Copenhagen, Denmark - January 26, 2006 -- SteelSeries, a market leader in professional gaming gear, owned and operated by Soft Trading, today announced a new sponsorship of eSport organisation Ciberatletas Latin America. As part of the new sponsorship agreement SteelSeries will become the main sponsor for Ciberatletas Latin America throughout 2006.
SteelSeries will also provide Ciberatletas Latin America with their critically acclaimed headsets and mouse pads, and the product line from SteelSeries is now the official gaming gear of Ciberatletas Latin America.
Ciberatletas Latin America includes divisions in both Counter-Strike and Quake 4, and can be visited at www.ciberatletas.com. The teams are run by parent organization Ciberatletas C.A. who also produces LAN and online events in Latin American and performs consulting for 'Lo Último' transmitted by Sony Entertainment Television Latin America.
"We are very happy to support the talented players in Ciberatletas Latin America," said Danny N. Ramkvist, Gaming Marketing Manager for SteelSeries. "With Ciberatletas Latin Americas involvement in Brazil, Peru and Venezuela we can support a number of Latin American countries and help the local gaming culture evolve and mature."
"It's a great pride for our organization to get the support of a company such as SteelSeries," said Johan E. Perez, Owner of Ciberatletas C.A. "This is possibly one of the most important first steps for major sponsorship agreements in Latin America, and we are happy that our organization is a part of it. Thanks to SteelSeries the word 'sponsorship' will have a more positive meaning in the Latin America Community."
"An illusion becomes a reality with the announcement of the first Latin American team sponsored by SteelSeries," said Manuel Nuñez, Marketing Director for Ciberatletas C.A. "This shows us the major support SteelSeries offers to the growth of eSport in this part of the world."
"Good headphones and a good mouse pad make a huge difference in the game. The quality, comfort and sound that SteelSound 5H offers is impressive," said Daniel 'Rebel' Manrique, Player for Team Ciberatletas Venezuela. "We are anxious to experience this new equipment in the next tournaments we attend."
SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of gaming accessories, including headsets, 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. SteelSeries is constantly engaged in development and design, based on inspirational input from gamers across the globe. SteelSeries supports the growth of eSport through aggressive sponsoring of teams, organizations, news-sites, communities, tournaments and LAN-events all over the world. For more information please visit http://www.steelseries.com.