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  The Razer Invitational – Europe is Back and Bigger than Ever
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09/28/2021
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press.]

For Release on September 28, 2021, at 8am BST / 9am CET / 0:01am PST / 4pm SGT.:
 

HAMBURG, Germany – Razer™, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers (Hong Kong Stock Code: 1337), today announced that the Razer Invitational Europe (RI-Europe) will be returning on October 14, 2021. The digital event is the largest EU-based open esports tournament of its kind. This year, RI-Europe will include mobile as well as PC gaming, allowing for even more gamers to compete at a professional level. Following the success of the inaugural tournament in 2020, which engaged more than 12 million viewers and almost 50,000 athletes from 6 countries across the region, the RI-Europe Season 2021 will continue its inclusive legacy and remains open to all gamers from across the region, no matter what their skill levels are.
 

Taking place from October 14 to November 7, the tournament will kick off with the Mobile battle arena shooter game, Brawl Stars. This will be followed by an intense few weeks of competitive PC gaming with Fortnite and Valorant.
 

“Razer Invitational has become synonymous with inclusive gaming, and it’s our responsibility to continue to expand the tournament in ways that brings it even closer to gaming communities around the world. With mobile gaming growing rapidly, we wanted to ensure that those players also have an opportunity to compete at a professional level,” says Yann Salsedo, Head of Esports (EMEA) at Razer. “Coming back with more platforms and a greater portfolio of games, RI-Europe 2021 represents our vision to nurture and grow esports, offering more players a chance to win bigger prizes, and make a name for themselves as they climb the tournament ladder in Europe’s largest inclusive esports tournament.”
 

Four weeks of intensive battles

This year’s RI-Europe is broken into four week-long legs dedicated to competitions in three uniquely curated titles. The tournaments will kick off on October 14, 2021 with Brawl Stars on mobile platforms, before competitors clash in Valorant and in Fortnite on PC. In each tournament, up to 9,000 competitors will battle it out for cash and hardware prizes from Razer and Intel™. The competitions will culminate with a grand finale for prizes worth more than 20,000 EUR in cash and hardware prizes. Every week, there will be three days of tournament play, with qualifications and playoffs taking place on the first two days, reaching a peak with finals happening every Sunday.
 

Razer Invitational makes history

Razer Invitational Season 2020 was a massive success, captivating fans across Europe, Southeast Asia and Latin America, with 22 nations participating and nearly 60,000 athletes eagerly taking part in the opportunity to compete at an international level. Audiences from all over the world also voiced their excitement as 24 million viewers tuned in to watch emerging athletes go from unknown players to household names.
 

Razer Invitational Season 2021 has further upped the ante, with more regions, more games, and more participating players. After hugely successful Razer Invitationals across North America, the Middle East and Latin America,  , the Razer Invitational – Europe 2021 is now the fourth event in the Razer Invitational Season 2021 calendar.
 

Sign up now

Registration for RI-Europe 2021 will open on September 28. Four tournaments will be organized from October 14, 2021 through to November 7, 2021, with each tournament able to support up to 9,000 players.
 

For more information on Razer Invitational – Europe, registration information and schedules for the qualifiers, channels to follow and where to watch the tournaments, please visit the official RI-Europe website or Team Razer’s Facebook page.
 

Win by watching

RI-Europe offers plenty of fun for fans and viewers alike. When tuning in to Razer’s YouTube, Facebook and Twitch channels to watch the live matches, viewers can win prizes by voting for the MVP (Most Valuable Player), as well as take part in random draws for spot prizes. A live stream will also be available in English.
 

Followers of the tournament on Razer’s social media channels will also have plenty of chances to win, with a host of giveaways and competitions for prizes from Razer, and Intel spanning the duration of the tournament.
 

Twitter and Instagram users should follow the hashtag #ThisIsEsports for the latest updates.

 

ABOUT RAZER

Razer™ is the world’s leading lifestyle brand for gamers.

The triple-headed snake trademark of Razer is one of the most recognized logos in the global gaming and esports communities. With a fan base that spans every continent, the company has designed and built the world’s largest gamer-focused ecosystem of hardware, software and services.

Razer’s award-winning hardware includes high-performance gaming peripherals and Blade gaming laptops.

Razer’s software platform, with over 150 million users, includes Razer Synapse (an Internet of Things platform), Razer Chroma RGB (a proprietary RGB lighting technology system supporting thousands of devices and hundreds of games/apps), and Razer Cortex (a game optimizer and launcher).

Razer also offers payment services for gamers, youth, millennials and Gen Z. Razer Gold is one of the world’s largest game payment services, and Razer Fintech provides fintech services in emerging markets.

Founded in 2005, Razer is headquartered in Irvine (California) with regional headquarters in Hamburg, Shanghai and Singapore. Razer has 18 offices worldwide and is recognized as the leading brand for gamers in the US, Europe and China. Razer is listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (Stock Code: 1337).

 

PRESS CONTACTS

United Kingdom Nick Haywood [email protected]

EMEA Maren Epping [email protected]

Global Jan Horak [email protected]

 

 

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