For savvy retailers, there’s a lot of potential revenue to be had in the burgeoning esports category. Specifically, there’s a major opportunity readily available as esports continues to expand across college campuses throughout the country. Collegiate esports athletes have equipment needs, and retailers ought to be there to help fill those gaps—something that D&H Distributing has placed a major emphasis on in recent years.
At its regional distributor events over the past few years, D&H has carved out space on the show floor to specifically highlight the various gaming vendors and their offerings. In that time, the tech distributor has built up a rather formidable lineup of brands and solutions that cover the gaming arena—names like Acer, ASUS, Dell, CORSAIR, HP, Intel, Lenovo, Kingston (HyperX), LG, Logitech, MSI, NVIDIA, Samsung, Sennheiser, ViewSonic, and more.
Their commitment to the category was uniquely put on display in mid-July as the Harrisburg, PA-based distributor took part in the 2019 2nd Annual NACE Convention (National Association of Collegiate eSports). The event, which was conveniently located in D&H’s hometown, saw the distributor participate in a keynote panel that explored tech trends and the exponential growth of the esports category, specifically at the college level. And at their booth at NACE, D&H brought out their vendor partner HP to spotlight the computer manufacturer’s high-performance OMEN gaming PCs.