HAMBURG – Razer™, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of eSports, today announced a new partnership with SK Telecom T1 (SKT-T1) that welcomes the professional eSports team into the Team Razer elite ranks.
SKT-T1, one of the world’s most revered League of Legends teams, joins an already world-class lineup at Team Razer League of Legends that includes KTRolster, Najin e-mFire, LGD, Team Liquid, Counter Logic Gaming, Unicorns of Love, PaiN Gaming, Turquality, Atlas, and Furious Gaming.
“Team Razer is home to the world’s most professional and distinguished eSports teams, making it the ultimate destination for a team like SK Telecom T1,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We’re proud to work alongside such talented individuals, and we’re glad they will join us in inspiring the digital revolution that is eSports.”
SKT-T1 includes among its list of iconic figures 19-year-old Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok, widely considered to be the greatest League of Legends player of all time. He has been described as “The Michael Jordan of eSports” by RIOT Vice President of eSports Dustin Beck. Faker commands the attention of thousands of adoring fans around the world and has recently been featured on the national news in Korea showcasing the extent of this fame.
“I’m very happy that we have partnered with Razer who are considered world leaders in gaming and eSports,” says Lee “Faker” Sang-Hyeok, mid-laner for SK Telecom T1. “The opportunity to use the best products in the world means I will enjoy playing the game more, and I hope as a member of Team Razer I continue showing more great play.”
SKT-T1 has been a force in the League of Legends community for some time now, winning $1,000,000 at the Season 3 World Championship, which was viewed by some 32 million individuals around the world, 8 million concurrently. More recently, SKT-T1 took second place at the 2015 Mid-Season Invitational after qualifying as winners of the Champions Spring 2015 season in South Korea, crushing GE Tigers 3-0.
Razer has been a pioneering supporter of eSports since its conception. It is in our blood and we are driven to further the culture of professional gaming in all that we do. We work hand-in-hand with our pros to forge tools for the players who stake their livelihood on podium placements. Our gear is designed to perform flawlessly in high-stress tournament conditions where winning is everything and mistakes cost championships. Those who compete with our equipment will attest that we live by our credo: For Gamers. By Gamers.
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About SK Telecom T1:
SK Telecom T1, founded in 2004, is a professional gaming team based in South Korea, and is home to one of the greatest League of Legends teams of all time. In 2013 the team won the RIOT League of Legends Season 3 World Championship, taking home $1m in prize money, elevating them to the fame and prestige that they are known for today.