Chinese mobile phone and tablet device provider Huawei has entered into a partnership with Germany-based eSports organisation SK Gaming.
Huawei is using to the deal to promote its Honor sub-brand, with users of its latest device, the Honor 8 Pro, gaining access to exclusive SK Gaming content.
SK Gaming, which operates teams across eSports, has run a specialised mobile division since 2015 but until now has lacked a sponsor in that space. It is one of the few Western eSports organisations which has significantly committed to mobile e-gaming.
Last year, SK Gaming signed a deal with credit card provider Visa which was thought to be worth close to US$1 million. The Huawei deal is not believed to be close to that amount, but could still be worth a low six-figure sum.
In a statement, SK managing director Alexander Müller described Huawei as “an excellent partner for our mobile division.”