Robert “Razerguy” Krakoffco-founder and former president of the company Razerpassed away last tuesday April 26 at the age of 81 years. The developer was behind the first gaming mousethe Razer Boomslang, which was not only the foundation for his company’s massive line of mice, but also became a driving force for the gaming industry.
krakoff founded Razer in 1998 Along with Min-Liang Tan, with whom he initially planned to dedicate himself to the manufacture of video game hardware, but it was not until 2005 that they formally consolidated as a company that sees all kinds of components for video games. computer games.
In the video below, Krakoff himself can be seen in an ad promoting the Razer Boomslang mouse in early 2002, along with the professional gamer Johnathan “Fatal1ty” Wendelwho signed a historic endorsement deal with Razer long before the word “Sports” be recognized. Relive this iconic moment:
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The gamer community and the high command of the video game world remember the legacy that Krakoff has left; For example, Darren Roberts, a former director of Razer, highlighted his importance in the first peripheral models with RGB technology, mentioning that he always had ideas that could revolutionize and inspire future talent.
Likewise, Krakoff always wanted to have that attachment with his fans and customers, because for each Razer product that one bought, a small message from “Razerguy” was accompanied, which was not a simple text with a public email, but the character was known for answering all those who wanted to ask him questions about an article from his company or who wanted to arrange an interview. This is how some remembered it on their social networks:
On various occasions, Krakoff was always willing to stick to his community. Check out the following short interview he gave a few years ago: