Published on March 9th, 2022 | by Adrian Gunning

Qualcomm and ESL Gaming join forces to revolutionise the future of mobile esports with Snapdragon Pro Series

ESL Gaming is joining forces with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. to revolutionise the trajectory of mobile esports, bringing the excitement of competition to players’ pockets around the globe. The multi-year agreement highlights the joint vision and commitment to provide accessible and high quality mobile esports experiences for both new and veteran competitors.

The Snapdragon® Pro Series will be a comprehensive global mobile esports ecosystem, with tournaments in North America, Europe, the Middle-East, China, North Africa and Asia-Pacific. Snapdragon Pro Series will launch a premier global, multi-genre mobile esports competition, culminating in an epic live Masters final event.

This game-changing event concept leverages premium-tier Snapdragon powered devices which are packed with Snapdragon Elite Gaming™ technology to untether the players and create a breakthrough experience. The distinguished arsenal of Snapdragon Elite Gaming delivers premium, mobile-first features and enhancements including advanced game optimisations, ultra-realistic graphics, and lightning connectivity and performance speeds to help competitors harness the power of desktop-level gaming to transform the phone into a premium gaming machine.

With the global footprint of the program and including three tiers of competition (Open, Challenge and Masters), the Snapdragon Pro Series redefines the mobile esports landscape, giving players in multiple regions, at all levels, a chance to become a champion and compete for a share of an estimated $2 million in prize money.

“The rapid rise of mobile esports is well-documented, and we’re incredibly proud of the role ESL has played in that to date,” said Rodrigo Samwell, CCO at ESL Gaming. “Our new collaboration with Qualcomm Technologies and its Snapdragon brand will elevate our mobile ecosystem to its fullest potential. We’re excited to transform the future of mobile esports for players and fans around the world, continuing to create a world where everybody can be somebody.”

Featuring innovative, custom brand integrations across live and online events, the collaboration will demonstrate how Snapdragon powered products offer a dynamic and advanced mobile gaming experience.

“Qualcomm Technologies is all-in on gaming,” said Don McGuire, senior vice president and chief marketing officer, Qualcomm Technologies, Inc. “Snapdragon Elite Gaming has led the industry across the mobile gaming technology stack benefiting gamers at all levels and enabling the ecosystem to deliver best in class gameplay. In partnership with ESL, Snapdragon Pro Series will be an important additional pillar of our comprehensive gaming strategy allowing us to build category leadership in mobile esports globally.”

For more information about the Snapdragon Pro Series, head to the official website and follow the Snapdragon Pro Series on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Stay tuned as further program details will be announced in the upcoming months.

About the Author'

Adrian lives in Melbourne Australia and has a huge passion for gaming, technology and pop culture. He recently finished his a Bachelor of Journalism and is currently focusing on games journalism. When not writing and playing video games, Adrian can be found in Comics 'R' Us debating the pros of the DC Universe and cons of the Marvel Universe.

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