August 20, 2009 04:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

Bigfoot Networks Announces New eSports Sponsorships to Support Top International Professional Gaming Teams

World-class gamers increase their competitive edge with Bigfoot Networks gaming network cards

gamescom 2009
COLOGNE, Germany--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bigfoot Networks, the networking company behind the Killer(TM) line of gaming network cards, today announced sponsorship agreements with five top international professional gaming organizations - Fnatic, n!Faculty, SK Gaming, Team Dignitas and ESC Gaming.As part of the agreement, top gamers from each team will use the Killer Xeno Pro gaming network card in their gaming tournament systems. The Killer Xeno Pro gaming network card from Bigfoot Networks is the only network card designed to accelerate online game traffic, provide smoother, more responsive online gameplay and give professional gamers the edge they need in competitive tournament situations.Bigfoot will also be showcasing the superior online performance of the Killer Xeno Pro at gamescom 2009, Cologne, August 19-23, 2009.

Fnatic (, a UK-based professional gaming team, is now officially ranked as the world’s number one team, having won three out of the three major tournaments in 2009.

“Professional gamers such as Fnatic are obsessed with many things, lag, latency and FPS being the major ones when it comes to competing and performing. We are delighted to enter a partnership with Bigfoot Networks, world famous for its Killer™ Xeno™ products, that gives players the best on-line gaming experience possible," said Neil Kirk, Business Development Manager, Fnatic.

N!Faculty ( is a Germany-based professional gaming team that unites several hundred gamers in more than 20 teams, including multiple German and world champions.

“A better ping and faster voice communication can play a decisive role for winning or losing,” said Kilian Ricken, Managing Director, N!Faculty. “We are proud to team with Bigfoot Networks, which gives our playersthe Killer Xeno competitive advantage and optimized gameplay.”

SK Gaming (, a Germany-based professional gaming team, is an international multi-gaming organization that nurtures upcoming talent and is home to more than 50 of today's top professional eSports gamers.

"We have learned over the years that any component in a PC can be crucial when it comes down to the perfect gaming experience,” said Alexander T. Müller, Managing Director of SK-Gaming. “Bigfoot offers by far the best network interface cards out there, and our players are amazed by the performance boost that Bigfoot provides."

Team Dignitas (, a UK-based professional gaming team, strives to maintain high standards in its gaming teams through the dedication of its players and staff.

“We are very happy that Bigfoot Networks has extended its support to a Head Sponsorship role. Having worked with Bigfoot for more than a year, our players have had the benefit of using some excellent products,” said Michael O´Dell, Managing Director of Team Dignitas. “The new Killer Xeno will further aid our players’ gaming, giving us that edge we require at the highest competitive level.”

Germany-based ESC (Electronic Sports Center) Gaming (, presented by ICY.BOX, was founded in 2007 as the first training center for professional game players in Germany. Bigfoot Networks has a dedicated “Killer” themed room at the eSports Center located in Teltow, Germany, outside Berlin.

”We are happy to sign Bigfoot Networks as a partner for ESC-Gaming and ICY BOX Esportscenter,” said Till Heinrich, Managing Director from ESC Gaming and ICY BOX Esportscenter. “Bigfoot Networks’ Killer Xeno gaming network cards are a perfect fit for our teams and our players, and Bigfoot understands the needs of all gamers, providing products that help players at any level be successful.”

“We are honoured to sponsor these world-class gaming organizations,” said Michael Howse, Bigfoot Networks president and CEO.”By delivering the only PC networking solution that optimizes online gaming by decreasing lag and maximizing in-game performance, Bigfoot delivers the edge required by today’s demanding competitive gamers.”

To see Bigfoot Networks at gamescom 2009, August 19-23, Cologne, please visit us at Booth C030 in Hall 9.

About Bigfoot Networks

Bigfoot Networks is a leading networking technology company that develops hardware and software solutions that significantly improve the online gaming experience. Its products are designed to provide a smoother, more responsive experience for today’s new generation of real-time, online applications, such as gaming, voice chat and other applications that require highly responsive interactivity and high-performance networking solutions.

Bigfoot Networks is funded by leading venture capital firms North Bridge Venture Partners and Palomar Ventures. To learn more, visit Bigfoot Networks at

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