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Heineken and Le Pub Brazil introduce a PC that keeps your beer cold while you game

SÃO PAULO, BRAZIL — Brewing company Heineken launched TH3 G4M1NG FR1DG3, a custom-made PC integrated with a Heineken beer fridge thanks to an innovative cooling system. It is designed to cool down both the PC hardware and the bottles inside, so gamers can enjoy a cold Heineken while playing their favorite game.

This is the latest installment of the “Not All Nights Out are Out” campaign, launched in March this year, to highlight the importance of making the most of the moments of socialization within the gamer culture, focusing on the connection between players and the brand.

“TH3 G4M1NG FR1DG3 is yet another unique tool for us to communicate our “Not All Nights Out are Out”campaign, which shows that gaming and socializing are connected,” said Igor de Castro, Senior Marketing Manager for the Heineken 0.0 brand in Brazil. “We are very excited to bring this innovation to the public, players and consumers alike, connecting even more with the gamer community and giving them the chance to have a customized, themed PC and enjoy a cold Heineken or Heineken 0.0 with their favorite games”.

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To bring this technology to life, Heineken partnered with its ad hoc creative advertising agency, LePub Brazil. 

“Heineken is able to provide moments of socialization wherever it is, and this is the brand’s mission, in addition to breaking stereotypes. TH3 G4M1NG FR1DG3 is yet another action of this kind, bringing a conviviality to the gamer universe, both appreciating this moment and showing that the gamer universe is extremely social, that Heineken 0,0 and games really go well together,” explained Felipe Cury, Chief Creative Officer of LePub Brazil. “Especially since you need to cool both beer and hardware and Heineken really mastered the former.”

The device repurposes a Heineken 0,0 fridge to allocate a fully working custom PC build within the space usually reserved for beer bottles. The setup allows the fridge to cool down both the hardware and the beer bottles, providing a controlled-temperature environment for both.

To solve the technical challenges of combining a PC build with a fridge, the team reached out to LeGarage, LePub’s Innovation and Gaming Hub. The team engineered a custom cooling system that would maintain a low temperature whilst the PC was working and combine it with forced air circulation to prevent condensation. The result was the perfect setup to enjoy a night of gaming with friends with a cool game and a cold beer.

“We wanted to click with a segment of gamers that few brands usually consider: PC gamers,” said Andrey Tyukavkin, Executive Creative Director of LeGarage and Lead Engineer of the project. “Within the PC gaming community, we wanted to appreciate a culture of ‘modders,’ people who customize their builds, modify the design and architecture of the machine, and socialize by sharing their specs and unique looks with each other. Really amazing and weird things have come out of that trend, and we saw that several creators had been attempting to make a working beer fridge that could run a PC build. We knew this was something gamers wanted and something that would resonate with the community and with the culture.”

TH3 G4M1NG FR1DG3 will imply several activations through the following months for fans to get their hands on the limited edition of TH3 G4M1NG FR1DG3. Heineken has partnered with Gaules, Brazil’s top Twitch streamer, to host a giveaway among his 4 million followers on his channel.

The device will also make a special appearance on the Brazilian revamped Twitch show Aprovado, to celebrate Heineken’s 150th anniversary. To crown the campaign, Heineken 0.0 will be present at the award ceremony organized by the CBLoL 2023, the biggest League of Legends competition in Brazil, in Autumn, as one of the main sponsors of the championship, to reward the winning team with a set of TH3 G4M1NG FR1DG3.

CREDITS:

Mauricio Giamellaro: Heineken Brazil CEO
Cecilia Bottai: Heineken Brazil CMO
Eduardo Picarelli: Heineken Brazil Senior Brand Director
Igor de Castro: Heineken Brazil Sr Brand Manager
Marina Awada: Heineken Brazil Marketing Coordinator

Adriana Teixeira: Heineken Brazil Head of PR
Geisy Panisset: Heineken Brazil Data Specialist
Henrique Nunes: Heineken Brazil Games Specialist
Nabil Nasser: Sr. Director Global Heineken Brand
Agnieszka Gorecki: Heineken Global Communication Director

Guilherme Retz Heineken: Global Communication Manager

Bruno Bertelli: Global CEO LePub, Global CCO Publicis Worldwide, CCO Publicis Groupe Italy

Cristiana Boccassini: LePub Global Chief Creative Officer
Mihnea Gheorghiu: LePub Global Chief Creative Officer
Felipe Cury: LePub Brazil Chief Creative Officer

Andrey Tyukavkin: LePub Global Executive Creative Director

Greg Kickow: LePub Brazil Creative Director
Yan Prado: LePub Brazil Creative Director
Alex Adati: LePub Brazil Creative Director

Stefano Zanoni: LePub Creative Director
Roberto Ardigò: LePub Associate Creative Director

David Casares: LePub Copywriter
Paula Picin: LePub Brazil Art Director

Eduardo Cometti: LePub Brazil Copywriter

Isabella Cecconi: LePub Global Head of PR & Communication

Eleonora Botta: LePub PR Manager
Ana Hernandez: LePub Brazil General Manager
Jayme Neto: LePub Brazil Business Director

Denise Frasseto: LePub Brazil Project Director
Lucas Chagas: LePub Brazil Account Manager
Suellen Agatha: LePub Brazil Account Assistant
Ilaria Castiglioni: LePub Group Account Director
Derek Muller: LePub Global Account Director Coordination

Vittorio Cafiero: LePub Head of Digital Production

Mauro Mazzei: LePub Global Head of Creative Technology

Monica Radulescu: LePub Global Strategy Director
James Moore: LePub Global Strategy Director
Silvia Paes: LePub Head of Strategy

Marilia Duran: LePub Brazil Strategy Director

Fernanda Tiozo: LePub Brazil Strategy Manager

Stephan Minucci: LePub Brazil Strategy Analyst

Ilko Petkov: LePub Global Data Strategist Director

Andrea Battista: LePub Data Strategist Director

Francesca Zazzera: LePub Global Chief Production Officer

Bruna Marchi: LePub Brazil Producer
Beatriz Takahashi: LePub Brazil Producer
Sabrina Sanfratello: LePub Producer

Alessio Zazzera: LePub Producer
Luca Lima: LePub Brazil Executive Media Director
Leila Pereira: LePub Brazil Media Director
Jussara Bezerra: LePub Brazil Executive Media Manager

Gabriela Pereira: LePub Brazil Executive Media Supervisor

PRODUCTION STUDIO: MONOGRID

Alice Di Giosio: Creative Designer

Valentina Trevisanello: Creative Lead

Simone Tecchia: Industrial Designer

Lorenzo Lastrucci: Industrial Designer

David Hartono: Team Lead

Giulia Niccolini: Producer

Davide Grigatti: Producer

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