Gaming peripherals brand Razer has announced the second edition of its esports tournament series, the Razer Invitational – Latin America.
Alongside expanding to include Colombia and Peru, the event will also debut a female-only CS:GO tournament.
In addition, Razer will introduce a tournament in Free Fire for the first time.
Due to the scale of the tournament, the Razer Invitational – LATAM will be divided into three subregions, namely Brazil, North LATAM (Colombia, Mexico, Peru) and South LATAM (Argentina, Chile, Paraguay, Uruguay).
The event will feature a total prize pool worth over $15,000 (~£10,935) in cash and Razer products.
The qualifying rounds of the competition are set to commence on September 8th, while the finals are scheduled to take place between October 1st and 3rd.
Flo Gutierrez, Global Esports Director at Razer, commented: “As the Razer Invitational Series toured the globe in 2020, it won the hearts of gamers and captivated millions around the world. What had started out as a grassroots initiative to build up our community has today turned into a highly anticipated and competitive tournament.
“This is truly a testimony to the incredible journey of esports, and we’re happy to be bringing Razer Invitational back to LATAM, so we can provide a platform to showcase the spirit and passion of gamers in the region.”
The action will be streamed in local languages via Razer’s YouTube, Booyah, Tiktok and Twitch channels. Additionally, the event will see Free Fire streamer Alexandre ‘Gaules’ Borba and Bruno “Nobru” Goes, the Founder and CEO of Brazilian esports organisation Fluxo, host Twitch watch parties and giveaways.
Esports Insider says: With the success of Razer’s Invitational 2020, it’s no surprise to see the event expand to new countries this year. Razer’s work on this is admirable, as the event helps to develop esports scenes in numerous countries, along with providing aspiring players with opportunities to make a name for themselves. Moreover, it’s good to see the brand introducing a female-only CS:GO tournament as it creates those same opportunities for female players.