BELLEVUE, WASH., January 26, 2015 - HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, today announced their entrance into eSports arena in North America and Europe with sponsorships of three elite eSport teams: Cloud 9, Team Liquid and Team Solomid (TSM).

The sponsorships kicked off this weekend with Cloud 9 and Team Liquid playing in the first Counter Strike: Global Offensive tournament at the X Games Aspen, and all three teams participating in the season start of the North America League of Legends Championship Series (LCS).

“eSports has seen significant growth in the past few years and we see synergy between people who are passionate about this sport and our own customer base. It was an easy decision for us to sponsor these talented teams and individuals,” said Cher Wang, chairman, HTC.

Cloud 9, Team Liquid and TSM are some of the most storied and successful eSports teams in the world. Cloud 9 is one of the most successful North America-based gaming organizations with nearly 150,000 Twitter followers, TSM attracts six million unique Twitch viewers per month, and Team Liquid’s YouTube channel has been viewed 25 million times.

With eSports rapidly growing in popularity around the globe, achieving viewership levels on par with many traditional sports, these elite team sponsorships present a tremendous opportunity for HTC to connect with the gaming community and customers. HTC is proud to partner with these teams that embody the essence of the HTC brand in their Pursuit of Brilliance.

For more information on HTC and the teams, follow HTC, Cloud 9, Team Liquid, Team Solomid on Twitter.

About HTC
HTC Corporation aims to bring brilliance to life. As a global innovator in smart mobile devices and technology, HTC has produced award-winning products and industry firsts since its inception in 1997, including the critically acclaimed HTC One and Desire lines of smartphones. The pursuit of brilliance is at the heart of everything we do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing mobile experiences for consumers around the world. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498).

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