HyperX, leading manufacturer of gaming peripherals, supports North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) with equipment for all participating high schools

press release Oct 18, 2018
HyperX Partnership

(Orange County, CA – October 18, 2018) – As the North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF) continues its growth across the continent, industry leaders are enthusiastically supportive of its mission to leverage esports as a means to connect students’ love of gaming with learning. To that end, HyperX has just contributed thousands of gaming headsets for use by every NASEF member Club and team. 

Featuring best-in-class components that deliver superior performance, quality and aesthetic design, HyperX products are the choice of top-rated gamers and tech enthusiasts worldwide. Many high schools have computer systems that can be used for NASEF’s tournaments, but they lack the high-end peripherals needed for an elite gaming experience. HyperX’s generous support will equip every competing NASEF team with top-quality headsets, as well as providing additional gear for tournament prizing and new teams that activate in the coming year. 

“NASEF is unique because students are encouraged to pursue their love of gaming while learning and applying marketable working-world skills in their Clubs and teams. We are proud to stand behind NASEF and equip its players with top-notch HyperX gear,” said Mark Leathem, vice president at HyperX. 

“Quality gear is an important factor for high level competition,” said Mark Deppe, commissioner of NASEF and director of UCI Esports’ championship collegiate program. “Our high school esports competitors will be thrilled to be able to use HyperX headsets as they practice and play.” 

This fall, teams from across the U.S. and Canada will compete in NASEF’s showcase Overwatch tournament, as well as “Extra Credit” mini-tournaments in Hearthstone, Fortnite, and Overwatch 1v1. NASEF underscores the importance of all roles in the esports environment by creating Clubs that incorporate a full range of relevant skills in addition to those of the competing players. This allows teens to be connected to a student community in an environment they love, while developing core talents that are sought by a range of employers. 

Visit the Clubs page to access NASEF’s free resources to build a local Scholastic Esports Club with toolkits and instructional materials, free participation in high school tournaments, and with valuable support from industry partners like HyperX. Follow NASEF’s fall tournament results on the League page here. 


About the North America Scholastic Esports Federation 

The North America Scholastic Esports Federation is working to ensure that ALL students possess the knowledge and skills needed to be society’s game changers: educated, productive, and empathetic individuals. NASEF is on a mission to provide opportunities for ALL students to use esports as a platform to acquire critical communication, collaboration, and problem-solving skills needed to thrive in work and in life. The Federation’s core values are intertwined through all aspects of education and play: learning, opportunity, community, diversity, and respect. 

Under the Samueli Foundation’s leadership, the Federation is led by partners from the Orange County Department of Education, OC STEM Initiative, Connected Camps, Connected Learning Lab, UCI Esports, UCI Henry Samueli School of Engineering, and the UCI Bren School of Information & Computer Science. 

Learn more at the NASEF website. Members of the press can find videos, infographics, and leadership profiles in the online press room. Join online conversations on Twitter @NASEFgg for esports updates and @NASEFedu for our education news, on Facebook and Instagram, and see matches streamed live on our Twitch channel. 


About HyperX

HyperX is the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the world’s largest independent memory manufacturer, with the goal of providing gamers, PC builders, and power users with high-performance components. For 15 years, the HyperX mission has been to develop gaming products for gamers – high-speed memory, solid state drives, headsets, keyboards, mice, USB flash drives, and mouse pads – to the gaming community and beyond. The award-winning HyperX brand has carved its name atop the leaderboard by consistently delivering products that deliver superior comfort, aesthetics, performance, and reliability. HyperX gear is the choice of pro gamers, tech enthusiasts, and overclockers worldwide because it meets the most stringent product specifications and is built with best-in-class components. HyperX has shipped over 60 million memory modules and 5 million gaming headsets worldwide.


Media contacts

Claire LaBeaux, NASEF
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Mark Tekunoff, HyperX
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