Razer Named as Official E-Sports Partner of SEA Games 2019

Carmel Miguel
Global lifestyle brand for gamers Razer has been selected as the official e-sports partner for the upcoming 2019 Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games) which will be held here in the Philippines on November 30 to December 11, 2019. This edition of the SEA Games is considered as historic since it will be the first time that e-sports will be recognized as a medal sport.

Razer Named as Official E-Sports Partner of SEA Games 2019
Razer Named as Official E-Sports Partner of SEA Games 2019

Fit to be the official partner, Razer has been known for its efforts in uplifting the e-sports community. In fact, the company currently supports 18 champion teams with players from 25 countries.

Over the past year, Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan has led the rally to elevate e-sports to a rec-ognized medal event at SEA Games 2019. In connection to this, Razer delegation led by Tan met with the Philippine SEA Games Organizing Committee (PhilSGOC) and the Philippine Olympic Committee (POC) on multiple occasions to work towards this goal.

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“The Philippines is the first host country to stage an e-sports tournament as a medal event. This lends cre-dence to professional gaming as a true world-class sporting contest, as it engages a new generation of gaming fans,” said Alan Peter Cayetano, PhilSGOC Chairman. “Razer is a pioneer and a prime mover in es-ports, and we cannot ask for a better partner in this historic journey,” Cayetano added.

Being the official e-sports partner of SEA Games 2019, Razer will help the competition in terms of hardware, software, and services. 

This includes facilitating discussions between PhilSGOC and various game publishers to select the games that will be featured at the SEA Games e-sports tournament. The final line-up of titles to be contested at SEA Games 2019 will be revealed in the next few months.
Razer will also be backing up the Team Philippines e-sports athletes who will represent the country at the finals.

 “E-sports has been the essence of Razer ever since we were founded, and we have supported countless global events, tournaments, teams, and athletes over the past decade and a half,” said Razer co-founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan. “The sportsmanship and fighting spirit seen in e-sports is no less than that of other sports, and we’ve fought hard for its inclusion in an international sporting event like the SEA Games 2019.”

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Justin Yuan, CEO and co-founder of Moonton Games, said, “SEA Games 2019 is the perfect platform to propel Mobile Legends: Bang Bang into the big leagues, given our strong user base here as well as the re-gion’s fast-growing youth and millennial population. Razer’s role as the official e-sports partner gives us confidence that the tournament will be nothing short of phenomenal. We look forward to seeing Southeast Asia’s best Mobile Legends: Bang Bang players face off against each other.”

In connection with e-sports being an official event of SEA Games 2019, Razer and PhilSGOC has announced Moonton as the first game partner of SEA Games. Moonton is the publisher behind the widely-played title Mobile Legends: Bang Bang.

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