Ah, August, a time for beach, BBQ, video games and Currywurst! That’s right, it’s time for Gamescom 2014!

Gamescom is simply a beast of a video game show, the biggest in Europe in fact and one which seems to get bigger every year. Selling out within a matter of days, Cologne, Germany expects to see well over 300,000 video game fans pass through its fair city from August 13th, and what a show it promises to be!

As Europe’s last major game show before the Holiday’s, Gamescom always yields plenty of surprises and excitement and of course where games and excitement are present, Mad Catz is never far away! This year, we’re planning a blow-out of a show, so let’s take a run through on what we have planned.

First of all, we’re pleased to announce that Mad Catz will be sponsoring the ESL One Cologne 2014 Counter-Strike Global Offensive Championship, taking place from August 15 through 17 at Gamescom. With $250.000 in prize money up for grabs, this promises to be a must watch tournament and is certain to be colossal! Check out: http://www.esl-one.com/csgo/ for further information. To celebrate our sponsorship, we’re also planning on unveiling some incredible new tournament hardware. Stay tuned to www.madcatz.com/tournament around Gamescom for all the updates! Make sure you tune into the live Twitch stream below as it happens!

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If you’re a PC gamer and a fan of space sims, you’re almost certainly all over Star Citizen. The game looks astounding and promises to be an experience not to be missed when partnered with a Saitek Pro Flight professional Flight Stick! At Gamescom, we’re hooking up with Roberts Space Industries and offering a lucky winner the chance to win an X-55 RHINO HOTAS system, signed by Star Citizen founder Chris Roberts! Keep checking the Star Citizen website at https://robertsspaceindustries.com/about-the-game for further updates!

We’re not stopping there though, to celebrate Gamescom, Mad Catz are giving EVERYONE a chance to win big throughout the show! Check out www.madcatz.com/gamescom-prizes/ after August 12 and win big!

If you’re lucky enough to be attending the show, we have plenty for you to check out and try! Mad Catz will be hooking up with our buddies at 2K Games and appearing live on their massive gaming stage daily. From Friday, August 15th, we’ll also be appearing daily on the ESL stage, showcasing our top secret new products and giving prizes away to our fans! Check out show schedules for more information.

Hey, wanna’ win the ultimate driving experience? Of course you do! Live out your racing fantasy and stand a chance to win a 1.500€ voucher for the Ultimate Audi driving experience! If you’re heading to Gamescom, stop on by the Cowana Medialounge where Mad Catz will be hosting the ultimate driving challenge. Visitors can try out our amazing new Xbox One Pro Racing Force Feedback Wheel and stand the chance of winning a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Whet your appetite and see what’s on offer here: http://www.audi.de/de/brand/de/audi-driving-experience.html

Of course, the show will be crammed with all the latest games and many booths will be using Mad Catz hardware to show them off! We’re working with the following top names at Gamescom (Deep breath!) Bethesda, Astragon, Bulkypix, Star Citizen, Deep Silver, Sega, Ubisoft, 2K, Silicon Image, Microsoft, Square Enix, Frontier, Namco Bandai, OnLive, AMD, Perfect World, Aerosoft. If you’re visiting any of their booths, look out for Mad Catz, TRITTON or Saitek hardware. In total, Mad Catz hardware will be playable on some 1900 gaming stations, we’ll be everywhere!

Be sure to check out our buddies’ at Silicon Image in particular, we’ll have our amazing C.T.R.L.R Mobile Gamepad and a full suite of mobile GameSmart hardware playable, along with Mad Catz staff to walk you through it.

So there you go guys, Gamescom is going BIG and Mad Catz will be front and center! Be sure to check out our hardware if you’re attending and if you’re not, stay glued to the Mad Catz website for your chance to win.

Guten Tag!