- Created on 25 August 2010
Razer becomes the Global Supplier of PC peripherals for the Intel Extreme Masters V - professional gaming equipment in the Intel Free Gaming Area
Cologne, August 19, 2010 - Razer, the world's leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming equipment has announced the cooperation with the Intel Extreme Masters, the global league of video game champions organized by the Electronic Sports League (ESL). The partnership has started at the Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge Cologne which is the second stop of the fifth season of the international league. The event is being held at gamescom 2010 in Cologne, the largest entertainment trade fair in Europe (August 18 - 22). The visitors of the tournament area at the venue will be able to test the latest professional gaming equipment by Razer available in the Intel Free Gaming Area where the public will be able to try out some of the new game titles.
The Cologne Global Challenge is the first European event of Intel Extreme Masters V. Professional gamers from Europe, Asia and America battle throughout the season for the title of the World Champions and their share of 400,000 US Dollars in total prize purse - the highest prize money for a global league. The event in Cologne will host the competition in two disciplines: Quake Live and StarCraft 2 - played for the first time in a live international tournament. Apart from the prize money, the winners will be awarded the slots at the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship held in Germany in March 2011.
"We are very pleased that we have a new partnership with Razer for the fifth season of our league. Razer is a company that shares our passion for eSports so we firmly believe that it will help elevate our competition to the next level," says Michal Blicharz, the Product Manager of the Intel Extreme Masters in Turtle Entertainment. "We are excited to be partnered with the Intel Extreme Masters, a league which has proven to have a fantastic track record in eSports. Razer is a company fully dedicated to competitive gaming and to providing the best equipment for the top players, therefore our interests go hand in hand with those of the Intel Extreme Masters," says Bernard Hammond, Director of Marketing Europe for Razer.
Further information about the Intel Extreme Masters is available at www.intelextrememasters.com
RazerTM is the world's leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming products and peripherals that are designed "For Gamers. By GamersTM". Headquartered in Carlsbad, California, Razer's award-winning line up of products includes desktop speakers, headsets, keyboards, mice, software, and gaming surfaces. Since 1998, Razer has collaborated with leading professional gamers to develop, manufacture and market cutting-edge gaming peripherals using proprietary technologies that give gamers the competitive edge. Razer products offer the best in precision, sensitivity, usability and distinctive product design and have a reputation for being leaders in gaming peripheral technology.
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Turtle Entertainment GmbH
Turtle Entertainment was founded in 2000. The company quickly grew to be the European leader in the sector of electronic sports (eSports). The Electronic Sports League (ESL), operated by Turtle Entertainment, is active in 37 different countries worldwide. The league portal www.esl.eu reaches above ten million visits a month generated by more than 2,5 million registered users. Turtle Entertainment has 160 employees and is located in Cologne, Germany. Fifteen international license holders operate the ESL worldwide. Turtle Entertainment owns the majority of the Chinese eSports league PGL (Pro Gamer League) since 2007. Important business partners of Turtle Entertainment are global corporations and brands such as Intel, Alienware, DELL, adidas, Volkswagen, Nokia, ASUS, Blizzard Entertainment, Trend Micro, Sennheiser, Windows 7, Sidewinder and SteelSeries. Turtle entertainment markets its products worldwide using these specific brands: Electronic Sports League (ESL), ESL Pro Series, ESL Major Series, ASUS European Nations Championship (ENC), ESL WC3L Series, ESL TV, Intel Extreme Masters, Consoles Sports League, eSport Schulmeisterschaft, eSports Award, ESL Female and ESL Sports. Further information is available at www.turtle-entertainment.com