HyperX Gaming Marathon Event to Support Children’s Hospitals
FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.–#CMNHospital–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
p.m. PST 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 gameplay
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,
@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
|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
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.
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
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