Middle East – April 6, 2011 – Team Razer, the world’s best professional gamers in the e-Sports scene, announce a charity initiative to help Japan in the aftermath of the earthquake and tsunami disaster. Team Razer is organizing a fundraising event to donate sales proceeds on Razerzone for two weeks to the Japanese Red Cross Society.
When purchasing any mouse mat, gamers can choose to convert their payment to a donation by entering the code ‘Pray4Japan’ upon check-out. Razer will then donate 100% of the sales proceeds from the purchase directly to the Red Cross. This initiative will last until April 20th, 2011.
“This is a tragedy that extends beyond Japan to the world at large,” said Robert “RazerGuy” Krakoff, President, Razer. “So I would like to encourage Razer fans, friends, and family to connect with the wider gaming community and get everyone to contribute to the reparations in Japan whether directly or through our charity initiative. In this way, we are supporting gamers worldwide to donate while rewarding their charitable efforts with a Razer mouse mat.”
The pro-gaming stars of Team Razer, including StarCraft II legend Yo-Hwan ‘SlayerS_Boxer’ Lim, Linda ‘Pikachu’ Liao, and MMO Guru John ‘Swifty’ Pyle have banded together to encourage their fans worldwide to do the same.
”Our consistent love, care, and belief can help. Please gather everyone around you and help out in any way you can,” said Linda ‘Pikachu’ Liao.
“I want to express my sincerest condolences to all victims who are still going through a rough time,” said Yo-Hwan ‘SlayerS_Boxer’ Lim. “And I hope Japan recovers soon, so everyone does not lose faith for a brighter future.”
“On behalf of Team Razer, I’d like to encourage you to help our friends in Japan,” said John ‘Swifty’ Pyle. “To Japan: you will, with courage, fortitude, and faith, and with our help be able to get through this.”
See what the rest of the Team Razer pro-gamers had to say in the video message here: http://cult.razerzone.com/charityjapan
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