The Razer Academy Is Born – An All New Competitive Gaming Learning Platform

Carlsbad, Calif. – March 15 th, 2012 – Razer™, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of e-Sports, champions an all new e-Sports learning platform aimed at every gamer from casual and competitive amateurs to pro-gamers, driven by some of the world’s most experienced and celebrated gaming personalities.

The Razer Academy, currently in its beta phase, designed to provide an interactive, in-depth and enjoyable learning experience for e-Sports fans, will provide gaming shows, guides, game analysis, commentary, articles, interviews and documentaries, brought to you by some of the most famed individuals in e-Sports history.

The Academy contributors will include:

Abdulatif “ Latif” Alhmili – Streetfighter champion

Bachir “ Athene” Boumaaza – w orld famous gamer and YouTuber

Toby “ TobiWanKenobi” Dawson – professional Defense of the Ancients commentator

Ben “ MrBitter” Nichol – professional StarCraft II commentator

Martin “ AngeL” Olsen – professional Defense of the Ancients player

Protato Monster – League of Legends YouTube channel

John “ Swifty” Pyle – World of Warcraft legend

Rachel “ Seltzer” Quirico – e-Sports journalist and gamer

Stuart “ TosspoT” Saw – professional commentator

Kendall “ arCtiC" Smith – professional console gamer

Leigh “ Deman” Smith – professional commentator

Kevin “ RotterdaM” van der Kooi – professional StarCraft II commentator

Alexei “ Cypher” Yanushevsky – Quake professional

Supplementing this all-star lineup of e-Sports personalities will be the elite members of Team Razer – hundreds of professional gamers with huge competitive gaming experience, who will lend their knowledge and expertise to the Razer Academy project as guests on shows, commentaries and guides.

Ranging from match analysis and commentary in StarCraft II and League of Legends to live e-Sports gaming shows and guides to hone and develop your game, the Razer Academy will be situated on a brand new online portal where you can pick and choose those games and e-Sports stars you wish to follow.

“Unlike some other sports where professionals use tricked-out equipment made expressly for them, pro gamers use the very same hardware off-the-shelf that is readily available to you. Have you ever wondered what they use, why they use a certain type or style of mouse, keyboard, headset or surface? Razer Academy will strive to educate and demystify the why and how of gaming hardware. The Razer Academy aims to quench your thirst for e-Sports, providing a platform to not only improve and develop your game, but to make it your true passion,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, co-creator of the first gaming mouse and President, Razer USA. “The star contributors to the Academy are legends in their own right and, drawing on their experience and talent, will provide some truly mouth-watering content to help you become a pro-gaming baller too.”

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About Razer:

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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