|Gfinity to Use Turtle Beach's Elite Pro Headsets Exclusively for the Elite Series Throughout 2018|
SAN DIEGO, March 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In its ongoing commitment to esports, leading gaming headset and audio accessory brand Turtle Beach today announced a new partnership with Gfinity plc (AIM: GFIN) -- a leading international esports entertainment group. The partnership sees Turtle Beach become the official audio partner of the Gfinity Elite Series for Season Three and Season Four.
Starting with the open-to-all Challenger Series, the Gfinity Elite Series provides opportunities for gamers to be drafted to the ranks of top pro teams, who then compete weekly over the season to become Elite Series Champions. The competition will take place live in the Gfinity Esports Arena in London.
At the arena, the 10 pro teams will be using Turtle Beach's unparalleled Elite Pro Tournament Gaming Headset and Tactical Audio Controller, which are tailor-made for esports athletes. The Elite Pro delivers 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.
The Gfinity Elite Series Season Three started on Friday, March 9, 2018 with EA SPORTS' FIFA 18 joining existing favourites Street Fighter V and Rocket League. The regular season is played over five weeks, culminating in a three-week final as teams compete for their share of a GBP250,000 prize pool.
"We aim to support esports at every level, from grass roots to pro players, and this is a core value shared by Gfinity and the Elite Series -- making this partnership a perfect match," said Julian Woods, Managing Director Turtle Beach EU. "Using the best equipment is crucial to finding success in esports, and we're extremely happy Gfinity sees our Elite Pro as the path to delivering the best possible audio experience for the Elite Series competitors."
"We are delighted to announce Turtle Beach as a commercial partner for Gfinity Elite Series in 2018," said Neville Upton, Chief Executive of Gfinity. "The Elite Pro is the preferred choice for pro gamers, offering exceptional comfort and crisper sound that will take this year's series to another level in performance."
For more information about the Gfinity Challenger season, which is free and open to everyone, please visit challenger.gfinityesports.com. For additional details on the entire EA SPORTS FIFA 18 Global Series, please visit www.FUTChampions.com.