ASTRO Gaming to launch Major League Gaming-branded professional-grade headset and audio system.


New York, NY -- December 7, 2007 -- ASTRO Gaming and Major League Gaming, the leading professional video game league today, announced the launch of a new high-end gaming headset and audio system specifically designed to meet the needs of competitive gamers. Following a full year of field-testing, the MLG Edition of the ASTRO Gaming A40 Audio System will become an integral part of MLG gaming stations at the 2008 MLG Pro Circuit and is now available to gamers nationwide.

“ASTRO Gaming designed the MLG-branded A40 Audio System from the ground up to be a complete tournament-grade audio solution for competitive teams,” said Joshua LaTendresse, producer of the A40 Audio System.“The MLG Pro Circuit is the premier competitive series in professional gaming today, and we wouldn’t have partnered with anyone else for this ground breaking product.”

The MLG-branded A40 Audio System consists of two parts; the patent-pending A40 MixAmp and the revolutionary A40 Headset. The palm-sized A40 MixAmp combines high-quality headphone amplification with Dolby Digital surround sound and integrates a zero-lag voice communication channel for private team chat. The A40 Headset pairs world-class audio quality with versatile configuration, including a noise-canceling boom microphone that can be worn on either side, and an array of noise-dampening Speaker Tags.

When the A40 MixAmp and A40 Headset are combined together, they represent the ultimate audio solution for demanding gamers. When two or more MixAmps are connected, the A40 Audio System becomes the pinnacle of audio performance for professional teams. In partnership with Major League Gaming, ASTRO will deploy a full array of Team MixAmp Racks that will enable simple“drop-in” connectivity at all MLG competition stations.

“The A40 is the most sophisticated, highest quality approach to competitive gaming audio, so we’re proud to debut the systems at the 2008 MLG Pro Circuit as ASTRO Gaming’s exclusive partner,” said Matthew Bromberg, President and CEO of Major League Gaming.“Developed with the needs of gamers in mind and tested by MLG Pros, The MLG-branded A40 will be highly sought after by demanding gamers who want to play with the same equipment used in our pro competitions.”

The A40 Audio System is available for sale online at, and will be available for in-person purchase at all MLG Pro Circuit events during the 2008 season.

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About ASTRO Gaming

ASTRO Gaming LLC, San Francisco CA, produces professional grade video gaming equipment and is a spin-off of design powerhouse, ASTRO Studios, Inc.

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For human contact: Josh LaTendresse -- or Jordan Reiss -- Phone: 415-354-6300

About Major League Gaming

Major League Gaming is North America’s first professional videogame league and its only sanctioning body for pro gaming. MLG operates the multi-city MLG Pro Circuit, presented by GameStop and powered by Xbox 360; produces compelling competitions for national television, broadband and mobile distribution; and exclusively represents the best gamers in the world. It also operates a thriving online community and online tournaments for millions of gamers at MLG, founded in 2002, is based in New York City and is privately held.


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