SteelSeries Announces Partnership With ZoneRank

SteelSeries, a leading manufacturer of innovative professional gaming gear, today announced a new partnership with international eSports ranking organization ZoneRank™. ZoneRank is a new organization in the fast growing industry of professional gaming, which is set to distribtue $10.000 USD to high ranking eSports team on a monthly basis.

ZoneRank™ provides a patented method of ranking professional electronic sports teams on a calendar-month basis. Teams are accumulating points by playing in the most relevant eSport events around the world, and receive monthly cash prizes based on their position on the 1st day of every month.

The first generation of the ZoneRank™ website has just been released to the public, with a more advanced second generation of the website set to be released on February 1st. The first generation website is currently featuring a new innovative ranking system for Counter-Strike, the most popular first person shooter game on the planet, with the second generation set to include rankings for all popular eSports games.

SteelSeries is the first main sponsor for the new ZoneRank™ website, with the award-winning professional gaming gear from SteelSeries becoming the officially endorsed gaming product line of ZoneRank™.

“ZoneRank offers a mathematic and unbiased third party ranking of the entire eSports scene, with premium cash prizes to highest ranked teams in the world,” says Kim Rom        , Head of PR & Communications for SteelSeries. “We are delighted to be a partner in this venture, which has the potential to become the definitive ranking system for the industry.”

“SteelSeries has a proven track record for understanding gamers and creating products that satisfy their needs,” says Jeremie Kletzkine, Business Development Manager for ZoneRank. “I can’t imagine a better partner for this project and I am very much looking forward to this cooperation.”

About SteelSeries

SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of gaming accessories, including headsets, keyboards mouse pads and mouse accessories. SteelSeries have been on the forefront of professional gaming gear for 5 years, 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 electronic sports through aggressive sponsoring of teams and support of organisations, news sites, communities, tournaments and LAN-events all over the world. For additional information, visit http://www.steelseries.com.

About ZoneRank

ZoneRank™ is set to become the world standard for eSports achievements. ZoneRank™ is dedicated to promoting, growing and increasing the popularity of the e-Sport toward the mass market, and wishes to settle good and fruitful relationships with the existing e-Sport entities such as the events organizers, the professional teams, the sponsors, etc. More information http://www.zonerank.com