Pro players have the chance to take home $20,000 if they can win a tournament with an eligible SteelSeries mouse.

Winning an esports tournament is the pinnacle of achievement for pro players, proving you’re the best and taking home some prize money for your trouble. But SteelSeries are offering to sweeten the deal even more thanks to the Prime Bounty Program.

Revealed today (June 1st), the SteelSeries Prime Bounty Program will award any professional player that wins an offline tournament with one of their mice a $20,000 bounty. The tournaments need to be in the nominated games or tier, and only certain series of mice are eligible, but there’s still a huge pool of players who could potentially claim this bounty.

And there’s a good chance pros could achieve this. According to SteelSeries, since 2001, pros have won more prize money using SteelSeries than any other brand. While the peripheral company has sponsored countless teams in the past, they’re also the current sponsors of FaZe Clan, OG, and SpaceStation Gaming. 

SteelSeries Prime Bounty eligible tournaments and games

The SteelSeries Sensei Ten, one of the mice included in the Prime Bounty Program (Image via SteelSeries)

The Bounty is currently available for players in Counter-Strike Global Offensive (CS:GO), Valorant, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six, Apex Legends, Fortnite, and Player Unknown Battlegrounds. What’s more, it’s only available for events with offline LAN finals. More details of these tournaments and entry requirements are available here.

Additionally, players will have to make sure to use one of the eligible mice. That means either one of the Prime Pro Series, Aerox Series, Rival Series, or Sensei Ten. This is a huge portion of their product line.

Overall, the bounty is an incredibly unique way for SteelSeries to promote their products. Pro gamers are often a picky bunch (for good reason), wanting just the right mouse and  keyboard for their needs. As a reward for those who’ve picked SteelSeries as their mouse of choice, you can’t go much better than a huge prize on top of the glory of winning a tournament.

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Michael is a UK-based content creator who caught the esports bug in 2010, but took eight years to figure out he should write about it. Throwing away a promising career in marketing and PR, he now specialises in MOBAs, covering League of Legends, Dota 2, and esports in general since 2019. When not glued to tournaments taking place on the other side of the globe, he spends time nurturing an unhealthy addiction to MMOs and gacha games.