TEAM REIGN AND TEAM RAZER
TAG-TEAMING THE SC2 SCENE,
FULL-HOUSE IN HAND
California. USA – 25th August, 2011 – Razer, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of e-Sports, and Team Reign, a US-based star-studded Starcraft II roster, form a union to raze the competition and claim international victory.
Team Razer will aid the new Starcraft II line-up with professional gaming-grade hardware to enhance every player’s tournament prowess. This line-up includes team captain and veteran Brian “Spades” Francis, MLG double silver medalist and former Warcraft 3 pro-gamer Jonathan “KiWiKaKi” Garneau, stoic MLG performer Paul-David “SLush” Page, former fOu member and previous Brood War semi-pro Jo “Artist” Min Ho, and recent WCG qualifier Andy “giX” Benson.
Team Reign aims to bring an extremely high level of dedication to the international Starcraft II competitive scene by modeling their training after that conducted by professional South Korean teams – by placing Team Reign players in a pro-team house maintained by VT Gaming LLC. The pro-team house is scheduled to open later this year.
“High quality gaming products and support for competitive gaming stands Razer out above all other peripheral companies. With Team Razer, we will create a highly focused training environment to give us the edge needed to compete against South Korean professional players. It’s a personal pride for me to be a part of the Razer family,” said Frank “Mirhi” Fields, CEO, Team Reign.
“I started using the Razer Diamondback many years ago and I've been hooked on Razer products ever since. Now, faced with the opportunity to partner with Razer, I am overjoyed that my favorite hardware maker wants to support my team. Until you use peripherals truly designed for gamers, you'll never realize the competitive edge you can gain from them,” said Brian “Spades” Francis, team captain, Team Reign.
“Razer is in the business of pursuing and cultivating gaming excellence. And in Team Reign we have found an exceptional talent pool of battle-hardened veterans on the North American Starcraft competitive scene,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President, Razer USA. “With their combined experience and serious training plan, Team Reign is going to stake their claim in national and international tournaments, and we are delighted to support them on that mission.”
About Team Reign
A new StarCraft II team dedicated to supporting the most serious and motivated players. Following the Korean training model, the members of Team Reign will live and practice together in a professional team house in the San Francisco Bay Area. Additionally the team house will offer talented players from around the world opportunities to train in the house under the team’s unique regimen.
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
Christopher “Razer|Right” Mitchell
Razer e-Sports Manager
Frank “Mirhi” Fields
Team Reign CEO