Yesterday, SteelSeries announced a brand new licensed gaming mouse, the SS Rival: DotA 2 Edition.
The mouse is built around the original Rival Optical gaming mouse, and will be acompanied by an exclusive in-game item, the "Hell's Glare of Doom," a once divine weapon, corrupted by the darkness of its new master. Rival: DotA 2 Edition is going to be available to attendees at the International 4 DotA 2 Championship in Seattle, Washington.
“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.”
As expected, the mouse is built with a great deal of customizabiliy in mind, gamers being able to tweak around with the CPI, polling rate, mouse acceleration, and a full arsenal of performance mods, using the SteelSeries Engine 3 easy-to-use interface.
However, the rodent is primarily built for fans of Valve's competitive multiplayer game. Each part, from the stone-gray body and side buttons to the blood-red rubber grips is crafted to fit the game's overall style and appeal. Players can also customize the mouse using exclusive Dota 2 themed illumination modes that can shift according to player preference.
A glimpse of the exclusive DotA 2 item
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 or €69.99 MSRP.