COSTA MESA, Calif. — April 25, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., a globally renowned LED and gaming monitor expert, today announced that the company will serve as the official gaming monitor sponsor for UMG Gaming, one of the fastest growing eSports competitive leagues in North America. BenQ will supply streaming-enabled, professional gaming monitors for every UMG Gaming event in 2014, starting with UGC Niagara, being held May 2-4 at the Scotiabank Convention Centre in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. With blazing-fast response times and RevolutionEyes™ technology for exceptional monitor performance, BenQ’s highly acclaimed displays will ensure that competitors enjoy the best possible experience during long hours of action-packed game play.
UMG Events started out hosting local eSports competitions in Chicago in 2012, and has since developed into a dedicated platform where competitors showcase their skills to hundreds of thousands of fans worldwide. Jeff Covington, Founder of UMG Gaming commented, “Since inception, UMG has made great strides to improve and ensure that participants enjoy the best possible experience while attending our events. Our partnership with BenQ continues to carry us in the right direction by providing the highest quality gaming monitors on the market. We are extremely excited to be working with the BenQ gaming team.”
“We are honored to be a sponsor of UMG Gaming and look forward to seeing our monitors in action at all 2014 events,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “Our displays have enhanced game play at tournaments around the world, and by partnering with UMG, we remain committed to giving the gaming community the tools they need to take gaming to the next level.”
At the upcoming UGC Niagara event, competitors will be battling it out on BenQ’s new RL2460HT streaming monitor, which has been specifically optimized for real-time strategy (RTS) and first-person shooter (FPS) console games such as Call of Duty®: Ghosts, MOBA-style games like StarCraft® ll: Heart of the Swarm™, and popular fighting games such as Mortal Kombat™. One of the monitor’s unique features is its HDMI Out port, which enables live streaming of gaming content without the risk of lag or delay for the player. For these events, the audience can watch the action via the direct feed from the gamer’s monitor, thus enhancing the real-time nature of competitive gaming events. As a result, pro gamers can preserve monitor speed and performance, regardless of the streaming system used.
Featuring RevolutionEyes technology, BenQ’s gaming monitors offer exceptional performance with striking visual clarity, seamless motion fluidity, and added viewing comfort for prolonged hours of competitive play. The displays’ ZeroFlicker™ technology allows gamers to experience fast, flicker-free gaming on devices that are built specifically for today’s games — where speed, comfort, and control are important factors for success. BenQ’s RL and XL gaming monitors bring ultra-fast refresh rates and quick 1-ms GTG response times for faster pixel rates, to give players complete control over their gaming experience.
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About BenQ America Corp.
The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the fastest growing projector brand in North America1, the No. 1-selling DLP® projector brand worldwide, and the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors. BenQ America Corp. offers an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company delivers a broad range of Colorific™ projectors, RevolutionEyes™ monitors, and flat-panel displays for any application and market — education, home, gaming, enterprise, government, house of worship, digital signage, A/V, 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, full HD 3D projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, interactive flat-panel displays for digital signage, 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.
More information is available at www.BenQ.us.
1 Based upon Q4’13 Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research
About BenQ Corporation
Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” BenQ Corporation is a world-leading human technology and solutions provider aiming to elevate and enrich every aspect of consumers’ lives. To realize this vision, the company focuses on the aspects that matter most to people today — lifestyle, business, healthcare, and education — with the hope of providing people with the means to live better, increase efficiency, feel healthier, and enhance learning. Such means include a delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions. Because it matters.
About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $20+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 100,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group’s vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company’s vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life.”
The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ ESCO Corp., BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.
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