Pittsburgh Knights at SASE National Conference

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Leading STEM Organization Adds Esports to 2019 Event

Pittsburgh, PA (September 19, 2019) – The Pittsburgh Knights are excited to announce that they will be at the Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers (SASE) National Conference and STEM Career Fair, taking place at Pittsburgh’s David L. Lawrence Convention Center from October 10th – 12th.

Widely considered to be an event that draws top talent and job opportunities, this year’s conference and career fair is expected to bring in over 3,000 people. Attendees will have the opportunity to attend professional development workshops, panels, networking events, company tours, meet with recruiters from 70+ companies, and participate in SASEhack – an overnight hackathon between developer teams with cash prizes. SASE unites the brightest students and professionals of Asian heritage to leading companies in the technical fields.

The Knights, Pittsburgh’s premier esports team, are making their first appearance at SASE this year. They will host an esports gaming zone where attendees can have fun and play against one another in mini competitions. There will be Nintendo, Xbox, and PlayStation setups, as well as classic arcade and pinball machines. The gaming zone will be open to attendees on Saturday the 12th from 2 to 8pm.

“We’re really happy that SASE has chosen to hold their conference in Pittsburgh and that we get to be a part of it,” says Knights’ director of business development, Matthew Roche. “STEM careers are booming here in Pittsburgh, and we are excited to be representing the esports industry by creating a fun gaming environment at SASE.”

The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers is a nonprofit organization that elevates Asian heritage STEM professionals to leadership roles in the global business world. A nonprofit organization founded in 2007, SASE is building the largest pipeline of future Asian leaders in the United States. SASE has over 90 university chapters nationwide with a membership base of 4000+ students and professionals. Since 2011, SASE has partnered with leading Fortune 500 companies to provide opportunities, training, and education to SASE members and their local communities at our biggest annual event – the SASE National Conference. Originally an opportunity for SASE members nationwide to meet and network, SASE National Conference is now the premier gathering for Asian heritage students and professionals in STEM. SASE proudly invites the Pittsburgh community to SASE National Conference 2019. Visit https://www.conference.saseconnect.org to learn more.

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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©, Apex Legends™, 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.
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