team vitality announced this week that it has reached a six-month deal with the maker of smartphone and gadget peripherals RhinoShield.
The alliance makes RhinoShield an official team supplier, and the company will produce smartphone cases emblazoned with Team Vitality branding.
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According to a statement, all players and ambassadors of the organization will receive items produced by RhinoShield. This is RhinoShield’s first esports partnership, although it previously partnered with Ubisoft for Rainbow Six Siege-branded smartphone cases.
Fabien “Neo” Devide, President and Co-founder of Team Vitality, commented in a statement: “We are thrilled to partner with RhinoShield to create a unique, state-of-the-art collection for our players and ambassadors to use and enjoy, and we hope to save a few smartphones in the process. We at Team Vitality are all big fans of products made by RhinoShield, so for us it was a natural fit.
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Several RhinoShield branded smartphone cases are already available in Team Vitality’s online store. The promotional image above also shows a Vitality-branded case for Apple AirPods, but they are not available for purchase at the time of writing.
Guillaume Pauthion, Brand Manager for RhinoShield Franceadded: “At RhinoShield, esports is one of our biggest passions. Thus, we have been looking to step into this area for a while. As big supporters of Vitality and esports in general, We are especially excited to announce this collaboration and to open a new chapter for our company. We put our hearts into this collection, and we hope the fans enjoy it as much as we do!”
Esports Insider says: Quality merchandise isn’t always a given with esports teams, so it’s great to see another reputable company jumping into the fray. Early cases look smooth; it will be interesting to see if more organizations seek out branded accessories for phones and gadgets.
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