Today, Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan announced that he will be committing $10 million SGD in funding to gaming and esports in Singapore for the next 12 months. This is the largest financial commitment by Razer to develop the gaming and esports industry in Singapore. Including supporting esports team as well as gaming/esports companies in Singapore or founded by Singaporeans.
Min-Liang’s statement as he posted in Facebook:
As a pioneer in esports since its founding in 2005, Razer has been pushing on multiple fronts to elevate professional gaming across the globe. For the 30th SEA Games 2019, Razer has become the official esports partner where esports will become one the medal sports for the first time in the world.
As part of its SEA Games endeavor, another of the company’s world first is the Razer Games Esports Bootcamp in Singapore recently from 2nd till 3rd September to gather and train the national esports teams from Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia. Razer has invited epsorts powerhouse Evil Geniuses to train the teams in the game of DOTA2. As you may know, that DOTA2 is one of the six official games that will be in SEA Games.
The past weekend also saw over 2,000 fans thronging the official opening of the new RazerStore in Las Vegas, a hotbed of esports activity and growth in the United States. This will be the biggest Razer retail store ever with other 2,400sq feet and it will also host esports events in conjunction with industry partners.
Last month, Razer also received accolades from esports pros and media worldwide for its new Razer Viper gaming mouse. The lightweight mouse was designed with the help of esports athletes and features optical switches for ultra-fast actuation for sheer performance in the top tournaments.
Today, Razer works with 18 professional esports teams from over 25 countries. The athletes include Singapore fighting champion Xian, Team Alliance and Mousesports all collectively known as Team Razer. Razer will also move into its SE Asia headquarters at one-north, Singapore, in 2020, where it will drive new initiatives in esports and gaming.