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Emil “HeatoN” Christensen signing

Gaming gear maker QPAD partners with Counterstrike 1.6 pro.

Stockholm January 27, 2009 for immediate release

QPAD, the Swedish company famed for its premium gaming gear, today brings a big surprise for 2009 by announcing its new collaboration with the famous pro gamer Emil “HeatoN” Christensen. Combining leading expertise in product development and gaming makes this an ideal partnership for the growing market of gaming products. The joint venture will be responsible for product research, design and development, as well as marketing and sales.

Emil “HeatoN” Christensen is known throughout the world for his achievements in the Counterstrike 1.6 pro gaming arena, and his unique technique when shooting. By taking his team “NiP” (Ninjas in Pyjamas) to winning the World Championship and once more with the successful team SK Gaming, HeatoN has been a center figure in the pro-gaming arena for a long time. Even after being an active pro-gamer he was General Manager for the Swedish team “Stockholm Magnetik” in the global gaming tournament CGS.

“It is an incredible opportunity to enter a strategically long-term co-operation with QPAD. This will give me the opportunity to develop products based on my long experience in gaming and QPAD can deliver the high level of quality that is needed. When I was an active player there were a lot of really good products but all of them lacked that extra to make them perfect. My goal is to create that product that I truly can say is perfect, “ says Emil.

QPAD constantly strives to provide the best products to all gaming lovers and is most known for their award winning mouse pads. QPAD is in a very expansive phase launching its own clothing line and the brand new QH-1339 premium headset. The work with “HeatoN” has already started and the first product will be launched before the summer on all markets.

“HeatoN has been at the very top of our wish list for a long time and we are thrilled that he has chosen to collaborate with us. We have tremendous respect for Emil’s achievements on the gaming scene, as well as an admiration for his fantastic eye for design and quality. We are particularly excited that Emil will be our partner when developing new and innovative gaming peripherals", says Christer Körnbäck, founder, QPAD.

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About QPAD:

QPAD built its success on a grassroots commitment to the gaming community. Like you, we thrive in the madness of competition and embrace the free spirit of gaming. Our sponsorship of the QTOUR, events, communities, cups, tournaments, teams and LAN parties reflects this commitment. The knowledge we've gained has fed into our development of high quality lifestyle products for gamers. For more information, please visit

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