STEELSERIES ANNOUNCES SPONSORSHIP OF PROFESSIONAL GAMING TEAMS STATUS QUO AND FEAR

Both Teams Will Be Heading to MLG Providence This Weekend to Battle for the Championship Titles in Call of Duty®: Black Ops and Halo® Reach

CHICAGO – Nov. 18, 2011 – This weekend players from around the globe will battle for the Championship titles in their respective games at the Major League Gaming Pro-Circuit Tournament in Providence. SteelSeries, the leading global manufacturer of gaming peripherals, today announced two new team sponsorships with Status Quo and Team FeaR, both of which will be battling for their games championship title during the event. In addition to their sponsorship, both teams will be collaborating with SteelSeries by testing and providing feedback on new products in the coming months.

“We’re proud to announce the sponsorship and collaboration with both of these teams,” said Kim Rom, SteelSeries CMO. “The players on Status Quo and Team FeaR are some of the best competitors on the professional circuit. We’re proud to support them and we look forward to seeing them compete with their SteelSeries gear this weekend at MLG Providence – best of luck to all them!”

SteelSeries has also created an MLG related contest that asks fans to predict who will take home the glory at this weekend’s MLG championship in StarCraft® II, Call of Duty®, and Halo®. Select the game. Choose the champion. Decide your prize – http://steelseries.com/mlg/. SteelSeries will award 15 participants who chose this weekend’s winners wisely, Status Quo and Team FeaR are amongst the choices.

Be sure to follow SteelSeries’ sponsored team and player updates throughout the weekend at http://facebook.com/steelseries. To watch the tournament live, fans can find live streaming and tournament coverage of MLG Providence at http://www.majorleaguegaming.com.


About Status Quo

After establishing themselves as a legitimate contender online, Status Quo set off on their quest to become one of the league’s most recognizable teams. They finally achieved pro status starting in Orlando 2008, and have consistently improved their rankings since then. Their story is unique, inspiring, and a great example of how anything is possible on the MLG Pro Circuit. With Red Bull as the teams sponsor, the crew which includes Mike ‘Flamesword’ Chaves, Arron ‘Ace’ Elam, Clete ‘Assault’ Lorusso, Ian ‘enable’ Wyatt, and coach,Tyler ‘Diesel’ Hoyt, are ready to dominate the 2011 MLG Pro Circuit Championship.

About Team FeaR
Team FeaR is an international team consisting of highly competitive players from USA, Europe and Australia. Team FeaR is the most recognizable gaming franchises today to compete at pro level in eSports to date. Being a team since September 2001 Team FeaR has competed in every multiplayer game to hit any console for the last 10 years. All international members of team fear currently play Call of Duty winning tournaments globally Team FeaR is currently one of the highest achieving teams within the Call of Duty community. If we put the achievements and championships aside, the team is well known for its sportsmanship, maturity and interaction within the community. For more information please visit www.TeamFeaRGaming.com.

About SteelSeries
SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of gaming peripherals, including headsets, keyboards, mice, software and gaming surfaces. For the past decade, SteelSeries has been on the forefront of competitive gaming gear thanks to continued innovation and product development in cooperation with leading professional gaming teams. SteelSeries also supports the growth of competitive gaming tournaments and electronic sports leagues through professional team sponsorships, partnerships, and community support all over the world. For more information, please visit http://steelseries.com.

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