SteelSeries Sponsored Teams Take Home More Than $1.3M

SteelSeries, the company that recently rolled out its new World of Warcraft mouse for MMO gamers, was the big winner of the DotA2 tournament at GamesCom last week. Teams sponsored by SteelSeries brought home more than $1.3 million dollars in winnings from the various tournaments, but $1.25M of that came from the highly anticipated DotA2, a game that promises to give eSports a shot in the arm.

Kim Rom, SteelSeries CMO, said:

This summer of competitive gaming has set new standards, not only for the successes of our sponsored teams and how they’ve earned top placements and prize money, but in the level of players that are competing as well as the amount fans that are paying attention to the sport. We’re incredibly excited to see that tournament prize pools, spectators at live events, viewers on eSports-related streams and the sheer number of competitive gamers at both pro and amateur levels are experiencing exponential growth levels. Winning is Everything.

GamesCom 2011 was the biggest weekend to date in eSports history — but with the right kind of support, this record may be short-lived.

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