Announcing Axiom's New Major Sponsor: GOG.comFri 1st Aug 2014 - 5:19pm Axiom eSports
It's my pleasure to announce Axiom eSports newest major sponsor, GOG.com
We've tried as a team to be very selective about the organisations we take sponsorships from. We want to legitimately support what they're doing. We got involved in /r/bitcoin because we believe it's a currency with a real future. We use WASDKeyboards because we believe they're the best mechanical keyboards on offer and now we get to partner with a company for whom I personally have a great deal of respect, GOG.com
For those who don't know, GOG.com is one of the world’s biggest PC game digital distributors. In their catalogue you can find a huge selection of top quality games for PC, but they're not just any games retailer. GOG for the past several years has shown a deep commitment to preserving and expanding our rich gaming heritage. They’re putting the best indies out there in the spotlight. They’re bringing back classic titles and making them compatible with modern operating systems, lovingly supporting them with the latest patches and technical assistance, fostering communities around long-lost classics and of course, selling them at fair prices, completely DRM-free. They have maintained since their inception a focus on customer service and consumer rights, asserting that yes, once you buy a game you can store it, install it, and play it as you please and if you have second thoughts or technical difficulties, then yes, you are entitled to a refund. I personally feel that a retailer that exercises proper quality control and curation of its library is extremely important in today’s PC gaming landscape and I'm very pleased to work with them.
But what do you, the viewer get out of this? It's always great to be able to welcome a new sponsor into the StarCraft 2 scene but in this case I feel we've created a unique partnership that will result in some very entertaining content, on both the Cynicalbrit channel and from Axiom eSports. Our partnership with GOG will be accompanied by a series of videos showcasing classic titles in the GOG library. Axiom eSports will present a series of videos where our StarCraft pro-gamers try to apply their knowledge and mechanics to classic RTS, competing against each other to see who comes out on top. If you've ever wondered just how well StarCraft skills transfer to other strategy games, you will have the opportunity to find out. I'm also happy to announce that the partnership with GOG signals the return of a well-loved, short-lived series called “This is why we can't have nice things”, a retrospective look at a classic title which for one reason or another never saw continued success, even though it deserved to. Previous videos in this series have covered cult classics such as Sacrifice, Battle Realms and of course Dungeon Keeper. It's an opportunity to wax-lyrical about a genuine classic and discuss the state of the industry. Both of these series are made possible by GOGs support. Running an eSports team is an expensive business, GOGs support shoulders much of the financial burden.
We hope you will take the opportunity to investigate GOGs library of quality titles. New independent games and even major releases such as The Witcher 3 and Divinity: Original Sin are regularly released on their site, all DRM-free. We as a team look forward to the opportunity to promote an ethical and passionate company and give our viewers the opportunity to experience excellent games, old and new.
- John 'TotalBiscuit' Bain
Team owner, Axiom eSports