Taiwanese tech giant Benq, under its esports central sub-brand Zowie, worked with eXtremesland to announce the ZOWIE Asia eXtremesland tournament in August 2018. After successful qualifications, two team-Optic India and Entity Gaming India entered the Counter-Strike: Go final LAN game on 9 September in Bengaluru.
Although ZOWIE is known for its competitive game machines for eSports athletes, eXtremesland is an esports tournament that provides a platform for the best e-sports talent in the country to demonstrate their potential and compete at APAC level.
The collaboration was aimed at promoting the booming esports and PC gaming culture in the country and helping to cross borders by promoting local talent and community. Unlike the previous tournaments, Zowie expanded the competition with four offline qualifiers that took place in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar and Jaipur, after the online qualification.
The four best qualifying teams – OpTic India, Entity Gaming, Team Brutality and Slaughter Rage Army – were also awarded Zoeie gaming devices such as mice, keyboards, audio systems, mouse pads and CAMADES.
The LAN final ended with a neck-and-toe gun between Optic India and Entity Gaming with Optic India winning the winning title. Winner Optic India wins a fully paid trip to Shanghai and has a chance to win the coveted prize pool of USD 100,000.
Zowie also presented their esports product portfolio at the location. It included their top-of-the-line XL2546 e-sports monitor that claims 1 ms native response time with 240Hz refresh rate for smooth gameplays, even with most graphic greedy titles. It is the same monitor that was used by all teams in the tournament. In addition, there were other pro-gaming products such as the Celeritas II keyboard, EC1-B CSGO and EC2-B CSGO gaming mouse and other top products from Zowie.
During the event, Mr Rajeev Singh, MD Benq India told TechRadar: "Zowie is about esports, it's not just gaming, it's aimed at gamers who are willing to play competitive games or are already in it. products are not about aesthetics and they do not look good, instead they are talking about key performance for professional gaming. "