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SteelSeries introduces the Siberia 200 and the ambassadors who inspired new headset colours

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The tournament-darling and award-winning headset is back, now in a variety of vibrant, Gamer-inspired colours

21 October, 2015 – SteelSeries, the leading global manufacturer of gaming peripherals, brings back the most sought-after Siberia v2 gaming headset with refreshed features, an updated name, and in a variety of colours inspired by top-professional gamers. The SteelSeries Siberia 200 gaming headset brings next-level audio, microphone quality and unsurpassed comfort in a collection of colours that celebrate eSports.

The seven unique Siberia 200 headset colour combinations are inspired by the passion and personal-style of top professional streamers and eSports athletes, hand-picked by SteelSeries. SteelSeries will release original videos about each of the ambassadors and the Siberia 200 colour that was motivated by their profession, personality and individuality.

“After discontinuing the Siberia v2, gamers worldwide have demanded its return – we’re excited to announce that those demands have been answered with the Siberia 200. Refreshing and bringing this headset back to market celebrates a headset with a proven track record of success and delivers exactly what gamers really want,” said Ehtisham Rabbani, SteelSeries CEO. “The community played such an integral roll in this headset refresh, which meant the colour choices we were going to offer needed to be deeply connected to influential gaming personalities – that’s where our ambassadors came in. We’re thrilled to be able to bring meaningful colour combinations and their stories to gamers.”

Gamer-inspired colours

While the decision to bring back the Siberia v2, now named the Siberia 200, was based on the feedback of eSports players, streamers and gamers from around the globe, SteelSeries wanted to deliver improvements and new choices as well. The seven unique colour options were inspired by the personalities and styles of the new SteelSeries ambassadors: Sumail "Suma1L" Hassan Syed, Eric “Snip3down” Wrona, Kevin “Broken” Georges, Kellsie “KayPea” Pelling, and Edwin “Castro” Castro. In the coming weeks, SteelSeries will release their stories, provide a glimpse into their worlds, and share what inspires the “true colours” behind this roster of talented and dedicated gamers.

Next-level audio features

The acoustically tuned audio creates realistic immersive sound that pumps out of the headset’s 50mm speaker drivers. Gamers have volume and mic mute controls on a discreet, in-line remote.  The durable, retractable unidirectional microphone outputs vibrant and clear voice audio so your teammates, opponents, streams and friends can hear every word. The included 3.5mm, 4-pole adapter provides compatibility for PC, Mac and mobile use.

Proven comfort

The Siberia headset line is synonymous lasting comfort - unmatched by any other gaming peripherals brand. For years, gamers around the world have trusted the comfort of Siberia headsets at competitive events, neighborhood LANs, to some of the largest eSports tournaments. The self-adjusting, over-the-head suspension system keeps the weight of the headset balanced, while the leather-like ear cushions softly rest around the ear.

The Siberia 200 gaming headset is available now – select colours options are available for pre-order as well on SteelSeries.com for £59.99 MSRP - http://steelseries.com/siberia200.

Show Your Colours contest

The Siberia headset colours are designed to meet the unique tastes of different gamers. To celebrate the introduction of the Siberia 200, SteelSeries is launching a contest that embraces this diversity. Open to everyone around the globe on FacebookTwitter, and Instagram, the Show Your Colours campaign asks gamers to show-off their true colours and share what makes them awesomely original. The three-week long event will award more than 75 winners including a grand prize; more details can be found at https://steelseries.com/showyourcolors

About SteelSeries

SteelSeries is a gaming brand that leads the market in building peripherals with quality, innovation and purpose. The company’s passion has been the driving force behind many first-to-market innovations and technologies that continue to become the industry standard and have-to-have requirements of gamers. The global brand continues to support the growth of competitive gaming tournaments and electronic sports leagues through professional team sponsorships, partnerships and community support. The company surrounds itself with the passion and the commitment to being the best. It is with this mentality that SteelSeries chooses to partner with some of world’s most respected and recognised brands that work together to push the growth and evolution of the gaming industry into an even greater proposition http://SteelSeries.com. Follow SteelSeries on social media for the latest updates at http://facebook.com/steelseries and be a part of the conversation on Twitter @SteelSeries