TAIPEI, TAIWAN, MARCH 11, 2013 – BenQ, an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and professional gaming monitor expert, is delighted to announce that its presence at the Intel Extreme Masters Season 2012/2013 Global Finals, which took place 5th-9th March 2013 in Hannover Germany, was a grand success. As the global gaming monitor sponsor of this highly anticipated event, BenQ had installed nearly 200 XL2420T and XL2411T gaming monitors in Hall 23 for the world's top gamers and their fans to experience in person the technological strength and supreme visual performance of these award-winning models. Exclusively designed to give gamers the extra edge for total control and command, the XL Series and the RL Series of BenQ's world-leading professional gaming monitor lineup are the most demanded monitors today for everyday training and eSports tournaments.
As the official sponsor of HD live-stream passes, BenQ was proud to provide StarCraft II fans around the world with the exclusive opportunity to catch the unprecedented StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm (HoS) tournament live. Participants of this exclusively hosted event were the first to put to the test for the very first time BenQ's latest 27" XL Series monitors, which was staged at the SC II HoS main stage. BenQ had decided to launch the XL2720T, the new-generation model of the XL Series, on the opening day of Intel Extreme Masters Global Finals 2013 – with Emil 'HeatoN' Christensen, the Counter Strike Legend, making a live appearance at the BenQ booth, Hall 23 to present the feature highlights.
To ensure a pleasant BenQ experience, the company invited gaming fans and visitors to duel at its booth against world-renowned professional gamers during the "Pros vs Joes" session. Daily raffles were hosted at the IEM stage by BenQ-sponsored professional gaming teams with the XL2420T as well as other BenQ giveaways as prize. Visitors were handed BenQ's custom-made glasses to put on in order to see the answer of the prize questions. Autograph sessions at the BenQ booth were arranged to bring fans closer to their favorite BenQ-sponsored professional gaming teams and individual players, including Emil "HeatoN" (NiP), Gambit Gaming BenQ, Grubby, Virtus.pro_Slivko and mousesports.
"Cooperating with Electronic Sports League and Intel Extreme Masters for the second consecutive season has been a valuable experience for us." – Adams Lee, President of BenQ Europe. "It gives an amazing opportunity to be a part of eSports world by providing the world-class professional monitors for those who deeply dedicated to professional gaming. There are no doubts the Global Finals is the right choice to unveil BenQ's newest and most ultimate gaming monitors."
"We are very proud to be the first brand ever to provide world-class professional gaming monitors to world-class gamers, and being the official Intel Extreme Masters gaming monitor provider has certainly pushed us further to develop monitors that meet the unique needs of every type of gamers," said Peter Chen, EVP and General Manager of BenQ Technology Product Center. "Designed for the upmost gaming pleasure of both professional and home gamers, the newly debuted XL2720T offers a stunningly generous view made possible by all the cutting-edge innovation and advanced technologies of our award-winning flagship XL Series. We hope to bring nothing but the best gaming experience to all gamers and can’t wait to hear what people have to say about this one."
Additional information on the Intel Extreme Masters Season 2012/2013 is available at www.intelextrememasters.com.
For more on the full line-up of BenQ professional gaming monitors, please visit Gaming.BenQ.Com.