NEW YORK (November 15, 2018) – Today, the New York Excelsior (NYXL), one of the original founding franchises of the Overwatch League and the first professional esports franchise to represent New York City, named Raynor Gaming as the Official Gaming Chair of NYXL. The leading force in the seating industry, Raynor Gaming will be the exclusive provider of gaming chairs for NYXL’s team training facility and all future NYXL fan events.
The partnership will officially kick-off with the NYXL Shop & LAN, a six-week celebration of esports in New York beginning Friday, November 16 in Brooklyn, NY. Fans will have the opportunity to play Overwatch and other titles while using NYXL-branded Raynor Energy Pro Series gaming chairs at the venue.
“Raynor makes the best gaming chairs in the world and we couldn’t be more excited to unveil this partnership as we celebrate our team and amazing fans at NYXL Shop & LAN this weekend,” said Ben Nichol, NYXL Head of Events & Business Development.
“We are thrilled to partner with the New York Excelsior heading into Season 2 of the Overwatch League,” said Marc Fries, Raynor Gaming. “Last year, we watched closely as NYXL dominated throughout their inaugural season, and look forward to helping the team prepare for a championship run next season.”
ABOUT NEW YORK EXCELSIOR New York Excelsior (or ‘NYXL’) is the first professional esports team to represent New York City. The franchise is one of the founding members of Activision Blizzard’s Overwatch League, which launched its inaugural season in January of 2018. NYXL is owned and managed by Sterling.VC, the venture capital fund supported by Sterling Equities.
ABOUT RAYNOR GAMING Raynor Group Companies is a leading force in the seating industry. Since 1979 they have been committed to the idea that superior craftsmanship and design are the keys to delivering real value for their customers. Nearly 40 years later these same values find their way into every seat they sell; exceptional seating, without exception.