Limited edition player-approved Advanced Battlestations gaming PC sponsored by Newegg, GIGABYTE, Intel and OLOy now available; all sales benefit the Austin Ekeler Foundation
A top NFL running back, devoted PC gamer and popular livestream host, Ekeler is rushing to become the leading online retailer for tech products
CITY OF INDUSTRY, California, October 4, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Newegg Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEGG), a leading global technology e-commerce retailer, today announced the launch of the EKLR PC, the signature gaming console endorsed by Los Angeles Chargers running Austin Ekeler. The Advanced Battlestations (ABS) PC is sponsored by Newegg, GIGABYTE, Intel® and OLOy.
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Austin Ekeler, running back for the Los Angeles Chargers, will support Newegg through the 2022-23 NFL season. Newegg releases the EKLR, Austin Ekeler’s limited edition signature gaming PC. (Photo: Newegg)
Only available in a bundle with a GIGABYTE monitor, the EKLR is now available exclusively from Newegg and the Newegg app. All sales benefit the Austin Ekeler Foundation, a non-profit organization that supports individuals with natural talent and limited financial resources who want to better themselves.
For more information: https://newegg.io/ekeler_page
Newegg, a popular online shopping destination for shopping for both chargers and technology products that require chargers, has teamed up with the adored Los Angeles Chargers player and star to return for an endorsement partnership throughout the 2022-23 NFL season with promotional content for both Ekeler’s and Newegg’s social media channels.
As part of the promotional campaign, Newegg has released a new commercial: https://newegg.io/ekeler_commercial
The EKLR ABS PC offers a design that shows power and movement and represents the rebound throughout the frame. The casing is a powder blue, gold and white burst of lighting, reminiscent of Ekeler taking a handoff and sprinting through the offensive line to the opponent’s secondary line. The unique ABS gaming console, with Austin Ekeler Foundation logos on the outside of the case, runs on both a GIGABYTE GeForce RTX 3060 graphics card and a GIGABYTE B660 motherboard. The system is powered by a 12th generation Intel® Core™ i5-12400F processor. The memory is an OLOy Blade Series DDR4 3200 16GB RGB Desktop Memory. Assembled and customized by Buildeniac, Newegg’s PC building division, the unique slot machine with a high-quality modified housing offers performance to play games with confidence.
The unique EKLR PC is currently only available in a bundle with a GIGABYTE G27F 2 27-inch gaming monitor. (Keyboard and mouse sold separately.)
Only 30 pieces of the limited edition gaming PC and monitor bundle will be available, matching Ekeler’s jersey number – 30. Every dollar from the sale of the EKLR Bundle is donated to the Austin Ekeler Foundation, which helps hard-working individuals with limited resources better themselves by providing otherwise inaccessible opportunities.
The PC and monitor bundle are available on this page.
One of the top running backs in the NFL, Ekeler tied the league lead last season with 20 touchdowns (12 rushing and 8 receiving) despite appearing in only 16 of his team’s 17 games. He is only the second player in Chargers team history to score 20 touchdowns in a season. His 1,558 yards from scrimmage in 2021 was third among NFL running backs and sixth among all offensive players. The sixth-year NFL player from Western Colorado University scored three touchdowns in his most recent game, a victory in Houston.
When he is not on the field, Ekeler often uses a PC or other technical devices at home. He has built a loyal Twitch following through positive and vibrant live streams.
When his schedule allows, he plays PC games, including League of Legends, on his high-end desktop gaming PC, both casually and competitively against teammates. He has participated this year in ‘NFL Tuesday Night Gaming’, an online esports league series featuring current and former NFL players and content creators.
Ekeler has also gained popularity among fantasy football players and was a frequent first-round fantasy draft selection for the season. Ekeler recognizes its growing national fantasy community and each week sends a signed soccer jersey to two randomly selected fantasy soccer winners who prove their victory was with Ekeler in their starting line-up. Unusual among professional athletes, he regularly embraces and discusses fantasy football, including his contributions to fantasy scoring, on various platforms.
“I often use a PC for just about everything: gaming, live streaming, social media, fantasy football, managing my entrepreneurial activities and running my foundation,” said Ekeler. “The EKLR gaming PC has everything I need to work with a PC. This PC runs some of the best PC games to play against others online – and I’m really competitive. I always enjoy playing with hang out and talk to people on Twitch or else video chat with friends I want people to get this PC from Newegg.com not just because it’s my gaming PC but because all sales go directly to my charity which provides opportunities to people in need.’
Ahead of the 2022 season, Ekeler made his debut at number 46 on the NFL Top 100 Players List, which is determined by players’ votes.
“Austin Ekeler is a fan favorite because he has worked hard to become an elite NFL running back,” said Newegg CEO Anthony Chow. “We support the mission and community service of the Austin Ekeler Foundation, so we are thrilled to be donating all sales of our EKLR gaming PC to his cause along with our partners GIGABYTE, Intel and OLOy. Partnering with Austin Ekeler ahead of the NFL season, providing him with a gaming PC approved by him and supporting the Austin Ekeler Foundation are all positives for Newegg.”
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About the Austin Ekeler Foundation
The Austin Ekeler Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, has made it its mission to create opportunities for people to fulfill their passions and ultimately their lives. Ekeler launched his foundation’s first major project in June 2021, funding a new gym for Santa Barbara High School in Santa Barbara, California. Since then, the foundation has provided essential items to women experiencing homelessness through the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles, donated five washer and dryer kits to schools in the city of Watts, donated several classrooms to multiple SoCal elementary school teachers, and provided soccer equipment to several youth programs in the area. across the country, including brand new uniforms, helmets, pads, footballs and more. For more information, visit https://austinekeler.com/.
OLOy is a leading global manufacturer of high performance gaming memory and storage devices for gamers, PC enthusiasts, IT professionals and anyone with a passion for gaming. OLOy delivers a full spectrum of memory and storage products that enable everyone to perform at their best, from ultra-powerful gaming memory to enterprise-grade storage devices. For more information, visit https://www.oloymemory.com.
GIGABYTE offers a comprehensive range of products aimed at “Upgrade Your Life”. With expertise in consumer, business, gaming and cloud systems, GIGABYTE established its reputation as an industry leader with award-winning products including motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, mini PCs, monitors and other PC components and accessories. For more information, visit https://www.gigabyte.com/us
Newegg Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ: NEGG), founded in 2001 and based in the City of Industry, California, near Los Angeles, is a leading global online retailer for PC hardware, consumer electronics, gaming peripherals, home appliances, automotive and lifestyle technology. Newegg serves the e-commerce needs of businesses with marketing, supply chain and technical solutions in a single platform. For more information, visit Newegg.com.
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