Mad Catz® Announces S.T.R.I.K.E.TE Tournament Edition Gaming Keyboard

Tournament Edition Gaming Keyboard Features Mechanical Keys for Ultra-Reliable Competitive Play

SAN DIEGO--()--Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/TSX:MCZ) announced today the S.T.R.I.K.E.TE Tournament Edition Keyboard. Designed in conjunction with e-sports professionals, the S.T.R.I.K.E.TE is a tournament-focused addition to the Company’s S.T.R.I.K.E. keyboard range, and created to service the needs of the competitive gaming community.

Incorporating a strong aluminum chassis and no fewer than 109 ‘brown profile’ mechanical keys, the S.T.R.I.K.E.TE is the only keyboard in the S.T.R.I.K.E. range to feature a unique ‘tournament grade’ design which offers ultra-quick key response and 30-key rollover anti-ghosting functionality. Favored by the worlds’ leading e-sport athletes, the Brown Profile mechanical keys are renowned for their reliability, having a life extending beyond 50 million keystrokes. The S.T.R.I.K.E.TE features multi-zone illuminated backlighting, dedicated macro buttons and advanced programming software capable of calibrating multiple keystroke macros to within 1/1000th of a second.

“Our S.T.R.I.K.E. keyboards are designed to lift the bar in performance. The S.T.R.I.K.E.TE complements the range perfectly and services the ever-growing community of e-sports professional gamers,” said Darren Richardson, President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz. “The growth in competitive gaming shows no sign of abating, and we’re confident that our range of Tournament Edition hardware will contribute positively to sales in FY15.”

The S.T.R.I.K.E.TE will be available in matte black, gloss black, gloss white, and gloss red colors.

For additional information and to pre-order your own S.T.R.I.K.E.TE, please visit: http://store.madcatz.com/categories/keyboards-category/

About Mad Catz

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (NYSE MKT/TSX:MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed under its Mad Catz® (gaming), Tritton® (audio), and Saitek® (simulation) brands. Mad Catz products cater to passionate gamers across multiple platforms including in-home gaming consoles, handheld gaming consoles, Windows® PC and Mac® computers, smart phones, tablets and other mobile devices. Mad Catz distributes its products through its online store as well as distribution via many leading retailers around the globe. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Mad Catz maintains offices in Europe and Asia. For additional information about Mad Catz and its products, please visit the Company’s website at www.madcatz.com

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Contacts

Mad Catz Communications:
Alex Verrey, +44 (0) 1633 883 133
Global PR and Communications Director
averrey@madcatz.com
or
Karen McGinnis, 619-683-9830
Chief Financial Officer
kmcginnis@madcatz.com
or
Investor Relations:
JCIR
Joseph Jaffoni, Norberto Aja, Jim Leahy
+1-212-835-8500
mcz@jcir.com

Contacts

Mad Catz Communications:
Alex Verrey, +44 (0) 1633 883 133
Global PR and Communications Director
averrey@madcatz.com
or
Karen McGinnis, 619-683-9830
Chief Financial Officer
kmcginnis@madcatz.com
or
Investor Relations:
JCIR
Joseph Jaffoni, Norberto Aja, Jim Leahy
+1-212-835-8500
mcz@jcir.com