THIS IS ESPORTS

This is #TeamRazer

WHAT IS ESPORTS?

Beyond the packed stadiums, flashy buzzwords and million-dollar prizes, lies the real soul of esports. It’s the discipline to train non-stop and develop the strategy and skills to bend your opponent to your will. It’s the camaraderie and bonds made between teammates, fans and countrymen as you experience painful losses and the euphoria of victory. And most of all, it’s the never-ending drive and passion to keep competing—and win.

This is Esports.
This is #TeamRazer.

WE ARE THE ELITE

Across different game genres and platforms—from PC, to console to mobile gaming—Team Razer is a collective of the best teams and esports athletes around the world. We are the elite and have the wins to prove it. But what really unites us isn’t the flashy trophies, but that we all share the same fire. No matter how many wins or losses the night before, we still get up every day to put in 100% again and again, because a true winner has no limits.

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ESPORTS THEN AND NOW

Esports is now a global phenomenon and breaking new records every day—but it didn’t happen overnight. What started from LAN parties has evolved to tiny competitions with more contestants than audience, to maxed-out stadiums and online viewership that dwarfs other traditional sports. And Razer was there since the beginning—backing events and sponsoring Team Razer esports athletes.

Check out our milestones below.

Year 2000, the year that started it all. From sponsoring Cyber Athlete Professional League (CPL) with $100,000—an unprecedented amount at the time—to partnering with one of the world’s first pro gamers, Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendel, we began to make our mark on the esports scene.

Warcraft III players Xiao Feng "Sky" Li & Jaeho "Moon" Jang, carrying the Olympic torch at the Beijing 2002 Olympics

Johnathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, Cyber Athlete Professional League Champion

Razer sponsored teams: Fnatic, Dignitas & MeetYourMakers

Razer Sphex esports edition mouse mats in 2009

As competitive gaming grew, so did our pool of elite esports athletes. With teams like Team Liquid and LGD Gaming, and athletes like SlayerS_BoxeR and Method coming on board, we expanded to over 50 teams competing in dominant titles, and just kept on growing. In 2012, we formed a singular banner to spotlight the world’s elite esports athletes—Team Razer.

Team Liquid, one of the biggest esports organizations of all time

Counter Logic Gaming, WCG Champions

LGD Gaming, one of China’s largest esports organizations

Evil Geniuses, one of the most dominant teams at the time

Team Razer started to dominate. In 2013, Team Alliance took home US$1.43 million at The International 3, the biggest Dota 2 competition at the time. Just two years later, SK Telecom T1 secured their 3rd consecutive win in the 2016 League of Legends World Championship, clinching US$2 million in prize money. This cemented their status as the world’s most dominating League of Legends team.

Taipei Assassins, 2012 RIOT League of Legends World Champions

Alliance, TI3 Champions

Home to Lee "Flash" Young Ho, one of the most accomplished esports athletes of all time

SK Telecom T1, 3-time League of Legends World Champions

In 2017, we hit new milestones and big wins. We grew to 175 top esports elites from 30 different countries, including SK Gaming, who won both ESL Cologne 2017 and EPICENTER 2017, and MenaRD who emerged champion for Capcom Cup. But nothing got bigger than this—Team Liquid were crowned Champions for The International 7 with $11.8 million in prize money.

SK Gaming, ESL Cologne 2017 & EPICENTER 2017 Champions

Team Razer sponsors Rise Nation, Street Fighter V players MenaRD and Marn, and their championship Call of Duty team

Team Liquid, The International 7 Champions

In 2017, Team Razer athletes score a total of $16 million in prize money

The global phenomenon continues. In 2018, we’ve signed on Seoul Dynasty and Los Angeles Valiant for Overwatch, mobile-only esports team Team Queso, and more. With a growing involvement in mobile esports and active plans to get esports into the 2019 Southeast Asian Games and 2024 Olympics, we continue to provide relentless support for our passionate athletes and teams—esports will always be in our blood.

Brandon "Seagull" Larned, professional Overwatch player with a huge fanbase

100 Thieves, home to renowned players Ryu & Aphromoo

Team Razer sponsors Seoul Dynasty, star players ryujehong, fleta and Miro, and their Worlds 2017 championship team, Gen.G

Team Razer sponsors Team Queso, the first mobile esports team competing in Vainglory, Arena of Valor and more

DESIGNED TO WIN

At Razer, we develop best-in-class gaming devices made for the highest level of play, and we owe that success to our collaboration with Team Razer esports athletes. Throughout the design phase, they provide expert feedback on various prototypes. The result of this validation process is extreme performance you can count on, whether it’s at home or the tournament stage.

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