Carlsbad, Calif.– July 02, 2008– Razer™, the world’s leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle electronics peripherals, announced today that they are the title sponsor of Garena’s global DOTA Championship tournaments; Razer ENADC (Europe North American DOTA Championship), Razer EEDC (East Europe DOTA Championship) and Razer ADC (Asia DOTA Championship), as well as the Razer DreamCup in China, which plays out on the standard Warcraft III map.
As the title sponsor, Razer will be running the tournament in conjunction with Garena and sponsoring the cash purse for the winners of all four tournaments.
Ten teams will battle it out during the Razer ADC, scheduled to take place from July 02, 2008 until September 24. Some participating teams include EHOME and CaNt from China, XcN from Indonesia, xDT from Korea, Kingsurf and mKvL-RoA from Malaysia, Mineski from Philippines, Zenith from Singapore, ng.Gz from Thailand and StarsBoba from Vietnam. Season two of the Razer ENADC will begin in July 2008 and take place over the next four months, while season two of the Razer EEDC will start in October 2008, also for a period of four months. Season Four of the Razer DreamCup is slated to take place in September 2008, and will play out over 11 weeks.
Quote from Razer’s president
“Garena has been running hugely successful DOTA tournaments for the past two seasons. Both organizations have a common vision and believe strongly in the growth of e-sports. Razer is happy to support the gaming community by taking up the title sponsorship of this global Warcraft III championship series as it gives rising e-sports stars an opportunity to prove themselves on a global stage,” said Robert“Razerguy” Krakoff, president of Razer.
Quote from Garena’s CEO
"Garena fills a niche in the global gaming phenomenon by providing a viable platform for gamers all over the world to connect and compete. Three years ago we started the first ADC, and have since then, expanded the tournament to Eastern Europe and North America. Razer has always given back to the gaming community and having Razer on board as the title sponsor is great for the championship and it bodes well for the future of e-sports," said Forrest Li, CEO of Garena.
About the Razer Group
Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Razer™ collaborates with gamers to develop, manufacture and market cutting-edge gaming peripherals utilizing proprietary technologies that give gamers the competitive edge. Razer products have earned critical praise and won multiple awards from around the world for their precision, sensitivity, usability and distinctions in product design. Razer’s products have a reputation for being the leader in gaming peripheral technology, with every single product engineered to near perfection. For more information, please visit www.razerzone.com.
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Garena is an online gaming service provider, famous for its global online gamer community and its killer software application for online gameplay.
Garena online gamer community has more than 5 million registered users from 190 countries, mainly from Greater China, South East Asia, Eastern Europe and Latin America. The attraction of the community steps from its gamer-specific social network features asnd its non-stop community activities such as its well organized gaming competitions under the umbrella GTS (Garena Tournament Series).
Its killer software product is a gaming network optimization and matching making tool for gamers to challenge and play their games with others worldwide. Supported by Garena’s unique network shaping technology, gamers can enjoy the gameplay across countries and continents without the frustration of game lag and spike, often caused by unpredictable Internet network condition. Gamers can play one game altogether from any corner of the world through Garena software, as if they all play from one cyber café.
More information about Garena can be found at www.garena.com