Razer has produced a three-part eSports documentary series titled Team Razer: Great Games. The trilogy follows members of Team Razer, an elite group of eSports professionals, and focuses on three of today’s most popular eSports titles: StarCraft II, Dota 2 and League of Legends. The films have been created to introduce audiences to the finer points of professional gaming, from the games themselves as a sport of the future, to the mega stars, mega audiences and mega revenues.
“When we say eSports is in Razer’s DNA, we really mean it,” says Min-Liang Tan, Razer co-founder and CEO. “We pioneered eSports in the early days by supporting budding professional athletes and we helped grow some of the largest tournaments around at the time – we still continue to accomplish that today in a way few others can. With ‘Great Games’ we wanted to showcase the rise of eSports in a way that inveterate and new gamers alike may enjoy, and it provides an exciting glimpse into the lives of some of the world’s most talented eSports professionals that call Team Razer their home.”
The three half-hour episodes were directed by Travis “Samox” Beauchamp, director of the critically acclaimed documentary The Smash Brothers. Episode 1 is out today and you can watch it after the jump.
Razer Presents, Team Razer: Great Games – Episode 1
“GG” (short for “Good Game” or “Great Game”) is the universal signoff for players who know they have been beaten in the toughest arena of modern gaming: eSports. “Great Games” follows three of today’s most popular eSports titles – StarCraft II, Dota 2 and League of Legends – bringing into focus the history and the people of this newest sporting frontier.
Travel back in time to the beginning of eSports in South Korea and to one of the most intense rivalries in the history of StarCraft: Brood War — Jaedong vs. Flash. A culture of intense study and rigorous training gives birth to a fierce environment of competition and innovation. The documentary moves on to StarCraft II and the glimmers of greatness in a new player destined for greatness named HerO.[youtube]H2nnFnd7rB8[/youtube]
Episodes 2 and 3 will be released over the course of the next two weeks. For more information you can checkout the official Razer GG website here.