Team AmazYn Join Forces with Razer and Gear Up for War



Carlsbad, Calif. – 9 November, 2011 – Razer, one of the world’s first pioneering supporters of e-Sports, and Team AmazYn, professional Xbox 360 console gaming team, have formed a partnership to tackle the competition in the Gears of war 3 scene and marks the first dedicated professional console team sponsorship of Razer with many more to follow.


Team AmazYn have been a key player in the Gears of War pro-gaming scene since the game was first introduced to the Major League Gaming circuit in 2007 and will now represent Team Razer as its first professional console gaming team, with some of the most talented and popular faces in the community.  Members of Team AmazYn have also been closely involved in the past with the validation and testing of Razer’s console peripheral prootypes prior to the Razer Onza and Razer Chimaera product launches.


“Team AmazYn stood out from the crowd when we considered picking up our first professional console team,” said Robert ‘RazerGuy’ Krakoff, President, Razer USA. “The team strives to be the best in what they do, be t on the battlefield or in the community.  We’re excited to see them thrive in both these aspects while gearing up with the Razer Onza and Razer Chimaera and we look forward to their continued contribution to the development of more products in our console line.


During the 2009 MLG season AmazYn took their first title in Dallas, showing themselves to be one of the high-flyers in Gears of war 2 and will now continue to hunt and claim their first Gears of War 3 victory under the Team Razer banner.


“I cannot express how excited we are with our new partnership with Razer,” said Kendall “arCtiC” Lynn Smith, Team Founder and Captain of AmazYn. “Razer’s entry into the competitive console gaming scene is something I have been waiting to witness for a number of years and their support is vital to our continued growth as a team.  Razer’s peripherals are changing the dynamic of competitive console gaming and they will be a critical asset to our success in Gears of War.”


Aside from being brutal combatants and well-drilled competitors inside the game, outside the game AmazYn also plays host to one of the web’s largest resources for Gears of war discussion, guides, strategies, video commentaries and product reviews, partnered with a successful YouTube channel which keeps them ahead of the game.


About Razer:

Razer has been a pioneering supporter of e-Sports since its conception.  It is in our blood and we are driven to further the culture of professional gaming in all that we do.  We work hand in hand with our pros to forge weaponry for the players who stake their livelihood on podium placements.  Our gear is designed to perform flawlessly in high-stress tournament conditions where winning is everything and mistakes cost championship0s.  Those who compete with our equipment will attest — We live by our words: For Gamers. By Gamers.

For  More Information, Please Visit: www.razerzone.com


About AmazYn Gaming

AmazYn was created in December 2008 with the intention of establishing an environment that promotes healthy competition, loyalty, and success. AmazYn was created by Kendall “arCtiC” smith and is currently managed by his brother Kerrington “OraNgE” Smith.  The team is comprised of players located in North America and aims to compete in e-Sports competitions centered around console gaming both online and at major competitions abroad.


For More Information, Please Visit: http://reflectzyn.com


Press Contacts:



Christopher “Razer|Right” Mitchell

Razer e-Sports Manager



AmazYn Gaming

Kerrington smith

Team Manager, AmazYn Gaming


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  • Anonymous

    First – Congratulations. You guys deserve it.

    Second – Have you heard any word on Razer’s work to improve the quality control on their controllers? I love mine, but I belong to a gaming community where the failure rate has been remarkably high. That’s preventing a lot of people from buying. There’s interest, but each inquiry is met with a chorus of bad experiences.

    • http://reflectzyn.com K.L. Smith

      Thanks! Yes I have heard that they are looking into revamping the durability and fixing some of the issues with the first version of the controller :)

      • Anonymous

        Here’s to hoping for good news and relatively swift action on Razer’s part. I’ve been a huge fan of theirs from the beginning and want to be able to throw my full support behind the Onza.

        For anyone reading, I’ve personally had zero problems with my Onza TE, which I bought in the first week of retail availability. I don’t use the adjustable tension feature or even the extra buttons (most of the time), but I do love the thing.

        • Anonymous

          As a sad update a month later – one of my sticks is starting to loosen up just slightly and occasionally drift. It’s not bad yet, but I’m hoping Razer hurries up with some updates/changes before I need to buy a new one.

  • InkPncl

    Congrats to you and Team Amazyn! One cannot stress enough the impact that you’ve had on the community, in addition to the fact that you all seem to be legitimately good guys.

    On the Razer front, I second TransientBen – I myself use a Razer Onza TE and absolutely love it, but after 2 months of usage, the rubber grip on my left control stick has rapidly degraded; it has become the norm for me to see “shavings” of my control stick’s rubber littered across the frame of my Onza. 

    • http://reflectzyn.com K.L. Smith

      Thanks for the support! Check my response to the comment above for your second bit :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=677998744 Joey D Lee

    Congrats on being the first console gaming team to be sponsored by Razer!