Media Alert: Team Razer athletes elevate esports at the Asian Games

WHAT:

The Asian Games 2018 in Jakarta, Indonesia, put a spotlight on esports as a legitimate global sporting event. For the first time ever, national teams of pro-gamers competed in the continental multi-sport event held every four years.

Standing tall among the national teams of China and Korea are Team Razer athletes, who showcased unprecedented teamwork and individual skill to propel their teams to the finals of the League of Legends tournament.

More than 260,000 viewers tuned in on Twitch to watch the live stream of the League of Legends finals match, where the joint effort between Team Razer’s Meiko and his teammates boosted China to clinch a gold medal victory.

 

WHEN: 

The Asian Games 2018 was held in Jakarta and Palembang, Indonesia, from 18 August to 2 September 2018. The games are recognized by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and is one of the largest multi-sport events in the world.

The Asian Games esports demonstration event took place from 26 August to 1 September 2018, featuring six titles: Arena of Valor, Clash Royale, League of Legends, StarCraft II, Hearthstone, and Pro Evolution Soccer 2018.

 

WHO: 

Team Razer is an elite group of esports professionals spanning 18 teams, 25 games, and 30 countries.

18 participating regions qualified for the finals of all six games.

China and Korea faced off in the grand finals of the League of Legends tournament.

The following Team Razer athletes from Korea and China were drafted into their respective national teams:

Country China
ID Meiko
Name Tian Ye
Team Team EDG
Medal Gold
Gear Razer Lancehead Tournament Edition
Razer Ornata Chroma
Razer Kraken Pro V2
Razer Invicta

 

Country South Korea
ID Faker
Name Lee Sang-hyeok
Team SKT T1
Medal Silver
Gear Razer DeathAdder Elite
Razer BlackWidow Chroma
Razer Kraken Pro V2
Razer Goliathus

 

Country South Korea
ID CoreJJ
Name Jo Yong-in
Team Gen.G
Medal Silver
Gear Razer BlackWidow TE Chroma V2
Razer Kraken Pro V2
Razer Goliathus

 

Country South Korea
ID Ruler
Name Park Jae-hyuk
Team Gen.G
Medal Silver
Gear Razer BlackWidow Ultimate
Razer Kraken Pro V2
Razer Goliathus

 

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ABOUT RAZER

Razer is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.

The award-winning hardware of Razer includes high-performance gaming peripherals, Blade gaming laptops and the acclaimed Razer Phone.

Razer’s software platform, with over 50 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).

Razer services include Razer zGold, one of the world’s largest virtual credit services for gamers, which allows gamers to purchase virtual goods and items from over 2,500 different games.

Founded in 2005 and dual-headquartered in San Francisco and Singapore, Razer has nine offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the USA, Europe and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).