Ministry of Sport

LG Australia Renew Support Of Dire Wolves Esport Team

Australian esports organisation, Dire Wolves, has received further backing from LG Australia with the electronics retailer re-committing to the team until at least 2020.

The partnership, which was first established in 2016, will see LG Australia provide those who represent Dire Wolves with its latest range of monitors to use while competing.

Nathan Mott, Founder & Managing Director of LG Dire Wolves, said: “LG has supported Dire Wolves as our first sponsor back in 2016.

“Their high-end monitors have been essential equipment in our training at the Esports High-Performance Centre at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

“We’re excited to continue our partnership with LG as we continue to pave the way for esports in Oceania.”

LG Dire Wolves competes in the Oceanic Pro League (OPL), its region’s official League of Legends competition.

In 2018, it placed first in both OPL splits, as well as the SEA-LJL-OPL faction of Rift Rivals.

Russ Prendergast, Marketing Manager IT at LG Electronics Australia, also commented: “LG Australia is delighted to extend this important partnership with the LG Dire Wolves.

“We were the first sponsor of the Dire Wolves and have worked with the team to challenge the very best competitors in esports.

“We are excited about the opportunity for increased collaboration and future success.”

Guinevere Capital, the majority shareholder in Excel Esports, began searching for investors to take over its majority stake in LG Dire Wolves in July after Riot Games informed the investment firm that they can only have ownership in one team.

Shaun Carney

Shaun Carney