BenQ, the internationally renowned pioneer in entertainment and e-sports technology recently acquired ZOWIE, the world’s premiere brand in gaming accessories. Zowie a brand by BenQ has sponsored this year’s eXTREMESLAND CS:GO 2016 e-sports competition, and the Indian Qualifier Finals were held on August 20th and 21st, 2016 at Bangalore.
The event was organized close to over 45 days and spread over online qualifiers and LAN finals. The overall infrastructure & format ensured that the quality of gameplay is at par with international standards and nowhere Indian eSports player should feel inferior to the international gameplay. In qualifiers, a total of 128 teams participated, out of that 4 teams were chosen for finals in Bangalore; namely Team Invictus, Invisible Wings, Team Brutality and MxB Gaming. The tournament saw some of the most grueling and intense gaming ever witnessed in Indian eSports scene, there were frequent overtimes in closely ontested matches of finals. A large crowd of spectators were always present to boost the morale of teams and to witness the nail biting moments which BenQ Zowie eXtremesland created. The event progressed well on schedule and created many passionate rounds of Counter Strike before Team Invictus came out victorious after beating Invisible Wings with a score of 2-0.
Team Invictus will soon be leaving for Shanghai, China to represent India in BenQ ZOWIE Asia eXTREMESLAND CS:GO 2016 Grand Final, which will be held in September 2016. 16 teams from across Asia Pacific will be participating to claim the lion’s share of the grand prize pool of USD 100,000. The 5 day grand finals in Shanghai will commence with a welcome dinner for the finalists, followed by three days of action packed gaming. The Indian representatives will be facing off against some of Asia-Pacific’s best, including Tyloo from China, Team NXL from Indonesia, Renegades from Australia and others.
On this occasion, Rajeev Singh, Managing Director of BenQ India said “We thank all the participants for joining us. Through their support Zowie a brand by BenQ wants to take the eSports scene to the next level in India! Let’s all support team Invictus and we wish them the best of luck for their road ahead in the grand finals at Shanghai!”
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 delightful broad portfolio of people-driven products and embedded technologies spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, audio products, cloud consumer products, mobile communications and lifestyle lighting. Because it matters.
About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $22+ billion powerhouse comprised of nearly 20 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., BenQ AB DentCare Corp., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Darwin Precisions Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., LILY Medical Corp. and Raydium Semiconductor Corp..
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