SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In their second major eSports partnership announcement of the year, Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR) has doubled-down on its all-new Elite Pro line of tournament-grade gaming audio gear and the Company's commitment to competitive gamers by parterning with another top professional eSports organization – FaZe Clan. Hot on the heels of last month's Elite Pro and OpTic Gaming parternship announcement, FaZe Clan is one of the world's largest and most well-known eSports and gaming entertainment brands and is now using Turtle Beach's Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset, Elite Pro Tactical Audio Controller (T.A.C.) and other Elite Pro accessories as the team's official audio gear of choice. Turtle Beach's entire Elite Pro lineup is designed from the ground-up to meet the demands of today's professional and aspiring pro teams and players, establishing a new standard for eSports gaming audio performance and comfort.
Additionally, FaZe Clan, as well as OpTic Gaming will be competing in this weekend's Call of Duty® MLG Anaheim Open, and fans attending the tournament who visit the Turtle Beach booth will be able meet members of the teams, as well as have the opportunity to experience the Elite Pro first-hand, win prizes and more. Held at the Anaheim Convention Center on June 10-12, 2016, the tournament will feature over 100 amateur and pro teams competing head-to-head in Call of Duty®: Black Ops III on PlayStation®4 for a prize pool of $100,000. For more information and for tickets to see FaZe Clan and OpTic Gaming compete, visit the official MLG Anaheim website.
"This new partnership with FaZe, in addition to OpTic, is an amazing testament to how great a headset the Elite Pro is," said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. "The Elite Pro is the culmination of our position as true innovators in the market, and has allowed us to deliver a powerful one-two punch by teaming-up with not one, but two of the biggest and best eSports teams with FaZe and OpTic. The Elite Pro launches this weekend on June 12th, so the timing of FaZe and OpTic's participation at MLG Anaheim aligns perfectly, and we wish both teams the best of luck."
FaZe Clan CEO Thomas "Temperrr" Oliveira added, "We've been exploring options for a gaming audio partner for a while now, and Turtle Beach's Elite Pro simply blew us away when they brought it out to show both our Call of Duty and Counter Strike: Global Offensive teams. The headset itself sounds great and is super comfortable to wear, and when combined with the Elite Pro T.A.C. and Tournament Noise-Cancelling Microphone it's the best professional gaming audio setup around, and one that every top gamer should have."
Turtle Beach's all-new Elite Pro line defines the future of eSports gaming audio equipment. The Elite Pro Headset's journey began in 2013. Seeing the consistent growth and popularity of eSports, Turtle Beach launched a comprehensive scientific research program to deeply examine the needs of professional and hardcore gamers as it pertained to game audio, communicating with teammates, and overall comfort. The result is the all-new Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset – a ground-up redesign of the competitive gaming headset that brings to market multiple first-and-only innovations in the core mechanics of headset design, weight and fit. Not only does the Elite Pro Headset provide Turtle Beach's best-in-class game audio and chat performance, but also delivers groundbreaking comfort-driven technologies, including the ComforTec™ Fit System with multiple adjustment points for a truly personalized headset fit and feel, Aerofit™ Ear Cushions that stay cool in the heat of battle, and Turtle Beach's all-new patented ProSpecs™ Glasses Relief System that finally makes wearing a gaming headset comfortable for players who wear glasses.
Additionally, the Elite Pro T.A.C. is the most powerful audio controller ever designed for eSports, combining cutting-edge audio technology like DTS™ Headphone:X 7.1 Surround Sound and Superhuman Hearing™ with incredibly powerful chat and microphone tuning tools, giving eSports athletes everything they need to win. The Elite Pro Headset, T.A.C. and accessories are planned to launch globally on June 12, 2016, and are currently available for pre-order at participating retail outlets worldwide.
For more information on the Turtle Beach Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset, Elite Pro T.A.C. and Elite Pro accessories, visit www.turtlebeach.com/elite-pro-headsets. For more information on the latest Turtle Beach gaming headsets and accessories, visit www.turtlebeach.com and be sure to follow Turtle Beach on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Ultimate eSports performance, ultimate comfort, and the ultimate eSports audio setup designed to help you dominate the competition…this is Elite Pro!
About FaZe Clan
FaZe Clan is a professional eSports team with teams competing in Call of Duty and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. They are the world's largest, most followed, and with over 2.5 billion YouTube views, the most watched professional gaming team. FaZe Clan has placed 1st at MLG Columbus 2014, placed 1st at UMG Dallas 2015, and won the Gfinity 2015 Summer Championship. The FaZe YouTube channel was created on May 30, 2010 and as of January 6, 2016 has 3,566,201 subscribers, making it one of the most subscribed gaming teams on YouTube.
About Turtle Beach Corporation
Turtle Beach Corporation (http://corp.turtlebeach.com) designs innovative, market-leading audio products for the consumer, healthcare and commercial sectors. Under its award-winning Turtle Beach brand (www.turtlebeach.com), the Company has been the clear market share leader for the past five-plus years with its wide selection of acclaimed gaming headsets for use with Xbox One and PlayStation 4, as well as personal computers and mobile/tablet devices. Under the HyperSound brand (www.hypersound.com), the Company markets pioneering directed audio solutions that have applications in hearing healthcare, digital signage and kiosks and consumer electronics. The Company's shares are traded on the NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol: HEAR.
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