DreamSeat Announces Deal With Overwatch League™ As Official Chair Supplier
COMMACK, N.Y., Sept. 9, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — DreamSeat LLC and its affiliates, Zipchair and Zipchair Gaming, announced a deal today with the Overwatch League™ that names the seating and furniture company as the league’s official chair supplier. The Zipchair Gaming brand will be the official chair supplier of the Overwatch League for the 2019 Overwatch League postseason and for the 2020 season. The partnership includes the license to distribute and sell chairs within the United States and Canada branded with official Overwatch League team logos. The chairs will be available at the official Overwatch League Shop and on Zipchairgaming.com, the online retail store for DreamSeat.
Overwatch League players will be competing for the rest of the 2019 season—and the upcoming 2020 season—in the Xpression gaming chairs from Zipchair Gaming that feature official team logos. The entire furniture line from DreamSeat features their patented XZipit system which utilizes a hidden-zipper design. High quality embroidered logo panels zip in and out, allowing teams, leagues, venues, or consumers to change out the logo in seconds without replacing the entire piece of furniture.
The Xpression Gaming Chair was introduced to Overwatch League players and fans this summer. This fall, DreamSeat will have additional chairs available for console gamers to purchase.
“DreamSeat has a been working hand in hand with professional leagues for many years, and the Overwatch League embodies why we all love competitive entertainment,” said Chandler Suprina, VP of Business Development at DreamSeat. “The spectator experience is as much a part of the appeal as is the product on the field. DreamSeat products are used in every professional sports locker room, stadium, and suites—so teaming up with the Overwatch League in the esports arena is a natural progression. This partnership provides us with an opportunity to introduce the Zipchair Gaming furniture line to a new segment of fans and align our products and brand with the most exciting esports league out there.”
“Partnering with DreamSeat allows us to brand our on-stage chairs for each team, without having a different set of chairs for every one of our teams,” said Anthony Theoharis, Director of Global Partnerships, Activision Blizzard Esports. “We’re excited to be working with a company that shares our passion for professional sports and for the Overwatch League brand. We’re pleased to be able to provide a way for our fans to purchase the exact same chair the Overwatch League professionals compete in”
DreamSeat is working with Overwatch League teams on their stadium seating, suites, and VIP sections for the 2020 season. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to work with individual teams as they construct their new home arenas,” said Suprina. “Fans are looking to connect with their home markets and having a home stadium where you can root on your team and watch them compete at the highest level is something special!”
“As a fan who loves their team, you want to wear the same jersey and use the same equipment, so you can learn from the best,” said Tina Altadonna, Director of Marketing for DreamSeat. “Now, Overwatch League fans can buy the same chairs with the same logos that their favorite teams and pros compete in! Who doesn’t want to play like a pro at home?”
The 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals will be held in Philadelphia at the Wells Fargo Center on September 29. Fans will be able to sit in, try out, and purchase Zipchair Gaming products at fan activations at the venue. For more information about the 2019 Overwatch League Grand Finals, visit overwatchleague.com.
About the Overwatch League™
The Overwatch League™ is the first major global professional esports league with city-based teams across Asia, Europe, and North America. Overwatch® was created by globally acclaimed publisher Blizzard Entertainment (NASDAQ:ATVI), whose iconic franchises have helped lay the foundations and push the boundaries of professional esports over the last 15 years. The latest addition to Blizzard’s stable of twenty-two #1 games,Overwatch was built from the ground up for online competition, with memorable characters and fast-paced action designed for the most engaging gameplay and spectator experiences. To learn more about the Overwatch League, visit http://www.overwatchleague.com.
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About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.
Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®, Hearthstone®, Overwatch®, the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, and the multi-franchise Heroes of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (https://www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ:ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes twenty-two #1 games* and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online gaming service, Blizzard Battle.net®, is one of the largest online-gaming services in the world, with millions of active players.
*Sales and/or downloads, based on internal company records and reports from key distribution partners.
About Activision Blizzard Esports
Activision Blizzard Esports (ABE) is responsible for the development, operation, and commercialization of Activision Blizzard’s professional gaming properties including the Overwatch League™, the Call of Duty® World League, Hearthstone Masters, the StarCraft II World Championship Series, and the World of Warcraft Arena World Championship and Mythic Dungeon International, among others. ABE also operates Tespa, the leader in collegiate esports. It is ABE’s vision to be the most innovative, scalable, and valuable developer of global competitive entertainment
DreamSeat’s patented line of XZipit furnishings offer an innovative, high quality, interchangeable logo system that is used throughout its entire product line. DreamSeat specializes in commercial grade furnishings for Professional Sports Teams, Universities, Firehouses, High Schools and Corporations. Known for elevating the fan experience, DreamSeat creates custom, premium, VIP, and general seating to fit the specific needs of the client, application and venue. Noteworthy clients include the Overwatch League, Dallas Mavs NBA 2K team, Miami Open, Cincinnati Reds Premium Diamond Club Seating, Philadelphia Eagles Field Seats, San Diego Padres Suites, Denver Broncos team and film rooms, Texas Rangers facilities, Live Nation Venues nationwide and many more. DreamSeat’s affiliate company, Zipchair and Zipchair Gaming, are an online retailer that allows the consumer to purchase the same furniture used by their favorite professionals. Dreamseat, headquartered in Commack, NY is a family run business. For more information, visit http://www.dreamseat.com, follow @dreamseat on Twitter or @dreamseat_ on Instagram.
About Zipchair & Zipchair Gaming
Introduced in 2015, Zipchair and Zipchair Gaming are the retail sites for DreamSeat. Focused on delivering high quality, comfortable and durable fan furniture to the public, Zipchair.com provides the easiest way for the consumers to order the same furniture for their home as seen and used by their favorite teams and athletes. In 2018 Zipchair launched a personalization feature allowing customers to add their name, number or phrase to our licensed logo panels with only a few day lead time. The following year, Zipchair launched Zipchairgaming.com, a retail site dedicated to licensed logo furniture for the gamer. For more information on Zipchair, visit http://www.zipchair.com, follow @zipchair on twitter, or @zipchair on Instagram. You can learn about Zipchair Gaming by visiting http://www.zipchairgaming.com, or @ZipchairGaming on Twitter and Instagram.
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