RAZER RAISES THE GAME FOR THE INTEL EXTREME MASTERS WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINALS
Razer increases its support for Season 2011/12 of the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship as official peripheral partner
Carlsbad, Calif. – February 24th, 2012 – Razer™, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of e-Sports, will be supporting one of the biggest events of the e-Sports calendar this year, the ESL Intel Extreme Masters World Championship, at CeBIT in Hanover, 6th to 10th March as official broadcast and peripheral partner.
Throughout the Intel Extreme Masters 2011/12 Season, Razer teamed up with ESL TV as the official broadcaster and TV presenter, bringing e-Sports fans across the world high quality tournament coverage from all corners of the globe – New York, Guanghzou, Kiev and Sao Paulo – competing in StarCraft II, Counter-Strike 1.6 and League of Legends.
From Team Razer alone there will be a strong showing of over thirty pro-gamers battling it out for the top-spot in this, one of the most competitive and prestigious events of the year. Many of the players have been building up to this tournament to cement themselves as one of the very best in their respective game.
“Razer has been a long standing partner of the Intel Extreme Masters and their help has enabled us to create such thrilling e-Sports events,” said Michal “Carmac” Blicharz, Director of Pro Gaming at Turtle Entertainment. “Having a partner like Razer is crucial because they share our vision for e-Sports and their brand stands for the best gaming peripherals. “
Now, cranking it up a level, Razer will be partnering as the official product supplier of the season’s finale in CeBIT in Hannover, March 6th to 10th, and providing a truly sublime selection of the gaming world’s finest peripherals to all Intel Extreme Masters areas as well as the Intel Extreme Masters Free Gaming Areas.
“For years now, Turtle Entertainment has been providing some of the highest quality e-Sports content across the globe with its Intel Extreme Masters series,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President, Razer USA. “e-Sports is undoubtedly a stronger and more exciting industry as a result, and we’re proud to be continuing our long-term support for the ESL.”
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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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 41 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 115 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 $643,000 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. Season 2011/12 will have its exciting final at CeBIT 2012 in Hanover, Germany, 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