COSTA MESA, Calif. — Sept. 16, 2015 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned professional gaming monitor pioneer and official gaming monitor sponsor for the 2015 Major League Gaming (MLG) Pro Circuit Season, today announced that it will be hosting an in store “Meet and Greet” with Evil Geniuses — professional gaming’s leading competitive force. Being held on Sept. 18 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Micro Center store in Tustin, Calif., the event will allow attendees to mingle with EG team members Clinton “Fear” Loomis and Saahil “Universe” Arora, as well as take advantage of special promotions on BenQ’s RL and XL gaming monitors, including the chance to win a sweepstakes with a grand prize, all-expense paid VIP trip for two to New Orleans for the 2015 MLG Championship Tournament on Oct. 16. The grand prize will include airfare, hotel, VIP passes to the tournament, and a special BenQ/Micro Center gift basket upon arrival.
Recent winners of over $6 million at “The International 2015,” the Evil Geniuses team is one of the most dominating groups in professional gaming, winning multiple championships around the globe. Since being founded in 1999, Evil Geniuses has won championship honors in nearly every major competitive gaming circuit. Named “The Yankees of professional gaming” by the New York Times, the North American team has also featured some of the most successful and influential personalities in the professional gaming industry, including Loomis, Arora, Justin “JWong” Wong, and Lee “Jaedong” Jae Dong.
“We’re very excited to offer this opportunity for fans to meet the team,” said J.Y. Hu, Vice President, Business Line Management at BenQ America Corp. “Evil Geniuses is one of the world’s most legendary franchises and we are dedicated to supporting the best in eSports. This year’s MLG Championship is shaping up to be an epic tournament, and we’re grateful to partner with Micro Center to send two superfans to New Orleans to witness all the action firsthand.”
“Micro Center’s goal is to offer our customers the best computer and electronics shopping experience in the world. Partnering with BenQ to give our Tustin customers the opportunity to meet and greet the Evil Geniuses professional gamers and selecting two lucky Micro Center gaming enthusiasts to attend the 2015 MLG Championship is an important way to enhance the shopping experience for our Tustin customers,” said Kevin L. Jones, Micro Center Vice President, Merchandising.
BenQ is committed to creating high performance gaming experiences by engineering monitors that provide unrivaled levels of quality and performance. Using direct input from professional gamers, the company has developed acclaimed devices such as the award-winning XL and RL lines of gaming monitors — which introduce features such as Gaming Refresh Rate Optimization Management, RevolutionEyes™ technology, Black Equalizer mode, 144Hz refresh rates, Motion Blur Reduction, 1ms GTG response times, streaming capabilities, and much more. At the event, BenQ will be giving away three RL2755HM console gaming monitors, which have been designed to give both FPS and fighting console gamers a sharper edge over their opponents.
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About Micro Center
Micro Center operates twenty-five large stores in major markets nationwide. Founded in 1979 in Columbus, Micro Center is designed to satisfy the dedicated computer and consumer electronics user. Uniquely focused on computers and related products, Micro Center offers more computers and related items (more than 30,000 items in stock) than any other retailer. Micro Center is deeply passionate about providing product expertise and exceptional customer service and has been consistently recommended by the leading U.S. consumer magazine as one of the best places to buy a computer. Consumers can visit www.microcenter.com for thousands of computer-related items, electronics and other technology products.
Micro Center stores are located in:
Atlanta (2), Baltimore, Boston, Chicago (2), Cincinnati, Cleveland, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York (5), Philadelphia, St. Louis, Washington, D.C. (2)
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 purpose-built engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling projector brand powered by TI DLP® technology in The Americas(1). 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, interactive large-format displays, mobile audio products, cloud consumer products, and lifestyle lighting 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 Q1’15 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, audio products, cloud consumer products, mobile communications, and lifestyle lighting. Because it matters.
About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $22+ billion powerhouse comprised of nearly 20 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., BenQ AB DentCare Corp., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., LILY Medical Corp., and Raydium Semiconductor Corp.
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Tel: +1 (214) 299-7900
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