BenQ and ZOWIE to Co-Develop ‘BenQ & ZOWIE LED Gaming Monitor’ For Professional Gamers

BenQ, has announced that it is Co-Developing a unique BenQ & ZOWIE LED Gaming Monitor in association with ZOWIE GEAR, which is an innovative manufacturer of high-end professional gaming gears, along with the two legendary Counter-Strike players – Emil “HeatoN” Christensen and Abdisamad “SpawN” Mohamed.

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According to BenQ, this is the first time ever any professional gamer have been directly involved in the development of a flat-panel LED monitor for competitive gaming.

BenQ has based this on the premise that professional gamers possess indispensable experience and knowledge about display devices. The performance of monitors used is so critical that even the slightest flaw or performance boost affects the outcome of their play.

By co-working with ZOWIE GEAR, which is an innovative manufacturer of high-end professional gaming gears, BenQ would leverage its expertise in the display product field to develop a product with aspects of competitive gaming in mind.

BenQ informed that ZOWIE GEAR’s professional gamer teams joined in during the BenQ & ZOWIE LED Gaming Monitor product development and testing stages and with HeatoN and SpawN taking part in the co-development, their professional expertise and experiences will make this coming product a truly professional LED gaming monitor.

The HeatoN is a professional Swedish Counter-Strike player, and his achievements with teams such as “NiP” and “SK” are legendary in the gaming world. Though he no longer playing actively, he is still widely regarded as one the best Counter-Strike players in the world.

He is well known for his mastery of the “spray technique”, his precise control of the mouse movements during the recoil of the gun as awed many fellow CS players and is also known for the “Flash bang trick” and being the mastermind of several groundbreaking CS tactics.

SpawN, also a professional Swedish Counter-Strike player, is often referred to by gamers as “Living Legend”. He has won 12 worldwide CS championships, and also a member of legendary teams such as “NiP” and “SK”.

Widely regarded as one of the best Counter-Strike players in the world, SpawN’s tremendous skill of using AK is been widely regarded as classic, and many of his video clips in YouTube has also been viewed over 60 million times.

For BenQ & ZOWIE LED Gaming Monitor project, ZOWIE GEAR reunited the two legends in 2009, the unity has brought forth much prosperity, a year on with an LED monitor much anticipated, co-developed by ZOWIE GEAR’s professional gamers, the two CS legends and BenQ.

“Professional gamers have valuable experience and knowledge about display device performance, they are so critical about the equipment they use as even the smallest flaws can make a huge impact on their play. ZOWIE helped us understand that gamers require equipment which has been developed with certain aspects of competitive gaming in mind,” Said Enoch Huang who is the Senior Manager of Product Management within BenQ.

Price and Availability

The release date for BenQ & ZOWIE LED Gaming Monitor will be announced on September 20th 2010. For more information, please visit www.BenQ.com

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