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BenQ to Support UMG Nashville 2014 Gaming Competition

Gamers to Compete for $25K Purses in Multiple Call of Duty®: Ghosts Tournaments on BenQ’s RL Series Pro Gaming Monitors

10-07-2014

COSTA MESA, Calif. — Oct. 7, 2014 — BenQ America Corp., a globally renowned LED and gaming monitor expert and official monitor sponsor for UMG Gaming, one of the fastest growing eSports competitive leagues in North America, today announced that the company will once again support UMG at the upcoming UMG Nashville 2014 tournament in Tennessee. The Call of Duty ®: Ghosts competition will feature $25,000 purses for multiple brackets, along with other prizes and giveaways. Held Oct. 10-12 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, UMG Nashville will pit more than 130 teams against each other onsite in front of 3,000 spectators, while more than 500,000 viewers will tune in to watch the action online.

Following the success of UMG Dallas in August, BenQ will once again supply 200 of its highly acclaimed RL Series console gaming monitors for the competition, as well as give away a new XL2430T monitor via UMG’s Twitter feed. With blazing-fast response times and RevolutionEyes™ technology for exceptional monitor performance, BenQ’s RL2460HT and RL2455HM displays will ensure that teams enjoy the best possible experience during long hours of action-packed game play.

Recently released, the XL2430T combines BenQ’s world-renowned gaming-focused solutions with new and improved enhancements. Featuring BenQ’s Motion Blur Reduction 2.0 technology, the monitor ensures an ultra-smooth, blur-free, and lag-free gaming experience, while the improved Black eQualizer 2.0 feature detects the input source and automatically adjusts the amount of brightness in the game within the range selected by the user. As a result, players can identify targets effortlessly and react quickly to any in-game situation without taking time out for manual adjustments.

“UMG Nashville is shaping up to be a fierce competition, and we can think of no better way to support the eSports community than with our RL Series professional gaming monitors,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp. “We’re excited to be working with UMG to ensure eSports athletes have the very best tools at their disposal for competitive play as our monitors are perfect for fast-action games like Call of Duty: Ghosts.”

All UMG Nashville 2014 battles will take place on BenQ’s RL Series monitors. The RL2460HT is optimized specifically 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™. The monitor’s unique HDMI-out port enables live streaming of gaming content without any risk of lag or delay for the player, while the audience can watch the action via the direct feed from a competitor’s monitor — thus enhancing the real-time nature of competitive gaming. Designed for professional gaming, the RL2455HM features an ultra-low input lag that renders action without ghosting or latency from mouse motion. Both monitors feature a 60Hz refresh rate, 24-inch widescreen (16:9) full HD LED screen, LED backlighting for great color reproduction and low power consumption, and a 12 million to 1 contrast ratio for the best in picture quality.

The entire BenQ professional gaming monitor line features RevolutionEyes technology for exceptional performance with striking visual clarity, seamless motion fluidity, and added viewing comfort for prolonged hours of competitive play. With the displays’ ZeroFlicker™ technology, gamers experience fast, flicker-free game play where speed, comfort, and control are important factors for success. BenQ’s RL Series 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.

For more information and to register for the tournament, go to www.umggaming.com or follow @UMGOnline and @UMGEvents for updates. Additional information on BenQ’s full line of gaming monitors is available at www.BenQ.us.

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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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