A Message from Our CEO, Pat Wachendorf


Oct 11 2023

Dear Glorious Community,

I'd like to start by expressing our gratitude for your support. In 2014, Shazim Mohammad (Founder and Chief Visionary) discovered that gamers, like you, were not satisfied with the current peripheral landscape, so he set out to create a better option.  This started the journey of Glorious: to create premium-quality, innovative gaming gear with direct input from the gaming community. 

Having worked for a top gaming peripherals brand for almost a decade, I was already familiar with and impressed by the Glorious legacy (starting with the world’s first fully modular mechanical keyboard, the GMMK, then with the groundbreaking Model O).  I had the opportunity to meet Shazim, and we hit it off.  His vision, leadership, and dedication to understanding the needs of gamers stood out to me.  We decided to join forces, and we have been working hard to get Glorious ready for its next stage of growth

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We want to start sharing with you some of the things that define this next stage. Over a series of upcoming posts, we’ll dive into topics surrounding the future of Glorious, what we’ve learned along the way, and of course – hand the mic over to you for feedback. Your voice matters to us, and we want to do our part for transparency. But before getting into all the exciting things we have planned, we want to address a big topic of discussion: the status of the Forge.

Moving forward, we will be injecting the ethos of the Forge into our development process. We built the Forge to implement gamer feedback into our products and leverage group buys to better serve gaming enthusiasts.  However, the realities of this system left a lot to be desired. We want the best for our customers and our fans, so after a lot of reflection, we’ve decided to formally “close” the Forge.

Conversations about new products, improvements (both hardware and software), and ideas will continue to be carried out in the Forum. Forge participants are also encouraged to join the Guild for opportunities to take part in the product development process by beta testing unreleased products and getting early access to limited edition items. To check if you are eligible, login to your account and visit gloriousgaming.com/account to see your Guild Tracker.

Through these conversations and feedback from the community, Glorious will continue to create high-performance peripherals that disrupt the gaming industry.  We love well-built things, so we build things well.  And we’re just getting started.  

A Glorious new chapter is about to unfold, and we want you to be a part of it. Without giving too much away, let’s just say we’re about to unleash raw performance on some of the products that put us on the map. More on that soon, so stay tuned.

Thank you for your passion, your continuous feedback, and most of all, for your support! 


Pat Wachendorf

CEO, Glorious Gaming 


david millians:

sure. what i’d like, personally, is a keyboard that triples as a self-defense tool, keyboard, and aircraft beacon/club lighting system. I want a 5 pound 101, maybe even like an ibm 122, with steel, and programmable lighting. I want the beast.


It’s been a hot minute since I built my GMMK Pro. I was waiting for “more” but it never came. No new top frames, no northing facing pcb, no switchplates etc. Just the flex kit, a numpad with no color options, some reskinned mice and a few other items I didn’t want or need. Ultimately I stepped away from Glorious products but occasionally stuck my head into the Guild from time to time. It stayed quiet and the rest of the industry blew past Glorious with their own keyboards and mice. I was starting to think you guys were sorta dead in the water so I’m glad to hear you’re transitioning to something better. That all being said I look forward to seeing what you guys have been working on.


Love you’re gaming mice and keyboards keep on doing what ur doing it’s great!

Eli Larson:

I’d love to test products for you guys, I’m into competitive gaming and would love to test your product at a high level. Thanks!


Excited to hear Glorious is continuing forward and making great peripherals for the gaming community. From its days selling mousepads and wristrests (which I have far too many of and use daily at home and work) Glorious has grown to make more amazing products that compete with the biggest and most well known peripheral makers on the marker. Cheers to the next chapter!

Mark Buckman:

I’m all for a new chapter. I’ve enjoyed reviewing your mechanical keyboard projects and look forward to new and exciting products!

badmark https://youtube.com/MechKeyboards


4K/8K incoming, and it better be in a Series One Pro mainline release.

I have spoken.

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