Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE), founded in 2019, is the only national esports governing body exclusively for two-year colleges. In just its second semester of competition, the NJCAAE has nearly 40 members from all regions of the United States and anticipates surpassing 100 members as soon as next year. The NJCAAE is made up of NJCAA leadership, strategic partnerships, and member administrators.
About Collegiate Sports Management Group
Founded in 2014, CSMG is a Collegiate Sports Properties Group that drives the business performance of college athletic conferences and schools, providing them with a successful growth strategy, and generating revenue to support their athletic departments and initiatives. CSMG esports rights encompass the ECAC, the NJCAA, and most of the other 20+ conferences represented by CSMG for traditional sports. CSMG specializes in Marketing Rights/Revenue Generation, Content Creation & Distribution, Media Rights Strategy & Negotiation, Sponsorship sales, Licensing, Event Production & Management, CRM, Ticketing and esports.
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