TEAM RAZER TAKES SOLOMID SUPREMACY
Razer announces new partnership with top North American League of Legends team and website, Team SoloMid
Calif. – Aug. 30, 2012 – Razer, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of e-Sports, and Team SoloMid, one of the world’s premier League of Legends teams and long-term rivals of Counter Logic Gaming, have formed a partnership to boost Razer’s already dominant presence in North American and international League of Legends.
With some of the world’s most talented League of Legends players led by Team Captain and Founder Andy “Reginald” Dinh, Team SoloMid teamed up with Razer to further develop the brand’s e-Sports initiatives, with the team focusing on more international events and additional support for its already thriving League of Legends portal at SoloMid.net and TSM Invitational. Recently, Team SoloMid took gold at major events, including IPL 4, IPL Face Off San Francisco, the MLG Spring Championships and MLG Providence.
“Team SoloMid represents the rapid growth of e-Sports and League of Legends in the last two years,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, president of Razer USA. “They have continued to show outstanding results in what is an incredibly competitive discipline, and we look forward to players of this caliber lending their expertise to develop Razer’s next wave of peripherals.”
The partnership will see Razer investing in the SoloMid team long-term, with continued support for the League of Legends scene and for the world’s best e-Sports personalities. Additionally, Team SoloMid will contribute educational content to the Razer Academy for aspiring League of Legends players. The first campaign of the partnership will begin at PAX Prime, where SoloMid will compete at the RIOT League of Legends Season 2 North American Regionals, Aug. 31, 2012 through Sept. 2, 2012.
“We are really glad that Razer has sponsored us because they are one of gaming’s biggest brands, if not the biggest, and we’ve already been using Razer products for nearly two years,” said Dinh. “We like how they support so many teams across the world in e-Sports and help the sport grow bigger and better naturally – this is why we chose Razer as our systems and peripheral sponsor.”
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 that we live by our credo: For Gamers. By Gamers.
For more information, please visit http://team.razerzone.com/.
About Team SoloMid:
Team SoloMid is a top tier North American-based League of Legends team centred around the popular web portal SoloMid.net and was formed by brothers Andy and Dan Dinh in late 2009. The SoloMid portal boasts some of the web’s most popular and useful guides as well as featuring League of Legends tournaments and competitions. The team itself is one of the most accomplished teams in the history of League of Legends, and continues to this day to dominate the North American and International scenes.
For more information, please visit http://www.solomid.net/
Christopher “Razer|Right” Mitchell
Razer e-Sports Manager