BenQ becomes a partner of the Electronic Sports League at gamescom 2011

Electronic Sports League announces BenQ as the official partner of the ESL Arena (hall 9) at gamescom 2011 (August 17 - 21). More than a hundred of BenQ’s XL2410T gaming displays will be placed in the ESL Arena in hall 9, giving professional gamers as well as visitors of the Arena the opportunity to test the latest monitors of BenQ’s XL gaming series. The monitors will be used in the professional eSports competitions taking place on the main stage, in casual gaming matches available in the numerous free gaming areas around the Arena.

Visitors can test XL2410T – a particular model of BenQ’s Gaming series – a 23.6 inch monitor with 120 Hz LED panel, 2 ms (GTG) response time and dynamic contrast of 10 million:1. These high-performance screens with low response time are extremely attractive especially for competitive players. In gaming speed plays a crucial role and every fraction of a second can be decisive for the final result of the match. Taking that into consideration BenQ invited professional players to take part in the process of development of their product. Emil 'HeatoN' Christensen und Abdisamad 'SpawN' Mohamed were both members of one of the most famous eSports team in the world – SK Gaming. In the years 2002 – 2004 they were part of the Counter-Strike 1.6 division of the team and are considered to be among the best pro-gamers of all times. As potential users they provided BenQ with a valuable input and the gamers‘ point of view.

"Within my career as a pro-gamer, the collaboration with BenQ definitely counts as one of the greatest experiences ever," Emil 'HeatoN' Christensen said. "BenQ is highly dedicated to gaming and is famous for its perfection and attention to details. I am looking forward to gamescom and to playing together with my German fans." he adds.

A schedule of the main stage events in the ESL Arena in hall 9:

Further information concerning the Electronic Sports League at

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Electronic Sports League

The Electronic Sports League (ESL) is the largest and most important league for gamers in Europe consisting of more than 3 million registered members and more than 740,000 registered teams. ESL is operated by the company Turtle Entertainment GmbH since 2000 and offers more than 3,500 professional leagues and amateur ladders from a variety of games. Nearly 400.000 matches per month are being played worldwide using the ESL technology. The ESL website currently reaches above 1,6 million unique visitors a month and about 35.000 new players register every month.

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About BenQ Corporation

BenQ Corporation, a leading provider of networked digital lifestyle devices, is a multi-faceted company with strengths in product design, visual technology and mobile technology. BenQ offers unrivalled breadth and depth of products and integrated technologies across platforms through the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment ‘N’ Quality to Life,” including digital projectors, LCD monitors, LCD TVs, digital cameras, eBook readers, and others.

Combining passion and professionalism, execution and excellence, caring and contribution, BenQ is the number 1 DLP® brand and LED monitor expert.

BenQ recognizes that professional gamers possess indispensable experience and knowledge about display devices and therefore offers gaming products co-developed with professional gamers and were created with one main purpose – to win!


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