It might seem like, well, a game. But gaming is serious business: the most talented pro gamers are celebrities today, competing in stadiums (at least in “normal” times) before millions of adoring fans. Streamers command legions of followers across the world and vie for endorsement deals. Manufacturers push the limits of tech to garner the attention of stats-obsessive gamers, who pore over spec sheets like they’re searching for hidden treasure. Maybe in a way they are! After all, the most ardent of gamers are willing to pay to play, always trying to customize the perfect setup, swapping in parts and hardware, to strive for perfection.
Perfection, like nirvana, might be hard to achieve, but a killer setup isn’t, especially when you’ve got the right stuff at your fingertips. The shopping service Klarna helps gamers play like champions by making the cost of getting the latest gaming gear more manageable and budget-friendly. It’s like a cheat code for shopping online, one that lets you pay* in four interest-free installments at their network of retail partners, or through their app.
And now Klarna is about to make it even easier to upgrade to the ultimate at-home setup with Playing For Keeps, a first-of-its-kind live-gaming event that will pit aspiring gamers against two of today’s biggest Twitch streamers. Up for grabs, literally, right out from under SypherPK and KittyPlays, is a setup that would make even the pros jealous.
The right gear isn’t everything, of course — even if you win it from the pros. Practice, practice, practice, a nerve of steel, a thick skin, and the occasional ’80s action movie training montage is key to upping one’s stats and K/D ratios. But the most coveted gear can mean the split-second difference between victory and a torrent of expletives. We’ve rounded up the best of the best gaming gear that’s up for grabs in Playing For Keeps (or for easy purchase with Klarna if you miss out). Hold onto your butts: build this ultimate setup and impress your team, induce envy in your rivals, and achieve total domination.
Want to get your hands on this pro-level setup? Sign up for your chance to beat SypherPK or KittyPlays at their own game, live on Twitch on October 27 and 29, 2020.
*See Klarna terms here. CA residents: Pay in 4 loans made or arranged pursuant to a California Finance Lenders Law license.
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN IN THE KLARNA “PLAYING FOR KEEPS” PROMOTION. Open to legal residents of the 50 US & DC, 18 or older with a Discord account. Void where prohibited. Promotion starts 10/19/20 and ends 10/29/20 at 1:30 PM PT. For Official Rules, which govern, and specific Event prerequisites, click here. Sponsor: Klarna, Inc.