Razer Brings The Intel Extreme Masters Into Your Home
California. USA – Sept 30th, 2011 – Razer™, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of eSports, is partnering up with ESL TV, Europe’s prime e-Sports broadcaster, to bring all the excitement of the ongoing Intel Extreme Masters Season to every television, monitor, and screen.
To ensure you get the best viewing entertainment of this spectacular annual gaming showdown, Razer is helping finance Turtle Entertainment’s broadcasting as well as outfitting the entire shout-cast team with the latest Razer gaming gear. High-definition streaming of the world’s top pro-gamers duking it out in StarCraft II, Counter-Strike 1.6, and League of Legends is now a guarantee, along with the most entertaining, amped up commentary from the shout-casters to get your heart racing.
“IEM is a fantastic competition”, said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President, Razer USA. “Its global character, highly intense matches and professional broadcasting over the past seasons has continually drawn massive viewership. We’re happy to keep supporting such an awesome event that raises the profile of eSports globally.”
“With every subsequent Intel Extreme Masters event, we break our previous streaming records. And we are extremely pleased that we will be sharing this experience together with Razer, a company that loves gaming as much as we do,” says Sven Hoffmann, Managing Director, Turtle Entertainment TV GmbH.
With events in New York, Sao Paolo, Kiev, Guangzhou and Hanover, the Intel Extreme Masters remains one of the last truly global e-Sports tournaments with top professional gamers from all over the world competing for the championship title.
The next stop will be held in Guangzhou from 1st to 5th October with the best players from the Team Razer roster such as Mouz.CS, Liquid. Jinro and Counter Logic Gaming.
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.
For more information, please visit www.razerzone.com
Turtle Entertainment GmbH
Turtle Entertainment is a leading company in the field of competitive gaming and electronic sports. Founded in the year 2000 the company is currently offering its services in more then 37 countries including the US and China. Core of Turtle's services is its online portal called Electronic Sports League (ESL), which became a highly popular destination site for competitive computer gamers around the world. The portal reaches up to ten million visits a month (IVW) generated by more than 3 million registered users. Turtle Entertainment broadcasts ESL events via ESL TV, ESL's web TV service, since 2007. The headquarter has more than 135 employees and is located in Cologne, Germany. Important business partners of Turtle Entertainment are global corporations such as Intel, Dell, Volkswagen, Microsoft, adidas and Deutsche Post.
Further information is available at www.turtle-entertainment.com
Intel Extreme Masters
The Intel® Extreme Masters is the global league of video game champions since 2006. The league arranges the hardest and most popular competitions in Counter-Strike 1.6, StarCraft II and League of Legends. eSports champions from Europe, Asia and America struggle for $635,000 in prize money – the most lucrative prize purse globally. Live tournaments at the world's largest IT and gaming conventions feature the top performers of the season – global stars in eSports. The sixth season will have its exciting final in Germany in 2012, finding the top teams and players in the Intel® Extreme Masters World Championship. ESL TV, ESL's web-TV service, presents the best games of the season live and reports directly from the offline events.
Further information available at: www.intelextrememasters.com
Christopher “Razer|Right” Mitchell
Razer e-Sports Manager