IRVINE, Calif. — June 8, 2012 —BenQ America Corp. today announced that it will be the official gaming monitor sponsor of the GIGABYTE™ eSports LAN (GESL) invitational, enabling participants to “ConQuer the Game” at the LAN’s first North American event, being held from June 15-17 at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. At the event, professional gamers from around the world will compete for $21,000 in prizes using BenQ’s RL2450HT monitor, designed specifically for professional gaming and engineered to meet the specific needs of eSports athletes. Delivering a supreme real-time strategy (RTS) gaming experience, the RL2450HT will be used for StarCraft® II and League of Legends PC games tournaments.
Sponsored by GIGABYTE™, a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphics cards, the GESL will feature an $11,000 StarCraft® II tournament and $10,000 League of Legends tournament. Over 600 fans will attend the event live, while more than 45,000 viewers will watch the 64 pro players in action online via live HD streams. Among the competing pros is BenQ-sponsored Team Dynamic.
“Our RL Series monitors have demonstrated their ability to help players not only play the game, but conquer it in a number of major tournaments around the world, and we are excited to watch them flex their muscles again at the inaugural GESL event,” said Bob Wudeck, Director of Retail and e-Commerce at BenQ America Corp. “We are proud to be a part of the GESL in its infancy, and are looking forward to sponsoring more tournaments in the future as it grows.”
The RL2450HT was engineered with input from the world-class StarCraft II professional gaming team, STARTALE, which is sponsored by BenQ. For top-level RTS gamers, the monitor features a 60Hz refresh rate for smooth movement, an LED backlight engine for great color and low power consumption, and a 2ms GtG response time with 12 million to 1 contrast ratio. Proprietary BenQ enhancements on the RL Series professional gaming monitors give gamers a competitive edge over players on other displays.
The RL Series RTS Mode maximizes visibility and optimizes color, while its Black eQualizer enables total visibility by allowing gamers to adjust the screen brightness without over-exposing white levels — revealing critical combat details with improved visibility in darkened areas. The RL Series Display Mode allows gamers to interchange between monitor screen sizes, while the Smart Scaling feature gives them the freedom to scale the screen manually to any custom size — from 17 to 24 inches — depending on their preferences. In addition, the unit’s adjustable height stand allows for optimal screen positioning.
To support competitive gaming, BenQ will be offering its RL2450HT to fans at the GESL at special discount prices. Additional information on the GESL is available at http://thegesl.com.
Information on the full line of BenQ gaming monitors is available at http://gaming.benq.com.
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About the GESL.
The GIGABYTE ESPORTS LAN (GESL) is a newly established grassroots LAN series sponsored by America's leading motherboard and video card manufacturer, GIGABYTE USA. The GESL features professional gaming tournaments for games such as StarCraft 2 and League of Legends. More information is available at http://thegesl.com.
About BenQ America Corp.
BenQ America Corp. is a leading innovator of digital lifestyle products, providing an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company offers a broad range of projectors and monitors for any application and market — education, home, gaming, corporate, government, and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it’s interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, 3D-ready projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, or LED backlight monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.
The BenQ digital lifestyle stands as a cornerstone of the company’s mission of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this commitment that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP® projector brand worldwide, as well as the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors.
More information is available at www.BenQ.us.
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 an 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 comprises companies that operate independently while sharing resources and leveraging synergies among them. The BenQ Group companies include BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (in the top three of the world’s manufacturers of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Software Co., BenQ Hospital, BrightView Corp., Cando Co. Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Darwin Precisions, Ltd., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., SiPix Imaging, Lextar Electronics Corp., Raydium Semiconductor Corp., BenQ Medical Technology Corporation, and Wellypower Corp.
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