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Jan 17, 2019 | Ads, Content marketing, Social, Video, Viral

HyperX, the gaming division of Kingston Technology Company has launched a new ad campaign featuring music and web stars.

The ‘We’re All Gamers’ ad campaign will run across television, digital and social in 2019. The campaign features a diverse talent roster including Post Malone, Joel Embiid, Shroud, Gordon Hayward, Pokimane, JuJu Smith-Schuster, Daigo, De’Aaron Fox and Cloud9’s Rush.

It showcases the individual illustrated gaming spirit of each of the personalities participating. Creative leadership is led by the agency Envoy.

As the new presenting sponsor of NBA Saturday Primetime telecasts, We’re All Gamers television spots will begin on January 19 and will continue through the playoffs and the NBA Finals on ABC and ESPN. In addition to commercial time, HyperX branding will be integrated into game time outs. ESPN’s SportsCenter will also feature HyperX virtual set integrations several times throughout the NBA season.

The We’re All Gamers campaign is designed to integrate into today’s dual-screen world of watching on a big screen and looking down at a mobile device to watch the game or during breaks in between gameplay. Here is a 30 second campaign example with four influencers and their gaming spirits.

Some of the gamers and celebrities involved commented on the campaign:

“Excited to be teaming up with HyperX and help push forward the gaming community. Get your headset and let’s rock n roll boiii.” – Post Malone, award winning music artist.

“No matter what I’m playing, I like to win. HyperX has captured that spirit with my gaming persona. Watch me dominate.” – Joel Embiid, professional NBA basketball player

“I’m excited to share this animation HyperX has created for me. Looking forward to fragging more in 2019.” – Shroud, top streamer

“Seeing how HyperX transformed me for this campaign was so cool. Gaming brings out the competitor in me, and I’m excited for everyone to see that come to life here.” – Gordon Hayward, professional NBA basketball player

“HyperX helps me do what I love daily, looking forward to what’s in store for us in 2019!”– Pokemane, top streamer

“When I’m not competing on the field, I’m gaming. HyperX has created an amazing persona for me that captures this passion. They even included Boujee on my chest!” – JuJu Smith-Schuster, professional NFL football player

“It’s been great to see HyperX bring ‘The Beast’ philosophy to life in this campaign. We all have a gaming spirit that comes out when we compete, and HyperX has done an amazing job of capturing the idea that We’re All Gamers.” – Daigo, Street Fighter champion

“HyperX has been there with me since I was drafted in 2017 and always takes care of me. I’ve had fans make their own avatars of me before, so it feels good to finally have an official one that I helped create and inspire.” – De’Aaron Fox, professional NBA basketball player

“Striving to become the best at CSGO is something special. I attribute my alias to the adrenaline rush I get from winning crucial moments in big games. It’s really hard to match that feeling. HyperX helps me to achieve the thrill of winning.” – Rush, professional CSGO player

In addition to commercial time and integrations on ESPN, campaign exposure may include VOD and social media channels like Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. The campaign is designed for viewing in multiple segment lengths of 6, 15, 30 and 60-second spots. HyperX will expand the campaign to Europe in the following months. The European part of the campaign will include Dele Alli and other top athletes; all of who are passionate about gaming.

“The We’re All Gamers Campaign was developed to introduce HyperX to passionate NBA and gaming fans,” said Paul Leaman, vice president, HyperX – EMEA. “Our gaming influencer’s creativity exuded and helped us to develop their HyperX-illustrated gaming spirits in the 2019 campaign.”

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