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 Razer and Team VeryGames team up in preparation for 2012…and CS:GO?

Carlsbad, Calif. – January 27th, 2012 – Razer, one of the world’s pioneering supporters of e-Sports, and Team VeryGames, the world’s long-standing number one Counter-Strike: Source professional gaming team, have formed a partnership together in support of the French and international Counter-Strike: Source and Global Offensive e-Sports scene.

“VeryGames have proven themselves to be one of the greatest Counter-Strike: Source teams of all time,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President, Razer USA. “We’re glad VeryGames share our dedication and passion for e-Sports and we’re excited to see the continued growth of the organisation in 2012, as well as their valuable contribution to the development and validation of our newest peripherals.

Conceived in 2008, Team VeryGames has been synonymous with “success” ever since, not only dominating the domestic French scene, but being widely accepted as the world’s number one Counter-Strike: Source team. Team VeryGames is now ready to carry across their expertise to the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive scene when the game goes to full release.

“My first mouse was the Razer Copperhead and I’ve been playing with Razer products since the beginning of my career. Razer is just the emblematic brand that you want to be associated with,” said Kévin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans, Captain of Team VeryGames. “They have succeeded in bringing together a huge community – definitely the biggest in the competitive gaming world. I am very proud about representing Razer and I am really excited at the thought of participating in the development of new products.”

Throughout their involvement in Counter-Strike: Source, VeryGames have been the epitome of a professional, dedicated and successful team and boast some of the most talented players the game has ever seen. Team VeryGames have won nearly every major title there is to win in Counter-Strike: Source, racking up a staggering number of competitive international tournament victories in the game including multiple ESL Pro Series, ESWC, Gamers Assembly, French Masters, and many more.

“Razer is the first company to trust in Team VeryGames’ endeavour, and I would like to thank them for this and their support for the Counter-Strike: Source community,” said Johann 'Djo' THIESSON, Founder & President of Team VeryGames. “Our staff and the players are especially excited with this partnership and the future between our two great organisations. Razer is a leading company in both the gaming industry and in the international e-Sports scene and we’re proud to use and promote their products.”

Team VeryGames’ roster is captained by Belgian extraordinaire Kévin “Ex6TenZ” Droolans, widely seen as the most successful game leader and strategy creators in Counter-Strike: Source history. Alongside him are popular French prodigy Nathan “NBK” Schmitt, VeryGames veteran and rifler, Cédric “RpK” Guipouy, young talents Dan “apEX” Madesclaire and Michaël “mK” Zaidi, VeryGames’ newest additions, and the backup player and former captain of VeryGames Loïc “RegnaM” Peron.

In addition to attending competitive tournaments across the world, Team VeryGames also boasts a dedicated content and media team which caters to thousands of Counter-Strike: Source and Team VeryGames fans across the world with their high class frag movies, team promotions and team art.

About Razer:
Razer has been a pioneering supporter of e-Sports 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 weaponry 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 – We live by our words: For Gamers. By Gamers.

For more information, please visit www.razerzone.com.

About Team VeryGames:
Team VeryGames was founded in November 2008 by Johann Thiesson, so that cyber athletes could have a professional framework in which to fully indulge their passion. Team VeryGames is the first professional Counter-Strike Source team ever created in France, composed of players under a paid contract. It is composed of players from the most talented of the European e-Sports scene. Team VeryGames became the first World Champion during the Electronic Sports World Cup 2011 and it is considered as one of the best teams of all time. Its foremost goals are stability, to gain the maximum experience through victory, but also to finish in no less than a podium position at every international and domestic tournament.

For more information, please visit http://www.team-verygames.net