California. USA – 5 th October, 2011 - Razer™, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of e-Sports, and Team WinFakt, a new order in the world of e-Sports, have joined forces. Home to Finnish Counter-Strike 1.6 superstars, formerly Paistit, and Spart1e, world class Quake Live dueller, WinFakt are making giant steps in the world of e-Sports.
“WinFakt are looking incredibly promising at the moment, considering their recent performances on the international stage,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President of Razer USA. “With some of Counter-Strike 1.6’s most familiar faces, and a highly talented Quake dueller, WinFakt are bound to send shockwaves through the e-Sports world.”
Composed of Finland’s elite, and led by Tomi “lurppis” Kovanen, WinFakt.CS have already made big impressions on the world stage and are seen by many as the saviours of Finnish CS 1.6 today. The lineup has a taste of old and new, bringing both experience and raw talent to the table in what has become a potent combination.
WinFakt.CS have now secured themselves third place at the IEM Season VI Guangzhou event as well as qualifying for the Samsung European Championships in Warsaw, giving the team bright opportunities for the near future. The team is presently boot-camping for two days prior to China in the hopes of solidifying their game, ready to compete on the international stage once again.
“E-Sports is our passion, as it is Razer’s,” said Jelle “Jelle” Baudeweyns, COO of Team WinFakt. “This partnership secures a bright future for us both, and especially for our Finnish Counter-Strike team who, travelling to as many international events as possible, will also have the privilege to use the world’s best possible gaming hardware for professional gamers made by Razer. Here’s to a very bright future.”
Together, we truly believe in the future success of both parties – WinFakt establishing themselves as a number one worldwide organization, and Razer as the world’s current number one gaming peripherals, ideal for our professional gamers.
Sebastian “Spart1e” Siira is the other deadly weapon in WinFakt’s e-Sports arsenal, an incredibly accomplished and popular Quake dueller who in 2010 managed a fourth place finish at Quakecon and continued to show dominance earlier in the year with 2-1 victories over Quake titans Shane “rapha” Hendrixson and Alexei “Cypher” Yanushevsky to take fourth at the IEM Season V World Championship Finals.
Team WinFakt are a multi-gaming organization, founded in 2010 as a branch of the Belgian professional business software company WinFakt! which provides invoicing, accounting, cash management and inventory management services to its customers.
WinFakt’s gaming branch now exists as one of Europe’s most promising e-Sports teams worldwide, sporting Finland’s most competitive team, and a team capable of producing results on an international level.
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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