IRVINE, Calif. — June 27, 2013 — BenQ America Corp., an internationally renowned provider of digital lifestyle innovations, today announced that as the official gaming sponsor of Major League Gaming (MLG), it will be unveiling its new ZeroFlicker™ Technology at the 2013 MLG Spring Championship held in Anaheim, Calif., June 28-30. Designed with gamers in mind, the new technology is engineered to eliminate traditional LED flicker issues in monitors, supporting eSports enthusiasts in longer gaming sessions by providing more comfort during competitive play. 

First available on BenQ’s new XL2420TE monitor — available to the public in July before being gradually incorporated into all BenQ gaming monitors — ZeroFlicker Technology provides a new direct lighting system that enables gamers to practice during longer periods thanks to improved LED comfort. As a result, eSports athletes and amateur gamers alike are able to experience fast, flicker-free gaming on devices that are built specifically for the requirements of today’s competitive gaming situations where speed, comfort, and control are paramount to success. 

We know from our relationship with pro gamers that achieving greatness means dedicating hundreds of hours to practice time,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President, Strategy and Business Development for BenQ America Corp. “With this commitment to gamers in mind, we developed our new ZeroFlicker Technology, which aims at providing eSport athletes with the ability to participate in longer gaming sessions without compromising comfort. We look forward to seeing today’s top players put our technology to the test at this year’s MLG Spring Championship and are extremely proud to be unveiling this exciting new innovation at such a premier event.”

At the MLG Spring Championship, gamers will compete for more than $100,000 in prizes by playing Call of Duty®: Black Ops II, League of Legends®, and StarCraft® II: Heart of the Swarm™. Thousands of spectators will take part in the event at the Anaheim Convention Center while thousands more will watch online at http://store.majorleaguegaming.com, where spectator, VIP, and HD online passes can be purchased for the thrilling three-day tournament event. Top eSport athletes will compete using BenQ’s RL2450HT and RL2455HM gaming monitors, while the company also introduces its all new XL2420TE monitor. 

Designed by legendary gamers to meet the specific requirements of competitive gaming, the new XL2420TE brings an ultra-fast 144Hz refresh rate to speed up frames-per-second and blazing-quick 1ms GTG response time for faster pixel rates, synchronizing action without any latency to give players complete control over their gaming experience. With the introduction of BenQ’s new ZeroFlicker Technology to help extend playing time and give gamers more edge, the monitor also combines a 12 million:1 dynamic contrast ratio, true black color, and a unique de-flickering backlight circuit controller for a zero-flicker view. Even after lengthy gaming sessions, the XL2420TE enables a more comfortable, alert, and focused experience for serious eSports enthusiasts. 

To give players a competitive edge, the XL2420TE also features BenQ’s Black eQualizer, which enables total gaming visibility by allowing gamers to adjust brightness without over-exposing white levels — revealing critical combat details with improved visibility in darkened areas. To accommodate individual viewing preferences, the Display Mode allows gamers to switch between nine monitor screen sizes, including 17-inch (4:3), 19-inch (4:3), 19-inch widescreen (16:10), 21.5-inch widescreen (16:9), 22-inch widescreen (16:10), 23-inch widescreen (16:9), 23.6-inch widescreen (16:9), 24-inch widescreen (16:9), and 27-inch widescreen (16:9), while Smart Scaling enables players to adjust the screen on-the-fly to virtually any custom size without impacting controller sensitivity. 

For even more control without compromising playing speed, gamers can customize and save display setting presets directly onto the monitor’s S Switch. This allows players to switch swiftly between customized display settings for gaming as well as entertainment using the stylish controller’s scroll button, facilitating fast navigation and adjustment of the device’s OSD settings.

Additional information on the MLG Spring Championship is available at www.majorleaguegaming.com/competitions.

Information on the full line of BenQ gaming monitors is available at Gaming.BenQ.com.

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