Razer Celebrates "Cypher's" Championship Win At ESWC With Commemorative DeathAdder

Fans of Team Serious Gaming have another reason to celebrate Team Serious Gaming's continuous winning rampage in ESWC 2008.

September 9, 2008 - Razer, the leading brand in e-sports gaming peripherals, today announced a commemorative edition Team Serious Gaming Razer DeathAdder Gaming Mouse to commemorate the Quake 3 champion Alexey "Cypher" Yanusheuski's win of ESWC 2008 held from August 25 27, 2008 in San Jose, California.

Razer is the leading choice for professional gamers worldwide and as head sponsor for Team Serious Gaming, Razer is proud to be behind the team which has the world's top Quake players under its wing. The 18 year old Belarusian, Alexey "Cypher" Yanusheuski stomped the competition over 2 intensive days to emerge as the Quake 3 Champion accompanied with a suite of e-sports peripherals, comprising Razer products such the Razer Goliathus gaming surface, Razer Barracuda HP-1 gaming headphones and Razer Tarantula gaming keyboard.

The Team Serious Gaming "Cypher" - ESWC '08 Commemorative Edition Razer DeathAdder was created to commemorate his championship title win at ESWC 2008 and comes emblazoned in Serious Gaming's official blue insignias and is available with just 20 rare units with the 'Serious.Razer.Cypher' initial. The special one-off white edition Razer DeathAdder gaming mouse was chosen based on "Cypher's" favorite colour, and will serve as reminders of his speed, precision and accuracy, the very hallmarks of Razer's innovative gaming technology.

The Team Serious Gaming "Cypher" - ESWC '08 Commemorative Edition Razer DeathAdderwill be available sometime in November 2008 only through Team Serious Gaming's website at and Razer at via a special contest.

A multi-award winning gaming mouse, the Razer DeathAdder was the top performer of all gaming mice tested by ESReality's Sujoy Roy, who said that "no mouse today comes close to matching the incredible performance of the Razer DeathAdder." Razer's industry leading technology has powered most of the performance gaming peripherals used by top gamers in the e-sports scene.

Quote from Razer's president:

"As a company 'For Gamers, By Gamers,' we stand by our community and celebrate "Cypher's" victory. We are proud to announce a commemorative edition Razer DeathAdder with Team Serious Gaming, a multi-gaming team from the Netherlands. Team Serious Gaming has enjoyed competitive success ever since its inception, and is, without question, one of the fastest growing eSports teams in Europe," said Robert "Razerguy" Krakoff, president of Razer.

Quote from Alexey "Cypher" Yanusheuski:

"I would like to thank my sponsor, Razer, for commissioning this commemorative edition DeathAdder for me. Getting a mouse especially made for you is a big honor, especially since this is the first time Razer has done something like that. Winning ESWC 2008 has been a dream for me since I was 12 years old, and I can honestly say it was also thanks to the Razer equipment I used that I managed to become world champion for Quake 3," said 'Cypher", winner of three major Quake titles in 2008 (ESWC Masters 2008, Quakecon 2008 and ESWC Grand Finals 2008).

Quote from Team Serious Gaming's Manager:

"We are proud to have worked together with Team Razer to develop a commemorative Team Serious Gaming "Cypher" edition of the Razer DeathAdder. Serious Gaming considers Razer the leading brand in gaming gear, offering a wide range of top class mice, keyboards and headsets that fulfils the needs of all our players. We strongly believe the players and teams of Serious will be excellent ambassadors of the Razer brand. We look forward to our continued partnership!" noted Bas Peeperkorn, Team Serious Gaming's Manager.

About Team Serious Gaming

Serious Gaming, founded in 2004, is the leading Benelux-based electronic sports team with world-class divisions in Quake, Warcraft III, Call of Duty 4 and Defense of the Ancients. The team consists of players coming from Belarus, Canada, France, the Netherlands, New-Zealand, Norway, Poland, Russia, Serbia and the United States of America. Serious Gaming is built on the idea that an organization should be instrumental in furthering the careers of potential professional gamers.



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