TAIPEI, TAIWAN, July 22th, 2015 –BenQ, the leading international provider of human technology and a pioneer in gaming monitor innovation, today announced the extension of its sponsorship of world-dominating professional gaming team Evil Geniuses for 2015. The announcement continues a solid partnership between two revolutionary forces in professional competitive gaming—on one side, an organization that has been called “The Yankees of professional gaming” by the New York Times, and on the other, the preeminent designer and manufacturer of PC and console competitive gaming monitors targeted at hard-core players. BenQ is also pleased to announce new sponsorships with premier eSports organization Cloud9, as well as Flash Wolves, Taiwan’s own rising stars in the global eSports universe.
All three partnerships solidify BenQ’s commitment to developing technologies for the dynamic global competitive gaming community.
“Our partnerships with Evil Geniuses, Cloud9 and Flash Wolves have inspired BenQ as we strive for unrivaled performance in professional gaming monitors for eSports, and has cemented our mutually beneficial connection to the gaming community,” said Conway Lee, president of BenQ Corporation. “We sincerely believe that close collaboration with professional gamers is the best way to optimize every aspect of our gaming division. BenQ will continue to commit ourselves to excellence by designing sophisticated features targeted at serious gamers. “
For their part, Evil Geniuses expressed excitement at this opportunity to continue playing and winning with BenQ monitors in their corner.
"Evil Geniuses is very enthusiastic to be continuing our relationship with BenQ," said Kelby May, VP of Accounts and Talent at GoodGame. "We choose to align ourselves with partners who are also at the top of their industry, and there's a reason more eSports tournaments and teams use BenQ than any other brand. Last year we worked with their engineers and our professional fighting game players, Justin Wong and PR Balrog, to develop the first LCD monitor capable of meeting rigorous fighting game tournament standards. We hope to continue partnering on similar projects to push the industry forward.
"Since its founding in 1999, Evil Geniuses has earned its place as one of the most successful professional eSports organizations in the world, winning championship honors on nearly every major competitive gaming circuit. Over the years, the North America-based team has featured some of the most successful and influential personalities in the professional gaming industry—names like Clinton “Fear” Loomis, Justin “JWong” Wong, Lee “Jaedong” Jae Dong, to name a few. The team’s winning ways have attracted the attention of numerous international brands, such as Monster Energy, T-Mobile, and Papa John’s.
BenQ is also pleased to welcome another North American organization, Cloud9, to the company’s growing family of sponsored international eSports teams. Since its inception in 2012, Cloud9 has risen quickly among the ranks of professional gaming organizations. Today, it boasts teams that include among their rosters some of the leading names in competitive gaming. Cloud9 has racked up numerous first-place tournament wins in nearly every top competitive gaming title category, including League of Legends, DOTA 2, Heroes of the Storm, Counter-Strike: GO, Hearthstone, Smite, and Smash Brothers, earning its reputation as one of the most recognized and respected eSports brands in the world.
“BenQ has long recognized their need to support the top professional gamers.” said Jack Etienne, general manager and owner of Cloud9. “They’ve been great to work with and we can’t wait to get our players set up with their displays.”
As with Evil Geniuses and Cloud9, fellow BenQ sponsorship partners Flash Wolves have gained international recognition as one of Taiwan’s most promising eSports teams. Flash Wolves established a winning reputation by claiming the League of Legends championship at the Intel Extreme Masters Taipei, securing entry into the Global Finals of the Intel Extreme Masters Season 9.
BenQ Gaming will continue to show its commitment to the global gaming community by creating professional gaming monitors with unrivaled quality and performance. BenQ believes success in this sector would not have been possible without the collaboration and support it has enjoyed from all levels of gamers up the pinnacle of the professional ranks. The input we receive from this community has helped us to create critically acclaimed products like the XL and RL gaming monitor series, the official competition monitors at numerous top-tier gaming events.
We wish the best to Evil Geniuses, Cloud9 and Flash Wolves in 2015 and look forward to being their monitor of choice for another winning season.