RAZER AND MANDIC COMBINE TO FORM BRAZILIAN SUPERPOWER
California. USA – 22nd September, 2011 – Razer™, the world’s leading high-end precision gaming brand, and MANDIC, a thriving Brazilian IT company, have joined forces to reinvigorate the Brazilian Counter-Strike scene.
Razer, pioneers of worldwide e-Sports since its inception, and MANDIC, a Brazilian hosting company are committed to breathing new life into the Brazilian gaming scene and will be investing in a formidable team of the best Brazil has to offer. The team, who has preferred Razer peripherals since their inception, will be operating from a Razer studio which is being created within the MANDIC office, São Paulo, and will be also entirely outfitted with Razer hardware.
“MANDIC is a flourishing Brazilian company dedicated to supporting its own domestic gaming scene,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President of Razer USA. “Our combined experience will work wonders in assisting this team of incredibly talented and experienced players back to the top.”
The new stellar Brazilian line-up who will be playing under the tag of Mandic Razer is composed of some of Brazil’s hottest CS talent, all of them hailing from the once brutal Complexity roster. Among them, stars such as Gabriel “FalleN” Toledo, who is likely to AWP for the team, and Renato “nak” Nakano, who will be calling the strats in game. The team were crowned champions of the Intel Extreme Masters V American Championships earlier this year, seeing off Evil Geniuses 2-0 in the finals, and finished a strong 4th at the World Cyber Games Grand Finals in 2010 just behind Frag Executors.
“When starting our e-Sport project, we seek to align ourselves with the best that is on the market to add an extra value to our brand, thus, being an admirer and product user, the first company that I thought about this partnership was Razer,” said Axel Mandic. “We believe that the union of our brands creates a very positive synergy for our customers and the market. MANDIC has always stood out throughout its history for the boldness and innovation on the internet scenario, and once again, will not be different on this new challenge.”
MANDIC is a Brazilian hosting company specialising in email founded by 57-year old Aleksandar Mandic, a Brazilian businessman who received the“Master Entrepreneur of the Year Award” in 1999 by Ernst & Young. Its inception in the early 90s brought about involvement with the BBS (Bulletin Board System) and later became the first internet provider in Brazil.
Razer has been a pioneering supporter of e-Sports since its conception. 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 weaponry 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 – We live by our words: For Gamers. By Gamers.
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Christopher “Razer|Right” Mitchell
Razer e-Sports Manager
Razer, pioneers of worldwide e-Sports since its inception, and MANDIC, a Brazilian hosting company