Plantronics Gaming Teams Up with Riot Games As Official Headset Partner of the League of Legends Championship Series
Santa Cruz, Calif. – May 15, 2013 – Plantronics (NYSE: PLT), a global leader in audio communications, today announced it has been selected by Riot Games as the official headset partner for Season 3 of the League of Legends World Championship Series. Plantronics esports headsets will be used exclusively throughout the series, including the World Championship tournament. League of Legends attracts everyone from beginner to pro players who demand the best gaming peripherals available, and Plantronics headsets feature a powerful microphone, superior sound quality, and long wear comfort critical to successful competitive gaming.
“At Plantronics, we are big League of Legends fans and players, so we are particularly thrilled to be the official headset partner of the League of Legends Championship Series,” said Chuck Frizelle, head of gaming at Plantronics. “Our headsets offer competitors a true esports tournament headset –designed to provide outstanding audio quality in the noisiest LAN environments, while fitting comfortably for marathon gaming sessions.”
“We wanted an official headset partner that produced a headset made specifically for esports professional gamers, while also offering quality headsets to our audience at all gaming levels and price points,“ said Dustin Beck, vice president of esports at Riot Games. “Partnering with Plantronics, we are able to provide an exceptional audio experience for our players throughout the Championship Series.”
Currently the world’s most played online game, League of Legends blends the speed and intensity of an RTS with RPG elements. Players form teams of unique, powerful champions and battle head-to-head across multiple battlefields and game modes. Throughout 2013, the best players on the planet will compete in the League of Legends Championship Series, a professional gaming league with teams from North America and Europe, featuring multiple regular season matches each week, and HD streaming broadcasts available globally for free.
Providing audio excellence across multiple fields, Plantronics Gaming offers a unique live environment esports headset. Working closely with Riot Games, Championship Series tournaments will exclusively feature Plantronics headsets designed to isolate noise from the thousands of dedicated League of Legends fans that come to experience live matches at events such as Gamescom, PAX Prime and the League of Legends World Championship.
At A Glance: Plantronics Gaming and the League of Legends World Championship Series Season 3
Tournament participants will use Plantronics esports headsets throughout the series, including the Season 3 World Championship
Gamers will be able to experience Plantronics retail headsets at the free-to-play LAN areas of various events including the Fall 2013 North American and European Championships
Weekly North American and European matches will be broadcast online. More information can be found at Gamecom.Plantronics.com
Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication to Bluetooth® headsets to gaming solutions, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100™, as well as 911 dispatch, air traffic control and various mission critical applications for those on the frontline. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com or call (800) 544-4660.
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About Riot Games
Santa Monica, California-based Riot Games aspires to be the most player-focused game company in the world. Established in 2006 by a couple of entrepreneurial gamers who believe player-focused game development can result in awesome games, Riot released its debut title, League of Legends, in 2009 to critical and player acclaim. For more info about Riot Games visit www.riotgames.com. Get started playing League of Legends at signup.leagueoflegends.com.