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Intel Mobility Xe GPUs to Feature Up to Twice the Performance of Previous iGPUs

Intel at the Intel Developer Conference 'IDC' 2019 in Tokyo revealed their performance projections for mobility Xe GPUs, which will supersede their current consumer-bound UHD620 graphics under the Gen 11 architecture. The company is being vocal in that they can achieve an up to 2x performance uplift over their previous generation - but that will likely only take place in specific scenarios, and not as a rule of thumb. Just looking at Intel's own performance comparison graphics goes to show that we're mostly looking at between 50% and 70% performance improvements in popular eSports titles, which are, really, representative of most of the gaming market nowadays.

The objective is to reach above 60 FPS in the most popular eSports titles, something that Gen 11 GPUs didn't manage with their overall IPC and dedicated die-area. We've known for some time that Intel's Xe (as in, exponential) architecture will feature hardware-based raytracing, and the architecture is being developed for scalability that goes all the way from iGPUs to HPC platforms.

Blizzard Employees Protest Company's Blitzchung Ban

Blizzard employees protested the company's decision to ban Hearthstone player "Blitzchung" from an event for his opinions on the ongoing situation in Hong Kong SAR. Some employees covered up a portion of a floor decal in the company's office that read "Think Globally," and "Every Voice Matters," in protest. Blizzard's MMORPGs are "massively" popular in China, with Chinese Internet giant Tencent holding an equity stake. Some see the move to ban "Blitzchung" as the company "bending the knee" to China by taking a position on the situation in Hong Kong, instead of remaining neutral. The picture of a ruled piece of paper covering up the company floor decal with duct tape was tweeted by former Blizzard employee and eSports industry observer Kevin Hovdestad.

Thermaltake Launches its First Level 20 Gaming Mouse

Thermaltake, a market leader in eSports gaming peripherals, today announced the release of the Level 20 Gaming Mouse, as the first gaming mouse of Thermaltake Gaming, which will be available on the market in September.

The Level 20 RGB Gaming Mouse is a high-performance gaming mouse equipped with a powerful gaming grade 16,000 DPI optical sensor and durable OMRON switches rated up to 50 million clicks for endless hours of gameplay. With ambidextrous, ergonomic and lightweight design, Level 20 Gaming Mouse perfectly suits all hand sizes and grip styles for the utmost comfort. Users can customize up to 8 programmable buttons and also synchronize the Level 20 Gaming Mouse into ecosystem for maximum customization. Take the full control on lighting effects, advanced macro setting, and your key profile to extend personalization possibilities.

Team Group Releases T-Force T1 and Vulcan Z Memory, and Vulcan SSD

Today Team Group releases three new products from the T-FORCE gaming series: T-FORCE T1 gaming memory, T-FORCE VULCAN Z gaming memory and T-FORCE VULCAN high speed gaming solid state drive. T-FORCE T1 gaming memory's unique look is specially designed for entry gamers. T-FORCE VULCAN Z gaming memory's cooling performance has fully evolved to perfectly protect the memory. T-FORCE VULCAN high speed gaming solid state drive has focused on overall details and offering large capacity and high speed read/write performance at the same time. All three products have inherited the unique and classic design of T-FORCE gaming series, which makes building your own pc cooler than ever.

T-FORCE T1 gaming memory's impressive racing style is specially designed for entry gamers. Created using exclusive patented color printing and special ink, the racing design enhances the overall style of the DIY PC. The selected high-quality IC chips are exceptional in durability, stability and compatibility, allowing gamers to have excellent combat status on the battlefield of eSports. T-FORCE T1 gaming memory supports both Intel & AMD platform. Plug & play allows gamers to be ready for battles at any time.

G.SKILL Announces OC World Cup 2019 Competition

G.SKILL International Enterprise Co., Ltd., the world's leading manufacturer of extreme performance memory and gaming peripherals, is excited to announce the 6th Annual OC World Cup 2019. The online qualifier competition stage will be held from March 13, 2019 until April 16, 2019 on hwbot.org. The top 9 winners of the online qualifier will be qualified to join the live competition at the G.SKILL booth during Computex 2019 week from May 29th to 31st and compete for a chunk of the $25,000 USD cash prize pool.

With the participation of top overclockers from around the world and carefully designed rules, G.SKILL OC World Cup is considered as one of the most challenging overclocking competition by professional overclockers. The G.SKILL OC World Cup consists of three rounds: Online Qualifier, Live Qualifier, and Grand Final. The top 9 winners of the Online Qualifier will receive eligibility to enter the Live Qualifier stage during Computex 2019 and demonstrate their finest LN2 extreme overclocking skills at the G.SKILL booth.

Palit Introduces the Turing-derived GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Graphics Lineup

Palit Microsystems Ltd, the leading graphics card manufacturer, releases the new NVIDIA Turing architecture GeForce GTX series in Palit GeForce product line-up, GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Dual OC, Dual, StormX OC and GTX1660 Ti StormX. Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is built with the latest NVIDIA Turing architecture which performs great at 120FPS, so it's an ideal model for eSports gaming titles It can also reach an amazing performance and image quality while livestreaming to Twitch or YouTube. GTX 1660 Ti's dedicated hardware encoder delivers 15% improved efficiency over prior-generation graphics cards.

The Palit GeForce GTX 1660 Ti StormX OC and StormX is designed for the mini-ITX that can fit the small case perfectly. StormX series is equipped with 10 cm diameter fan blade, which is designed to improve cooling performance by generating a powerful air stream and air pressure. DrMOS is also available in GTX1660Ti StormX. that offers high current circuits, low noise operation, and effective reduction of heat generating. The upcoming GeForce GTX 1660 Ti Dual series is equipped with double fans, and also coming with LED lighting effect.

Arctic Announces New Freezer 34 Generation of CPU Coolers

ARCTIC today introduced the new Freezer 34 air cooler series. Development of the new Freezer series focused on increasing cooling capacity. With static pressure optimized P-fans and the improved heatsink, the Freezer 34 series offers high quality products with high-powered performance. The series consists of the standard Freezer 34 model; the Freezer 34 CO, a new tower CPU cooler; the Freezer 34 eSports; and the Freezer 34 eSports DUO.

The Freezer 34 coolers come with all the perks of ARCTIC's high static pressure P-fans: an extended shelf life, a wide RPM range, lower power consumption, high quality bearings and less vibration. Plus, when the PWM signal falls below 5%, the passive 0 dB mode is activated. With newly developed fans, a streamlined cooling fin design, and offset direct-touch heatpipes that distribute heat more efficiently, the Freezer 34 delivers robust cooling for high-end processors with up to 18 cores. During internal testing, at a normalized 28db(A) noise level, the Freezer 34 models achieved results up to 4° C cooler than their predecessor series.

Colorful Debuts the iGame GeForce RTX 2080 Ti KUDAN

Colorful Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and high-performance storage solutions is proud to announce its most powerful graphics card to date with the latest entry bearing the title of KUDAN. The COLORFUL iGame GeForce RTX 2080 Ti KUDAN brings NVIDIA's Turing GPU architecture to the absolute extreme with all its feature including real-time raytracing. The new iGame GeForce RTX 2080 Ti KUDAN features the best that COLORFUL has to offer and has been engineered to near perfection to give gamers a great gaming experience.

The iGame GeForce RTX 2080 Ti KUDAN makes its worldwide debut during COLORFUL GAMES UNION 2018 held in Hunan, China. COLORFUL's new iGame GeForce RTX 2080 Ti KUDAN will be a limited release with only 1000 units being made.

Rapoo Announces Its Newest Gaming Headset the 'VH300': Exclusive to Gamers

RAPOO, a leader in Wireless peripheral technology, introduces its newest 'VH300 Gaming Headset'. Designed to make even the most casual gamer feel like a pro, VH300 brings the eternal gaming experience, unbeatable! Sporting the clutter free and integrated design with Cool Blue LED backlight, the headset adds a touch of sophistication to gamers personality.

SteelSeries Announces Rival 650 Wireless and Rival 710 Gaming Mice

SteelSeries, the global leader in gaming peripherals, is proud to announce the industry-changing Rival 650 Wireless gaming mouse with features such as lightning-fast Quantum Wireless 2.4GHz wireless connection and fast charging. SteelSeries also introduces the Rival 710, using the same iconic chassis as the original Rival 700 and features new innovations from SteelSeries, including the new TrueMove3 sensor.

"We've truly revolutionized the wireless gaming mouse with features that have never been seen in the category, like the precision of the TrueMove3+ sensor and fast charging technology," said SteelSeries CEO, Ehtisham Rabbani. "The Rival 650 is a gaming mouse designed for competitive gamers who want the most accurate sensor available and unlimited physical and technical customization options."

MSI and ESL Partnering For The MSI Gaming Arena 2018 World Championships, Sponsors ESL One 2018

MSI, a world leader in gaming hardware, has partnered with ESL for its MSI Gaming Arena (MGA) 2018 World Championship and as the exclusive gaming sponsor of the ESL One 2018 Grand Finals at the Barclays Center in New York on September 29 and 30.
MGA 2018 World Championship
Before the Grand Final, MSI Gaming Arena (MGA) 2018 will host the world's top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams fighting for the coveted MGA Trophy and $60,000 prize pool on September 30 at the Barclays Center in New York. After the regional qualifiers, the four remaining teams will secure their spot in the MGA 2018 CS:GO Grand Finals.

LucidSound Announces LS25 E-Sports Wired Gaming Headset

LucidSound , the fastest growing gaming headset brand, announced today shipping of their LS25 eSports Stereo Gaming Headset within Europe. Developed to appeal to the eSports community and competitive PC gamers, the LS25 remains focused only on the features essential to providing superior performance during tournament play. Committed to audio fidelity, comfort and ease of use, the LS25 delivers rock-solid, distortion free performance, ideal for the PC gaming community, yet compatible with Xbox One, PS4 , Nintendo Switch , Mobile and PSVR .

The all-new LS25 features improved driver units delivering crystal-clear sound and tuned in-house by LucidSound engineers so players can easily distinguish between their teammates, in-game audio and the sounds of their competitors. Improved ear-cups provide even greater comfort for sustained play and are easy to detach from the headset for cleaning or replacement. The signature LucidSound control scheme is ideal for when gamers cannot afford to lose their concentration allowing gamers to quickly adjust volume.

ASUS ROG Announces PC Partnership with Activision for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4

Today, ASUS Republic of Gamers (ROG), announced a partnership with Activision, for the upcoming release of Call of Duty : Black Ops 4 on PC. From September 10th to October 12th, ROG will be the first digital PC game bundling provider of Call of Duty : Back Ops 4. Consumers can gain access to the game by purchasing an eligible ROG product during the promotion period. With a strong dedication to PC gamers, the Call of Duty team and ROG have worked closely on a unique collaboration with their AURA Sync technology across multiple product lines.

"We are beyond thrilled to be partnering with ASUS Republic of Gamers in an unprecedented way for Black Ops 4," said Ander Nickell, Director of Partnerships at Activision. "Our development teams are hard at work making this the best PC Call of Duty game yet. ASUS ROG shares that commitment to the community, so it was a natural fit to bring our brands together to deliver something special to fans."

ADATA XPG Announces Partnership with Flash Wolves eSports

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND Flash products, today announces that is has formed a partnership with one of Taiwan's biggest names in eSports, the Flash Wolves. This partnership comes on the heels of ADATA's recent sponsorship of the IeSF World Championship 2018 in Kaohsiung, signaling its continued commitment towards supporting the growth of eSports in Taiwan and around the world.

"We are thrilled to be sponsoring the Flash Wolves as it is an extension of our mission of delivering high-performance hardware that enhances the experiences of gamers of all levels, from beginners to professionals," said Simon Chen, Chairman and CEO of ADATA. "Going forward, ADATA will continue to promote the development of eSports in Taiwan and other regions by working closely with all stakeholders, from eSports teams and event organizers to government entities.

ADATA to Showcase Its Latest Innovations at IFA 2018

ADATA Technology, a leading manufacturer of high-performance DRAM modules and NAND flash products, today announces that it will be showcasing its latest products and solutions at IFA 2018 in Berlin (Messe Berlin, IFA My Media, Hall 17, stand 120). Among the products to be on show will be ADATA's latest XPG gaming hardware including RGB DDR4 memory modules, PCIe SSDs, and accessories. In addition, its new high-capacity A1-rated microSDXC memory card and rugged external hard disk drive (HDD) will be on hand.

"We look forward to being at IFA 2018 and showcasing our latest portfolio of products, ranging from gaming hardware to storage solutions," said Peter Wu, Managing Director of ADATA's European operations. "As a key consumer electronics event located in the heart of Europe, IFA will give us the opportunity to demonstrate why we continue to be a leader in DRAM and NAND flash products, but also show how we are leveraging our core competencies to expand our presence in the region, especially in terms of gaming and eSports."

COLORFUL Readies SL500 1TB BOOST SSD and Other Products for Computex 2018

COLORFUL Technology Company Limited, professional manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and high-performance storage solutions is thrilled to invite everyone to experience the next-generation of COLORFUL products at COMPUTEX 2018 at Taipei, Taiwan this coming June 5-9, 2018. COLORFUL will be showing off its greatest products on the show floor including its latest addition to its rapidly growing solid-state drive family of products.

Together with that, COLORFUL will also be showcasing its flagship current-gen motherboards and graphics cards featuring the best of what COLORFUL has to offer under its iGame family of gaming products for eSports enthusiasts and power users. The iGame GTX1080Ti Vulcan X OC as well as the iGame Z370 Vulcan X will be on display for attendees to experience the evolution of COLORFUL iGame. COMPUTEX 2018 will be held in Taipei, Taiwan at June 5-9, 2018. Please visit COLORFUL at booth M1112.

SteelSeries Announces Partnership with Faze Clan

Today, SteelSeries announces its official partnership with popular eSports organization FaZe Clan. This partnership makes SteelSeries the exclusive peripheral partner of FaZe Clan and includes sponsorship of all eSports teams including Counter-Strike Global Offensive, Call of Duty, Player Unknown's Battlegrounds, Fortnite, Rainbow Six Siege and FIFA.

FaZe Clan is home to some of the most successful eSports teams and players in the world. Their world class CS:GO team comes off the back of a Top 4 finish at the ESL Pro League Finals and an impressive 3-0 tournament win at the Intel Extreme Masters in Sydney.

AMD and Fnatic Ink Landmark Deal to Extend and Expand eSports Partnership

AMD a leading manufacturer of high-performance computing, graphics and visualization technologies, and Fnatic, one of the world's top esports organizations, have announced a landmark esports partnership agreement that further expands AMD's engagement in competitive gaming. AMD will be Fnatic's exclusive hardware partner across four competitive gaming hardware categories: motherboards, GPUs, CPUs and laptops. In this third year of collaboration, the sponsorship will include AMD's top-tier brands, Ryzen and Radeon RX.

AMD Ryzen processors are designed for impeccable performance for the most ambitious gamers. Radeon RX Vega Graphics are for extreme gamers looking to run their games at the highest resolutions, highest framerates, and maximum settings. Radeon RX 500 series graphics cards are designed to play games at a smooth 1080p and beyond.

BenQ Announces ZOWIE RL eSports Monitor Series

BenQ announces today that through a licensing partnership with Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE), the ZOWIE RL e-Sports monitor series is coming to PlayStation 4 (PS4). The series, which are the first range of monitors to be officially licensed by SIEE, will help to enhance the e-Sports experience on PS4 , allowing competitive experience through lag-free response time and enhanced visibility at gameplay.

From its inception, the ZOWIE product line has been dedicated to the development of e-Sports equipment to enable competitive gamers to play to the best of their abilities. ZOWIE e-Sports monitors have been widely adopted by not just professional players but also tournament operators for their lag-free instant response, Color Vibrance technology that helps players distinguish small targets from their backgrounds for easy tracking, and Black eQualizer technology that enhances the visibility in dark scenes.

BenQ Intros Zowie RL2755T 27-inch "Console eSports Monitor"

So "console-optimized monitors" are a thing. Apparently eSports players on consoles can't lug their big TVs around to BYOD events (local LAN parties), and so BenQ has come up with the Zowie RL2755T, which has been certified by Sony as an officially-licensed product for the PlayStation 4. The 27-inch monitor features a TN-film panel, with Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels) resolution, 1 ms (GTG) response time, and up to 75 Hz refresh rate.

BenQ makes up for these specs otherwise brushed aside by PC gamers, with a narrow bezel design, low response-time, Black eQualizer (a feature that enhances dark areas of the screen to help you spot enemies), flicker-free brightness adjustments, and dynamic color vibrance that helps you spot distant enemies. The stand offers height and tilt adjustments. Display inputs include two HDMI inputs, and DVI. The company didn't reveal pricing.

Ashland University Offers Scholarships to Recruit the Nation's Best Fortnite Players

Ashland University from Ohio has announced that they are adding Epic Games' popular battle royale Fortnite to their eSports program. Beginning fall 2018, the university will be giving away $4,000 scholarships to those who are interested. Admission will take both skill level and academics into consideration, of course. If you're a pretty good Fortnite player and wish to attend Ashland University, here's your opportunity to apply to the program. "Fortnite appeals to both the core and casual gaming audience," eSports head coach Josh Buchanan stated in a statement. "We're excited to provide this platform for gamers who want to showcase their skills in a more competitive space. Fortnite facilitates an environment that allows players to get creative, innovate and show off their mastery of their skills."

Razer Announces Partnership with Team Queso

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, and Spanish Team Queso, the first mobile-only esports team, today announced a new strategic partnership. The two-year deal will see Team Queso using the Razer Phone in their competitive games, as well as other Razer peripherals and equipment. The Razer Phone, the world's first smartphone designed for gaming, is the perfect handset for high-level mobile esports. The 120hz display, its Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 8GB of RAM give players the smoothest, lag-free gaming experience, essential for competitive mobile esports.

Team Queso competes in multiple different disciplines, including Clash Royale, Vainglory, Arena of Valor and Hearthstone, and number among their ranks some of the best national, continental and global players. Founded in 2017, with high profile teams and players from around the world, Team Queso are the current ESWC Paris Clan Wars champions, as well as strong favorites for the Vainglory8 League and a team to watch with Arena of Valor.

Razer Partners with Polish Esports Organization Team Kinguin

Razer, the leading global lifestyle brand for gamers, and Team Kinguin, Poland's most recognized esports organization, today announced a new strategic partnership. The long-term deal includes a full-line product sponsorship as well as a cooperation in product development and testing.

Moving forward, Razer will be the exclusive peripherals partner of Team Kinguin and supply all of the team's athletes with the latest mice, keyboards, headsets and other input devices, making sure they are always well-equipped when heading into battle. Razer will also equip the organization's Warsaw-based esports center and training facilities, drive a knowledge exchange between the two brands and act as a supporting partner for future initiatives and activities.

CORSAIR Announces Partnership with German Esports Organization BIG

CORSAIR, a world leader in PC gaming peripherals and enthusiast components, today announced its title sponsorship with BIG, an esports organization based in Berlin, Germany. BIG has been making waves in the Counter-Strike community ever since its inception in January 2017, and has since proven to be one of the best CS:GO teams in the world, achieving multiple top placements and receiving invites to every recent major tournament. BIG burst onto the scene with a top 8 finish at the PGL Major Krakow, before landing two podium finishes at DreamHack Denver and Esports World Convention late in 2017. CORSAIR will be outfitting BIG with performance gaming keyboards, mice, and mouse pads to continue their triumph both in their home country and across the globe.

"Millions of dedicated gamers worldwide compete to get better every day, yet only a few manage to reach the top to play against the best teams and players in the world," said Daniel Finkler, CEO of BIG. "Ensuring you have the right equipment to compete is essential to keep up with the best. With CORSAIR on our side, we've equipped our team with the fastest performance gaming peripherals to give us the edge, and are proud to represent CORSAIR with our professional esports athletes."
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