QPAD Comes to the United States
STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN - The Swedish based QPAD, known for their professional gaming gear, has expanded into the United States and contracted Mark Dolven and Dave Geffon as their two American executives.
“We have been planning an expansion into the United States market for a while now, but we have been delayed as we could never seem to find partners who truly understand PC gamers and the passion which goes into every QPAD product. When we found out that two gaming experts in Mark and Dave were willing to lead our expansion into the US, we couldn't pass it up. We believe they will be good ambassadors for the QPAD brand in the US and won't let us down," said Christer Körnbäck, founder of QPAD.
Former CGS managers Mark Dolven and Dave Geffon will be leading the initiative into America. Mark Dolven will be serving as Operations Manager while Dave Geffon will be the Marketing Director. Their day to day responsibility will be promoting QPAD in North America and helping extend their American reach. The new American website is www.QPADusa.com.
QPAD also has announced that they will be holding a QPAD 1v1 aim_map tournament at KODE5 this weekend at Lethal Gamers in Dallas.
The full announcement is below:
Stockholm, Sweden March 12th, 2009 – QPAD, the Swedish company famed for its premium gaming gear, continues to strengthen its brand as they make a strong push into the U.S. market. At the helm of the U.S. initiative are gaming experts Mark Dolven and Dave Geffon. With the launch of QPAD USA, PC gamers throughout the United States will finally be able to enjoy the quality and performance that has made QPAD so popular throughout the world.
“We have been planning an expansion into the United States market for a while now, but we have been delayed as we could never seem to find partners who truly understand PC gamers and the passion which goes into every QPAD product. When we found out that two gaming experts in Mark and Dave were willing to lead our expansion into the US, we couldn't pass it up. We believe they will be good ambassadors for the QPAD brand in the US and won't let us down” – said Christer Körnbäck, founder, QPAD
Dave Geffon, also known as moto throughout the gaming world, was a professional gamer with Team 3D and helped the team win several world championships throughout the process. He later moved on to manage 3D.NY of the recently defunct CGS. Dave will serve as Marketing Manager for QPAD USA. Mark Dolven will be serving as the Operations Manager for QPAD USA, bringing with him many years of management experience. Mark is best known for managing and operating the professional multi-gaming teams Team Pandemic and the Carolina Core. Prior to focusing entirely on gaming, Mark worked as a Marketing Director for Subway Restaurants.
As part of the QPAD global partnership with Kode5, QPAD will be celebrating their US launch at the Kode5 USA finals this weekend in Dallas by holding a 1v1 aim_map tournament in its booth. The tournament will follow in the footsteps of the successful QTOUR in Europe and should feature some of the best Counter-Strike players in North America.
“I have always felt that I have an uncanny eye for quality gaming products, and while QPAD was always on my radar, it was never widely available in the U.S. When the opportunity arose for Mark and I to bring one of the most notorious gaming accessories to the U.S I knew it was an opportunity I did not want to miss.” – said Dave Geffon, Marketing Manager, QPAD USA.
In addition to a full line of professional gaming mouse pads, QPAD recently released its new QPAD QH1339 Professional gaming headset hand-crafted by Beyer dynamic, experts in the headphone and microphone market with 75 years of experience.
For more information on the entire line of QPAD products and where to buy them in the United States, visit the newly launched www.QPADusa.com.
Launched in May 1994, QPAD is one of the fastest growing and hottest brands of gaming products. In a category dominated by "business" people, QPAD is fresh. QPAD built its success on a grass roots commitment to the gaming community by thriving in the madness of competition and embracing the free spirit of gaming. QPAD’s continued support of the QTOUR, communities, cups, tournaments, teams and LAN parties all reflect their ongoing commitment to the gamers. The continued support of gaming has given QPAD the knowledge to continuously develop cutting edge products which give gamers an edge on the competition.