RAZER AND EVIL GENIUSES MASTERMIND TEAM-BRANDED PERIPHERALS FOR WORLD DOMINATION
Latest Razer Mouse, Keyboard and Headset Custom Designed for Western World’s Top Pro Gaming Team
CARLSBAD, Calif. – Nov. 26, 2013 – Razer, the world leader in high-performance gaming hardware, software and systems, along with Evil Geniuses, one of the world’s premier eSports organizations, today announced a plan to develop a line of custom-branded peripherals for Evil Geniuses.
The limited edition Evil Geniuses eSports line by Razer includes a Razer Taipan gaming mouse, Razer Goliathus gaming mouse mat and a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Edition mechanical gaming keyboard. Each of these peripherals is designed with tournament-ready hardware, including a high-precision 8200 dpi laser sensor in the mouse, a glide-attuned surface for slick movement on the mouse mat and fast-actuating mechanical switches in the keyboard.
During the design process, Evil Geniuses contributed extensively to the visual detailing of these exclusive peripherals, which embraces the team’s blue and silver color scheme across all three products. The Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Edition keyboard and Razer Taipan mouse also feature unique white backlighting.
“This new line of peripherals is a real testament to the team’s dominance on the circuit and recognition of Evil Geniuses as a worldwide eSports organization,”says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “These products are great banners for both the players and fans to rally behind. There couldn’t be a better time to be a fan of Evil Geniuses, given their versatility, performance and all-star lineup.”
U.S.-based Evil Geniuses is widely considered the home of some of the world’s most distinguished and reputable cyber-athletes. The team has already racked-up 16 podium placements in 2013 at events such as the StarCraft II™ World Championship Series, DreamHack, Intel Extreme Masters and The Premier League.
“We wanted to create a full line of gaming peripherals for many years now,” says Alex Garfield, Evil Geniuses CEO. “Razer's enthusiasm for a custom line of Evil Geniuses products was a major factor in our decision to partner with them in the first place. It shows that there was an internal commitment at Razer to help us grow as a business.”
The limited edition Evil Geniuses Razer Goliathus and Razer Taipan are now available for pre-order on Razerzone.com and evilgeniuses.gg, while the Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth Edition will be available in December.
About the Evil Geniuses Razer Goliathus eSports edition gaming mouse mat
The Evil Geniuses Razer Goliathus eSports edition is engineered to the exacting demands of the team, etched with the team’s iconic logo and framed with an anti-fraying stitching for extended durability. Its slick speed-enhancing surface blends high acceleration with razor-sharp responsiveness, giving the formidable pro-gamers of Evil Geniuses the fastest, smoothest glide to get the last hit on enemies effectively.
Availability: Pre-order (Shipping Nov 29)
- Slick taut weave for speed mouse movements
- Pixel-precise targeting and tracking
- Optimized for all mouse sensitivities and sensors
- Highly portable cloth-based design
- Anti-fraying stitched frame
- Anti-slip rubber base
For more information about the Evil Geniuses Razer Goliathus eSports edition gaming mouse mat, please visit: http://www.razerzone.com/licensed-and-team-peripherals/razer-goliathus-esports-edition-evil-geniuses/
About the Evil Genuises Razer Taipan eSports edition gaming mouse
The Evil Geniuses Razer Taipan eSports edition was made to commemorate the joining of two of the world’s top pro-gaming organizations, Razer and EG. The mouse’s custom design was crafted with extensive feedback from the team, and delivers unparalleled precision with an 8200 dpi 4G laser sensor under the hood.
Availability: Pre-order (Shipping Nov 29)
- 8200 dpi 4G laser sensor
- Ambidextrous form factor
- Razer Synapse 2.0 enabled
- 9 programmable Hyperesponse buttons
- 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
- Up to 200 in. per sec. / 50 g acceleration
For more information about the Evil Geniuses Razer Taipan eSports edition gaming mouse, please visit:http://www.razerzone.com/licensed-and-team-peripherals/razer-taipan-esports-edition-evil-geniuses/
About the Evil Geniuses Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth eSports edition gaming keyboard:
The Evil Geniuses Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth eSports edition is packed with competitive-grade features to take your gaming to the pro-level. Mechanical switches outfitted in the entire keyboard deliver faster actuations, with tactile and quieter feedback to your fingertips, while five additional macro keys ensure you have all necessary commands within quick reach.
Availability: Coming soon (Shipping the 2nd week of Dec)
- Full mechanical keys with 45 g actuation force
- 1000 Hz Ultrapolling
- Programmable keys with on-the-fly macro recording
- Gaming mode option for deactivation of the Windows key
- 10 customizable software profiles with on-the-fly switching
- 5 additional macro keys
- Gaming optimized key matrix for minimized ghosting
- Multi-media controls
- Individually backlit keys with 5 levels of lighting
- Audio-out/mic-in jacks
- Braided cable
For more information about the Evil Geniuses Razer BlackWidow Ultimate Stealth eSports edition gaming keyboard, please visit: http://www.razerzone.com/licensed-and-team-peripherals/razer-blackwidow-ultimate-stealth-esports-edition-evil-geniuses/
About Evil Geniuses:
Evil Geniuses is the Western world’s best video game team. Featuring All-Stars like Geoff “iNcontroL” Robinson, Lee “Jaedong” Jae Dong, and Stephen “Snoopeh” Ellis, EG players travel the world competing in high-level professional gaming tournaments. Originally founded in 1999, Evil Geniuses has brought home numerous championship trophies from the world’s most prestigious eSports events, including Major League Gaming, Intel Extreme Masters, Blizzard’s World Championship Series, and the eSports World Cup.
For more information, please visit www.evilgeniuses.gg
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 www.razerzone.com
Drew “Razer|HK2” Holt-Kentwell
Associate Manager, eSports, Global
CEO, Evil Geniuses
Razer – For Gamers. By Gamers.™
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