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Team Razer-Sponsored Team Liquid Makes Esports History at The International 2017

Team Liquid wins first place and $10.8M of a record $24.5M purse at the world's most prestigious esports event.

SEATTLE, Aug. 13, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- (The International 2017) – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, today celebrated Team Liquid's Dota 2 first place finish at The International 2017. Team Liquid, the premier esports franchise that is sponsored by Team Razer, won $10.8 million from the largest prize pool ever amassed in global esports history.

With a crowdsourced record $24.5 million prize purse, The International continues to stand as the most prestigious esports event for the fourth consecutive year. Matches were held in front of a sold-out audience for the fourth successive time at Seattle's KeyArena. Over 4.7 million fans watched the competition unfold online on over 10 different live streams around the world.

Razer and Team Liquid share the longest running partnership in esports over six consecutive years.

"Team Liquid continues to show the world what unwavering focus, teamwork and dedication can lead to at the highest level of competitive gaming," says Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. "As the only western team to have entered the world stage and then made history at The International, Team Liquid stands as trailblazers in the world of esports."    

"Today was a monumental day in Team Liquid history, and like any great accomplishment it did not happen out of the blue. Our TI7 win was the fruits of many years of labor and support from our partners such as Razer," said Team Liquid co-CEO Victor Goossens. "These partnerships have allowed us to continuously improve our roster and performance. Razer has been with us since the beginning and our work together has gotten us all the way to the massive success we saw today, their second time as partner of a TI championship-winning team."

Team Liquid began play as one of six invited professional teams before scoring 13-3 and finishing first in its group stage. The team beat similarly invited team, Virtus.Pro and qualified teams Team Empire, LGD and Team Secret on the main competition stage before advancing to the final top three. Team Liquid moved into the final three as the last remaining western team against eastern teams LGD.Forever Young and Newbee before taking the championship.

With this win, Team Razer further entrenches itself as the world's leading esports brand. Team Razer also comprises of other top global teams such as SK Telecom T1 (League of Legends) and SK Gaming (CS:GO).

Event video footage can be found here: https://youtu.be/jIrcdNu5h1g.

For more information about Team Razer, visit the official Team Razer Facebook page and webpage.  

ABOUT RAZER:

Razer™ is the world's leading lifestyle brand for gamers.

The triple-headed snake logo trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized icons in the global gaming community, and the company has a fan base that spans every continent. Razer has designed and built the world's largest independent gamer ecosystem of hardware, software and services with over 35 million users.

Razer's award-winning product include hardware such as high-performance gaming peripherals (for the PC and console platforms), the Razer Blade line of gaming laptops; software such as Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher); and services such as Razer zGold (a virtual credits service and payment engine for gamers). The company additionally provides audio-visual certification through its subsidiary THX Ltd.

The company has a global footprint with 9 offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading gaming brand in the US, Europe and China.

Founded in 2005 and dual-headquartered in San Francisco and Singapore, Razer is backed by institutional investors such as IDG-Accel, Intel Capital, Digital Grid and Horizons Ventures.

For more information, visit http://www.razerzone.com/about-razer.

ABOUT TEAM LIQUID:

Team Liquid is one of the world's most successful premier esports team franchises. Team Liquid has more than 45 players competing on 9 different teams and competes at the highest level in global tournaments, including: "League of Legends," "CS:GO," "Dota 2," "Hearthstone," "StarCraft 2," "Overwatch," "Halo," "Street Fighter" and "SSBM." For more information: https://goo.gl/dSYvHT

Controlling interest in Team Liquid was recently purchased by esports ownership group, aXiomatic. The group is led by three renowned professional sports team owners and entrepreneurs – Peter Guber, Ted Leonsis and Jeff Vinik.

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