Image credit: Qualcomm, Samsung
Mobile esports tournament circuit Snapdragon Pro Series, jointly created by chip manufacturer Qualcomm Technologies and the ESL FACEIT Group, has named technology company Samsung as its presenting sponsor.
As a result, players competing in Mobile Challenge and Mobile Masters tournaments will exclusively use Samsung devices.
The deal commences at the Mobile Challenge Finals taking place at DreamHack Valencia from December 9th-11th. Using Samsung’s Galaxy range of devices, teams will compete in League of Legends: Wild Rift and Brawl Stars for a chance to win shares of a $38,000 (~£33,500) and a $30,000 (~£26,500) prize pool respectively.
Throughout 2022, the Snapdragon Pro Series has continued expanding into new titles and regions. In May, it revealed its inaugural season in India and in September, it announced an expansion of its ecosystem for the second season of competitions.
Stephanie Choi, Executive Vice President and Head of Global Marketing at Samsung, spoke on the deal: “We’re committed to bringing high-performance Samsung Galaxy devices powered by Snapdragon to the hands of billions of gamers around the world to promote both camaraderie and competition.
“As the Official Smartphone Partner of the Snapdragon Pro Series, this announcement deepens our existing collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and is an important next step in our pursuit to advancing mobile technology in the esports world.”
Jonno is a Freelance News Writer for Esports Insider and has been part of the ESI team since 2019! His interests include the rapid rise of sim racing and its impact on the wider industry.