MSI Partners with Harrisburg University Storm Esports Team


City of Industry, CA – March 3, 2020 – World leading gaming brand MSI announced today a partnership with the HU Storm, Harrisburg University’s championship esports team. Winners of the inaugural ESPN Collegiate Esports 2019 Overwatch National Championship, HU Storm players will now have access to the most advanced gaming products on the market from MSI, including the Optix MAG251RX gaming monitor with 240Hz refresh rate, the ultra-compact yet powerful Trident X-470s gaming desktop, and the ultra-thin and stylish GS65 Stealth THIN gaming laptop.

“MSI is committed to supporting aspiring and pro esports athletes around the world by creating innovative hardware and technology that push performance beyond limits,” said Sam Chern, Corporate Marketing VP at MSI. “HU Storm sets the standard and is the undisputed leader in collegiate esports, and we are excited to arm them with gamer-driven MSI gear to pave their way to continued victory.” 

A trailblazer in the esports industry, Harrisburg University’s esports varsity team is the university’s only varsity sports and are recent recipients of the Tempest Award for Best Collegiate Esports Program. Team members partner with a personal trainer and nutritionist to maintain both mental and physical wellness, and are coached by world-ranked gamers, including former Philadelphia Fusion player Joe JoeMeister Gramano and League of Legends ex-LCS star, Alex Xpecial Chu

In the spring 2020 semester, the university also introduced an Esports Bachelor of Science degree program that will prepare students for in-demand careers in esports and teach the skills needed to manage and create media content, oversee events and teams, analyze competitive esports and more. 

“Our HU Storm student athletes bring intensity, ferocity and power to each and every play. Similarly, as the most trusted name in gaming and esports gear, MSI brings passion and tenacity to the creation of gamer-driven innovations,” said Chad Smeltz, HU Esports Program Director. “We’ve experienced unprecedented success since the team’s inception, and we are confident that MSI’s technology can take us to new heights.” 

For information about MSI’s initiatives and partnerships to promote gaming, or to learn more about MSI’s complete line of products, visit or follow us on Facebook at and Twitter at

About HU Storm

Harrisburg University’s esports program is the University’s first–and only–varsity sport. The varsity team competes in some of the most popular esports games around the world, including League of Legends, Overwatch, and Hearthstone. Team members hone their skills in an award-winning practice space and compete in a state-of-the-art arena. Team members receive full scholarships as part of the varsity team. HU’s Overwatch team is 2019 ESPN Collegiate Esports Champion and the university has hosted multiple large collegiate esports tournaments at the university. HU was recently named “Best Esports Program” at the 2019 Tempest Awards.

For more information, visit or follow the University on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as view tournaments on Twitch.


As a world-leading gaming brand, MSI is the most trusted name in gaming and eSports. We stand by our principles of breakthroughs in design, the pursuit of excellence, and technological innovation. Integrating gamers' most coveted extreme performance, realistic visuals, authentic sound, precise control, and smooth streaming functions into its gaming rigs, MSI frees gamers from tedious trial and error and pushes gaming performance beyond limits. The determination to surpass past achievements has made MSI a ‘True Gaming’ brand with gaming spirit throughout the industry! For more product information, please go to

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