Event sponsor: Razer
Razer™ was founded in 1998 by Min-Liang Tan and Robert "Razerguy" Krakoff. Their first mouse that came from their research laboratories, the Boomslang™, provided precision up to five times of other conventional mice. The mouse took the world by storm and laid the foundation of Razer™'s dominance in high performance gaming. The Boomslang™'s successor Diamondback™ was launched in 2004 and was an iconic release as Razer™'s corporate troubles finally caught up with the company. Since then, Razer™ has won numerous awards for their outstanding product design, among them the highly prestigious Red Dot Award. "For Gamers, By Gamers™" is the slogan of the company. Opening its first office in Seoul, South Korea in January 2007 cemented that statement as the main focus was to work closely with professional gamers to test and validate Razer™'s products.