Aldi enters the gaming world. After the discounter already sells gaming PCs and games, players should also get a contact point for streams and co. For this, the own Twitch channel will soon be available Aldi Gaming TV live.
Aldi offers live streams and tutorials there, but also competitions and advertising events. The cooperation with several well-known gaming personalities should help. LoL professional Frederik Hinteregger alias NoWay, CoD streamer Georg Göttmann alias Gustaf Gabel and the FIFA streamers from FeelFIFA work together with Aldi.
Marketing director Sabine Zantis explains what Aldi wants to achieve with the cooperation:
“Our ‘ALDI Gaming’ channel on Twitch is the ideal platform for us to interact with this very specific target group, which is new to us. We want to create authentic and tangible added value for them that will be remembered.
In addition, Aldi begins a collaboration with the largest Europe-speaking league on League of Legends. In the Prime League, the discounter acts as a “supplier”, which suggests sponsorship including product delivery.
A “new” market
Numerous companies as well as clubs and institutions that initially have little to do with gaming are competing for the gaming scene. In addition to merchandise products such as sneakers in the style of well-known games and furniture especially for gamers, large sports clubs are also approaching the topic more and more.
Well-known teams like Schalke 04 and Bayer Leverkusen now have their own e-sports teams. So there are numerous players who do not want to miss out on the gigantic growth of the games market over the last few decades.
It looks similar internationally. In the USA, the US Army even operates a Twitch channel, but at times came under heavy criticism because attempts to recruit viewers were badly received. The Bundeswehr had to accept similar criticism at Gamescom with questionable advertising aimed at players.
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