The MLG 2015 Pro Circuit received a new official sponsor today in BenQ, who will be providing cutting edge monitors built specifically with esports in mind. Utilizing the RL and XL model, gamers will get hands on January 23rd in Aspen, Colorado when the Winter X Games kick off.
BenQ boasts that their screens provide FPS and RTS competitors with better speed, accuracy and visibility to duke it out during competition. “This is a great opportunity to show our commitment to the gaming community with our professional monitors. Our RL and XL series have been purpose-built to enhance both the console and PC gaming experience and feature BenQ’s exclusive innovations that meet the unique demands of eSports players. We can’t wait to see our displays in action throughout the year’s MLG events,” said Bob Wudeck, Associate Vice President of Strategy and Business Development at BenQ America Corp.
The XL2730Z offers 27 inches at 2560 x 1440 WQHD resolution, a TN pannel, 144Hz refresh, 1ms GTG response time, and Gaming Refresh-rate Optimization Management (GROM) with support for Adaptive-Sync technology using AMD’s FreeSync graphics card. This tech empowers gamers to shift visibility to their preference, changing refresh rates, display resolution and screen size to what feels natural. It also comes with a blue backlight to ease eye strain and make those long grueling play sessions comfortable.The XL doesn’t stop there, it also offers BenQ’s Black Equalizer 2.0, Motion Blur Reduction 2.0 and Auto Game Mode, all of which analyze and adjust to the genre on the screen for the optimal experience. Furthermore, Game-To-Go More allows players to save their favorite crushing blows on USB for quick review, or bragging rights, later.
Its partner monitor, the RL2755HM is designed with FPS and fighting games in mind, specifically the low input lag. Also boasting a 1ms GTG response time, the RL comes with 2-watt stereo speakers and two HDMI ports to support console and/or live streaming capabilities. With a 60Hz refresh rate, this monitor can handle console video output with ease, combined with LED backlighting and 12 million to 1 contrast ratio the colors are going to leap off the screen. Fighting, shooting or strategizing, gamers are getting professional consideration in both models and will enjoy unbelievable visual quality while competing for coveted top prize.
MLG will stream the X Games directly on MLG.tv, though major stations such as ESPN and ABC will pick up the highlights. The three day event brings together the top CS:GO teams from around the world to duke it out for $50,000 in prizes. In addition to the esports component, X Games will continue to offer competitions in its staple events, such as skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. Though the cash it the main attraction, traditional gold, silver and bronze medals are also up for grabs.
For more information on the new BenQ monitor offerings, check out gaming.benq.com.
For more information about the 2015 MLG Pro Circuit Season, head to www.majorleaguegaming.com.