SteelSeries Jumping in with Special Edition Dota 2 Rival Gaming Mouse

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Remember The International? How could you forget, what with it’s $10,000,000 prize pool and all? This year’s premier Dota 2 tournament is wrapping up, and to mark the occasion SteelSeries decided to announce a special edition of their Rival Gaming Mouse.

This Dota 2 Edition of the award-winning Rival optical gaming mouse will feature the same tools and capabilities found in the standard Rival, wrapping it in a custom red and grey colour scheme. The mouse with also feature exclusive Dota 2 themed illumination modes that can shift according to player preference. But wait, there’s much more.

The SteelSeries Rival Dota 2 Edition will also include access to an exclusive in-game item. Called the Hell’s Glare for Doom, this Radiance-inspired sword “is a must-have for any Dota fan.” It’s only available with the purchase of the Rival Dota 2 Edition, which will be available for pre-order after the conclusion of the International 2014 this weekend. MSRP is set at $69.99, and you can get more information from the press release below.


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Will Include Exclusive In-Game Item – Hell’s Glare for Doom

SEATTLE (The International 4) – July 15, 2014 - SteelSeries, the global leader in gaming peripherals, today announced the SteelSeries Rival: Dota 2 Edition Gaming Mouse. Based on the award-winning Rival Optical Mouse, this ultimate performance device will also include an exclusive in-game item, Hell’s Glare for Doom. This weekend, attendees of The International 4 Dota 2 Championship in Seattle, Washington will be among the first to have access to the new SteelSeries Rival Dota 2 Edition Gaming Mouse.

“We believe that Dota players deserve the best, so we set out to give fans a mouse with a design they would love without sacrificing the functionality they require,” said Tino Soelberg, SteelSeries CTO. “We extensively tested our Dota 2 Edition of the Rival Optical Mouse with professional players from Natus Vincere, Invictus Gaming and Fnatic which has resulted in one of the most powerful mice we’ve ever built – and to make it even more special for the Dota 2 community, we’ve added a unique in-game item.”

Whether you’re part of the Dire or Radiance, winning is everything. This precision gaming tool was carefully crafted after a rich history of tournament-grade mice created for the best professional players around the globe. Gamers can tune their CPI, polling rate, mouse acceleration, and a full arsenal of performance mods in an easy to use interface courtesy of SteelSeries Engine 3. All of these things together create a mouse that is guaranteed to never be the reason why you miss another last hit.

The SteelSeries Rival Dota 2 Edition is the ultimate mouse built for fans of the globally loved title from Valve. Each part, from the stone-gray body and side buttons to the blood-red rubber grips is carefully crafted to be a true item of beauty. Players can further customize the mouse using exclusive Dota 2 themed illumination modes that can shift according to player preference.

A once divine weapon, now corrupted by the devouring darkness of its new master, this Radiance-inspired sword is a must-have for any Dota fan. The Hell’s Glare for Doom has been exclusively designed and only available with purchase of the SteelSeries Rival: Dota 2 Edition Gaming Mouse.

The SteelSeries Rival Dota 2 Edition Gaming Mouse will be available for pre-order after the conclusion of The International 4 Dota 2 Tournament for $69.99 / €69.99 MSRP. For more information about the SteelSeries Rival Dota 2 Edition and the rest of SteelSeries’ official Dota 2 licensed products, please visit

About SteelSeries
SteelSeries is a leading manufacturer of top quality gaming peripherals from headsets, keyboards and mice to controllers, surfaces and software. For more than a decade, SteelSeries has been on the forefront of designing and creating gear for gamers. The company’s continued innovation also comes in collaboration with the world’s leading professional gaming teams and partners. SteelSeries is a global brand that continues to support the growth of competitive gaming tournaments and electronic sports leagues through professional team sponsorships, partnerships and community support. For more information, please visit


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