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HyperX Signs Daigo “The Beast” Umehara, Street Fighter Legend and Author, to HyperX Gaming Headset Sponsorship

HyperX®, a division of Kingston® Technology Company, Inc., and sponsor of top gaming organizations worldwide, today announced a global sponsorship with eSports professional and Street Fighter legend Daigo "The Beast" Umehara. Daigo will wear HyperX gaming headsets exclusively to ensure the comfort and superior audio quality required to take on the fiercest international competition. Daigo will use HyperX Cloud Stinger – the best gaming headset under $50 – as well as HyperX Cloud, Cloud 2, and Cloud Revolver to ensure he’s operating at peak level during his rigorous tournament schedule.

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Daigo "The Beast" Umehara Street Fighter legend signs gaming headset sponsorship with HyperX. (Photo ...

Daigo "The Beast" Umehara Street Fighter legend signs gaming headset sponsorship with HyperX. (Photo: Business Wire)

“Whether training for my next event or on-stage at a major tournament, I need the best quality sound so I can perform at the highest level,” said Daigo Umehara. “HyperX gaming headsets are the most comfortable I've ever worn, while also providing world-class audio at a reasonable price. I'm excited to be a part of HyperX and look forward to working closely with them.”

Daigo is widely considered to be the most successful player in the history of the Street Fighter franchise, with dozens of major wins globally including six Evolution titles. He currently holds the world record as “the most successful player in major tournaments of Street Fighter.” Daigo is competing this week at the CAPCOM Cup 2016 Street Fighter V World Championship in Anaheim, California.

Daigo will be wearing HyperX gaming headsets exclusively, which will provide him with both the comfort and audio quality he will need to take on the fiercest competition in the international tournament circuit. He will have access to the complete line up of HyperX headsets as he battles challengers around the world.

HyperX is an avid supporter of eSports and the gaming community, developing products designed specifically for FPS genres – including the HyperX Cloud Revolver headset, which delivers a studio-grade sound stage that enables gamers to directionally target the enemy, enhanced comfort and superior quality. The new HyperX ALLOY FPS Mechanical Gaming Keyboard is the official keyboard of Intel Extreme Masters and used in the Intel Showcase across all Season 11 gaming events. Additionally, ALLOY FPS is the recommended keyboard of top gaming organizations such as NaVi Gaming, Echo Fox and Hell Raisers.

About HyperX

HyperX is the high-performance product division of Kingston Technology encompassing high-speed DDR4 and DDR3 memory, SSDs, USB Flash drives, headsets and mouse pads. Targeted at gamers, overclockers and enthusiasts, HyperX is known throughout the world for quality, performance and innovation. HyperX is committed to eSports as it sponsors over 30 teams globally and is the main sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters. HyperX can be found at shows across the globe including Brasil Game Show, China Joy, DreamHack, ESL One and PAX. For more information visit the HyperX home page.

HyperX® is a division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer. Established in 2002, HyperX is headquartered in Fountain Valley, California, USA. For more information, please call 800-337-8410 or visit www.hyperxgaming.com or connect with HyperX on social channels including: YouTube: http://www.youtube.com/hyperx; Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/hyperxcommunity; Twitter: http://twitter.com/hyperx; Instagram: https://instagram.com/hyperx/; LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/hyperx; and Google+: https://plus.google.com/+hyperx/videos.

Editor’s Note: For additional information, evaluation units or executive interviews, please contact Mark Tekunoff, Kingston Technology Company, Inc. 17600 Newhope Street, Fountain Valley, CA USA 92708, 714-438-2791(Voice). Press images can be found in Kingston’s press room here.

Kingston, the Kingston logo and HyperX are registered trademarks of Kingston Technology Corporation. All rights reserved. All other marks may be the property of their respective titleholders.

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