BenQ Named as Official Gaming Monitor Sponsor of the Intel Extreme Masters 2011/2012 Season
IRVINE, Calif. — Oct. 10, 2011 — BenQ America Corp. today announced that as the official gaming monitor sponsor of the Electronic Sports League (ESL) Intel Extreme Masters 2011/2012 season, it will be supplying its XL2410T gaming monitor to the New York Global Challenge, being held Oct. 13-16 at the 2011 New York Comic Con (NYCC). Designed with the gamer in mind, BenQ’s XL2410T will ensure the highest level of competitive gaming as eSports players from around the world battle it out for a piece of the $93,000 prize purse across Counter-Strike 1.6, StarCraft II, and League of Legends.
BenQ’s XL2410T gaming monitor features the latest display technologies to meet the demands of the eSports tournament as well participating gamers. Codeveloped by professional CS gamers Emil “HeatoN” Christensen and Abdismad “SpawN” Mohamed and endorsed by world champion gamer Kyle “ksharp” Miller, the 3D-ready BenQ XL2410T features a 23.6-inch-wide LED panel, a 120-Hz refresh rate, a 2-ms response time, a 10M:1 dynamic contrast ratio, built-in aspect ratio controls, and an adjustable-height stand for the ultimate gaming experience.
As the tournament’s official gaming monitor sponsor, BenQ is providing over 600 professional gaming displays for all competitions including the World Championship tournament to be held in 2012. Now in its sixth season, the Intel Extreme Masters represents the most intense and challenging global eSports league. With a massive presence at major worldwide events, the world’s best eSports athletes compete live while thousands of people enjoy the comprehensive eSports show and coverage.
“Intel Extreme Masters at Comic Con is going to be a spectacular event, and we are looking forward to this wonderful opportunity to show our support for the gaming community and contribute to the eSport with our XL2410T gaming monitor,” said Lars Yoder, president at BenQ America Corp. “The XL2410T was built exclusively with the professional gamer in mind, and we can’t wait to see it put to the ultimate test in this world-class tournament.”
The league kicked off the 2011/2012 season at Gamescom 2011 in Cologne, Germany, Aug. 17-21, and made its second stop at Ani-Com & Games in Guangzhou, China, Oct. 1-5. U.S. 2011 New York Comic Con marks the third event of the global league of video game champions. The tournament follows with the first global challenge of 2012 being held in Kiev, Ukraine, Jan. 19-22. For the first time in its six-year history Intel Extreme Masters will also stop in Sao Paulo, Brazil, during Campus Party 2012 Feb. 6-12, before the World Championship tournament takes place later in the year.
Information on the full line of BenQ products is available at http://www.BenQ.us.
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Intel Extreme Masters
The Intel(R) Extreme Masters is the global league of video game champions since 2006. The league arranges the hardest and most popular competitions in Counter-Strike 1.6, StarCraft II and League of Legends. eSports champions from Europe, Asia, and America struggle for $635,000 in prize money – the most lucrative prize purse globally. Live tournaments at the world’s largest IT and gaming conventions feature the top performers of the season – global stars in eSports. The sixth season will have its exciting final in Germany in 2012, finding the top teams and players in the Intel(R) Extreme Masters World Championship. ESL TV, ESL’s Web TV service, presents the best games of the season live and reports directly from the offline events. Further information available at: www.intelextrememasters.com.
Electronic Sports League
The Electronic Sports League (ESL) is the largest and most important league for gamers in Europe consisting of more than 3 million registered members and more than 740,000 registered teams. ESL is operated by the company Turtle Entertainment GmbH since 2000 and offers more than 3,500 professional leagues and amateur ladders from a variety of games. Nearly 400,000 matches per month are being played worldwide using the ESL technology. The ESL website currently reaches above 1.6 million unique visitors a month and about 35,000 new players register every month. Further information: www.esl.eu.
About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation, a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices, is a multifaceted company with strengths in product design, visual technology, and mobile technology. BenQ offers unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrated technologies across platforms through the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” including digital projectors, LCD monitors, LCD TVs, digital cameras, eBook readers, mobile Internet devices, storage devices, and human interface devices such as mice and keyboards.
About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is currently comprised of companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top 3 manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Software Co., BenQ Hospital, BrightView Corp., Daxin Materials Corp., Darwin Precisions, Ltd., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., SiPix Imaging, Lextar Electronics Corp., Raydium Semiconductor Corp., Trident Medical Corp., and Wellypower Corp.