California. USA – 20 th October, 2011 - Razer™, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of e-Sports, and the Electronic Sports World Cup, a world famous competition of video games, have joined forces, extending Razer's involvement in major worldwide competitions significantly. This cooperation, in which Razer will provide the very best gaming mice and keyboards, will head off with the 2011 World Finals at Paris Games Week, October 20-25.
"The ESWC has for a long time been one of the pinnacles of e-Sports, where the highest echelons of gaming talent gather to battle it out," said Robert "RazerGuy" Krakoff, President of Razer USA. "The ESWC has also made significant milestones for e-Sports and its players around the globe, and we're honored that we'll help the tournament achieve ultimate success."
“We are really excited about the fantastic support Razer has given for this event, and the support they will no doubt continue to give in the future,” said Grégorio Machadinho, Chief Business Development Officer of ESWC. “Razer designs the best equipment for e-Sports, which makes them a peripheral partner like no other out there, outfitting the world's best pro-gamers with the world's best gaming peripherals.
The Electronic Sports World Cup is a worldwide competition of video games, starting locally with national qualifying, to end with a World Final gathering all the cyberathletes and designed as a live show.
The ESWC has been created by a French team, and has grown as an independent and innovative project, representing gamers and online communities. ESWC is part and pioneer of the electronic sports international movement. ESWC federates company as non-profit organization all over the world; all convinced that video games champions are genuine athletes, precursors of their generation and the new sports of the XXIst century.
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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Christopher “Razer|Right” Mitchell
Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO)
Electronic Sport World Cup (ESWC)