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BenQ’s New eSports Brand ZOWIE is the Official Monitor Sponsor for UMG in 2016

Award-Winning RL Series Gaming Monitors Support Call of Duty® Tournament


COSTA MESA, Calif. — Feb. 12, 2016 — BenQ America Corp., a globally renowned LED and gaming monitor expert, today announced that ZOWIE, the company’s new eSports brand, will be the official monitor sponsor for UMG Gaming in 2016. ZOWIE will supply the professional RL Series gaming monitors for the UMG South Carolina tournament being held Feb. 12-14 at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. With blazing-fast response times for exceptional monitor performance, these highly acclaimed displays will ensure that competitors enjoy the best possible experience during long hours of action-packed game play.


BenQ has been a proud sponsor of UMG Gaming since 2014, with ZOWIE becoming the official sponsor in 2016. Competitors at the UMG South Carolina event will face off in Call of Duty®: Black Ops team play for a $100,000 prize pool.


“With ZOWIE, BenQ is dedicated to bringing out the very best for eSports professionals — to help them conquer,” said Ronald Kim, eSports marketing at BenQ America Corp. “By again equipping UMG Gaming with our tournament-grade RL Series monitors, we are expecting another amazing season!”


At UMG South Carolina, competitors will battle it out on the RL Series monitors that are specifically optimized for first-person shooter (FPS) console games such as Call of Duty: Black Ops, MOBA-style games, and popular fighting games. Featuring innovations developed from gamers’ feedback, ZOWIE eSports gaming monitors offer striking visual clarity, seamless motion fluidity, and better viewing comfort for prolonged hours of competitive play. The displays’ Eye Care technology allows gamers to experience fast, flicker-free viewing that’s essential to gaming with speed, comfort, and control. The RL Series, along with the XL Series (PC) eSports gaming monitors, both bring ultra-fast refresh rates and quick 1-ms GTG response times for faster pixel rates, giving players the best experience for winning.


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Introduced in late 2008, ZOWIE is a brand dedicated to the development of the best competitive gaming products to improve eSports athletes’ combat performance. In 2015, the ZOWIE brand was acquired by BenQ Corp to aggressively lead the company’s eSports product line with products that deliver true competitive advantages.


About BenQ America Corp.      

The BenQ digital lifestyle brand stands for “Bringing Enjoyment and 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, ZOWIE eSports gear and  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.


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(1) Based upon Q1’15 - Q3'15 data from the Quarterly Projector Shipment and Forecast Report from PMA Research


About BenQ Corporation

Founded on the corporate vision of “Bringing Enjoyment and 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 and 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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