iiyama has proven to be a massive hit among gamers in the UK, as they were the brand choice featured in the recent MatchBox360 XL LAN Gaming Event at the Birmingham NEC over Easter. This gave Xbox360 enthusiasts an opportunity to test out the high response times, colour reproduction and precise graphic delivery across the entire iiyama range.
The whole event was filmed by XLEAGUE.TV, a new Sky channel dedicated to coverage of gaming and broadcasting to around 2 million unique viewers across the UK. The MatchBox360 XL eSports tournament was the fourth in a series of events attracting over 450 gamers from across the UK and Europe. Fully branded iiyama monitors were purchased for the event and iiyama’s technical staff were on hand to assist in the equipment set-up.
Competitive tournaments and free play were available on some of today’s most popular Xbox 360 titles including Halo3, Call of Duty 4, Gears of War, Race Driver: GRID and Rainbow 6 Vegas 2 by developers such as Bungie, Activision, Epic, Codemasters and Ubisoft. Prizes totalling over£10,000 including Cash Prizes of£8750 were awarded to the winners across different categories. The next event will take place in July 2008, and iiyama will continue to work with MatchBox360 over the coming year to offer support to their UK eSports tournaments.
Feedback from the tournament has already started pouring in with many more LAN events being planned as a result. Chris Barnes, Event Manager of MatchBox360 says,“Having the latest iiyama monitor range is a valuable addition to the overall tournament set-up and I believe contributed to the success of the event, and we are thoroughly looking forward to welcoming iiyama to future tournaments.”
For more information on iiyama please visit www.iiyama.co.uk.
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Based in Japan, iiyama is a leading international monitor manufacturer and became part of MCJ Holdings in February 2006, a company floated on the Mothers Stock Exchange and having an audited turnover of over£300M in 2006.
iiyama’s re-launch in the UK commenced in April 2006 showing a simplified range focussing on the highest specification panels available and which remains true today.
iiyama continues to offer a 3 year onsite advance exchange swap warranty even though other manufacturers are changing their warranty conditions, to the detriment of the customer, to save cost in a very competitive market.
MatchBox360.co.uk is one of the fastest growing Xbox Live communities in the United Kingdom. A focused events site and XCN member, MatchBox360 revolves around its thriving forum community, and boasts an impressive membership of gamers of varying ages, gender and skill. MatchBox360 XL is the premier console eSports tournament in the UK and sets the standard for competitive console LAN events for the European gaming community.