SteelSeries, a leading manufacturer of innovative professional gaming gear and Made in Brazil Esportes Eletrônicos Ltda., the electronic sports company that owns team Made in Brazil (MiBR), today announced a new partnership agreement that establishes SteelSeries as the official Team Equipment provider of MiBR.
With the new sponsorship, SteelSeries and MiBR will be affiliated throughout 2008, supplying the team with the latest SteelSeries products encompassing mice, headsets, keyboards, and mouse pads. MiBR will be going into battle equipped with SteelSeries gaming gear at the ESL Extreme Masters II, starting this week at CeBit 2008, in Hannover, Germany.
MiBR is a Brazilian team founded in 2003 with the very best players Brazil has to offer and is an internationally recognized brand in the field of eSports. MiBR have been known for their major advancement of eSports in Brazil and have been an innovative force on the professional gaming scene since its inception in 2003. MiBR was the first professional eSports team from the southern hemisphere to win the prestigious Electronic World Cup (ESWC).
“We are proud and pleased to be establishing this agreement with SteelSeries, not only because their products were already our preferred ones, but also because we see a promising alliance in future development and commercialization of professional gaming gear” said Paulo Velloso, Founder and President of MiBR. “The use of SteelSeries gaming gear by our players will allow MiBR to keep their high performance level at the world’s most important tournaments and ultimately on top of the ranking.”
“We are proud of this sponsorship agreement and very happy to have the best equipment to help us reach the highest levels in the game,” said Lincoln “fnx” Lau, elected MiBR’s MVP to play the international All-Star game that will open the tournament at CeBit.
“SteelSeries are extremely proud to become the new sponsor of MiBR. Supporting organisations such as MiBR allows us to constantly improve our products through the feedback and collaboration we have with the professional gamers” says Louise Thomsen, Marketing Manager for SteelSeries. “Both as a company and as individuals, we have known many of the MiBR players for a long time – partnering with them for future product development and products sporting the proud MiBR brand – is for us an obvious choice.”
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 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 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.
MiBR is a leading electronic sports professional competition company, managing teams and players in important competitions around the world. The mission of the company is to achieve the highest positions in the ranking of team and players in diverse computer games.