— Team SoloMid (@TeamSoloMid) August 16, 2017
— Cloud9 (@Cloud9) August 16, 2017
According to both team’s separate announcements, T-Mobile will be working with the team for content creation and future cooperative projects.
“At Cloud9, we’re always looking for partners who are going to elevate us to the next level and we’ve found just that,” Cloud9 CEO Jack Etienne said in a statement. “Partnering up with T-Mobile will allow us to work together on some really exciting projects that we can’t wait for the fans to see.”
This isn’t T-Mobile’s first jump into esports, as it partnered with Twitch in hosting events at the eSports Arena earlier this year during E3. The arena showcased a number of fighting games such as Street Fighter V, Injustice 2, and Tekken 7, which were streamed live on Twitch and featured a phone prize provided by T-Mobile. More recently, T-Mobile announced its sponsorship of Team USA for this year’s Overwatch World Cup.
Cover photo courtesy of Riot Games