It seems like every peripherals maker has an e-sports team on call nowadays—and why not? You’ll find few people who have a closer relationship with PC hardware, and even fewer who put devices under more duress than the best e-sports athletes. HyperX uses the Cloud name for its headsets, Razer touts an entire coalition of 300-plus athletes, and so on.
But what happens when an e-sports team starts creating its own peripherals? That’s the case with Fnatic. This isn’t just an older hardware company trying to buy credibility with tangential references to its stable of athletes. This is Fnatic making hardware in-house. The organization acquired Swedish peripheral company Func a few years back and now makes Fnatic-branded peripherals. Peripherals like the Fnatic Gear Clutch G1 mouse ($45 on Amazon).