CHICAGO – NOVEMBER 11, 2021 – SteelSeries, the worldwide leader in gaming and esports peripherals, today announced the inaugural SteelSeries Apex Legends Prime Cup. Beginning this weekend, 20 teams from throughout the Americas (15 invited pro teams and 5 qualifier teams) will compete for a $10,000 prize pool.
The tournament will be live streamed on Twitch.TV/SteelSeries on Saturday, November 13 at 5 p..m. CT and Sunday, November 14 at 5 p.m. CT, with giveaways of SteelSeries gear, limited edition Apex Legends gear, and free Apex Legends game codes throughout the event. Additionally, highlights and updates will be featured on SteelSeries’ Instagram and Twitter pages.
The global roster of teams battling it out for glory includes:
- Invitational Teams: SpaceStation Gaming, 100 Thieves, BenchWarmers, Complexity, Cloud9, Esports Arena, G2 Esports, Ghost Gaming, Noble, NRG, Sentinels, SignUsPlease, Team Liquid, TSM, and XSET.
- Qualified Teams: Furia, Renegades, Senior Service, Trippin on Cables, and Vatos Locos
Pros have won more prize money with SteelSeries than with any other brand and the company continues to invest deeper in the esports and gaming ecosystems it helped to create. The SteelSeries Apex Legends Prime Cup marks the fourth exclusive SteelSeries event in a series of tournaments for the year so far. Previous SteelSeries tournaments have featured the world’s most popular esports titles, including CS: GO, Rainbow Six, and Overwatch, and seen the likes of FaZe Clan London Spitfire, Red Bull OG, and SpaceStation Gaming compete for over $30,000 in prize money.
Earlier this year, SteelSeries was named the official peripheral partner of The International Dota 2 Championships, the biggest esports tournament in the world. Additionally, the brand announced new partnerships with T1 Entertainment & Sports, and the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Esports Team, the esports team of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula 1 Team, along with sponsorships for Red Bull Flick, Red Bull Solo Q, and Red Bull Campus Clutch.
In addition to helping to expand the esports tournament landscape in 2021, SteelSeries introduced the Prime franchise, a pro line of products dedicated to esports and designed with a single goal in mind: victory. The Prime series features a lineup of lightweight, streamlined mice and a new Arctis Prime headset that features only the best-in-class technology and innovation. Developed with input from 100+ pros, the Prime series is all performance and no extras.
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SteelSeries is the worldwide 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. In 2020, SteelSeries acquired KontrolFreek, the industry leader in high-performance controller accessories, and Nahimic, the leader in 3D sound solutions for gaming.