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BenQ Expands Partnership with the Electronic Sports League as the Official Gaming Monitor Sponsor of Intel Extreme Masters Season 2011/12
EUROPE, September 23, 2011– BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and LED monitor expert, announced its expanded presence as the official gaming monitor sponsor of the ESL Intel Extreme Masters season 2011/12 today, following its co-operation with the Electronic Sports League (ESL) at gamescom 2011 in August this year. Gamescom 2011 was the first stop of the global league of video game champions held from August 2011 to March 2012 in Europe, Asia and America.
As the official gaming monitor sponsor of the league in season 2011/12, BenQ is proud to provide over 600 professional gaming monitors for all the competition arenas and experience booths, featuring its 2011 RTS hit, the RL Series, and the world-leading FPS flagship model, the XL Series. For participating athletes and visitors in the next stop of the Intel Extreme Masters, The Guangzhou Global Challenge at Ani-Com & Games in China, they will be the privileged few to experience for the first time BenQ’s powerful new tool launched this year in both series – the Black eQualizer. Co-developed by STARTALE, a world-renowned StarCraft II team, this exclusively designed color engine technology answers gamers’ demand for information collection and immediate response with total visibility and command.
The sponsorship deal was formed as the result of BenQ’s commitment developing cutting-edge professional gaming monitors. While holding a strong belief that gaming is in the details, BenQ strives to push its R&D efforts beyond limits to deliver an unprecedented level of control, accuracy and enjoyment to all professional gamers and gaming enthusiasts. The collaboration with top-tier professional gamers from STARTALE and Counter-Strike legends, Emil “HeatoN” Christensen and Abdisamad “SpawN” Mohamed from ZOWIE GEAR, certainly made magic happen with the creation of the most empowering features that signature the XL and RL Series, including the Black eQualizer, S Switch, Display Mode and Smart Scaling.
“We are truly proud to be a part of this spectacular event, standing by prominent players from all over the world and rooting for them. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to show our support for the gaming community and to contribute to the game with our professional gaming monitors,” Peter Chen, EVP and General Manager of BenQ Technology Product Center. “The XL and RL Series are both built exclusively with the latest display technologies to meet the demands of eSports tournaments as well as participating athletes. And, we simply can’t wait to see them in live action as the gamers put them to the ultimate test in this world-class tournament.”
Following each stop of the Intel Extreme Masters, China-USA-Ukraine-Brazil-Germany, BenQ will amaze each participant with BenQ's feature-rich 2011 flagship models for FPS gaming, the XL-series, and the new ultra-refined RL-series for RTS gaming.