Spanish esports organisation Vodafone Giants has brought on Kaspersky Lab as its official technological partner.
The non-endemic company offers cybersecurity and anti-virus solutions across multiple nations, and is headquarter in Moscow, Russia.
Vodafone Giants currently houses teams that compete in title such as League of Legends, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Clash Royale, and Call of Duty. The organisation was known as Giants Gaming until its partnership with telecommunications company Vodafone.
We are glad to welcome @kaspersky to Vodafone Giants as our new Technological Partner. As of today we will be protected by the best cybersecurity software out there. #WeAreGiants pic.twitter.com/txaY1YjFrt
— Vodafone Giants (@GiantsGamingENG) May 8, 2018
José Ramón Díaz, CEO of Giants Gaming commented on the partnership: “We carefully read who we associate with, but with Kaspersky Lab we had it very clear from the beginning, we have won the best cybersecurity partner and with that in all the Giants teams the best antivirus of the year is installed.”
Alfonso Ramírez, General Director of Kaspersky Lab Iberia added: “We are proud to announce this partnership with Vodafone Giants, one of the most awarded Spanish teams with a presence in international competitions. In this way we join this revolutionary sector in full swing to attract and raise awareness about cyber threats to a younger and increasingly digital audience.”
DDoS, a distributed denial of service, is an attack that’s frequent in online gaming – especially when playing competitively. Kaspersky Lab offers a DDoS Protection service, which is something its new partner would undoubtedly gain some peace of mind from using.
Vodafone Giants is sponsored by Only The Brave, Ozone, Versus Gamers, and Drift. In addition to its latest partner, Kaspersky Lab, the organisation is partnered with Twitch, Samsung, and Scuf Gaming. As its name suggests, Vodafone is its global sponsor.
Esports Insider says: Kaspersky Lab is the home to one of the most recognisable anti-viruses available, so bringing the company into esports is a great move by Vodafone Giants. It’ll be interesting to see if the cybersecurity giants (pun intended) develop technology specifically for bettering the online esports experience.