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ROCCAT™ Unveils Plans for gamescom 2013

14 Aug 2013

At the ROCCAT booth hall 8.1 A010:

–       World exclusive: new Kave XTD revealed

–       Open beta registration for Power-Grid

–       Top-tier YouTubers

–       WCG Germany FIFA and SC2 finals

Hamburg – August 14, 2013 – ROCCAT is attending gamescom 2013 with a line-up that will leave fans and visitors impressed. The German manufacturer of competition-grade gaming peripherals will unveil the successor to its award-winning Kave headset, start open beta registration for its highly-acclaimed Power-Grid software and host an amazing show which features top-tier YouTubers. On top of that, players will fight for their tickets to China at the ROCCAT booth, which will be the stage for the 2013 WCG Germany FIFA and SC2 finals.

Product offensive

ROCCAT kicks off the second half of the year at gamescom with a game-changing new product announcement. Day one of the event will see the new Kave XTD revealed, with only a few details having been made public on the ROCCAT Facebook page by that point. The closely-guarded secret has already been nominated for gamescom’s “Best Hardware” award, and will be available for testing at the ROCCAT booth. For the first time ever in Germany, the ROCCAT Ryos MK Pro mechanical keyboard will be on display and ready for hands-on visitor testing. The Ryos series will hit store shelves in September.

Power-Grid open beta registration

After successful testing, the beta of the award-winning ROCCAT Power-Grid software will change its status from closed to open right after gamescom. At the ROCCAT booth, visitors can sign-up for the open beta at a special terminal. Together with the open beta, an all-new Power-Grid homepage will go live right after gamescom, providing all the information needed.

During the closed beta, ROCCAT implemented user feedback, optimized the usability and simplified the user interface of Power-Grid. Now both versions, for iOS and Android, are ready to take the download charts by storm.

Jaw-dropping ROCCAT booth and show program

ROCCAT – well-known for bringing the heat to the show floor with its entertainment program – will have a 400 square meter booth in hall 8.1, designed to stand out from the others.

During the five days of gamescom, ROCCAT host Florian Kamolz will welcome exciting guests and partners to the stage. Team Acer professional players will make several appearances. Partners such as TeamSpeak, Infernum and City Interactive will also feature on-stage. Fans will meet famous YouTubers when Florian welcomes German producers like EmCore, Underserial and Ungespielt and more on-stage on the 22nd of August. Expect a big crowd when the WCG 2013 Germany FIFA and StarCraft II finals take place at the ROCCAT booth. The best German players will fight for a ticket to represent their country at the WCG world finals taking place in China later in the year.

ROCCAT shows with raffles, giveaways, booth-babes and pumping beats will round off gamers’ experiences at the 2013 ROCCAT gamescom booth – there to set the rules!

 

ROCCAT show highlights

Thursday

  • 06:45pm – Youtube Show with EmCore, Underserial, Ungespielt and more

Friday

  • 10:00am – WCG 2013 finals FIFA
  • 01:00pm – WCG 2013 finals Starcraft 2

Saturday

  • 03:30pm – Extended ROCCAT Show

Sunday

  • 03:30pm – Final ROCCAT Show

ROCCAT at Gamescom 2013:

Hall 8.1, booth A010

Links:

ROCCAT Homepage
ROCCAT Power-Grid Homepage
ROCCAT on Facebook (global)
ROCCAT on Facebook (german)

Contact:

International

Tim Krause, Senior PR Manager
+49 (0)40 309 9495 112
tim@roccat.org

USA
Max Borges Agency, Matt Shumate
+1 305-371-9736 x115
MattShumate@maxborgesagency.com

ROCCAT Studios Hamburg

Otto von Bahrenpark

Paul-Dessau-Str. 3g

22761 Hamburg

Germany

About ROCCAT Studios

Founded in 2007 in Hamburg, Germany, ROCCAT Studios produces innovative, high-quality products for today’s ambitious computer gamer. Always operating in close collaboration with the gaming community, the company’s advanced input devices, headsets and accessories offer extreme precision, first-class ease-of-use and unique, eye-catching design. ROCCAT™ entered the scene with its Kone gaming mouse – a high-performance device that still ranks as one of the world’s premier gaming peripherals. A long list of international awards attests to the ingenious design and world-class quality of ROCCAT products.