Razer apparently loves World of Tanks. So too, do about 1.1 million gamers around the world, the company’s highest ever statistic for concurrent users as of January 2014. Globally, the game is played or has been played (however briefly) by 75 million gamers. The game is a lot of fun and it is also completely free to play – there are no monetary hooks to keep you in, although there is a definite temptation to buy better tanks, armor and weapons to allow you to survive bigger and more badass battles. To celebrate the world’s love for tanks, Razer has partnered up with Wargaming.net to produce one-off versions of the Goliathus mousepad and the Deathadder 2013.
The World of Tanks-themed Deathadder 2013 will go on sale locally in April 2014 at a price of US79.99 (approx. R860) and the custom Goliathus mat will be available at the same time for US $19.99 (approx. R220).
Practically, these products don’t differ much from the normal versions of the Deathadder 2013 or the Goliathus XL. They are both adorned in striking orange, white and black colours and feature the World of Tanks logo prominently as well as the German-made Panzer IV Pz.Kpfw. IV hydrostat. If you buy the mouse it comes with a free garage slot and the Pz.Kpfw. IV hydrostat, while the mousepad comes with 500 Gold and 3 days of Premium, which grants you a 50% experience boost and increases the payload from every battle you take part in.
“We’re hyped to be officially supporting one of the fastest-growing titles in all of eSports in time for the World of Tanks Grand Finals in Warsaw,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder, CEO and creative director. “Wargaming is one of the most prestigious game developers, and releasing these custom-made peripherals for the event is a huge boon for millions of World of Tanks players all over the world.”
Sadly, not everyone who buys a kit like this will get the free codes. Only the first 20,000 WOT-themed Deathadders and Goliathus mats will receive the special promotional codes, after which the products will continue to be sold normally. This may not be the last variation on the World of Tanks theme we’ll see from Razer either.
“Razer has the same attitude toward perfection that we strive for at Wargaming,” says Victor Kislyi, Wargaming CEO. “We aim to create the most realistic and engaging gaming experience, and Razer builds cutting-edge gaming devices for that purpose. When we decided to create dedicated peripherals for World of Tanks, we knew that Razer would be the perfect partner. We couldn’t be happier with the outcome.”
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