Turtle Beach and Major League Gaming Celebrate Retail Debut of Tournament Gear at MLG Winter Championship Tournament-Grade MLG Licensed Headsets and Multiplayer Audio Mixer Now Available for Home Use
NEW YORK and VALHALLA, N.Y., March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Turtle Beach, leader in gaming audio, in partnership with Major League Gaming (MLG), the world's largest eSports league, is making its full lineup of official MLG-licensed gaming audio gear available for purchase at MLG's Winter Championship for the first time. The high performance, MLG-licensed Ear Force XP SEVEN, Ear Force Z SEVEN, and Ear Force PX22 gaming headsets; and the Ear Force TM1 tournament mixer will be available at the MLG Winter Championship in Dallas, Texas, from March 15-17. Experts from Turtle Beach and MLG will be on hand to demonstrate and answer any questions about the premium audio products during the tournament, which will feature some of the world's best players competing for $170,000 in prizes.
"We are excited to bring these incredible new audio products to gamers everywhere," said Sundance DiGiovanni, Co-Founder and CEO of Major League Gaming. "Now pro players, new competitors and casual gamers alike will have access to the best equipment possible to help take their gameplay to a new level."
Turtle Beach is the official audio provider for Major League Gaming, which uses the Ear Force SEVEN Series console and PC headsets and TM1 tournament mixers during MLG Pro Circuit tournaments. Developed in collaboration with MLG, the XP SEVEN and Z SEVEN headsets are designed to meet the demanding needs of the most competitive gamers. The headsets allow competitors to instantly change the mix of game, chat and microphone audio levels using a combination of controls and presets to deliver a competitive advantage in shifting game scenarios. Using Turtle Beach's Advanced Sound Editor (ASE), gamers can also replace the standard audio presets with up to eight game and eight chat audio presets – for over 64 possible preset mixes – to match their personal and team preferences.
"The performance of gaming equipment can be the difference between winning and losing for pros, and working with MLG allows us to test our headsets with the most demanding gamers in the world," said Juergen Stark, Chief Executive Officer of Turtle Beach. "Our headsets and TM1 mixer were well received, and we look forward to making them available to every gamer who wants the competitive edge, high quality audio, and versatility our headsets provide, whether during tournament play or while gaming at home."
The SEVEN Series headsets offer unsurpassed versatility while delivering outstanding audio quality and comfort. Using interchangeable connectors, the same headset can be used on an Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 3, PC or Mac®. A removable boom microphone, optional in-line microphone, and lay-flat ear cups also make the SEVEN ideal for handheld and mobile gaming on handheld consoles, smartphones, and tablets.
The TM1 is a 6-channel audio mixer that enables crystal clear communication for up to six players on the same team, or two teams of up to three players each. It also offers several distinctive input and output options, including a broadcast feed, coach's input, analog noise gate to cancel out crowd noise and a microphone volume setting to accommodate the sensitivity of any mic paired with the mixer. While designed for tournament use, the TM1 is ideal for multiplayer console and PC LAN parties.
Ear Force PX22 Gaming Headset Available on Exclusive Basis to MLG Attendees
The MLG Winter Championship represents the first opportunity for gamers and spectators to pick up a new Ear Force PX22 gaming headset, first revealed at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show. Licensed by MLG, the high-performance PX22 is a universal wired headset for consoles, PC and Mac® that features cross platform versatility, amplified stereo sound and a lightweight design for a comfortable fit. It also offers variable Bass and Treble Boosts, Dynamic Chat Boost™ and a 4-pole connector for full compatibility with mobile devices, including the ability to answer the phone while gaming.
Pricing and Availability
The XP SEVEN and TM1 are available online and at major U.S. retailers, including GameStop and Best Buy. The Z SEVEN and PX22 will be available for purchase for the first time in Dallas at the Winter Championships, with broad retail availability expected in April.
- XP SEVEN for console gamers (also works with PC and Mac®) - MSRP $279.95
- Z SEVEN for PC and Mac® gamers - MSRP $249.95
- PX22 Universal Headset for console, PC and Mac® gamers - MSRP $79.95
- TM1 6-Channel Tournament and Broadcast Mixer - MSRP $249.95
About the MLG Winter Championship
The world's best players will compete at the MLG Winter Championship for $170,000 in prizes playing some of the most popular titles of all time – Call of Duty®: Black Ops II, League of Legends and StarCraft® II: Heart of the Swarm. VIP and spectator passes are available at majorleaguegaming.com.
ABOUT TURTLE BEACH
Turtle Beach (http://www.turtlebeach.com) designs and markets premium audio peripherals for video game, personal computer, and mobile platforms, including its acclaimed line of Ear Force gaming headphones and headsets crafted for Xbox 360 and PS3 game consoles and PC games. Turtle Beach's limited edition, Ear Force Tango wireless headset was recognized as an honoree by the 2013 International CES Innovations Awards. According to the NPD Group, Turtle Beach manufactures the top five best-selling third-party gaming headsets of all time when ranked in dollar sales. The Ear Force X12 wired headset is the No. 1 best-selling third-party gaming headset of all time.
Turtle Beach, headquartered in Valhalla, New York, is a brand of Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc., which has been at the forefront of music and audio technology for more than three decades and is recognized as a pioneer of today's PC audio industry.
Turtle Beach and Ear Force are registered trademarks of Voyetra Turtle Beach, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective holders and are hereby acknowledged.
ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE GAMING:
Major League Gaming (MLG) (www.majorleaguegaming.com) is the world's largest eSports organization with millions of LIVE viewers, fans and competitors around the globe. MLG enables gamers to compete, improve their skills, and socialize via the largest online destination for competitive console and PC gaming featuring more than 8 million registered gamers, and the annual MLG Pro Circuit featuring LIVE, in-person tournaments in cities nationwide. MLG broadcasts competitive play, analysis and more via online streaming to hundreds of thousands of fans in an average of more than 170 countries.
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