Kingston HyperX Sponsored Teams Cloud 9 and Team Solomid Placed 1st and 2nd in LCS North American Regional Finals 2013

HyperX sponsored teams will compete for the Season 3 Summoner’s Cup and $2 Million in winnings

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FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--

Kingston Technology Company, Inc., the independent world leader in memory products, today announced HyperX Sponsored Teams Cloud 9 HyperX placed 1st and Team Solomid placed 2nd at the League of Legends North American regional finals last weekend at PAX Prime 2013. Both teams are now qualified to compete for the Season 3 Summoner’s Cup and over $2 million in winnings starting at the Group Stages in Los Angeles, California on Sept 15th,2013 and ultimately ending with the finals at the Staples Center on Oct 4th, 2013.

The World Championship is a tournament that takes place at the end of the League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) season. Teams from around the world compete for a chance to win the Season 3 Summoner's Cup which is the championship trophy awarded to the winning team of the tournament. The teams are also competing for $2 million in winnings. The regions that compete are North America, Europe, Korea, China, Southeast Asia and Russia/CIS (International Wildcard). This year marks the third season of the finals. The Group Stages will be held on September 15th-17th and 19th-21st and the Quarterfinals on September 23rd-24th at a Studio in Los Angeles, California. The Semifinals will be held at the Galen Center in Los Angeles, California on September 27th-28th and the Finals will be played on October 4th, 2013 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. All games will be played in front of a live audience and streamed live online.

“Kingston HyperX is very excited to see our two best teams dominating the LCS North American regional finals, taking 1st and 2nd place,” said Annie Leung, global strategic marketing, Kingston. “The LCS Finals will be the largest worldwide eSports event this year. We will be supporting both Cloud 9 HyperX and Team Solomid to win the S3 Summoner’s Cup and are proud to have them represent HyperX and the North American region.”

Kingston is celebrating 25 years in the memory industry. The company was founded on October 17, 1987, and has grown to become the largest third-party memory manufacturer in the world. The 25th anniversary video and information including a timeline of Kingston's history can be found on the anniversary web page. In addition, HyperX memory is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The first HyperX high-performance memory module was released in November 2002.

For a full list of all the professional gaming teams Kingston HyperX sponsors around the world please visit the official HyperX Gaming Team Sponsorships web page.

About Cloud 9 HyperX

Cloud 9 HyperX (C9) is a professional League of Legends gaming team formed in San Jose, California in 2013. With its core roster of Hai “Hai” Lam on Mid Lane and Daerek “LemonNation” Hart on Support, C9 recently acquired new players to round off their roster. In the Summer Promotion matches, C9 went a perfect 5W-0L and finished off the Summer Split with an impressive 25W-3L defeating powerhouses such as TSM, Vulcun, and CLG.

About Team SoloMid

Team SoloMid, a top tier professional League of Legends team centered around the popular web portal SoloMid.net, was formed by brothers Andy and Dan Dinh in late 2009. The SoloMid portal boasts some of the web’s most popular guides as well as feature League of Legends tournaments and competitions. The members of SoloMid, based in North America, live and practice together in a California gaming house. The team is one of the most accomplished in the history of League of Legends, and continues to dominate the North American and International scenes. About Kingston Technology Company, Inc.

Kingston Technology Company, Inc. is the world’s largest independent manufacturer of memory products. Kingston designs, manufactures and distributes memory products for desktops, laptops, servers, printers, and Flash memory products for PDAs, mobile phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players. Through its global network of subsidiaries and affiliates, Kingston has manufacturing facilities in California, Taiwan, China and sales representatives in the United States, Canada, Europe, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Australia, India, Taiwan, China, and Latin America. For more information, please call 800-337-8410 or visit www.kingston.com.