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Tt eSPORTS x White-Ra: Debut Gaming Products Launch Industrial Engineering meets Special Tactics!

October 24th, 2011 - Taipei, Taiwan – Tt eSPORTS, the leader of gaming and a sub-division brand of Thermaltake, is exciting to announce SAPHIRA, world’s most advanced pro-gaming engineering technology on mouse, and White-Ra’s Limited Edition signature mouse pad. It has been too long, for both Tt eSPORTS and White-Ra’s worldwide fans, to finally witness the birth of White-Ra’s first official series products. SAPHIRA is aesthetically designed to demonstrate pure agility, made for RTS/FPS game genres, and equipped with adjustable DPI from 100 to 3500. White-Ra zealously proposes several interesting and novel product concepts until his satisfaction lands with SAPHIRA. Similar, with his Limited Edition mouse pad, the eagle symbol illustrates comprehensively with his forever fan-loved brand Special Tactics, echoing to the world that White-Ra preys his opponents in ways unexpected to strike with surprise. Along with eagle’s representation of authoritive depiction of God-like, Aleksey ‘White-Ra’ Krupnyk presents to you the Limited Edition White-Ra mouse pad, available in color black and white, offering gamers an alternative choice uniquely differentiated from commonly seen in standard black. The champion of SC2, a true ambassador of sportsmanship, Tt eSPORTS is pleased to announce the debut cooperation with White-Ra, joined-force designing pro-gaming mouse SAPHIRA and the Limited Edition mouse pad.

Legend of Star Craft II: Aleksey “White-Ra” Krupnyk
Aleksey Krupnyk, or “White-Ra”, is an iconic pro-gaming legend of SCII. Travelling from his home country of Ukraine to compete in global gaming tournaments, with his gentle characteristics, his love of gaming, and his Special Tactics of Protoss race, White-Ra wishes to share his passion of gaming further with his fans worldwide.

Tt eSPORTS is honored to have White-Ra as a member of design team. His experience of winning SCII titles is saying a lot; the unbelievable 10-match win streak in the lower bracket of the Major League Gaming Anaheim 2011, and the glorious triumph of IGN Pro League’s 2nd Season to HomeStory Cup 2. But he never displays the pride with arrogance, but a humble demeanor and often reflects on his mentality on gaming and e-sports in general:

“When I starting play, I very disappointing and very sad after my lose. If you want to make one goal to win, you must lose. You can’t win all games. We are people, you make mistake. We are not computer. And if you understand your mistake, when you lose you can just make analysis game and continue to play and try and fix it and it’s no problem. More GG, more skill.”
Aleksey “White-Ra” Krupnyk, 2011

White-Ra cross-over with Tt eSPORTS
The first ever White-Ra series gaming products - SAPHIRA and the Limited Edition mouse pad - White-Ra participated in everything from product design to the idea of professional gaming products shall all work as one when competing: “No hesitation, no distraction. To me, I want SAPHIRA to be part of myself and mouse pad to go with.” He unreservedly shares his passion and gaming philosophy for e-sports community with Tt eSPORTS, and such crossover partnership foreshadows this unexpected surprise for his fans, and Tt eSPORTS just can’t wait to launch these amazing pro-gaming gears to the world.

Use Special Tactics to play like a pro, White-Ra presents the gaming world with SAPHIRA gaming mouse and Limited Edition mouse pad.

Model: SAPHIRA Gaming Mouse (MO-SPH008DT)
T.P.G. (Tt Pro Grade) Gaming Optical Sensor 3500 DPI Engine. (100 - 3500 DPI Adjustable). Fully Functional on Most Surfaces.
OMRON Gaming Switch Capable of up to 5 Million Keystrokes.
1.8 meters Braided USB Cable with Gold-Plated Connector.
5 Fully Customizable Macro Keys for RTS/FPS Game Genres.
Superb Customizable Graphical UI for Macro Keys, Advanced Performance, and Lighting-Effect Options.
5 Individual, Striking Pause-Break Lighting Effect.
Colors: Red, Blue, Green, Pink, Light Blue.
Pause-Break Lighting Effect on the Dragon logo.
Industrial Grade Rubber-Coating Finish for better Hand Grip.
Intelligent Scroll-Design System provides précised and accurate scrolling behavior, auto-detects users’ next movement in FTS game genre.
On-Board 32kb Memory Storage for 5 Macro Keys within 5 Game Profiles.
Weight-In Design for Perfect Handling Mouse Movement: (5 x 4.5g, up to 22.5g max)
Body Dimension (LxWxH): 124.67 X 67.2 X 41.59 (mm)
Interface: USB
Operational system: Windows 7®/Vista®/XP®
Internet Connection for Driver Installation (at least 30MB hard-disk space)
Dimension (LxWxH): 360x300x3mm
Ultra-Thin Fiber and Nature Rubber Base, ensuring Mouse Pad Stays in Place.
Ideal for MMORPG Game Genre’s Demands in Précised Control and Movement.
Perfect Match with Tt eSPORTS AZURUES or AZURUES Mini mouse.

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About Tt eSPORTS

Thermaltake is a well known brand for gaming & DIY in Case, Cooler, and PSU for years. Due to the constant requests for keyboards and mice from gamers and end users, Thermaltake decided to create a series of gaming keyboards, mice, and headsets with the Tt eSPORTS brand. By using Tt eSPORTS, we want to extend our product lines into the gaming industry, and provide more ''personalized gaming'' gears to gamers and enthusiasts worldwide. With years of experience in gaming industry, Tt eSPORTS is committed to bring the most personalized and the highest quality weapons for the most competitive cyber battles. For more information, please visit

Johnny Hsu
Marketing Director
Tel: +886 2 87975788 # 2862

A division of Thermaltake Gaming, Tt eSPORTS is a major driving force in inspiring, challenging, and taking eSports to new heights in the professional gaming industry. We do this through research, innovation and developing superior quality products from the ground up. Pro’s trust our gear because we equip them with everything they need to dominate in the lobby.