Over 200 college teams to vie for spot at in-person championship event, April Anarchy
Gaming furniture maker RESPAWN by OFM announced today it has been named by the American Video Game League (AVGL) as the official furniture partner and sponsor of its upcoming spring league and championship event series, April Anarchy. The RESPAWN partnership will enable the AVGL to provide additional support and resources to collegiate esports fans and university programs through its community platform, online competition, and April Anarchy championship event.
“The AVGL brings together the mass of passionate collegiate gamers and serves them a premium esports experience that RESPAWN is honored to be a part of and add to,” said Blake Zalcberg, president of OFM, RESPAWN’s parent company. “We believe RESPAWN’s ability to deliver quality, accessibility and style all without sacrificing comfort or performance perfectly suits the needs and lifestyle of every student esports athlete and we’re glad to be doing it first with AVGL.”
Backed by OFM’s decades of expertise and R&D in the commercial furniture industry, RESPAWN is a leader in the intersection of price and performance making quality gaming furniture that meets every gamer’s need at an accessible price point. After launching the first line of RESPAWN gaming chairs this past fall, OFM, is deepening its ties and commitment to the gaming community by serving collegiate esports with the AVGL partnership.
“We are proud that RESPAWN chose us to enter the esports market, which underscores the hard work we’ve done to build our reputation and reach within the college esports community,” said Victor Suski, AVGL Founder & CEO. “RESPAWN’s commitment to providing an accessible, high quality gamer experience aligns with our philosophy towards our fans.”
The AVGL’s spring leagues include ten weeks of online competition, among 200 college teams across CS:GO, Dota 2, and Smite and Paladins, in partnership with Hi-Rez Studios and Twitch. Some 150 hours of matches attracting 1.5MM viewers will be livestreamed on Twitch, along with lifestyle content such as team interviews and talk shows. League competition will culminate with April Anarchy, an in-person championship event April 14-15 with 1,500 fans.