KTROLSTER STARCRAFT II ROSTER JOINS LEAGUE OF LEGENDS DIVISION IN THE RANKS OF TEAM RAZER ELITE
(Not) For Immediate Release: June 26, 2013:
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Razer™, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of eSports, and KTRolster, the world-renowned, dominant Korean pro-gaming organization, today announced the start of a new partnership that promises long-term support of the KTRolster StarCraft® II program and the global eSports scene.
Through the newly forged partnership, Razer and KTRolster will work to develop the team’s full potential, and to grow the team’s presence by expanding its social media, content and live streaming for the team and its players. Razer will be investing in the Korean organization to secure increased presence for its Korean StarCraft II roster, providing the world’s leading-edge gaming hardware to players.
“KTRolster has been a force to be reckoned with in eSports for well over a decade now and we admire their appetite for victory,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “We’re especially excited that such a distinguished pro-gamer as Lee ’Flash‘ Young Ho will join the ranks of Team Razer, allowing us to work closely with him on the development of new high-class products.”
Flash is known as one of the best StarCraft players of all time. He is also one of the most successful pro-gamers, generally, in terms of qualifications, which has earned him an additional nickname of “God.” Among his many distinctions, Flash was one of the youngest pro-gamers to be televised at the age of 14; he was the youngest Starleague winner ever at the age of 15; he was the No. 1 KeSPA point player for a total of 33 months; he has 10 major individual titles and two Proleague titles to his name; and he was voted “Player of the Year” twice at the Korean eSports awards.
“It’s not secret how seriously I take my gaming hardware and it’s truly an honor for me to use gaming equipment produced by Razer,” says Lee “Flash” Young Ho. “Of all equipment manufacturers in global gaming, Razer products mean I am fully prepared to win. The way I can find subtle advantage and a feeling of stability in Razer product is very special and allows me to concentrate on the game and winning as I must.”
Kicking-off the next chapter in the Razer and KTRolster relationship, Flash will be appearing on “Live on Three” on OneMoreGame.TV, June 26, 2013, at 4 p.m. (PDT). Tune in to catch one of the world’s most formidable pro-gamers as he represents Razer, here: http://www.twitch.tv/onemoregametv
Razer™ has been a pioneering supporter of e-Sports since its inception. It is in our blood and we are driven to further the culture of professional gaming in all that we do. We work hand in hand with our pros to forge tools for the players who stake their livelihood on podium placements. Our gear is designed to perform flawlessly in high-stress tournament conditions where winning is everything and mistakes cost championships. Those who compete with our equipment will attest that we live by our credo: For Gamers. By Gamers.
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KTRolster was established as a professional gaming organization in 1999 with the aim of nurturing some of the world’s most prestigious and successful gamers, specifically in StarCraft: Brood War, where they have coached some of the biggest names in eSports such as Nada, YellOw, and Flash. Today, they’re home to a high-caliber StarCraft® II roster and two world-class League of Legends teams.
Drew “Razer|HK2” Holt-Kentwell
Associate Manager, eSports, Global
Public Relations Director, Global