IRVINE, Calif. — August 21, 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 Summer Championship to be held in Raleigh, North Carolina, Aug. 24-26. At the tournament, hundreds of the top gamers from around the world will compete using BenQ’s RL2450HT and GL2450HM monitors, designed specifically for professional gaming and engineered to meet the specific needs of eSports athletes. The GL2450HM will also be featured in the Virtua Fighter™ 5 and Skullgirls™ Exhibition Tournaments, taking place Aug. 24 and 25 alongside the Pro Circuit competition.
At the 2012 MLG Pro Circuit Summer Championship, gamers — including BenQ-sponsored Team Dynamic and Manuel “Grubby” Schenkhuizen — will compete for their share of nearly $215,000 in prizes playing the real-time strategy (RTS) games StarCraft® II: Wings of Liberty and League of Legends® on PC, and fighting games Mortal Kombat™ and SoulCalibur® V on the PlayStation®3 (PS3™). Thousands of spectators will watch the tournament at the Raleigh Convention Center, and hundreds of thousands of fans will watch the action online at www.majorleaguegaming.com/live. Fans can watch standard definition for free or upgrade to watch ad-free HD streams.
The Summer Championship will let fans get in on the action with Virtua Fighter 5 and Skullgirls Exhibition Tournaments, played on the PS3. Anyone with a Raleigh Spectator or Competitor Pass can participate in these tournaments, which are sponsored by PlayStation. Winners of the best-of-three matches hold the station until defeated and can re-enter as many times as they wish. On Aug. 25, the two players for each game with the longest winning streaks will battle it out for $2,000 per tournament in the Finals on the Fighting Games Main Stage.
“The Summer Championship in Raleigh is sure to provide an exciting culmination to an amazing summer season, and we are honored to have our RL2450HT and GL2450HM in the middle of the action,” said Bob Wudeck, Director of Retail and e-Commerce at BenQ America Corp. “The fast response times of BenQ’s monitors result in high-action competition, while features such as the RL2450HT’s Black eQualizer help eSports athletes not just play the game, but conquer it. In addition, the incredibly low lag of the GL2450HM provides perfect timing in fighting and shooting games.”
Delivering a supreme RTS gaming experience, the RL2450HT will be used for StarCraft II: Wings of Liberty and League of Legends PC games tournaments at the Summer Championship. 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 60-Hz refresh rate for smooth movement, an LED light engine for great color and low power consumption, and a 2-ms GtG response time with 12 million to 1 contrast ratio.
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 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.
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 2-ms GtG response time that yields high dynamic videos without ghosting or other artifacts. At the 2012 MLG Summer Championship, console games Mortal Kombat and SoulCalibur V will be played on the GL2450HM, in addition to Virtua Fighter 5 and Skullgirls in the Exhibition Tournaments sponsored by PlayStation.
Supporting competitive gaming, BenQ will offer the monitors used in the tournament at special discount pricing available to all MLG tournament fans. Additional product information to help customers choose the right gaming monitor is available here. Additional information on the MLG Summer Championship is available at www.majorleaguegaming.com/seasons/7.
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.