TURTLE BEACH PARTNERS WITH AUSTRALIAN ESPORTS ORGANIZATION TAINTED MINDS TO FURTHER EXPAND GLOBAL ESPORTS PRESENCE
San Diego, CA – June 26, 2018 – Leading gaming headset and audio accessory brand Turtle Beach (NASDAQ: HEAR), today announced another significant partnership as the official audio partner for Australian esports organization Tainted Minds, furthering the company’s global esports expansion. The new partnership will see all Tainted Minds’ pro gaming teams and players using Turtle Beach’s Elite Pro line of professional gaming audio equipment, as well as other Turtle Beach gear and accessories. Tainted Minds currently fields competitive teams across a variety of games, including Call of Duty®, Counter Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), Fortnite, Rocket League, PUBG, and FIFA 18.
“This is a significant step as we continue growing our global esports presence by partnering with more top teams in key international markets, and we’re thrilled that prominent organizations like Tainted Minds continue to choose the Elite Pro,” said Juergen Stark, CEO, Turtle Beach Corporation. “Tainted Minds are a force to be reckoned with, in Australia and increasingly around the world, and we’re happy to provide them the best gaming audio gear available to help them build upon their successes.”
Earlier this month, Tainted Minds had a great run at CWL Anaheim where they finished 7th overall, and the team is currently competing at CWL Pro League Stage 2 in Columbus, Ohio for a share of the $700,000 prize pool. Additionally, Tainted Minds' CS:GO team is getting ready for their next competition – the FACEIT Minor Championship taking place next month in London.
“We’re extremely excited to be working alongside Turtle Beach, one of the most recognizable brands in the video game industry and a leader in performance-driven esports equipment,” said Nick Bobir, CEO of Tainted Minds. “Turtle Beach not only supports our professional teams and content creators, but also shares our same level of passion for gaming and esports, we’re looking forward to working together through 2018 and beyond.”
Turtle Beach’s Elite Pro line defines the future of esports gaming audio equipment, delivering best-in-class audio performance for game sound and team chat, plus innovative comfort-driven technologies to ensure players stay comfortable and cool under pressure. Ultimate esports performance, ultimate comfort, and the ultimate esports audio setup designed to help you dominate the competition…this is Elite Pro!
About Tainted Minds
Tainted Minds was established in 2015 and has seen a meteoric rise in the esports industry and APAC region. With a large presence in popular FPS titles such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Call of Duty as well as expansion into other popular titles, including Rocket League, Fortnite, Overwatch, and FIFA. Tainted Minds has recently undertaken major investment from a board that provides more than 30 years of business expertise in the traditional sports, events, and marketing space.
About Turtle Beach Corporation
Turtle Beach (www.turtlebeach.com and http://corp.turtlebeach.com) has been revolutionizing console multiplayer gaming since the very beginning with its wide selection of industry leading, award-winning gaming headsets. Whether you're a professional esports athlete, hardcore gamer, casual player or just starting out, Turtle Beach has the gaming headset to help you truly master your skills. Amazing audio quality, crystal-clear communication, lightweight and comfortable designs, innovative and advanced technology, and ease-of-use are just a few features that have made Turtle Beach a fan-favorite brand for gamers the world over. Made for Xbox and PlayStation® consoles as well as for PC and mobile devices, having a Turtle Beach gaming headset in your arsenal gives you the competitive advantage. The Company's shares are traded on the NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol: HEAR
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