TEAM RAZER RELEASES DOGS OF WAR
Razer expands Scandinavian e-Sports support with LemonDogs
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Mar. 7, 2013 – Razer, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of e-Sports, and LemonDogs, one of the premier Counter-Strike: Global Offensive organizations in Scandinavia, have formed a partnership to reinforce Razer’s support of Nordic e-Sports.
LemonDogs are more than just a professional team: they are highly active within the Nordic eSports scene and host blogs from famous community members, as well as frequent online tournaments. Along with Nordic e-Sports community involvement, the group has teams that compete at the highest level of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and regional squads that compete in Call of Duty and FIFA, leaving LemonDogs an unparalleled influence in the overall Nordic gaming scene.
“LemonDogs are a perfect example of what is right about Scandinavian e-Sports,” said Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “They started-off as a grassroots organization and have expanded to compete against the very best in the world. We look forward to working with LemonDogs in our plans for Scandinavia.”
LemonDogs will be the most recent Scandinavian addition to Team Razer, harking to further expansion by Razer into the Nordic region of Europe. The professional teams within LemonDogs will contribute to product development and validation alongside other global Team Razer members.
“It feels awesome to have Razer as our sponsor,” said André “Berg” Kjellberg, team captain of LemonDogs’ Counter-Strike: Global Offensive division. “I’ve been using Razer equipment for a while already and it’s better than anything I’ve used before. The support Razer offers is great since it will allow us to attend more tournaments than we could previously and participate in events to support Swedish and Nordic eSports.”
As well as joining fellow Team Razer Counter-Strike: Global Offensive squad Verygames, LemonDogs will feel at home with the other Scandinavian members of Razer’s worldwide e-Sports family, including Starcraft 2 players Snute and Thorzain from Team Liquid and Evil Geniuses, respectively, among other standouts.
“I’m really excited to announce our new head sponsor, Razer,” said Daniel “Pani” Aicardi, founder of LemonDogs. “The support they give us, both financially and with respect to gaming gear, shows the passion we share with them in supporting Nordic and worldwide e-Sports, and we look forward to many great things ahead.”
Razer has been a pioneering supporter of eSports 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/
LemonDogs is primarily a gathering place for young Swedish gamers and aspiring pro-gamers who contribute to and participate in online tournaments, leagues, blogs, teams and clubs. Most visible of those teams is the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive team led by André “Berg” Kjellberg.
– LemonDogs are a non-profit organization with a connection to Swedish government funded, ‘Sverok’.
– Its main purpose is to promote PC gaming at all levels of skill
– LemonDogs is promoted and driven by its community fans and professionals
For more information, please visit LemonDogs’ website at http://www.lemondogs.se/
Drew “Razer|Hk2” Holt-Kentwell
Razer e-Sports Specialist
Daniel “Pani” Aicardi
Founder of LemonDogs