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Razer announces the next stop on its esports world tour with the Razer Invitational – Middle East

Gamers of every level should ready-up for a month of competitive gaming across four different games with the latest stop in Razers popular esports tournament series

Hamburg, Germany – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers (Hong Kong Stock Code: 1337), today announced the next stop for its global esports series with the Razer Invitational – Middle East. Following the global success of Razer Invitational Season 2020, the tournament series is now making its debut in the Middle East. Welcoming competitors from across the region and of all abilities, players can compete in four separate week-long tournaments pitting their skills against the best the region has to offer. Happening for the very first time in the Middle East, this will be the largest MENA-based open tournament of its kind.

The Razer Invitational – Middle East will kick off on August 8th with what promises to be four days of hotly contested Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War tournament play, followed by some intense VALORANT action from August 15th to 19th. The focus then shifts to mobile play between August 22nd to 26th with PUBG Mobile before the event closes out with some classic MOBA action in League of Legends from August 29th to September 2nd.

“The Razer Invitational series is an inclusive space that gives all gamers the opportunity to take part in a large-scale online tournament and to experience the thrill of competitive play,” says Yann Salsedo, Head of Esports for Razer EMEA. “Bringing the Razer Invitational series to the Middle East is a big step in cultivating the next generation of esports talent from the region. Featuring multiple titles allows more players, at every skill level, to compete and have their shot at glory.”

 

A major Middle Eastern tournament with major prizes

Esports is growing exponentially across the globe, with new teams either being founded or settling in the MENA region as esports becomes more established here. Today, Razer is taking esports in the region to the next level with the Razer Invitational – Middle East, offering players and the community a new kind of esports tournament. Gamers from all over the MENA region can sign up and compete to proudly represent their squad, team, and nation in an entirely online, virtual event to not only make a name for themselves but to also potentially kickstart their own professional esports career.

Every major tournament needs a prize pool and the Razer Invitational – Middle East is no different. With a total prize pool value of over USD $50,000, the top three teams in each tournament stand to win significant cash prizes. There are also various Razer hardware prizes up for grabs for winners of the side competitions, and cash prizes are awarded to tournament MVPs voted for by the viewers.

In the spirit of inclusion, prizes aren’t just for players. Viewers voting on each tournament’s MVPs will be entered into a draw to win a suite of Razer peripherals. Razer will also be running a grand draw for awesome Razer prizes across the duration of the event, as well as a weekly quiz prize on its social media channels.

Viewers, fans, and players can tune in to Razer’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels to watch the live matches, broadcast in Arabic. Twitter and Instagram users should follow the hashtag #ThisIsEsports for the latest updates. Popular MENA YouTubers, GAMER SNACK and oPiiLz, will also be following the Razer Invitational – Middle East on their social media channels, so fans can keep up with the action there too.

 

Sign up now

Registration for the Razer Invitational – Middle East is now open and is completely free. Players are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible, especially for PUBG Mobile as it is one of the MENA region’s most popular games.

For more information on the Razer Invitational – Middle East, registration information and schedules for the qualifiers, channels to follow and where to watch the tournaments, please visit the Razer Invitational – Middle East Website or Team Razer’s Facebook page.

 

Season 2021 is just getting started

After a hugely successful Razer Invitational – North America which concluded in June, the Razer Invitational – Middle East is the second event in the Razer Invitational Season 2021 calendar, with more events to be announced as the year goes on. Each Razer Invitational will be a unique event, tailored to each region hosting the tournament. Every event is completely free to enter and is designed to give players of all skill levels and abilities the opportunity to showcase their skills on a global platform, with the possibility of winning pro-tournament level hardware and cash prizes.

 

ABOUT RAZER

Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software, and services.

Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals and Blade gaming laptops.

Razer’s software platform, with over 125 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma RGB (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).

Razer also offers payment services for gamers, youth, millennials, and Gen Z. Razer Gold is one of the world’s largest game payment services, and Razer Fintech provides fintech services in emerging markets.

Founded in 2005 and dual-headquartered in Irvine (California) and Singapore, Razer has 17 offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the USA, Europe, and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).

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