- Esports pros to compete for $20,000 USD in a variety of FPS tournaments -
CHICAGO – JUNE 1, 2022 – SteelSeries, the global leader in esports and gaming peripherals, today announced the SteelSeries Prime Bounty program, which celebrates and gives back to the professional players and esports community that has been a part of the brand’s 20+ years of innovation and countless moments as a driving force behind esports and professional gaming.
By establishing the Prime Bounty program, SteelSeries is creating yet another first in the brand’s storied history by forging a new frontier for gamers. For any professional player that wins an offline tournament in a nominated game and tier, while using a SteelSeries mouse, the company will provide that player with a bounty of $20,000. Eligible SteelSeries mice include the Prime Pro Series (Wired, Wireless, Prime+, Prime Mini), the ultra-lightweight Aerox Series (including the all-new multi-button Aerox 5 Wireless), Rival Series (3 and 5), and Sensei Ten. The bounty can be won multiple times and is eligible in full for all team members. Additionally, one lucky member of each player’s community will win a SteelSeries prize pack.
To kick things off, the program will focus on tournaments for Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO), Valorant, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Player Unknown Battlegrounds. Eligible tournaments include events in which the grand final is played offline (LAN) and on PC. SteelSeries will also be announcing an exclusive amateur Prime Bounty program in the near future that will enable talented and future superstars to collect a cash prize. Details for eligible tournaments and entry requirements can be found at steelseries.com/prime-bounty.
As the world’s original esports brand, SteelSeries continues to invest heavily into the esports and gaming ecosystems it helped to create. SteelSeries’ professional team relationships are more than sponsorships, they are true partnerships. From ideation and design to testing and validation, esports professionals are not only stakeholders of SteelSeries, but they are also collaborators and co-creators, together creating the world’s best gaming peripheral products and software. SteelSeries’ elite roster of teams includes FaZe Clan, Atlanta FaZe, Red Bull OG, Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports, T1, SpaceStation, Rare Atom, and many more.
From sponsoring the first professional teams to creating products specifically for professionals to turning exceptional players into global superstars, SteelSeries has been at the forefront of growing the industry and developing the products that make gaming more competitive and fun.
• Since 2001, pros have won more prize money with SteelSeries than with any other brand and in 2021 the company launched its first series of brand events. The SteelSeries Prime Cup Series is a collection of tournaments featuring the world’s most popular esports titles, including CS: GO, Rainbow Six, Overwatch, and Apex Legends. Thus far, teams like FaZe Clan London Spitfire, Red Bull OG, and SpaceStation Gaming competed for over $60,000 USD in prize money.
• In addition to helping to expand the esports tournament landscape, SteelSeries introduced the Prime franchise, a pro line of products dedicated to esports and designed with a single goal in mind: victory. In 2022, FaZe Clan were steered to victory in the ESL Pro League Season 15 and PGL Antwerp Major with the Prime mouse. The Prime franchise features a lineup of lightweight, streamlined mice and the Arctis Prime headset that features only the best-in-class technology and innovation. Developed with input from 100+ pros, the Prime franchise is all performance, no extras.
About SteelSeries SteelSeries is the worldwide brand and innovation leader in gaming and esports peripherals focused on premium quality, innovation, and functionality. Founded in 2001, SteelSeries improves performance through first-to-market innovations and technologies that enable gamers to play harder, train longer, and rise to the challenge. SteelSeries is the pioneering supporter of esports and competitive gaming tournaments, connecting gamers and fostering a sense of community and purpose. SteelSeries’ family of professional and gaming enthusiasts are the driving force behind the company and help influence, design, and craft every single accessory and the brand’s software ecosystem, SteelSeries GG. The SteelSeries family of brands includes KontrolFreek, the industry leader in high-performance controller accessories, and Nahimic, the leader in 3D sound solutions for gaming. In 2022 SteelSeries joined the GN family, a global leader in innovative and intelligent audio and video communications solutions sold in approximately 100 countries around the world.
Chicago, June 1, 2022