Golden Guardians have announced a new partnership with RIG Gaming. The Santa Cruz-based Plantronics affiliate will be the exclusive headset provider for Golden Guardians throughout the 2019 LCS season.
The Golden Guardians players will be using RIG's Pro 500 series, and as part of the partnership, will become ambassadors for Plantronics and RIG Gaming. Plantronics will also be working with Golden Guardians to create pieces of content featuring both players and gear.
The partnership is not the only one of its kind. The Golden State Warriors have a partnership with Plantronics through NBA G league affiliate Santa Cruz Warriors.
“We are thrilled to announce our partnership with Plantronics for the 2019 LCS Season,” said Hunter Leigh, Head of GSW Esports. “The high-quality sound and comfort of RIG headsets will allow for long and effective training sessions with both our LCS and academy teams. Through the Santa Cruz Golden State Warriors’ partnership with Plantronics, it’s apparent that there is a natural synergy between our two brands.”
RIG Gaming's logo will also adorn the left shoulder of Golden Guardians new jerseys. The Golden
State Warriors affiliate took inspiration from the NBA juggernaut's look, as well as the Bay Bridge
that connects the east Bay with San Francisco.
“Plantronics is excited to bring our gaming solutions and eSports expertise to the Golden Guardians with the RIG 500 PRO,” said Corey Rosemond, Global Director, Marketing and Business Development. “It is our passion and mission to build and design competitive grade headsets that enable you to hear more, react faster and play longer. With our long history in providing stadium class esports audio solutions to organizations around the world, we are excited to bring that same focus and passion to our partnership with the Golden Guardians organization and players.”
Northern California sports fandom is heavily rooted in the culture of the Bay Area. In extending their partnership with Plantronics to esports, the Golden State Warriors are strengthening the Golden Guardians' Bay Area ties as the team looks towards the 2019 LCS Spring Split with high hopes.