CITY OF INDUSTRY, CALIFORNIA–(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 computer developed by the Los Angeles Chargers with Austin Ekeler is supported. The Advanced Battlestations (ABS) PC is sponsored by Newegg, GIGABYTE, Intel® and OLOy.
Only available bundled with a GIGABYTE monitor, the EKLR is now available exclusively from Newegg and the Newegg app. All sales benefit the Austin Ekeler Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports individuals with natural talent and limited financial resources who want to better themselves.
Newegg is a popular online retail destination to buy both chargers and technology products that require chargers. Newegg is partnering with the admired Los Angeles Chargers player and star to have an endorsement partnership during the 2022-23 NFL season with promotional content for both Ekeler’s and Newegg’s social media channels.
As part of the advertising campaign, Newegg released a new commercial: https://newegg.io/ekeler_commercial
The EKLR ABS PC offers a design that showcases strength and movement, depicting recoil throughout its frame. The fall is a powder blue, gold, and white flash reminiscent of Ekeler taking a handoff and sprinting through the offensive line into the opponent’s secondary. The unique ABS gaming computer 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 one-of-a-kind slot features a high-end modified chassis with performance to play games with confidence.
The unique EKLR PC is currently only available bundled with a GIGABYTE G27F 2 27-inch gaming monitor. (Keyboard and mouse sold separately.)
Only 30 units of the limited gaming PC and monitor bundle will be available, reflecting Ekeler’s jersey number – 30. Every dollar of EKLR bundle sales is donated to the Austin Ekeler Foundation, which helps hard-working people with limited resources improve by providing otherwise unattainable opportunities.
The PC and monitor package is available on this page.
Ekeler, one of the best running backs in the NFL, tied the league lead with 20 touchdowns (12 rushing and 8 receiving) last season despite playing in only 16 of his team’s 17 games. He is only the second player in Chargers history to have 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 had three touchdowns in his last game, a win in Houston.
When he’s not on the field, Ekeler often uses a PC or other tech at home. He has built a loyal Twitch following through positive and vibrant live streams.
When his schedule allows, he plays PC games, among other things League of Legends, both casually and competitively against teammates on his high-end desktop gaming PC. This year he competed in NFL Tuesday Night Gaming, an online esports competition 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 pick prior to the season. Each week, in recognition of its growing national fantasy community, Ekeler sends an autographed football jersey to two randomly selected fantasy football winners who prove their win with Ekeler was in their starting lineup. Unusual among professional athletes, he frequently welcomes and discusses fantasy football, including his fantasy scoring contributions, on various platforms.
“I use a PC a lot for pretty much everything — gaming, live streaming, social media, fantasy football, managing my entrepreneurial endeavors, and running my foundation,” said Ekeler. “The EKLR Gaming PC has everything I need to get done with a PC. This PC runs some of the best PC games to compete against others online – and I’m really competitive. I always enjoy hanging out and chatting with people on Twitch or otherwise video chatting 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 that provides opportunities to people in need.”
Ahead of the 2022 season, Ekeler debuted at number 46 on the NFL Top 100 Players List, which is determined by player votes.
“Austin Ekeler is a fan favorite because he worked hard to become an elite NFL running back,” said Newegg CEO Anthony Chow. “We support the mission and charitable service of the Austin Ekeler Foundation, so we’re excited to partner with our partners GIGABYTE, Intel and OLOy to donate all sales of our EKLR gaming PC to his charity. Working with Austin Ekeler for the NFL season, offering a gaming PC he endorsed, and supporting the Austin Ekeler Foundation are all positive for Newegg.”
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About the Austin Ekeler Foundation
The Austin Ekeler Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is dedicated to helping people create opportunities to fulfill their passions and ultimately their lives. Ekeler started his foundation’s first major project in June 2021, funding a new weight room for Santa Barbara High School in Santa Barbara, California. Since then, the foundation has donated essential items to women affected by homelessness through the Downtown Women’s Center in Los Angeles—five washer and dryer sets to schools across the city of Watts, donated various classroom supplies to several SoCal elementary school teachers, and provided soccer gear for various Youth programs available across the country including brand new uniforms, helmets, pads, soccer balls and more. Visit https://austinekeler.com/ for more information.
OLOy is a leading global manufacturer of high-performance gaming memory and storage devices for gamers, PC enthusiasts, IT professionals and everyone who loves games. From ultra-high-performance gaming memory to enterprise-class storage devices, OLOy offers a full spectrum of memory and storage products to help everyone do their best. Visit https://www.oloymemory.com for more information.
GIGABYTE offers a comprehensive range of products aimed at “improving your life”. With expertise in consumer, business, gaming and cloud systems, GIGABYTE has established its reputation as an industry leader with award-winning products such as motherboards, graphics cards, laptops, mini PCs, monitors and other PC components and accessories. Visit https://www.gigabyte.com/us for more information
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Note: For photos of the EKLR PC and Austin Ekeler featuring this Newegg promotion, follow this link: https://newegg.io/ekeler_photos