Razer today announced the official opening of its new country headquarters in Malaysia. Also present during the event are Malaysia’s Minister of Finance Lim Guan Eng, as well as Minister of Youth & Sports Syed Saddiq bin Syed Abdul Rahman, and co-founder and CEO of Razer Min-Liang Tan.
The new Malaysian Razer HQ is located within The Vertical at UOA Corporate Towers, in the heart of Bangsar South. The investment in a new headquarters marks the rising significance of Malaysia to Razer’s ecosystem growth.
“Razer will be investing in Malaysia as a hub for our fintech efforts in South East Asia,” says Min-Liang Tan, co-founder and CEO of Razer. “It is the first country in the world to be ready for Razer Pay, and we see the Razer Malaysia office as a natural springboard for our fintech efforts in the region.”
Razer launched its e-wallet app in Malaysia last year, signing up 500,000 users in less than a week. This month, Razer Pay has been expanded with major new features such as in-app coupons, instant messaging, and an enhanced e-wallet experience.
The company has also stated that they are exploring opportunities with UOA to digitize and integrate its carpark payment system into the Razer Pay app as a cashless alternative. Merchants operating in Bangsar South will also start accepting Razer Pay, and also begin to offer rewards programs enabled by Razer Pay, such as coupons and flash sales to help customers save time and money.
Razer is the leading name in esports and will be the official esports partner for the upcoming 2019 SEA Games. The new Malaysia headquarters is also a major step in Razer’s commitment to develop Malaysia’s esports industry. As part of its esports initiatives, Razer will share its decade-long expertise in esports excellence with the Malaysian gaming community. This will include coordinating with industry partners to drive gaming events in Malaysia, bringing the gaming community together, and looking to support Team Malaysia for esports at SEA Games 2019.
With its establishment in Malaysia, Razer will also work with the government and industry partners to develop the next generation of tech talent in Malaysia. It will collaborate with institutes of higher learning, provide training and mentorship programs and offer exchange programs across the regional Razer offices.