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Samsung, Twitch Rivals sign one-year deal making 5G Galaxy devices the exclusive smartphones in upcoming esports events

Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ | Photo by Zana Latif (@zan_ilm) / Unsplash

Samsung and Twitch have entered a full-year agreement for the latter’s upcoming esports events in North America. It is also worth noting that the new partnership is happening in the same year Samsung is starting to work with AMD to develop its next-generation Exynos chip.

Twitch Rivals NA events to exclusively use Samsung Galaxy devices for a year

The deal will make Samsung’s 5G Galaxy phones the official mobile gaming devices for events and esports tournaments organized by Twitch Rivals North America. Samsung’s statement did not specify which mobile gaming devices would be used throughout the year.

Samsung did not specify which 5G-enabled mobile devices would be included in the year-long agreement. But some of the possible choices include 5G variants of Galaxy S10, Galaxy Note 10+, Galaxy S20 series, and Galaxy Note 20 lineup. The tech giant is also about to announce the new Galaxy S21 series expected with three models that all likely support 5G connectivity.

Part of the companies’ agreement is the launch of a mobile gaming events series called Twitch Rivals Mobile Challenges that will gather “top streamers and top mobile gaming franchises.” Another series called Mobile Mondays brought to you by Samsung is also planned to run for a year to include tournaments with cash prizes.

Twitch Rivals was founded in 2019 and has organized esports tournaments with prize pools as much as $2 million with previous events that featured well-known streamers such as Tfue and Dr DisRespect. Earlier competitions also featured some of the most popular esports games like “Fortnite,” “League of Legends,” “Apex Legends,” “Call of Duty: Warzone,” and “Minecraft.”

Samsung announces partnership with AMD for next-generation Exynos chip

This new deal could also be a good chance for Samsung to demonstrate the computing power and mobile gaming performance of its Galaxy smartphones, especially the ones launching this year. The South Korean tech giant unveiled the new Exynos 2100 chipset that is likely to power the upcoming flagship smartphones part of the Galaxy S21 series expected to launch on Thursday. Samsung has also inked a deal with AMD to develop its next-generation Exynos chips that will also feature AMD Radeon GPU.

Featured photo by Zana Latif on Unsplash

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