Over 200 college teams to vie for spot at in-person championship event, April Anarchy
HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. — February 14, 2018 — Gaming furniture maker RESPAWN by OFM announced today it has been named by the American Video Game League (AVGL) as the official furniture partner and sponsor of its upcoming spring league and championship event series, April Anarchy. The RESPAWN partnership will enable the AVGL to provide additional support and resources to collegiate esports fans and university programs through its community platform, online competition, and April Anarchy championship event.
“The AVGL brings together the mass of passionate collegiate gamers and serves them a premium esports experience that RESPAWN is honored to be a part of and add to,” said Blake Zalcberg, president of OFM, RESPAWN’s parent company. “We believe RESPAWN’s ability to deliver quality, accessibility and style all without sacrificing comfort or performance perfectly suits the needs and lifestyle of every student esports athlete and we’re glad to be doing it first with AVGL.”
Backed by OFM’s decades of expertise and R&D in the commercial furniture industry, RESPAWN is a leader in the intersection of price and performance making quality gaming furniture that meets every gamer’s need at an accessible price point. After launching the first line of RESPAWN gaming chairs this past fall, OFM, is deepening its ties and commitment to the gaming community by serving collegiate esports with the AVGL partnership.
“We are proud that RESPAWN chose us to enter the esports market, which underscores the hard work we’ve done to build our reputation and reach within the college esports community,” said Victor Suski, AVGL Founder & CEO. “RESPAWN’s commitment to providing an accessible, high quality gamer experience aligns with our philosophy towards our fans.”
The AVGL’s spring leagues include ten weeks of online competition, among 200 college teams across CS:GO, Dota 2, and Smite and Paladins, in partnership with Hi-Rez Studios and Twitch. Some 150 hours of matches attracting 1.5MM viewers will be livestreamed on Twitch, along with lifestyle content such as team interviews and talk shows. League competition will culminate with April Anarchy, an in-person championship event April 14-15 with 1,500 fans.
CS:GO and Dota 2 online leagues will launch February 16. For more details, check out avglcollege.org or watch matches on twitch.tv/avgl.
Launched in 2017, RESPAWN is a furniture brand that outfits a gamers’ environment to the fullest so that they can live to play another day. Powered by OFM’s expertise and vast R&D program, RESPAWN develops accessible gaming furniture with a true gamer in mind, with no compromise on quality or features. The first products from RESPAWN include a lineup of eight gaming chairs that are fully customizable to suit a range of gamers’ needs from adjustability features to style considerations. The RESPAWN product offering will continue to expand in the future, with additional seating and desk products planned for production. For more information visit respawnproducts.com.
About the AVGL
The American Video Game League (AVGL) is the leading collegiate esports organization in North America. The AVGL supports the college esports community through high quality leagues, events, content, and community tools provided across multiple game titles. The AVGL was launched in 2015 by a passionate gamer and college athlete, and has grown to include teams from 1,200 universities, millions of viewers, and over 350 hours of content per year. For more information visit https://avglcollege.org/.