Turtle Beach Heads for the Majors

Turtle Beach and Major League Gaming (MLG) have announced a multi-year product and marketing partnership, under which Turtle Beach will develop the official headsets and audio equipment of Major League Gaming.

"At Major League Gaming, our mission is to create the most competitive environment in e-Sports. We look forward to working with Turtle Beach and to utilizing the XP7 and Z7 headsets and TM1 mixer at our Pro Circuit events and offering exciting new audio products to our fans."
- Sundance DiGiovanni, CEO of MLG
The first official products offered under this partnership will be MLG versions of the all-new Ear Force XP7 and Z7 MLG Pro Circuit Programmable Surround Sound Headsets for console and PC play, along with the Ear Force TM1 Tournament Audio Mixer.

These products are slated for release this Fall, but Turtle Beach will be demonstrating working prototypes of them at their booth (Booth 2447 South Hall) at E3 2012. MLG Pro Players will have scheduled appearances in the booth daily from 2-3 p.m. Pacific Time.

Developed specifically for console and PC tournament use, the XP7 and Z7 headsets significantly raise the bar for tournament and competitive online multi-player performance. Working in partnership with MLG, Turtle Beach plans to release final versions of the XP7 and Z7 headsets and TM1 audio mixer at MLG Pro Circuit competitions later this year. Complete details regarding Turtle Beach's line of official MLG Pro Circuit Products will be issued in the coming months.

XP7 and Z7 headsets will feature Turtle Beach's acclaimed Programmable DSP Technology to provide customized immersion and competitive advantage. Ongoing collaboration by Turtle Beach and MLG will deliver unique audio presets customized for specific tournament games, maps and levels that can be loaded onto the XP7 and Z7. These and many others will be available for download via Turtle Beach's Preset Community Portal.

"Quality audio is a competitive advantage whether you play at home or in a tournament. This partnership allows our audio engineers and MLG's tournament experts to work closely to deliver the best possible, high performance tournament equipment for professional competitors and gamers at all levels."
- Bob Picunko, Turtle Beach's Chief Marketing Officer
In addition to being designed for high performance, the SEVEN series features a variety of unique cables and connectors, allowing gamers to effortlessly move from console or PC to smartphones, tablets or portable gaming devices. Features such as a removable boom microphone, optional in-line mic with multi-function controls and lay-flat ear cups, provide a level of customization that makes them a fit for these various platforms.

Turtle Beach will also preview working prototypes of its new TM1 Tournament Mixer. Developed specifically for console and PC LAN tournaments, game centers or home use, the TM1 enables crystal clear communication for up to six individual players. Additional options allow a single unit to deliver three versus three team play, the chaining of units for up to 12 audio channels, a broadcast feed and numerous other competition features.

The marketing and product partnership between Turtle Beach and MLG intends to deliver more unique and exciting game audio products, new technologies and lifestyle excitement in the coming years.