Acer expands partnership with Riot Games; will supply battle-tested Predator XB1 gaming monitors for League of Legends Esports events in 2017
NEW YORK (April 27, 2017) – Acer (TWSE: 2353, LSE: ACID) has been named Official Sponsor and Monitor Partner for League of Legends (LoL) Esports for 2017, providing its battle-tested Predator gaming monitors for a series of events including the 2017 League of Legends World Championships, Mid-Season Invitational, and the Summer Split League of Legends Championship Series in North America and Europe. This latest sponsorship is a continuation of Acer’s partnership with Riot Games, which began last year when Acer supplied Predator XB1 (XB241H) monitors for the stage and professional practice rooms at the 2016 League of Legends World Championship and All-Star Event.
In 2017, Acer will become the presenting sponsor of the “Big Plays” broadcast segment, which will air each week and recap the week’s biggest and best plays.
“Having proven their reliability and professional-level quality to the world’s most elite LoL pros, Acer is proud to be once again named the Official Sponsor and Monitor for League of Legends Esports in 2017,” said Tiffany Huang, President of Corporate Marketing, Business Planning and Operations, Acer Inc. “Pushing boundaries to provide best-in-class products without compromise, Predator gaming monitors will prove their worth to the world’s leading players throughout this exciting global tour.”
“League of Legends esports is in our most exciting season yet, and we’re delighted to be partnering once more with Acer in 2017 to bring esports experiences to fans,” said Jarred Kennedy, Co-Head of Esports, Riot Games. “These kind of brand partnerships are a vital part of the ecosystem and we can’t wait to team up to watch the best in the world compete on the international stage.”
Predator XB241H Monitor to take the Spotlight Again in 2017
Acer’s Predator line has earned countless industry awards and accolades for giving a competitive edge to gamers. The Predator XB241H sports a brilliant 24-inch Full HD 1080p display featuring NVIDIA® G-SYNC™, a quick 1 ms response and up to a fast 144 Hz refresh rate for rendering fast-moving action and dramatic transitions without smearing or ghosting. For enthusiasts and professionals who like to push gaming to the outer limits, the Predator XB241H can be overclocked up to 180 Hz. It also provides wide viewing angles with accurate colors from up to 170 degrees horizontally and 160 degrees vertically.
Regional Showdown at the Mid-Season Invitational in Brazil
The League of Legends 2017 Mid-Season Invitational will be held in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A 13-team tournament with competing teams from all 13 professional LoL leagues, the invitational kicks-off on April 28, while the finals will be held on May 21.
League of Legends World Championship
The 2017 League of Legends World Championship, or Worlds, is an international tournament that takes place over five weeks of competitive play. The top 24 teams from around the world who have conquered their regional leagues come together to compete on the international stage, including teams from North America, Europe, Korea, China and more. Worlds will be held from September 23 to November 4, 2017 in the Chinese cities of Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing.