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    Razer Southeast Asian-Invitational 2020 : Introducing the masses to Esports with Samsung Electronics and Sistic

    With the attendance of 10 countries, over 400 teams and 3000 athletes taking part in the inaugural Razer Southeast Asian-Invitational 2020, Esports is very much rising in the region. As the leader in global lifestyle brand for gamers, Razer has teamed up with Samsung Electronics and SISTIC to elevate the tournament to even greater heights. As Southeast Asian nations gather for the largest Southeast Asian esports tournament of the year, the partnerships will aim to equip shout casters and streamers with the best-in-class technologies and broaden the reach of esports across the region.

    Razer will continue to empower the inclusive nature of esports gaming by extending unique capabilities and knowledge of the esports industry and community, providing support to
    brands who are keen on exploring opportunities in esports.

    “The SEA-Invitational was designed to bring countries together and recognize esports as a legitimate sport. The esports community is exhilarated to have brands like Samsung and SISTIC reaching out to express support.“Our unique standing at Razer, as a lifestyle brand for gamers and a global leader in esports, has provided us the positional advantage to extend our network to both organizations and the community. We will strive to fulfill this mandate.”

    David Tse, Global Esports Director, Razer

    The SEA- Invitational 2020 event will see national representatives 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 esports’ inclusion in the 31st Southeast Asian Games in Vietnam next year.

    Samsung has also jumped on board and joined the event as an Official Smartphone Partner. With the availability of Razer’s mobile peripherals such as the Razer Junglecat and Razer Kishi, this partnership will bring the best of two worlds and ensure seamless connectivity and performance. The collaboration between Razer and Samsung Electronics will arm the SEAInvitational 2020 shout casters and streamers with Samsung Electronics’ latest mobile phones for the Galaxy A series – A51 and A71 devices, offering 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 esports 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 esports closer to more consumers in this region,”

    Suchitra Wanatanakul, Head of Mobile, Samsung Electronics Southeast Asia & Oceania

    SISTIC has also grouped up with Razer to bring streaming capabilities of the playoffs and championships for SEA-Invitational on its newly launched streaming platform. SISTIC Live 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 esports, a genre that enjoys strong online viewership and live streaming globally.“The Razer SEA-Invitational is a great opportunity for us to showcase the quality of SISTIC Live’s platform and reach out to a wider audience.”

    Joe Ow, CEO, SISTIC

    SEA-Invitational 2020 has begun yesterday, 26th June up until the grand finals on July 10th
    -12th. 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. More information will be announced closer to date.



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