HOLLY SPRINGS, N.C. – October 22, 2018 – Robert Morris University Illinois (RMU) announced today that RESPAWN Products, a North Carolina-based gaming furniture maker, is now the official gaming furniture provider for the university’s esports program.
In 2014, RMU made history as the first university in the world to offer varsity esport athletic scholarships. Today their esports program focuses on academics, athletics and professionalism. RMU competes in multiple esport titles, but are most well-known for their teams in League of Legends and Counter Strike: Global Offensive.
“We are proud to announce that RESPAWN Products will be joining us for our 2018-2019 season” said Jose Espin, Associate Esports Director at RMU. “Heading into the new season, our objective was to find a furniture partner that not only aligned with our competitive values, but also our academic and professional values as well. RESPAWN Products’ support will help us strive toward our goal of building the midwest esports community.”
With a pedigree in ergonomic furniture, RESPAWN Products is a leader in the gaming furniture space, making quality gear that meets gamers’ specific needs at an accessible price point. Backed by OFM, a company with 20+ years of ergonomic seating and desking experience, RESPAWN Products enables all gamers to upgrade their setup. RESPAWN Products has proven their commitment to supporting esports through a number of collegiate partnerships, including the National Association of Collegiate Esports (NACE).
Blake Zalcberg, President OFM, believes in the power of RMU players to excel with the right equipment, and is excited to work alongside the program on the road to victory. “RESPAWN Products is well-prepared to deliver on the promise of professional-quality gaming furniture to support the RMU esports program. We can’t wait to help support the RMU Eagles on their journey to the winners circle!”
About RESPAWN Products
Launched in 2017, RESPAWN Products 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 Products develops accessible gaming furniture with a true gamer in mind, with no compromise on quality or features. The first products from RESPAWN Products 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 Products product offering will continue to expand in the future, with desk products planned for production. For more information on RESPAWN Products, please visit the official website at RespawnProducts.com.
About Robert Morris University Illinois
Robert Morris University Illinois is a private, not-for-profit associate, baccalaureate, and master’s degree-granting institution, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and authorized by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. Robert Morris University offers professional, career-focused education in a collegiate setting to diverse communities. It is the first university in the world to offer varsity esport athletic scholarships. The program focuses on academics, athletics and professionalism. RMU esports competes in League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, Overwatch, Rocket League, and Super Smash Brothers.
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Robert Morris University Illinois – Esports Program
Jose Espin, Associate Esports Director