Qualcomm and ESL Gaming join forces to revolutionize the future of mobile esports with Snapdragon Pro Series

The companies will deliver one of the world’s largest mobile esports ecosystems with the launch of the Snapdragon Pro Series

Cologne/New York/Stockholm — ESL Gaming is joining forces with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to revolutionize the trajectory of mobile esports, bringing the excitement of competition to players’ pockets around the globe. The multi-year agreement highlights the joint vision and commitment to provide accessible and high quality mobile esports experiences for both new and veteran competitors.

The Snapdragon® Pro Series will be a comprehensive global mobile esports ecosystem, with tournaments in North America, Europe, the Middle-East, China, North Africa, and Asia-Pacific. Snapdragon Pro Series will launch a premier global, multi-genre mobile esports competition, culminating in an epic live Masters final event.

This game-changing event concept leverages premium-tier Snapdragon powered devices which are packed with Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ technology to untether the players and create a breakthrough experience. The distinguished arsenal of Snapdragon Elite Gaming delivers premium, mobile-first features and enhancements including advanced game optimizations, ultra-realistic graphics, and lightning connectivity and performance speeds to help competitors harness the power of desktop-level gaming to transform the phone into a premium gaming machine.

With the global footprint of the program and including three tiers of competition (Open, Challenge and Masters), the Snapdragon Pro Series redefines the mobile esports landscape, giving players in multiple regions, at all levels, a chance to become a champion and compete for a share of an estimated $2 million in prize money.

“The rapid rise of mobile esports is well-documented, and we’re incredibly proud of the role ESL has played in that to date,” said Rodrigo Samwell, CCO at ESL Gaming. “Our new collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and its Snapdragon brand will elevate our mobile ecosystem to its fullest potential. We’re excited to transform the future of mobile esports for players and fans around the world, continuing to create a world where everybody can be somebody.”

Featuring innovative, custom brand integrations across live and online events, the collaboration will demonstrate how Snapdragon powered products offer a dynamic and advanced mobile gaming experience.

“Qualcomm Technologies is all-in on gaming,” said Don McGuire, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Snapdragon Elite Gaming has led the industry across the mobile gaming technology stack benefiting gamers at all levels and enabling the ecosystem to deliver best in class gameplay. In partnership with ESL, Snapdragon Pro Series will be an important additional pillar of our comprehensive gaming strategy allowing us to build category leadership in mobile esports globally.”

For more information about the Snapdragon Pro Series, head to the official website and follow the Snapdragon Pro Series on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Stay tuned as further program details will be announced in the upcoming months.

For more general information, please visit about.eslgaming.com, sign up to ESL Gaming’s press release subscription list, or follow ESL Gaming on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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Qualcomm, Snapdragon Elite Gaming and Snapdragon are trademarks or registered trademarks of Qualcomm Incorporated. Snapdragon Elite Gaming is a product of Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. and/or its subsidiaries.

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ESL Gaming is the world’s largest esports and gaming lifestyle company. Since 1994, the company has been shaping the industry and leading esports and gaming innovation on a global scale across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline esports competitions, and through premier gaming lifestyle festivals. The company operates high-profile, branded international leagues and tournaments under the ESL Pro Tour, including ESL One, Intel® Extreme Masters, DreamHack Masters, ESL Pro League, and other preeminent, stadium-size tournaments. ESL Gaming also produces and hosts DreamHack Open tournaments, ESL National Championships, grassroots amateur cups, matchmaking systems, and DreamHack’s gaming lifestyle festivals — which feature everything gaming under one roof. ESL Gaming is part of MTG, the leading international digital entertainment group.

More information is available at about.eslgaming.com.

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Qualcomm is the world’s leading wireless technology innovator and the driving force behind the development, launch, and expansion of 5G. When we connected the phone to the internet, the mobile revolution was born. Today, our foundational technologies enable the mobile ecosystem and are found in every 3G, 4G and 5G smartphone. We bring the benefits of mobile to new industries, including automotive, the internet of things, and computing, and are leading the way to a world where everything and everyone can communicate and interact seamlessly.

Qualcomm Incorporated includes our licensing business, QTL, and the vast majority of our patent portfolio. Qualcomm Technologies, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated, operates, along with its subsidiaries, substantially all of our engineering, research and development functions, and substantially all of our products and services businesses, including our QCT semiconductor business.

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