California. USA – 27 th September, 2011 - Razer™, the world’s leading high-end precision gaming brand, and Epsilon e-Sports, pioneers in European competitive gaming, are joining forces and taking to the battlefield in immense style.
Epsilon e-Sports, a European-based organization established in 2008, are breaking boundaries in worldwide e-Sports and challenging the very highest echelons of gaming in popular titles such as the Battlefield series, Counter-Strike: Source, Brink, Team Fortress 2 and Call of Duty. For years now the Epsilon brand has been associated with the very highest gaming stock across multiple communities and platforms, spreading their passion for e-Sports.
“Epsilon have been showing they’re one of the most promising e-Sports organizations for the last few years, producing some of Europe’s most recognized players and teams,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President of Razer USA. “We have every confidence that, equipped with our new line of Battlefield 3 products, the team will devastate the competition.”
With multiple international achievements between them, Epsilon’s Counter-Strike: Source team is one of Europe’s most distinguished, sporting players which hail from the CGS days, and some of the game’s greatest players to date. Among them, Slovakian superstar Marek “.PhP” Kadek, former Reason Gaming rifler and caller, and three former CGS and Team UK players in the shape of Henry “HenryG” Greer, Elliot “wEZ” Welsh and James ' wilzOOO ' Wilson.
“Razer provides exactly what I need: quality and high performance gear to push myself to the very limit,” said Marek “.PhP” Kadek.” Being part of the Razer team is a fantastic experience, and I am very happy to finally be part of it.”
Epsilon will also be boasting one of Europe’s most promising and talented mix of gamers to enforce its future Battlefield 3 squad. This partnership between Razer and Epsilon e-Sports coincides with the pre-order launch of Razer’s Battlefield 3 Collector’s Edition gaming peripherals and the start of the Battlefield 3 Open beta on the 29th of September.
Composed primarily of the ESL Brink Championship victors, who took gold live on stage at GamesCom 2011 in Cologne, the team are also a group of highly experienced and accomplished players from several games including Battlefield 2, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and Team Fortress 2. The players will look to build their future careers in the game whilst playing upon Razer’s battle-ready, newly released Battlefield 3 Collector’s Edition gaming peripherals, preparing them to take down even the mightiest of foes.
“We are absolutely thrilled with our new partnership with Razer,” said Epsilon e-Sports Manager Greg Champagne. “I have been using Razer’s peripherals for 10 years now, watching the brand grow into undoubtedly the world’s greatest gaming peripheral manufacturer, and now providing the complete range of Razer arsenal to our players just feels so right! With the imminent release of Battlefield 3, and our common goals set, we are 100% ready to face and take on any opposing teams who cross our path.”
About Epsilon e-Sports
Epsilon e-Sports was launched in February 2008 with the aim of establishing ourselves one of the leading brand names in the world of eSports. Epsilon is owned by Aris "Olympus" Broumas and currently managed by Greg "slick" Champagne. Our teams are comprised of players from all over Europe, and they are given the opportunity to showcase their talents to the world under the Epsilon brand both online and at major eSports events around the globe.
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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About the Razer Battlefield 3 Collector’s Edition Gaming Peripherals
The Razer Battlefield 3 Collector’s Edition Gaming Peripherals line includes a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate mechanical keyboard, a Razer Imperator gaming mouse, Razer Scarab hard mouse mat and a Razer Onza Tournament Edition Xbox 360 controller. This suite of Razer gaming weaponry fully equips fans of Battlefield 3 to take on the most intense firefights and emerge victorious. They’ll be empowered with competitive gaming features like faster key actuation on the Razer BlackWidow, increased swiping precision with the Razer Imperator, enhanced tracking accuracy with the Razer Scarab and fully customizable controls on the Razer Onza.
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Christopher “Razer|Right” Mitchell
Greg “Slick” Champagne