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SteelSeries Announces New Line Of Gaming Surfaces In Cooperation With Professional Gaming Teams

- New Pads Features Championship Gamers from Americas, Europe, Asia

The leading manufacturer of innovative professional gaming gear, SteelSeries, today announced new gaming surfaces in cooperation with some of the best professional gaming teams in the world. The teams, Meet Your Makers, Fnatic and Made in Brazil, are comprised of championship gamers who collectively won more than USD 650,000 in 2008.

SteelSeries QcK+ Limited Editions are limited edition super-sized mouse pads made of a high quality cloth material, featuring an eye-catching design created in cooperation with each individual team. The combination of the high quality cloth and an optimized textured surface, guarantees both smoothness and glide while the specially designed non-slip rubber base prevents the mouse pad from sliding. With a height of 4 mm (twice as thick as standard QcK+ pads) the SteelSeries QcK+ Limited Edition products are unique, created to help SteelSeries partners generate some extra revenue for their gaming teams.

SteelSeries QcK+ Limited Edition highlights:

– Smooth cloth surface

– Heavy thickness reduces problems from uneven surfaces

– Steady rubber base

– XXL sized

– Team artwork

“Since our inception in 2001 SteelSeries has been working closely with professional gamers and teams, to develop, optimize and create products that help them win. Their feedback has been instrumental to our growth and has helped us create products that live up to the professional gaming standard,” says Kim Rom, Vice President of Marketing for SteelSeries. “Our new line of mouse pads are the first wave of products that will hit the market in 2009, which will generate cash directly for our trusted partners, allowing them to continue what they do best: attend tournaments, compete and win.”

“The co-operation with SteelSeries has exceeded all expectations and it is great to work with such an enthusiastic company which shares the same visions as we do,” said Mark Peter Fries, COO for Meet Your Makers. “The mouse pads not only look amazing, but are also top notch when it comes to the little details that gamers want when they choose their mouse pads, such as the glide of the pad, feel, size and grip.”

“Made in Brazil is very proud of having their brand stamped on a product that has all the preferred conditions for professional and casual players,“ says Paulo Velloso, CEO for Made in Brazil. “It combines quality, excellent functionality and importantly, a very pleasing appearance.”

“At Fnatic we pride ourselves on two important things, 1. we want to be the best at everything we do, 2. we want it to be fun and look cool in the process. With the Fnatic pad we think we have nailed both, a pad that helps our performance but also is true Fnatic style at the same time,” says Sam Mathews, CEO for team Fnatic. “We are extremely excited to be working with SteelSeries on this new product, which I know is just the first of a series of new gaming products in cooperation between SteelSeries and Fnatic.”

The SteelSeries QcK+ Limited Editions are compatible with all types of mice and are now available in North America, Europe and Asia.

About SteelSeries

SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of gaming peripherals and accessories, including headsets, keyboards, mice, software and gaming surfaces, selling in more than 75 countries. SteelSeries has been on the forefront of professional gaming gear since its inception in 2001, thanks to continued innovation and product development in cooperation with leading professional gamers. All SteelSeries products are developed in co-operation with professional gamers to ensure optimum performance and durability. SteelSeries supports the growth of competitive gaming and electronic sports through professional team sponsorships and community support all over the world. For more information, please visit www.SteelSeries.com.

About Meet Your Makers

MYM, also known as Meet Your Makers was founded in 2001 and has become one of the worlds’ leading, full scale professional Esports businesses. MYMs acquisition of the award winning Polish Counter-Strike team and the worlds’ best group of RTS players, led to over 30 victories in major tournament titles over the last 2 years. MYM consists of 19 top performing players from 6 different countries making MYM a dominant force in the esports world. For more information, please visit www.mymym.com.

About Made in Brazil

One might not picture a world class Counter-Strike team come out of sunny South America, but the players that make the team Made in Brazil are amongst the worlds’ best at their game. Despite being proud underdogs, MIBR are known worldwide for their unique play style and their legendary lineup that will be forever remembered for their victory at the Esports World Cup in 2006. For more information, please visit www.mibr.com.

About Fnatic

The Fnatic team is an ambitious and highly successful video gaming organization, which supports the world’s greatest gamers. After being crowned as Electronic Sports Team of The Year, Fnatic has achieved over 20 victories in major tournaments and are acknowledged worldwide for their famous and charismatic Swedish Counter-Strike team and former World Tour champion, Sander “Vo0″ Kaasjager. Fnatic currently have squads in Counter-Strike, World of Warcraft®, Call of Duty and Quake. For more information, please visit www.fnatic.com.

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