Australia, December 17, 2013 – Singapore has just staged global eSports event, the Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) Season 8, with partner BenQ once again providing an exceptional gaming experience to the world’s elite professional gamers, ending 2013 on a high note for the brand.
The Electronics Sports League (ESL) is responsible for running the IEM gaming tour, with Singapore hosting the event for a second time in succession this year due to the overwhelming response organisers received from the region in last year’s tour.
Singapore is as close as IEM comes to Australia, but it doesn’t stop Aussie gamers from making the trip.
Said Josh Edwards, from BenQ Australia, “Gamers are ecstatic the IEM has been staged in Singapore for the second year running, and because the event, (held from 28 November - 1 December) was highly successful again this year it will signal the continuation of this trend.
As the first monitor sponsor in IEM history and ESL’s long-standing partner, BenQ says being involved is enabling them to take competitive gaming to new heights, this current event is the third consecutive year BenQ has been involved.
BenQ has provided 107 XL2420T models and 65 XL2411T from its flagship line of professional gaming monitors for the battle.
Said Edwards, like all other BenQ professional gaming monitors, the XL2420T and XL2411T make a potent testament to BenQ's expertise, passion and relentless pursuit of game-changing display innovation and its principle design philosophy of "Gaming Is in the Details".
The IEM 8 tour kicked off in July in Shanghai China, and the global eSports event has since travelled to New York in October, Cologne in November and Singapore.
An enthusiastic supporter of the athletic sprit of e-Sports, BenQ is actively involved in global gaming communities with its most recent sponsorship of Major League Gaming 2013 Pro Circuit Season. BenQ is also known for sponsoring many great teams and players, including the former WarCraft III superstar and now StarCraft II pro gamer Manuel 'Grubby' Schenkhuizen, Gambit.BenQ, who have enjoyed great success in Intel Extreme Masters events in the past – as well as prominent eSports teams such as Mousesports, NiP, TCM, Virtus.pro, ESC, XCN, Team Immunity, Orange Esports.DotA and Keyd Team. In the future, BenQ will continue to show support for the gaming community and bring the excelling gaming monitors to all.
Additional information on the Intel Extreme Masters Season 8 is available at www.intelextrememasters.com
For more on the full line-up of BenQ professional gaming monitors, please visit www.Gaming.BenQ.com
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