LEADING global lifestyle brand for gamers Razer has teamed up with Samsung Electronics and SISTIC to establish the inaugural Razer Southeast Asian-Invitational 2020.
The partnerships aims to equip shout casters and streamers with the best-in-class technologies and broaden the reach of e-sports across the region. With 10 countries, over 400 teams and 3,000 athletes taking part in the largest Southeast Asian e-sports tournament of the year.
“The SEA-Invitational was designed to bring countries together and recognize e-sports as a legitimate sport. The e-sports community is exhilarated to have brands like Samsung and SISTIC reaching out to express support,” David Tse, Global E-sports Director at Razer said.
The SEA-Invitational 2020 will see national athletes compete in three major titles – PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds Mobile (PUBG Mobile), Defense of the Ancients 2 (Dota 2) and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) in anticipation of e-sports’ inclusion in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam next year.
Samsung Electronics will provide the mobile devices for gaming through an existing ecosystem of mobile peripherals like the Razer Junglecat and Kishi, Razer. The Korean gadget maker is the official smartphone partner for the SEA-Invitational 2020.
The collaboration between Razer and Samsung will arm shout casters and streamers with the latest mobile phones from the Galaxy A series—A51 and A71 that offer gaming-friendly features including large AMOLED screen sizes, long battery life, and intelligent Game Booster and Frame Booster technologies which enhance gaming experiences for mobile devices.
“We are honored to be part of an event that celebrates the incredible community of e-sports talents we have across Southeast Asia, while elevating the profile of gaming as a sport. Making awesome gaming experience accessible is at the core of the Galaxy A series, and we hope that this event can bring e-sports closer to more consumers in this region,” Suchitra Wanatanakul, Head of Mobile, Samsung Electronics, Southeast Asia and Oceania comments.
Meanwhile, technology provider SISTIC will stream the playoffs and championships on its newly launched streaming platform, SISTIC Live. It supports broadcasts and video-on-demand of art, sports, cultural and entertainment productions.
Fans who sign up to view selected Razer SEA-Invitational matches on SISTIC Live stand to win prizes such as Razer Gold (virtual credits for games and entertainment), Razer Silver (Razer‘s loyalty points for gamers to redeem for Razer products and third party products) and Razer peripherals.
“As new forms of entertainment develop, audiences adopt new formats to be entertained. We are remodeling how SISTIC can support both physical and online events. We are extremely keen to explore e-sports, a genre that enjoys strong online viewership and live streaming globally,” Joe Ow, Chief Executive Officer, SISTIC said.
SEA-Invitational will kick off on June 26th, 2020 and culminate in the grand finals on July 10th-12th, 2020. To support and cheer for their national teams as they face off against each other in the tournament, viewers can tune into Team Razer’s social channels on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitch, for the live streams. Live streams will also be available on SISTIC Live.