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Evil Geniuses partner with Team Razer ahead of The International 2019

by Calum Patterson

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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.

Evil Geniuses
Evil Geniuses

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 Geniuses
Evil Geniuses
Razer 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.