Razer Co-Founder and CEO Min-Liang Tan announced that he will be committing $10 million SGD in funding to gaming and esports in Singapore over the next twelve months.
This is the largest-ever financial commitment by Razer – the leading lifestyle brand for gamers – for developing the gaming and esports industry in Singapore. This includes supporting esports teams as well as gaming/esports companies in Singapore or founded by Singaporeans.
Mian-Ling posted on Facebook:
“I’d like to be able to give back and do more for gaming in Singapore. To this end, I’ve decided to commit S$10M in funding over the next 12 months for gaming and esports activities in Singapore, including supporting esports teams in Singapore as well as investing in gaming/esports companies in Singapore or founded by Singaporeans.”
As a pioneer in esports since its founding in 2005, Razer has been pushing on multiple fronts to elevate professional gaming across the globe. Razer is the official esports partner of the 30th SEA Games 2019 where esports will become a medal sport for the first time in the world.
As part of its SEA Games endeavour, the company recently organized another world’s first – the Razer SEA Games Esports Bootcamp from 2 to 3 September in Singapore to gather and train the national esports teams from Singapore, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.
Razer invited esports powerhouse Evil Geniuses (EG) to train the teams in the game of DOTA2, one of the six official games being contested at the SEA Games.
Today, Razer works with 18 professional esports teams with athletes from over 25 countries. Collectively known as Team Razer, the athletes include Singapore fighting game champion Xian, Team Alliance and Mousesports.
Razer will also move into its new SE Asia headquarters at one-north, Singapore, in 2020, where it will drive new initiatives in esports and gaming.