Evil Geniuses Welcomes SanDisk As a Key Sponsor

Posted November 10th 2015

Evil Geniuses Welcomes SanDisk As a Key Sponsor
SanDisk Outfits Team with High Performance SSDs

San Francisco, CA – November 12, 2015. – Evil Geniuses, an industry leading eSports team and the winners of $6.6MM for their Dota 2 team’s World Championship victory at The International 5, is excited to announce its sponsorship by SanDisk, a global leader in flash storage solutions. As the official storage provider for Evil Geniuses, SanDisk is outfitting the organization with its latest high-performance SSD, the SanDisk Extreme PRO® SSD, as well as supporting upcoming GoodGame promotions.

Evil Geniuses and SanDisk began working together in 2015, looking for new ways to authentically add value to the eSports scene. Today, we are happy to officially announce the sponsorship and plans for our second joint promotional activity which will take place during the Dota 2 Frankfurt Major. For The International 5, GoodGame developed a microsite for a fan contest (http://sandisk.gg/). The site was designed to curate and host the best photos taken at TI, where SanDisk provided its high-performance SSDs for contest winners. Fans and TI5 attendees alike were able to view, submit, and vote on their favorite photos submitted live during the event in Seattle. We now plan on bringing the same site, contest, and photo gallery to Frankfurt. Winners will be chosen daily from those who submit and vote on the photos to receive 960GB1 SanDisk Extreme PRO SSDs, as well as other EG and Dota 2 prizes.

“We're pleased to welcome SanDisk aboard as a major sponsor of the Evil Geniuses team,” said Kelby May, VP of Talent and Accounts of Evil Geniuses. “In addition to our players, Evil Geniuses relies on the creative skills and minds of our robust video and design teams to produce the best quality content we can for the community. SanDisk’s longstanding reputation with creative professionals speaks for itself, and we are proud to be able to provide our players and staff with the products of a company who has truly defined itself as professional grade over time.”

“We understand that hardware is a critical part of the gaming experience, and believe SanDisk Extreme PRO SSDs offer the 24x7, real-world performance and responsiveness required to compete at a high-level,” said Jared Peck, product marketing manager, SanDisk. “We’re excited to provide the Evil Geniuses organization with reliable, high performance SSDs, and look forward to supporting the organization throughout the year.”

The SanDisk Extreme PRO SSD comes in capacities of 240, 480 and 960GB and offer professional-level read/write speeds of up to 550MB/s and 515MB/s2, respectively. The SSDs also come with a 10-year warranty3 as a testament to SanDisk’s long-standing commitment to performance and reliability.

Be sure to help us welcome our new sponsor by following them on Twitter and thank them for their support of Evil Geniuses.

About Evil Geniuses

Evil Geniuses is a premier professional gaming team with a worldwide following. Founded in 1999 from humble beginnings, the team has grown to a place of massive influence as one of gaming’s best known brands. Long known by a hallmark of elite players with unbreaking determination, we are unapologetic in victory and the world's best video game team.