Gaming lifestyle brand Razer has announced a new partnership with esports organisation Evil Geniuses (EG).
Evil Geniuses will be outfitted with Razer’s esports-grade peripherals including headsets, keyboards, mice, and mouse mats for all training and tournaments over the next two years.
Evil Geniuses have a history with Razer when they helped launch a line of EG-branded BlackWidow keyboards, Taipan mice, and Goliathus mousemats in 2013.
David Tse, Global Director of Esports at Razer, said: “Team Razer is proud to partner with Evil Geniuses at the highest level of esports.
“We are always inspired by their passion and commitment, and our partnership will be fueled by the best of esports technology and skills.”
Evil Geniuses currently has teams competing in Dota 2 and Call of Duty (COD), Fortnite, Rocket League, Rainbow Six: Siege, Artifact, Smash Bros. and Street Fighter V. EG’s running achievements include winning The International 2015 Dota 2 Championship and Call of Duty World League Championship 2018. Their Dota 2 team recently placed third at the MDL Disneyland Paris Dota 2 Major and will be heading to upcoming The International 2019 tournament taking place in Shanghai, China.
“The partnership with Team Razer adds incredible value,” added Phillip Aram, COO of Evil Geniuses.
“Razer’s high-performance gaming devices are top-tier and give our players a new performance edge. Razer is the perfect brand with which to enjoy continued success and to compete for a repeat win at The International.”
Razer previously announced a strategic partnership with gaming organisation Alliance. It was confirmed that Alliance players will test Razer’s products and take part in the company’s research and development program. It was also revealed that co-branded high-performance products for Alliance and esports fans worldwide are in the works.
Esports Insider says: Every esports organisation needs a dedicated peripherals brand to keep its players at the top of their game. With such a unique history starting all the way in 2013 there is no doubt Evil Geniuses, and Team Razer is a perfect fit!