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GAMING | AOC proud to power IeSF Esports World Championship

In the world of competitive gaming, it doesn’t get much bigger than IeSF Esports World Championship, an annual tournament attracting professional teams from across the globe for an almighty esports showdown.

In welcoming the best gamers in the world, it’s just natural that these players would demand the best. No compromises accepted. Especially when it comes to picture quality.

And at this year’s recent event in Taiwan, award-winning monitor manufacturer AOC was proud to unveil the new G2590PX gaming display, which was given the ultimate stamp of approval and selected by organizers as the official event monitor for the Esports World Championship 2018.

The competition of a lifetime

Founded with the noble goal of establishing esports as a serious, recognized, competitive sport, the International Esports Federation (IeSF) celebrated its milestone tenth anniversary in 2018.

During the past decade IeSF has signed up 48 official member states, each are invited to compete in the flagship Esports World Championship, which is one of the most prestigious competitive gaming tournaments on the planet.

The competition’s landmark tenth edition was hosted in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, on Nov. 9 to11, with teams from 37 different nations competing for $54,000 in prize money.

Players faced off in three title bouts: League of Legends, Tekken 7 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. At the final tally, South Korea took the top prize for the eighth time, while Finland was named runners-up for the first time.

Elsewhere, Saudi Arabia took home the bronze medal, while Sweden and Japan came in fourth and fifth, respectively.

Check scores for the top ten teams were: South Korea (131), Finland (127), Saudi Arabia (111), Sweden (78), Japan (62), Macau (61), Romania (52), Taiwan (47), Australia (43) and The Philippines (38).

The best of the best

AOC’s support and sponsorship of the Esports World Championship is just the latest example of the brand’s ongoing commitment to promoting the highest standards in gaming.

Known globally as one of the world’s premier monitor manufacturers, AOC has long championed the rise and recognition of gaming and gamers everywhere.

For years, AOC has sponsored esport teams and events and in 2016 AOC launched the dedicated Agon brand specifically tailored to gamers’ increasing visual needs.

The G2590PX, being singled out as the leading monitor for professional gamers at the IeSF Esports World Championship, is just the latest chapter in an ever-evolving story.

To celebrate the achievement Kevin Wu, general manager of MMD Singapore Pte Ltd., was invited to open the event with a keynote speech.

Fittingly, the milestone was achieved in Taiwan, the place where it all began 51 years ago and still the home of AOC headquarters.

AOC G2590PX: a stand out

There are a myriad of reasons why the officials at IeSF chose AOC’s G2590PX as the official event monitor.

Purpose-built for gaming at a high professional level, competitors benefited from an unrivaled visual experience, marked by matchless on screen detail and a seamless image flow.

As well serving up 24.5 inches of Full HD visuals, at 1920 x 1080 resolution, the G2590PX offers a 144Hz refresh rate, 1ms response time and AMD FreeSync, all of which combine to create a gaming environment free from blur, lag and screen tearing.

The recognition of AOC at this year’s Esports World Championship marked a major milestone in the brand’s history. Earlier this year, AOC was also an official sponsor of UK Esports Awards and again, AOC was called on to serve as official monitor partner for the WESG Oceania 2018. The latter was a celebrated esports tournament that provided an open-for-all platform for players from Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

AOC Monitors are now available in partner retail store branches nationwide: PC Express, PC Worx, Octagon, Thinkingtools, Computerworld, ThinkPC, Vivocom and PC Chain.

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