LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Quest Nutrition and Robert Morris University (RMU) eSports announced today a sponsorship to encourage top-level collegiate athletes to live a healthier lifestyle through nutrition. The partnership will encompass all RMU eSports teams including League of Legends, Counter Strike, DOTA 2, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Storm and will support all 75 of their competitive gaming students.
“Quest Nutrition is honored to be part of Robert Morris University’s revolutionary eSports program. In a sport where milliseconds mean the difference between winning and losing, what you eat is vitally important. Quest Nutrition will provide RMU’s eSports athletes with nutritional guidance and Quest products to help them perform at their best,” said Quest Nutrition’s CMO Nick Robinson.
"We are proud to announce that Quest Nutrition will be joining us for our 2016-2017 season! One of our objectives for this year is to promote the importance of health and fitness in eSports by integrating it within our program. With Quest’s support, our players can maintain a healthy lifestyle to compete at their peak performance."
Robert Morris University eSports was the first collegiate program to offer scholarships to their student-athletes. With over $1.5 million in scholarship money allocated for the 2016-2017 school year, The Eagles continue to be at the forefront of collegiate eSports having seen continued success in League of Legends, finishing second place in the University League of Legends (uLoL) competition during the 2015-2016 school year.
Quest Nutrition, makers of the Quest Bar, is the leading health foods manufacturer in North America. Quest Nutrition was one of the first non-endemic brands to support the eSports community, having begun its efforts in the space in late 2014 with their sponsorship of Team Liquid. With the RMU partnership, Quest is continuing to support competitive gamers everywhere by offering healthy snack alternatives for gamers wishing to reach peak performance levels.
About Robert Morris University
Robert Morris University Illinois is a not-for-profit institution that offers associate, baccalaureate, and graduate degrees. It is the first university in the world to offer varsity Esport athletic scholarships. The eSports program competes in League of Legends, Counter Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Hearthstone, and Heroes of the Dorm.
About Quest Nutrition
Quest Nutrition, creator of America's number-one protein bar, makes clean eating fun. Committed to producing delicious, functional foods with no nutritional compromise, Quest delivers the highest quality products to help active, health-conscious consumers achieve their goals. Quest products are available in over 90 countries and the company is headquartered in El Segundo, California. www.questnutrition.com