Razer Takes Command With First Tournament Grade Gaming Gear

Themed after Blizzard Entertainment's StarCraft ® II

Carlsbad, Calif. – Aug 11th, 2009 – Razer™, a leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle peripherals, has joined forces with Blizzard Entertainment, a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software, to co-develop StarCraft® II gaming peripherals powered by Razer technology. With the upcoming launch of StarCraft II, Razer and Blizzard Entertainment are collaborating on bringing gamers a quality tournament-grade mouse, keyboard and headset specifically designed to maximize the StarCraft II gameplay experience.

“It has been a little over a decade since StarCraft first rocked the video game industry and began a legacy that continues to this day,” said Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff, president, Razer USA.   “We’re extremely excited to be working with Blizzard Entertainment on the StarCraft II gaming peripherals and gear. The project is in the development phase with a focus on serving up innovative features while offering precision, cutting-edge technology, accuracy, speed and comfort.”

“Razer’s high-quality gaming products have long been popular among our global community of players, and we’re pleased to now be collaborating with them directly,” said Paul Sams, chief operating officer of Blizzard Entertainment. “Through this partnership, we’re looking forward to working with Razer to develop a line of peripherals that will complement the fast-paced action of StarCraft II.”

The first Razer StarCraft II tournament level gaming peripherals are poised to revolutionize the RTS category. The new line of professional gaming peripherals are engineered and designed from the ground up with unique exclusive features to cater to the StarCraft II community. Razer will incorporate its expertise in design, ergonomics, technology, and professional gaming peripherals to give StarCraft II gamers the competitive edge.

In addition to the co-development of Razer StarCraft II gaming peripherals, Razer will design an exclusive StarCraft II messenger bag, backpack, and E-Sport Pro Gamer Case. Razer will showcase the StarCraft II messenger bag at the upcoming BlizzCon® gaming convention, to be held August 21-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California. Razer will also showcase its full line of gaming gaming-grade peripherals, including the Razer Lycosa™ keyboard, Razer Carcharias™ professional PC gaming headset and the Razer DeathAdder™ gaming mouse.

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About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® series, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes eleven #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service, Battle.net®, is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active users.

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