June 25, 2020 (Pittsburgh, PA) – The Pittsburgh Knights are thrilled to announce that they will be continuing their partnership with Sheetz through 2023.
Sheetz became a Champion Partner of the Knights in 2019 and will now take on the role of the Official Convenience Store of the esports team. Not only is Sheetz one of America’s
fastest-growing, family-owned and operated convenience store chains with 600 locations across the eastern US, but the brand is also active in the gaming community. Sheetz frequently streams on Twitch and recently raised money for Covid-19 relief through a charity Valorant tournament with the Knights.
While the company will maintain Champion Partner Status and logo placement on Knights’ jerseys, they will also be unveiling some exciting new activations with the Knights. Over the course of the next year, Sheetz and the Knights will present a number of online tournaments, live circuits, and will host an ultimate fan experience – more details to come.
We are so proud to be partnered with Sheetz”, says Knights president James O’Connor. “Not only do they offer an outstanding product and experience – everyone at the Knights loves making Sheetz runs, but we admire their values as an organization. Like us, they are committed to their communities and always seek ways to give back and innovate.
As Sheetz has increased its involvement with the esports community, the Pittsburgh Knights have been a phenomenal partner,” said Ryan Sheetz, Sheetz AVP of Brand Strategies. “This partnership makes so much sense because we know that gamers are in and out of our stores on a daily basis – in fact, they are some of our best and most passionate customers. We are looking forward to continuing our work with the Knights over the next few years.
ABOUT PITTSBURGH KNIGHTS
The Pittsburgh Knights are a global esports organization headquartered in Pittsburgh. Since launching in 2017, the Knights have focused on entertaining fans, sharing esports, and bringing people together. They solidified their spot in the City of Champions by partnering with six-time Super Bowl winners the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2018. Since then, Pittsburgh-native and multi-platinum recording artist Wiz Khalifa has come on board as a strategic partner. Adding to their troop is Pittsburgh Penguins’ alternate captain Evgeni Malkin – 3-time Stanley Cup winner. To cap off their powerhouse group, they brought on Mexico City-based media fund MX LATAM in 2019. Officially recognized by Pittsburgh as a premier team, they have partnered with the most talented, innovative, and prestigious sports and entertainment industry leaders – both in the city and around the world. Their team includes some of the top Rocket LeagueⓇ, Super Smash Bros. Melee™, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUND©, SMITE©, TrackmaniaⓇ, Gears 5™, and Madden NFL© players in the world. Please go to https://www.knights.gg for more information and the latest news on the Knights.
ABOUT SHEETZ, INC.
Established in 1952 in Altoona, Pennsylvania, Sheetz, Inc. is one of America’s fastest-growing
family-owned and operated convenience store chains with more than 20,000 employees. The company operates 600 store locations throughout Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and North Carolina. Sheetz provides an award-winning menu of M•T•O® sandwiches and salads, which are ordered through unique touch-screen order point terminals. All Sheetz convenience stores are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Sheetz is committed to offering employees sustainable careers built on an inspiring culture and community engagement. For more information, visit www.sheetz.com or follow us on Twitter (@sheetz), Facebook (www.facebook.com/sheetz) and Instagram (www.instagram.com/sheetz).