MSI, the leading brand in high-end gaming, has partnered with UCSD Esports and Recreation to fully outfit our Triton Esports Center (TEC) with twenty-six Aegis RS 11th Gen Gaming PCs. This generous gift will not only allow our student-athletes to compete on top-tier equipment, but it also provides them and our campus community with the opportunity to experience gaming without additional financial hurdles related to equipment needs.
“MSI is committed to empowering students to not only fulfill their needs, but to also help them create extraordinary experiences,” stated Christine Fan, EDU Program Manager at MSI. “As such, we are delighted to support UC San Diego in building their esports infrastructure to make gaming more accessible for everyone.”
UCSD Esports fosters an inclusive gaming culture by providing leadership and professional development, cultivating spaces that bolster community, showcasing the online personas of our student-athletes, and competing at the highest level. MSI’s culture of empowering students really resonates with our department and aligns perfectly with our student-centric approach to our programming and services. UCSD Esports was founded by students for students, so having a partner that elevates their performance in the collegiate space and values their experience and future beyond gaming makes a big difference.
“We are extremely excited to be partnering with MSI to support the players of UCSD Esports this year,” said Shone Patil, Student Officer and Partnerships Director for UCSD Esports. “The inclusion of top of the line MSI PC’s in our Triton Esports Center enables our players to break down former barriers to success and compete at the highest level. We value infrastructure in creating environments for our players to excel, and MSI has been instrumental in sharing that same vision as players get the opportunity to compete on cutting edge systems many haven’t had the chance to in the past. Leveling the playing field and allowing our student-athletes to focus on improving their skills is the crux of our partnership with MSI and we are pumped to build on this collaboration going forward.”
We are incredibly grateful towards MSI for helping us further our mission through their support of our program. You can engage with their high-end gaming PCs in TEC beginning January 2022, and you will have an opportunity to interface with other MSI products early Winter Quarter when they take over the RIMAC lobby–stay tuned!