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ROCCAT(TM) Announces Two New Tournament Sponsorships

(PresseBox) (Hamburg, ) ROCCAT Studios reinforces its commitment to eSports with two major tournament sponsorships. The Hamburg-based manufacturer of professional gaming peripherals is the new head sponsor of "Deathzone" - a DayZ tournament taking place at DreamHack Winter 2012. ROCCAT has also teamed up with the organizers of the world's most popular Dota 2 tournament, joinDOTA, for the upcoming season of "The Defense". "ROCCAT has its roots in eSports," said Markus Frey, Head of Marketing at ROCCAT, "so we take great pleasure in reaching out to the community to support teams, leagues and tournaments".

ROCCAT Deathzone - DreamHack Winter 2012

DayZ is the fastest growing online game in Europe. Therefore it's fitting that the most popular LAN party in the world, DreamHack, plays host to its first ever prize-money event. At DreamHack Winter 2012 participants will compete in teams of two in a LTS (last team standing) format tournament. 10,000 Swedish crowns are up for grabs, as well as ROCCAT-sponsored hardware.

"We're [...] proud to present the ROCCAT Deathzone, which will be the first DayZ tournament in Sweden with actual prize money on the line. It's also very good to see sponsors like ROCCAT stepping in to support new and up-and-coming game titles like DayZ", said DreamHack CEO Robert Ohlén.

Official ROCCAT Deathzone trailer:

The Defense - Online Dota 2 Tournament

The Defense, organized by joinDOTA, is the foremost online Dota 2 tournament. The upcoming season will see more than 30 of the best teams competing for a prize pool of $20,000 - provided by new head sponsors ROCCAT and Over 45,000 spectators will tune in to live coverage of the event, which will be hosted by renowned Dota 2 commentator Toby 'Tobi Wan Kenobi' Dawson. joinDOTA Project Manager Moritz Zimmerman made the following statement:

"We are very excited about the partnership with ROCCAT, who made it possible for us to raise the prize pool to $20,000".

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Founded in 2007 in Hamburg, Germany, ROCCAT Studios produces innovative, high-quality products for today's ambitious computer gamer. Always operating in close collaboration with the gaming community, the company's advanced input devices, headsets and accessories offer extreme precision, first-class ease-of-use and unique, eye-catching design. ROCCAT(TM) entered the scene with its Kone gaming mouse - a high-performance device that still ranks as one of the world's premier gaming peripherals. A long list of international awards attests to the ingenious design and world-class quality of ROCCAT products.