HAMBURG, GERMANY – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, and Mousesports, Germany’s most successful esports team, today announced a new strategic partnership. This collaboration sees two of the world’s leading esports names working together to achieve new heights on the regional and global esports scenes.
As part of the partnership, Mousesports’ players will upgrade their setups with a range of Razer peripherals, including the Huntsman Elite and BlackWidow Chroma V2 Tournament Edition keyboards, DeathAdder Elite and Mamba Elite mice, and the Kraken Tournament Edition headset. In the console arena, Benjamin “Problem X” Simon, Street Fighter player and one-time EVO Champion, and Mario “elast1Cooo” Pflumm, FIFA player and 2018 semi-finalist in the Virtuelle Bundesliga, will wield the Razer Wolverine and Raiju Tournament Edition controllers.
A rich history of esports dominance
Founded in Berlin, Germany in 2002, Mousesports is one of the world’s leading esports teams, making history by winning an unprecedented 31 titles in the ESL Pro Series Germany, and ESL Championships in Counter-Strike, Warcraft III, StarCraft II and League of Legends, and earning over $4 million USD in prize money. Mousesports currently fields teams in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO), League of Legends (LoL), Rocket League, StarCraft 2, Street Fighter V and FIFA 19.
Mousesports’ Counter-Strike teams have won the ESL Pro Series nine times in succession. The current CS:GO team, featuring deadly Dutch sniper Chris “chrisJ“ de Jong, won the DreamHack Tours 2019 tournament after succeeding at ESL One New York in 2018.
The LoL team won the German Championship to finish the season with their third ESLM LoL championship. With the signing of Street Fighter V player Ben “ProblemX” Simon, FIFA 19 player Mario “elast1cooo” Pflumm, and a Rocket League squad, Mousesports is continuously expanding the range of games their players will compete in.
Joining forces to drive esports globally
By working with Team Razer, Mousesports joins a roster of top-level esports teams and players, collaborating with Razer in the development and testing of new products. Through consultation, testing and feedback, Mousesports will help Razer develop new peripherals for the competitive gaming market.
“Mousesports fields some of the most talented teams and players in global esports,” said Yann Salsedo, Head of Esports (EMEA) at Razer. “We look forward to working with them, using their professional know-how and expertise to take our high-performance esports gear to the next level.”
“To be part of Team Razer again is truly special for us. It shows the trust Razer has put into our vision for Mousesports and our players. At the same time, we are excited to be able to provide our teams with the latest advanced equipment when they fight for trophies around the world,” says Stefan Wendt, CEO at Mousesports. “Our Hamburg-based teams will create some very unique content for our fans. It’s a perfect match and I am really looking forward to the things we can achieve together.“
For more information on Team Razer visit https://www.razer.com/team
For more information on Mousesports visit www.mousesports.com
For hi-res team photos visit http://rzr.to/razer-mousesports
For more information on the ‘This is esports’ campaign by Razer visit https://www.razer.com/campaigns/this-is-esports
Mousesports – in short “mouz” – is the most successful German esport club and one of the most storied professional gaming teams worldwide. Founded in Berlin in 2002, the team built a legacy of 31 German Championships and winning several international titles. Now based in Hamburg, Mousesports is still a feared opponent amongst competitors around the globe and home of Germany´s most talented players across games such as Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends and Rocket League.
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, Blade gaming laptops and the acclaimed Razer Phone.
Razer’s software platform, with over 60 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).
In services, Razer Gold is one of the world’s largest virtual credit services for gamers, and Razer Pay is the e-wallet designed for youth and millennials.
Founded in 2005 and dual-headquartered in San Francisco and Singapore, Razer has 18 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).