Team Liquid and Team Razer
StarCraft II Supremacy
Team Razer welcomes international elite StarCraft II squad Team Liquid to its ranks
Carlsbad, Calif. – May 7th, 2011 – Razer, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of e-Sports, and Team Liquid, international juggernaut backed by the largest competitive StarCraft II online community, forge a deadly alliance to orchestrate absolute global tournament domination for the highly popular real-time strategy game.
“We love the vibrant StarCraft community that Team Liquid has built and passionately driven for nearly a decade”, said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President, Razer USA. “The team is made up of great guys looking to forge a destiny not just for themselves, but for the entire StarCraft community. So we’re proud to support them all the way.”
“Most of our guys already use Razer gear, so this partnership is perfect for us. I have a tremendous amount of respect for Razer for realizing the potential of competitive Starcraft II so quickly, and showing absolutely no hesitation in getting involved. ”, said Victor “Nazgul” Goossens, co-founder and manager, Team Liquid. “Many people forget but our pro-team is less than one year old. It really shows how much Razer knows and understands the SC2 scene and how much they want to invest in and grow something they believe in.”
“It was not long ago that I was first introduced to Razer products by my teammate Ret,” said Jonathan “Jinro” Walsh, StarCraft II pro-gamer, Team Liquid. “It was not long ago that I was first introduced to Razer products by my teammate Ret,” said Jonathan “Jinro” Walsh, StarCraft II pro-gamer, Team Liquid. “Since then, I’ve grown to like their product lines a lot; there is a depth to them you can’t usually find with one single brand. So I’m quite excited about us getting Razer’s full support.”
From its beginnings as one of StarCraft I's most respected clans, Team Liquid eventually expanded in 2001 to become the premier StarCraft news website and community center, giving a dedicated group of competitive gaming fans a place to call home. When StarCraft II launched in 2010, it was inevitable that Team Liquid would be compelled to refocus on its roots and gather a group of the most skilled gamers to carry its legacy onwards. Thus, Team Liquid, the pro-gaming team was born; hosting international players primed to compete against the very best the world had to offer.
Team Liquid is no slouch either when it comes to getting results. Liquid's Jonathan “Jinro” Walsh competes in South Korea as a Code-S player, the highest StarCraft II tournament level achievable. Back-to-back top four finishes in Korea's premiere Global StarCraft II League make him the most accomplished foreigner in Asia's StarCraft II capitol. In Assembly Winter 2011, another Team Liquid player, Jos “Ret” de Kroon ascended to grand champion of the hotly contested tournament. With this momentum of success, international attention, and Razer on their side, Team Liquid is determined to take immortality in the halls of StarCraft II gaming greatness.
About the Razer Group:
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
About Team Liquid:
Team Liquid was founded in 2000 by Victor “Nazgul” Goossens as an elite Starcraft clan. In 2002, Mr. Goossens joined with Joy “Meat” Hoogeveen, to found TeamLiquid.net, a Starcraft news and community site which eventually became the central hub of the competitive Starcraft community. Today, TL receives over one million unique visitors each month.
With the release of Starcraft II in 2010, Team Liquid aimed to revive itself as a gathering of the very best players, and founded the Team Liquid professional gaming team. Since its creation, Team Liquid's players have been some of the most successful and popular in Starcraft II.
For more information, please visit http://www.teamliquid.net/about/
Christopher “Razer|Right” Mitchell
Razer e-Sports Manager
Victor “Liquid’Nazgul” Goossens
Team Liquid Co-Founder and CEO
Razer – For Gamers. By Gamers.™