RAZER GOES ALL-IN WITH THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
Razer signs deal with poker professional
For Release: June 20, 2013
CARLSBAD, Calif.–Razer, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of e-Sports, and Marcel “The Flying Dutchman” Luske, one of the world’s most recognized and respected professional poker players, have formed an exploratory partnership to see how Razer can impact the world of online poker.
In 2001, Luske went from playing poker in market cafes to contesting hands at professional tables, and has since amassed more than USD$4,085,000 in live tournament winnings. With a top-10 finish at the ‘World Series of Poker’ and 20-some-odd additional 1st-place finishes, he already stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the most prominent names in poker history.
Video gamers and poker players are not mutually exclusive individuals. In fact, it is not uncommon for professional gamers to transition to poker when they finish competing in their chosen titles. With information gained through work with Luske, Razer plans to apply its competence in creating products for e-Sports success to other types of online games, such as poker.
“I cannot believe the speed of this (Razer Blade) laptop,” said Luske. “The graphics are ultra-sharp, portability is great and the unique user interface is what I like best. It allows me to check emails, social media feeds and YouTube, all while I’m still playing and focusing on my new style game. Without doubt, the Razer Blade is helping my online game and allowing me to take it to a new level. All tradesmen and women have their favored tools for their trade: mine is now, unquestionably, the Razer Blade.”
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.
For more information, please visit http://team.razerzone.com/.
About Marcel Luske:
“The Flying Dutchman” is truly one of the most recognized and respected professional poker players on the planet: twice European Poker Player of the Year, winner of the European Poker Lifetime Achievement Award and founder of the FIDPA International Poker Rules. As well as playing in live events around the globe, Marcel also plays regularly online and is a sponsored Poker Pro, By the world’s largest poker-site PokerStars.
For more information, please visit Luske’s website at http://www.marcelluske.com
Drew “Razer|Hk2” Holt-Kentwell
Razer e-Sports Specialist
Public Relations Director, Global
THE FLYING DUTCHMAN
Professional Poker Player – Poker Visionary