PITTSBURGH, PA (April 15, 2019) Pittsburgh’s official esports team is partnering with one of America’s fastest growing family-owned and operated convenience store chains – Sheetz. Sheetz will be one of the Knights’ Champion Partners and the Knights will be rolling out new jerseys emblazoned with the Sheetz logo.
Founded in 1952 not far from Pittsburgh, Sheetz is a local favorite that now has 589 store locations across Pennsylvania, North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio and Maryland. Known for their delicious MTO® (Made to Order) offerings, touch screen order terminals and 24/7 service, Sheetz is ready to make a splash in the gaming scene. In February, Sheetz decided to have some fun and started streaming on Twitch, chatting with fans on the popular game-streaming platform while playing games like PUBG and Apex Legends. They have even had some gaming gear giveaways on Twitter, paving the way for their first professional e-sports partnership.
“Sheetz is such a great fit for gaming culture. People play video games at night and suddenly realize it’s late and they’re hungry; Sheetz runs are a real thing.” Says Knights’ President, James O’Connor. “We’re excited about this partnership because Sheetz is a great company and they have the energy and offerings that will resonate with our fans.”
“Ever since our founding 67 years ago, Sheetz has been known for our connection to our customers and innovation. That is why it makes perfect sense to get involved in professional esports,” said Sheetz AVP of Brand Strategies Ryan Sheetz. “We know that gamers are in and out of our stores every day because we have an offer and experience that matches their lifestyle. We are so excited to partner with the Pittsburgh Knights and to take our involvement in gaming to the next level.”
Look forward to some great activation’s between the Sheetz and the Pittsburgh Knights and follow this partnership on Twitter – @knightsgg and @sheetz.