IRVINE, Calif. — March 21, 2012 —BenQ America Corp. today announced that it is the official gaming monitor sponsor of Major League Gaming (MLG), the world’s largest competitive video game league for the 2012 Pro Circuit season. Kicking off this weekend at the MLG Winter Championships in Columbus, Ohio, top PC gamers from around the world will compete using BenQ’s RL2450HT monitor, a professional gaming monitor engineered to meet the specific needs of eSports athletes as well as deliver a supreme real-time strategy (RTS) gaming experience. Console games will be played on the BenQ GL2450HM monitor.
More than 1000 players will compete for their share of $200,000 in prizes and tens of thousands of spectators will watch the tournament at the Columbus Convention Center. Hundreds of thousands of fans will view the competition online at www.majorleaguegaming.com via six LIVE HD streams.
“We are truly proud to be a part of the MLG 2012 Pro Circuit and to support prominent players from all over the world,” said Lars Yoder, President of BenQ America Corp. “This is a great opportunity to show our commitment to the gaming community with our professional gaming monitors. The RL Series were built based on the latest display technologies and sport BenQ-exclusive gaming features that meet the unique demands of eSports tournaments, as well as participating athletes. We can’t wait to see them in live action as gamers put them to the ultimate test in this world-class tournament.”
“Our RL and GL Series monitors already have earned their stripes at tournaments in the U.S. and abroad, but this major championship puts them front and center in a high-stakes, high-profile competition,” added Bob Wudeck, director of Retail and e-Commerce at BenQ America Corp. “We’re excited to bring out the RL2450HT 24-inch-wide LED monitor and show off its cutting-edge features designed specifically for the pro gamer.”
The RL2450HT was engineered in conjunction with ZOWIE GEAR, a manufacturer of high-end professional gaming gear, as well as with input from the world-class StarCraft II professional gaming team, STARTALE, which is sponsored by BenQ. The resulting monitor provides unprecedented levels of command, control, accuracy, and enjoyment for top-level RTS gamers.
The BenQ RL2450HT was built exclusively for gaming with a 60Hz refresh rate for smooth movement, an LED light 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 gaming monitors. The RL Series RTS Mode maximizes StarCraft II visibility and optimizes color, while its Black eQualizer enables total visibility by allowing gamers to adjust the screen brightness without over-exposing white levels, in turn 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 manually scale the screen 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.
The 24-inch-wide GL2450HM monitor is an ideal choice for console gaming platforms, featuring brilliant LED backlighting, a dynamic contrast ratio of 12 million to 1, and a 2ms GtG response time that yields high dynamic videos without ghosting or other artifacts.
Supporting competitive gaming, BenQ will offer the monitors used in the tournament at a special price to fans, with the RL2450HT models being available at $249 (regularly $329) and the GL2450HM models at $179 (regularly $249).
Additional information on the MLG Winter Championships is available at www.majorleaguegaming.com/competitions/30.Information on the full line of BenQ gaming monitors is available at www.gaming.BenQ.com.
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About BenQ America Corp.
BenQ America Corp. is a leading-edge digital display technology company supplying superior-quality projectors and gaming monitors. BenQ America Corp. offers compelling 3D solutions from big screens to desktops. Today BenQ ranks as the world’s No. 1-selling DLP® projector brand, as well as the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors.
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.