Steelers’ esports partner, Pittsburgh Knights, receives sponsorship deal |

Steelers’ esports partner, Pittsburgh Knights, receives sponsorship deal

Joe Rutter
The logo of the Pittsburgh Knights, the city’s esports franchise, is displayed on the video board inside Heinz Field.

The Pittsburgh Knights, an esports organization that includes the Pittsburgh Steelers as a partner, received official sponsorship Monday from HyperX, a leader in the professional video game industry.

HyperX will provide the Knights with gaming headsets, keyboards, mousepads and internal memory products, the company said in a news release.

“The Pittsburgh Knights are very happy to become part of the HyperX family,” Knights president James O’Connor said. “Their headsets and gaming gear are of the highest quality and will give us a real advantage in practice and during tournaments.”

The Knights are members of three professional esports leagues and compete in tournaments involving video games such as Fortnite. The Knights were formed in 2017 and in December landed the Steelers as a partner.

Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster is an avid gamer, and he signed with HyperX as a brand ambassador last year.

Joe Rutter is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Joe by email at [email protected] or via Twitter .

Categories: Sports | Steelers
TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.