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KontrolFreek Re-releases Popular CQC Performance Thumbsticks

- Celebrating 10 years as the OG Thumbsticks, the original is back. The re-release of the KontrolFreek CQC kicks off #FreekWeeks 2022. -

CHICAGO – FEBRUARY 4, 20221 KontrolFreek®, the creator of Performance Gaming Gear™, today announced the return of the OG of thumb grips to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the CQC (Close Quarters Combat) Performance Thumbsticks®.

Back by popular demand, the CQC is the original mid-rise performance Thumbstick built for versatility in any game to provide comfort and control resulting in faster and more accurate reactions. The mid-rise 6.1mm of height creates a seamless feel for players looking for big results, less adjustment time, and overall increased comfort and enhanced control in a classic minimalistic design.

Fusing retro style and innovation, the 2022 edition CQC Thumbsticks feature the original concave thumb surface, built for comfort, grip, and control while adding the new 4-prong design that produces increased security and stability for intense gameplay. The result is the perfect mix of old-school style and next-gen engineering for elite performance on next-gen consoles.

Utilizing the science of ergonomics, KontrolFreek performance gear helps improve gameplay by increasing range of motion, comfort, exceptional grip, and control while delivering maximum precision.

Key Product Features:

• The world’s most advanced thumb grips with next-gen 4-Prong design to meet ergonomic and performance gaming needs for next-gen consoles and gamers • Mid-Rise Thumbsticks delivers 6.1mm of added height to original stock controller sticks for enhanced control and increased comfort • Provides an increased range of motion and accuracy, while decreasing hand & thumb fatigue, along with reduced dead zone resistance   • Proprietary rubber compound enhances grip and reduces slip • Available for PlayStation 5 | PlayStation 4 | Xbox X/S | Xbox One

To help celebrate the 10th anniversary and relaunch of the retro CQC Thumbsticks, KontrolFreek is hosting #FreekWeeks 2022, where gamers can get exclusive content, interact with their favorite influencers and creators like @OMGitsAliA and @JGODYT, participate in community game nights and live streams, and enter to win prizes including next-gen consoles and the #FreekNation Nintendo product suite (the entire KontrolFreek line of products, a SteelSeries headset, and Nintendo OLED system).

The CQC Performance Thumbsticks are available for $19.99 at For more information on the brand check out, and join the conversation on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Twitch, and Discord. #KontrolFreek | #FreakNation

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About KontrolFreek

KontrolFreek® is the creator of Performance Gaming Gear™ and the leader of FreekNation, a global community of more than four million gamers. By combining the latest in ergonomics and advanced materials, the company's lines of Performance Thumbsticks®, Performance Grips, Precision Rings, Gaming Cables, and other high-quality products enhance the player experience by maximizing comfort and precision. KontrolFreek's products for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC are available in more than 9,000 stores across 40 countries. KontrolFreek is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and owned by SteelSeries, the worldwide leader in gaming peripherals and esports peripherals.

About SteelSeries

SteelSeries is the worldwide leader in gaming and esports peripherals focused on premium quality, innovation, and functionality. Founded in 2001, SteelSeries improves performance through first-to-market innovations and technologies that enable gamers to play harder, train longer, and rise to the challenge. SteelSeries is the pioneering supporter of esports and competitive gaming tournaments, connecting gamers and fostering a sense of community and purpose. SteelSeries’ family of professional and gaming enthusiasts are the driving force behind the company and help influence, design, and craft every single accessory and the brand’s software ecosystem, SteelSeries GG. In 2020, SteelSeries acquired KontrolFreek, the industry leader in high-performance controller accessories, and Nahimic, the leader in 3D sound solutions for gaming. To learn more about SteelSeries, visit and join the conversation at @SteelSeries.

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Chicago, Feb. 2, 2022