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BenQ America Supports Second Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) Season 9 Tour Stop in Toronto

Fourth Consecutive Year as the Official Tournament Monitor Sponsor of IEM Solidifies Company’s Leadership Position and Relentless Commitment to Gaming Community

08-28-2014

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Aug. 28, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., a globally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations and professional gaming monitor pioneer, announced its full support as the official tournament monitor sponsor of Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) Season 9 at the Toronto tour stop. The prestigious competition premiered in Shenzhen, China in July and today kicks off its second of six tour stops. Taking place in Toronto, the second tour stop runs through August 31 and leads up to the next IEM world champions being crowned at the heart-stopping final in Katowice, Poland in March 2015.

 

IEM Season 9 marks BenQ’s fourth consecutive year serving as the official tournament monitor of the elite global professional gaming tour, and the company is ready to take the season to new heights. Professional gamers eager to take home the gold will battle it out on the flagship XL-Z series models readied for fast-paced competitive action. In addition, they will be among the first to experience BenQ’s next-generation models, which are evidence of the company’s relentless pursuit to deliver the best gaming monitors yet.

 

At IEM Toronto, BenQ is unveiling the new RevolutionEyes™ XL2430T 24-inch widescreen full HD display, which is already a 2014 Red Dot Award winner for its gorgeous design. The XL2430T combines BenQ’s world-renowned gaming-focused solutions with new and improved enhancements. Featuring 1ms GTG, Gaming Refresh Rate Optimization Management (GROM), Display Mode, Smart Scaling, Low Blue Light, and ZeroFlicker™ technologies, the next-gen model adds enhanced features like Motion Blur Reduction 2.0, Black eQualizer 2.0, plus a variety of new gaming modes. Tailored to bring out the best performance in every gamer with perfect motion fluidity, fast-action gaming, precise control, intuitive user experience, and enhanced visual comfort, the XL2430T is at the peak of design and performance for the ultimate gaming experience.

BenQ will also showcase the highly anticipated XL2420G 24-inch widescreen full HD display, which packs all of BenQ’s gaming features while adding a host of connectivity options for virtually lag-free gaming. While most monitors only have a single DisplayPort, the XL2420G offers dual HDMI® and DVI, in addition to DisplayPort. The monitor’s new G-Sync Mode enables smooth, low-latency gaming that creates more lifelike onscreen action to augment the gaming experience. By synchronizing the display’s refresh rate to the graphic card’s GPU, G-Sync technology eliminates screen tearing for better graphic integrity, minimizes stutter for smoother gaming, and reduces input lag. The results are scenes that display instantly, sharper object resolution, and smoother overall game play.

“We are delighted to support IEM for the fourth year in a row,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “Gaming is in our DNA, and we’re passionate about releasing new monitors that take professional gaming to the next level. Having the opportunity to be front and center at top competitions worldwide and get feedback straight from the pros is what drives us to innovate and deliver nothing but the best gaming monitors on the market.”

 

BenQ is actively involved in global gaming communities, pouring its resources into eSports tournaments around the world from ESEA, ESWC, PAX East, PAX Prime, PAX Australia to UMG. The company is also known for cultivating aspiring gaming talents, sponsoring many great gamers and gaming teams, including the former WarCraft III superstar and now StarCraft II pro gamer Manuel ‘Grubby’ Schenkhuizen, and prominent eSports teams such as Evil Geniuses, Mousesports, TCM, Virtus.pro, ESC, XCN, Team Immunity, and Orange Esports.DotA.

The XL2430T is now shipping at an MSRP of $449. The XL2420G releases in Q4 2014 at an MSRP of $649. Additional information on the Intel Extreme Masters Season 9 is available at www.intelextrememasters.com. For more details on the latest BenQ professional gaming monitors, please visit https://gaming.benq.com.

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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 purpose-built engineering. It is this mantra that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP® projector brand 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, 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 Q2‘14 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 delightfully 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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