IRVINE, Calif. — June 1, 2012 —BenQ America Corp. today announced that as the official gaming monitor sponsor of Major League Gaming (MLG), the world’s largest competitive video game league, it will be supplying monitors for the 2012 MLG Pro Circuit Spring Championship held in Anaheim, Calif., June 8-10. At the tournament, top gamers from around the world will compete 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: Wings of Liberty™ and League of Legends PC games tournaments, while console games Mortal Kombat, King of Fighters XIII, and Soul Calibur V will be played on the BenQ GL2450HM monitor.
At the 2012 MLG Pro Circuit Spring Championship, gamers will compete for their share of nearly $195,000 in prizes playing the RTS games StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and League of Legends on PC, and fighting games Mortal Kombat, King of Fighters XIII, and Soul Calibur V on the PlayStation®3 (PS3™). Thousands of spectators will watch the tournament at the Anaheim Convention Center, and hundreds of thousands of fans will watch the action online at www.majorleaguegaming.com/live via live HD streams.
“With their cutting-edge features, our RL and GL Series monitors have certainly made their presence felt on the 2012 MLG Pro Circuit, helping competitors not just play the game but conquer it,” said Bob Wudeck, Director of Retail and e-Commerce at BenQ America Corp. “Supporting players on the 2012 MLG Pro Circuit has been a great experience for us, and has included sponsorships of StarCraft II player Grubby and Team Dynamic. It has been rewarding to watch our monitors meet the high demands of these talented players, and we’re looking forward to seeing them shine on the ultimate stage once again in Anaheim.”
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 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 displays.
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 — 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.
The XL Series monitor, the XL2420T, will also be showcased at the 2012 MLG Pro Circuit Spring Championship. Offering a 120Hz refresh rate, 2ms GtG response time, and 12 million to 1 contrast ratio, the XL2420T provides the fundamentals essential to mastering first-person shooter (FPS) games, as well as exclusive features meticulously constructed to provide FPS gamers with the ultimate sense of ease and control. Developed in collaboration with legendary Counter-Strike gamers, the XL2420T features Black eQualizer, Display Mode, Smart Scaling, and specialized FPS and RTS Modes. In addition, a stylish S Switch controller allows users to switch swiftly between up to three customized display settings for one-touch access for either gaming or entertainment. Certified NVIDIA 3D Vision® 2-Ready, the XL2420T provides gamers with full-HD 3D gaming, while NVIDIA 3D LightBoost™ technology brightens the screen up to twice the original brightness for more vivid viewing.
Supporting competitive gaming, BenQ will offer the monitors used in the tournament at special discount pricing to all. Additional information on the MLG Spring Championship is available at www.majorleaguegaming.com/competitions/36.
Information on the full line of BenQ gaming monitors is available at gaming.benq.com.
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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.
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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.