Pittsburgh, PA – March 3, 2021 – The Knights are pleased to announce their newest partner, Boost Gaming. The newly launched platform will join the esports organization at a Champion Partner level, with activations across all Knights’ esports teams, influencers, and Knights Arena tournaments.
Boost Gaming is a one stop shop for digital gaming purchases and gifts. They carry everything from gaming wallet top-ups to special in-game extras – all available for instant download. It’s a centralized option for both gamers and gift-givers alike, offering gift cards and digital power-ups for the most popular global gaming brands.
Offered by Blackhawk Network, a global payments provider, Boost Gaming offers an opportunity to serve the growing digital gaming community. With a focus on improving the gamer experience, Boost’s power-ups come directly from the gaming brands themselves and are available on phone, tablet, computer and console. In a unique position in the gaming space, Boost partners with leading streamers, content creators and esports athletes to support their growth within Boost’s partner referral model.
The Knights are looking forward to working with a company whose foundation and focus align with theirs – a love of gaming and the community around it. “Boost Gaming and the Knights share this goal of serving and supporting the gaming community”, says Knights’ director of business development, Matt Roche. “We’re both working to elevate the gaming experience together and we’re glad they’ll be such a major part of Knights Arena and our community esports events.”
“Our partnership with the Pittsburgh Knights organization represents a major commitment for the Boost Gaming brand to continue to support the growth of esports and content creators,” said Scott Aird, director of business development at Blackhawk Network. “The global gaming market is exploding, and the opportunity to help elevate the competitors and content creators is built into the core passion of our entire team.”
Boost Gaming has already sponsored the Knights’ Wingman Cup – a Rocket League event held last month – and will be behind many more virtual events in 2021. Learn more about Boost Gaming by visiting www.boostgaming.com and follow the Knights on Twitter @knightsgg to be the first to hear about upcoming tournaments.
ABOUT BLACKHAWK NETWORK
Blackhawk Network delivers branded payment programs to meet our partners’ business objectives. We collaborate with our partners to innovate, translating market trends in branded payments to increase reach, loyalty and revenue. With a presence in over 28 countries, we reliably execute branded payment programs in over 100 countries worldwide. Join us as we shape the future of global branded payments. Blackhawk is headquartered in Pleasanton, California. For more information, please visit blackhawknetwork.com.
ABOUT THE KNIGHTS
The 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 with live and virtual events. 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Ⓡ, Gears 5™, Rainbow Six Siege, Valorant, Madden NFL©, Halo, and Mortal Kombat, players in the world. Please go to https://www.knights.gg for more information and the latest news on the Knights.