- Fnatic recognised for its peripheral design in the Product discipline and Gaming Hardware category
- 67-member jury impressed by the design, functionality and performance offered by Fnatic’s miniSTREAK esports-grade keyboard
London, UK. 4 February 2019: European esports pioneer Fnatic is delighted to announce that it has been awarded one of this year’s iF DESIGN AWARDs, a world-renowned design prize. The winning product, the miniSTREAK keyboard, is recognised in the Product discipline and Gaming Hardware category and joins an exclusive group of design classics.
Each year, the world’s oldest independent design organisation iF International Forum Design GmbH, organises the iF DESIGN AWARDS. Winners will be presented with their award at the awards ceremony on the 15th March in the BMW Welt in Munich.
The miniSTREAK impressed the iF DESIGN AWARD’S 67-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, with its stunning design and the functionality it offers gamers. The Fnatic miniSTREAK is the ideal mechanical keyboard that offers customisable coloured cherry switches and RGB backlighting. The RGB lighting has eight lighting modes and 16.8 million colour options. Measuring up at just 28mm at the thinnest point and weighing only 704g, miniSTREAK is one of the world’s thinnest mechanical gaming keyboards.
Sam Mathews, Founder of Fnatic said: “We strive to offer gamers esports-grade products that are functional and focussed on performance. The Fnatic GEAR range consist of beautifully designed gaming products that offer a totally customisable approach - meaning that gamers can personalise their PC gaming experience the way they like. To be recognised by the iF DESIGN AWARDS is a great achievement for the team. We don’t rest on our laurels though - we’re always innovating and striving to deliver even more for our fans and gamers.”
The competition was intense: across all the categories over 6,400 entries were submitted from 50 countries, all hoping to receive the iF DESIGN seal of quality.
FNATIC is a leading, global esports organisation with professional teams and unrivalledlegacy in some of the most popular competitive games, including League of Legends, Counter-Strike, Dota 2, Fortnite and more.
Since being founded in 2004 by Sam Mathews, Fnatic teams have claimed multiple international championships including the inaugural League of Legends World Championship, seven EU LCS Championships and three separate CS:GO Majors, the only team to have accomplished that. In 2015, Fnatic launched its popular esports equipment line of gaming peripherals, Fnatic Gear, now used by gamers and pros worldwide. In addition, the organization broke new ground in 2016 when it launched the first ever esports concept retail store, BUNKR.
Fnatic is headquartered in London, United Kingdom with additional offices and gaming houses in Berlin, Belgrade, Los Angeles and Kuala Lumpur.
About the iF DESIGN AWARD
For 66 years, the iF DESIGN AWARD has been recognized as an arbiter of quality for exceptional design. The iF label is renowned worldwide for outstanding design services, and the iF DESIGN AWARD is one of the most important design prizes in the world. Submissions are awarded in the following disciplines: Product, Packaging, Communication and Service Design/UX, Architecture and Interior Architecture as well as Professional Concept. All awarded entries are featured on the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE, in the iF design app and are displayed at the iF design exhibition Hamburg.