View Full Version : So called 'sponsor' and major company isn't what they seem.
03-30-2010, 03:05 PM
Some may have heard of the Australian based PC peripheral company CyberSnipa. Some may even use their products. For those that don't know or are on the market to buy some new stuff, check out what they do that doesn't support the gamer community, and how they use 'us'.
Take it for what its worth... thanks again guys!
03-30-2010, 03:09 PM
No offense, but why would you contact an Australia company to sponsor a USA organization then complain when they werent interested?
03-30-2010, 03:13 PM
Their base is out of Austrialia - ie; where the company is founded..but they also have a California, USA division. Much like qPad and other foreign based companies.
They originally contacted me to SUPPORT us... Needless to say when travel came into play, we were all interested..so its not that THEY weren't interested. Its that they flaked out and promising things, and then not even having enough testicular fortitude to say they made a mistake. Dodging emails and phone calls is noway to maintain any kind of business relationship to a community who support(ed/s) you.
Here is one of the emails that I recieved.
What we like to do in these situations is run a one month trial. During this period Cyber Snipa would receive all the benefits of sponsoring mainLine Gaming. Then at the end of the month we will assess your results and if you meet our selection criteria offer a fair initial sponsorship deal. You must reach the minimum traffic level to the Cyber Snipa website of 200 unique hits to qualify for a product sponsorship offer, and 5,000 for the travel that we discussed.
If you are happy with such an arrangement, please implement our basic marketing material on your website and then reply in an email that you wish to begin the trial period. The required materials are as follows:
Our logo: http://www.cybersnipa.com/us/media/logo.php
At least one web banners from: http://www.cybersnipa.com/us/media/banners.php. Alternately, you may create and use you own as long as we can approve the graphics.
Brand Blurb to be placed on your home page: Cyber Snipa pc gaming gear (all 5 words linked to our home page www.cybersnipa.com (http://www.cybersnipa.com/)) are specifically designed to enhance game play and give gamers around the world a competitive edge. Our wide range of pc gaming peripherals (last 3 words linked to products page http://www.cybersnipa.com/us/products.php) has won acclaim for cutting edge technology, superior design, usability and capacity to improve in-game performance. Cyber Snipa will help you realize your pwnage goals and stay on target.
Follow Cyber Snipa on Twitter (link to http://twitter.com/CyberSnipa)
Fan Cyber Snipa on Facebook (link to http://www.facebook.com/business/dashboard/#/pages/Cyber-Snipa/105884062501)
Additionally, we request our sponsored teams do not advertise any brand that is in direct competition with Cyber Snipa, e.g. Razor, Roccat and Steel Series. Let me know if you have any questions.
www.cybersnipa.com (http://www.cybersnipa.com/)A few more after that explaining a few things..and then nothing..nadda..zilch.
Ya you got really screwed. I hate it when companies take advantage of up and coming teams. Sucks man, screw that company.
03-31-2010, 03:20 AM
That sucks bro, I had a sponsorship with WAR-HEAD WEAR. Which is a MMA fighting gear type of company. They kinda did the same thing. I know the feeling, also man just you posting this will make TRUE gamers think twice about buying there product. So I mean it just hurts them in the end.
03-31-2010, 09:42 AM
sorry jdubya it makes more sense now sorry
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