While Guiness Book is a tad late on entering this world record, Meng "Rocketboy" Yang (a pro-gaming member of Team Razer) will be inducted into the Guiness Book of World Records for having earned the largest cash purse -- $125,000 -- by an individual for a single game. Rocketboy took out Jonathon "Fatal1ty" Wendel during the ACOM Fatal1ty Shootout at the Great Wall of China ... on October 15th of 2004. About three years ago. (Yeah. Guiness Book itself
isn't setting any land speed records for publishing new records, are they?)
Rocketboy inducted into the Guinness Book of World Records
Meng “Rocketboy” Yang, a professional gamer part of Team Razer, will be inducted into the Gamer’s Edition of the Guinness Book of World Records. Rocketboy is honored with having won the largest cash purse by an individual for a single game.
On October 15, 2004, Rocketboy was awarded $1,000,000 RMB (US$125,000) for defeating Jonathon "Fatal1ty" Wendel during the ACOM Fatal1ty Shootout at the Great Wall of China.
Specializing in FPS games like Quake and Counter-Strike, RocketBoy is an established authority in progaming in China and worldwide competitive leagues. For more information on Rocketboy and the rest of Team Razer, please visit the team.razerzone.com web page or contact the Razer Public Relations team to arrange an interview.
RAZER SPONSORS WORLD CYBER GAMES 2007 GRAND FINAL
Razer, the leading manufacturer of high-end precision gaming and lifestyle electronic peripherals, today announced its participation as one of the key sponsors of the World Cyber Games (WCG) 2007 Grand Final, being held from October 4 – 7, 2007 in Seattle, Washington. Razer will be equipping each of the official gaming PCs to be used during the competition with the Razer DeathAdder gaming mouse and Razer Tarantula gaming keyboard.
Razer’s sponsorship of the World Cyber Games once again underscores its commitment to continue supporting the professional gaming community. For the WCG 2007 Grand Final, Razer has been named the exclusive category sponsor in four areas – including being the Official Mouse and Official Keyboard supplier for the event. Professional gamers from around the world will be equipped with the latest in cutting edge gaming technology from Razer.
“Razer is excited to be a sponsor of the World Cyber Games – it is the ultimate venue for us to feature our DeathAdder 3G 1800 DPI mouse since hardcore gamers depend on its range of capabilities, and the technology driving it, to win,” said Robert “Razerguy” Krakoff, president of Razer. “The DeathAdder is one of the most precise, responsive and smooth mice on the market, while the Tarantula keyboard is the world’s fastest and smartest keyboard. We are anxious to see the response from our real fans – the competitive gamers.”
Gamers interested in seeing the latest in gaming technology and gaming peripherals will be able to visit the Razer booth in the WCG exhibition area and go hands-on with the latest Razer products as well as other products with ‘Powered by Razer’ technologies.