As you may well be aware, professional gamers have been getting more and more pro over the years, even including the sort of product endorsements you'd expect from professional athletes. Case in point: this new limited edition headset and mouse pair from SteelSeries, which each sport the colors and logo of Team Fnatic. They are being released to coincide with the Dreamhack Winter LAN party / digital festival, and they're otherwise identical to SteelSeries' existing 7H headset and Sensei gaming mouse. Those interested will be able to pick up both the mouse and headset (pictured after the break) at Dreamhack or online for $100 and $140, respectively.

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SteelSeries Introduces Limited Edition Fnatic Headset and Mouse

Leading Manufacturer of Competitive Gaming Peripherals and Celebrated, International eSports Team, Bring Players and Fans New Co-Branded Peripherals
Dreamhack Winter 2011


JONKOPING, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, as Dreamhack Winter, the world's largest digital festival and LAN party kicks off, SteelSeries and one of the most recognized and accomplish gaming teams, Team Fnatic, introduce the SteelSeries 7H Fnatic Limited Edition headset and SteelSeries Sensei Fnatic Limited Edition mouse. Available now on SteelSeries Web Shop, the Limited Edition 7H headset features 50mm dynamic driver units with new, sound isolating SNDBlock ear cushions; while the Limited Edition Sensei features award-winning technology like its 32 bit ARM processor that powers SteelSeries' ExactTech settings and customization abilities, all of which are housed in an ambidextrous, black, orange and white Fnatic color design and illuminated Fnatic team logo.

"We sponsor and work with a number of incredibly talented professional players and are proud to say that the Fnatic team is part of that family," said Kim Rom, SteelSeries CMO. "We have been supporters and collaborators with, as well as fans of, the talent that makes up the Fnatic squad for a long time now. We felt that it was the perfect time to introduce co-branded peripherals – that their players helped us design, regularly use and win with – to their immense and passionate fan following."

"Our players have tough competition; they need everything to work to become champions, from their raw aim or APM right up to the equipment. Because of this, we work closely with SteelSeries to collaborate on the design and functionality of SteelSeries' professional gaming peripherals. We are so proud of what has been accomplished that we thought it was about time to put our mark -visibly - on those products" said Sam Mathews, Fnatic's owner. "Enter the Fnatic Limited Edition peripherals, on the best headphones and mouse we've ever used, 7H and Sensei - now with more style."

Limited Edition Fnatic 7H

The SteelSeries 7H Fnatic Limited Edition headset features 50 mm dynamic driver units that deliver an exceptionally rich and detailed soundscape, from mood setting music to critical 3D positional sounds and alerts. The closed-type headset reduces ambient noise, while the unique, SNDBlock, hybrid ear cushions made of both cloth and leather, provide sound isolation from an inner leather layer and comfort from the outer cloth layer. The headset can also be dismantled into 4 separate pieces, which allows for compact and easy transportation. The Limited Edition Fnatic headset is $139.99 / €114.99 MSRP.

Limited Edition Fnatic Sensei

The most customizable mouse to ever hit the competitive gaming industry, the SteelSeries Sensei, is now available in a Limited Edition Fnatic design transforming to an orange, black, and white ambidextrous force to be reckoned with and three zones of 16.8 million color illumination options, including on the Fnatic logo. Its 32 bit ARM processor powers sophisticated calculations that can be done directly on the mouse – without the need for software drivers and without having to rely on the user's computer. Sensitivity settings can be changed in increments of one from 1 to 5,700 CPI, and an "overclocked" Double CPI feature that allows the user to go all the way up to 11,400 DCPI. The Limited Edition Fnatic mouse is $99.99 / €99.99 MSRP.

Check out more information about Fnatic branded peripherals and their eSports domination on http://steelseries.com and http://fnatic.com. Fans can follow SteelSeries' Dreamhack coverage throughout the weekend on http://facebook.com/steelseries.

About Team Fnatic

Recognized as one of the most talented teams in eSports, the Fnatic team is an ambitious and highly successful electronic sports organization, which supports some of the world's most skilled gamers. After being crowned as Electronic Sports Team of the Year in 2006 and 2009, Fnatic has achieved more than 60 victories in major international tournaments and are acknowledged worldwide for their famous and charismatic Swedish Counter-Strike 1.6 team, hugely successful COD4, and their up and coming StarCraft®II team.

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 helps to support 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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