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Evil Geniuses partner with Team Razer ahead of The International 2019

Published: 23/May/2019 9:19 Updated: 23/May/2019 9:27

by Calum Patterson


Legendary esports organization Evil Geniuses have announced a partnership with Razer, a leading gaming lifestyle and technology brand, specializing in hardware and peripherals.

EG were previously partnered with Razer for two years between 2013 and 2015, and are teaming up again for at least another two years, as part of the new peripherals sponsorship.

Their world renowned Dota 2 team will be kitted out with Razer’s “esports-grade peripherals including headsets, keyboards, mice, and surfaces”, while they train and compete over the next two years.

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Evil Geniuses also field top teams in Call of Duty, Fortnite Battle Royale, Rocket League, Rainbow Six: Siege, Artifact, Smash Bros. and Street Fighter V.

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 have already qualified for The International 2019, Dota 2’s premier tournament, which is expected to have a prize pool exceeding 2018’s $25.5 million.

Evil GeniusesRazer are know for their quality gaming peripherals.

“Razer’s high-performance gaming devices are top-tier and give our players a new performance edge,” said Philip Aram, EG’s COO, “Razer is the perfect brand with which to enjoy continued success and to compete for a repeat win at The International.”

The International 2019 begins in August and, EG will be among the favorites again, and will now be kitted out in Razer gear as they go for another win.

Similarly, Evil Geniuses’ CoD team, on console, will now be using Razer headsets while training, as will all their other esports rosters. EG’s other sponsors include Monster Energy, Xfinity, AMD, Auros, Need for Seat and Design by Humans.

Razer also sponsors a number of other recognizable esports brands, including Immortals, Team Vitality and Alliance.


Football club PSG extends successful Dota 2 partnership with LGD

Published: 1/Dec/2020 9:29 Updated: 1/Dec/2020 11:42

by Adam Fitch


French football club Paris Saint-Germain have renewed their partnership with Chinese esports organization LGD Gaming.

The renewal will see LGD’s team in popular MOBA title Dota 2 continue to compete under the banner of PSG.LGD.

Despite announcing the extended alliance, the length of the new deal has not been disclosed at the time of writing. The partnership was originally established in April 2018.

The two parties will continue working together to “promote the internationalization and commercial operation” of the team.

It didn’t take long for PSG.LGD to prove successful, winning the EPICENTER XL Major in May 2018.

PSG.LGD have also unveiled a new look that they will move forward with, changing their logo to reflect LGD’s new logo that was revealed in December 2019 and PSG changing “eSports” to “esports” in their own branding.

PSG.LGD proved to be a force in Dota 2 almost instantly, winning a Major tournament just one month after forming in 2018. They witnessed continued success as the year progressed, emerging victorious at the MDL Changsha Major in the same month and eventually placing second at that year’s The International — netting themselves over $4m in the latter.

In 2019 they continued to play well but couldn’t keep their winning streak alive, placing fourth at The Chongqing Major and MDL Disneyland Paris Major, third at ESL One Birmingham, and third at The International 9.

In 2020 they underwent drastic changes following a difficult year, especially considering the global health situation moving competition online. On September 16th, they unveiled an all-new roster which included loaning two players from domestic rivals EHOME.

PSG have a similar partnership in League of Legends, competing in the Pacific Championship Series — the home for competition in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia — as PSG.Talon. The football club partnered with Hong Kong-based organization Talon Esports in June 2020.