Copenhagen, Denmark - June 12th, 2008 -- SteelSeries, a leading manufacturer of innovative professional gaming gear, today announced a partnership with the world's largest LAN event and computer festival, DreamHack, based in Jonkoping Sweden.
DreamHack is a brand recognised worldwide for holding the world's largest LAN-party, demo-party and computer festival. DreamHack events are drug and alcohol free, which allows all ages to participate - attracting people who have an interest in computers, gaming, designing, music composition and competitions.
In the winter of 2007, DreamHack officially broke the record* for holding the largest LAN party in the world, successfully attaining 10,544 computers adjoined via a network. Their bi-yearly event includes activities that range from concerts, educational lectures, Go Carting, Bungee jumping to major qualifiers for diverse gaming events that are held around the world.
With the new partnership, SteelSeries will supply the latest products within the SteelSeries portfolio, for both major DreamHack events, plus support the DreamHack LAN Qualifiers which span across the Nordic countries.
“We are happy to be working closely with SteelSeries and using their cool products as prizes in our competitions. We feel that this is great value for our visitors and e-sport gamers at DreamHack," says David Garpenstahl, Chairman of the Board, DreamHack.
“SteelSeries are extremely proud to become the gaming gear provider for all DreamHack events within the Nordic countries," says Louise Thomsen, Marketing Manager for SteelSeries. "Being present at all the DreamHackevents allows us to showcase our latest products within gaming and at the same time gain valuable feedback on existing and future products."
*Guinness World Records
SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of gaming peripherals and accessories, including headsets, keyboards, mice, software and gaming surfaces, available in more than 75 countries. SteelSeries, whose motto is “winning is everything," has been on the forefront of professional gaming gear since its inception in 2001. The company has set a new benchmark for gaming accessories around the world thanks to continued innovation and product development in cooperation with leading professional gamers, the world's most demanding IT consumers, who actually make a living based on the quality of SteelSeries products. SteelSeries' development strategy is simple: Only products that take performance to the next level will be introduced. This ensures optimum performance and durability across a variety of gaming and other demanding applications. For more information, please visit www.SteelSeries.com .
DreamHack started out as a small get-together for computer enthusiasts in 1995 and is today the world's largest computer festival. The visitors bring their own computers and all connect to a massive local network and to the Internet. The event runs for four days and is hosted twice a year. DreamHack Summer and DreamHack Winter have the official world record and are noted in the Guinness Book of Records as the largest LAN party in the world. For additional information, visit http://www.dreamhack.se .