ESL and Plantronics to unveil brand new esports headset series at gamescom

We are proud to reveal our custom line of ESL-branded esports headsets at the ESL Arena during this year’s gamescom with the Plantronics RIG 500e gaming headset - a one-of-a-kind competitive-gaming headset designed to fulfill all your esports needs.

Jack Reynolds, director of gaming products at Plantronics, had the following to say about the new series of competitive gaming headsets:

“Plantronics worked closely with competitive gamers to develop the RIG 500 Series of PC gaming headsets and, like any precision equipment designed for competition, details matter. The RIG 500 Series is a unique family of esports audio gear that can give an edge to pros and hopefuls through its ultra-light comfort and reliability, which is essential for long hours of dedicated practice, and our signature Plantronics audio, which is tuned especially for immersive gaming and clear communication.”


Thanks to the modular system of the headset, you will have the power to upgrade and personalize your headset based your own personal requirements and style. However, no matter what combination you choose, you can always rely on lightweight comfort, 7.1 Dolby technology and performance audio, no matter whether you’re using a PC, Mac, console, smartphone or tablet. Check out what else you can expect from the RIG 500e below!

  • Components easily snap into headset frame
  • Self-adjusting headband for stable comfort
  • Includes both vented and isolating earcup sets
  • 7.1 Dolby technology (PC software)
  • 24-bit audio renders studio sound
  • 40mm drivers matched with low frequency resonators
  • Removable noise-canceling boom mic flips up to mute
  • Easy-swap cables for USB and analog connections
  • Microphone frequency response: 100Hz to 10khz
  • Headset weight: 200 grams
  • Frequency response: 20hz to 20khz

To find out more about the RIG 500 Series, check out the official Plantronics RIG 500 hub.

You’ll have the first chance to see the new RIG 500e in action during our ESL Arena tournaments at gamescom this week. Just stop by hall 9 to enjoy premier esports competitions in the ESL Arena or visit the Plantronics booth in hall 2, where the new headset will be being showcased.

We look forward to seeing you there!


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