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Mad Catz® Announced As Official FightStick Sponsor of Evolution Championship Series (EVO) 2011

Nine Members of Team Mad Catz to Compete at World’s Largest Fighting Game Tournament 

San Diego– July 29, 2011– Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (“Mad Catz”) (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) announced today its sponsorship of EVO 2011 and plans for nine fighters from Team Mad Catz to compete. Mad Catz will have a booth where attendees can meet Team Mad Catz , get hands-on with new Mad Catz accessories including the new FightStick carry-cases, and win Team Mad Catz gear.

“We are very excited about having all of Team Mad Catz fighting game players competing in one tournament.” said Darren Richardson, the President and Chief Executive Officer of Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.?“Our Tournament FightStick is just one example of our commitment to continually develop new and innovative products for passionate consumers.”

Team Mad Catz includes legendary gamer Daigo‘The Beast’ Umehara , new teammates Mago‘The 2D God’ , Hajime‘Tokido’ Taniguchi , Ryan‘Prodigal Son’ Hart,‘Marie-Laure‘Kayane’ Norind, and Team Dominion Method Gaming allusing their weapon of choice, the Mad Catz Tournament Edition FightStick.

For the full range of FightStick accessories, please visit: http://store.gameshark.com/fightstickaccessories

Additional information is available at: http://www.teammadcatz.com

About Mad Catz

Mad Catz Interactive, Inc. (AMEX/TSX: MCZ) is a global provider of innovative interactive entertainment products marketed primarily under its Mad Catz ? (casual gaming), Cyborg™ (pro gaming), Tritton ? (gaming audio), Saitek ? (simulation), and Eclipse™ (home and office) brands.? Mad Catz also develops flight simulation software through its internal ThunderHawk Studios™; operates flight simulation centers under its Saitek brand; operates a videogame content website under its GameShark ? brand; publishes games under its Mad Catz brand; and distributes games and videogame products for third parties.? Mad Catz distributes its products through most leading retailers offering interactive entertainment products and has offices in North America, Europe and Asia.? For additional information please go to www.madcatz.com.

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Mad Catz Interactive, Inc.

Mad Catz Communications:

Alex Verrey

Global PR and Communications Manager

averrey@madcatz.com or +44 (0) 1908 336 538

Investor Relations:

Joseph Jaffoni, Norberto Aja, Jim Leahy

Jaffoni&Collins Incorporated

mcz@jcir.com or +1 (212) 835 8500?

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