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BenQ Renews Major League Gaming Sponsorship for 2013 Pro Circuit Season; RL2450HT and New RL2455HM Gaming Monitors Ready to ConQuer at MLG Winter Championship in Dallas

In Gaming Fast Action Requires Faster Response; New RL2455HM Monitor With Blazing-Fast 1-ms GTG Response Time Begins Shipping at Tournament

IRVINE, Calif. — March 7, 2013 — BenQ America Corp. today announced that the company has renewed its sponsorship as the official gaming monitor of Major League Gaming (MLG), the world’s largest competitive video game league, for the 2013 MLG Pro Circuit Season. Kicking off March 15-17 at the MLG Winter Championship in Dallas, top gamers from around the world will compete using BenQ’s RL2450HT and RL2455HM monitors, designed specifically for professional gaming and engineered to meet the specific needs of eSports athletes. Releasing to the public at the start of the event, the new RL2455HM monitor has been engineered exclusively for fast action console gaming, offering a blazing-fast 1-ms GTG response time.

At the Winter Championship, gamers will compete for their share of $170,000 in prizes playing first-person shooter (FPS) game Call of Duty(R): Black Ops ll on Xbox 360(R) and real-time strategy (RTS) games League of Legends(R) and StarCraft(R) ll: Heart of the Swarm(TM) on PC. Thousands of spectators will watch the tournament at the Dallas Convention Center, and hundreds of thousands more will watch the action at http://www.majorleaguegaming.com for free in resolutions up to 720p HD with an option to upgrade to 1080p.

“We are proud to be the first monitor manufacturer to dedicate itself to professional gaming, and can’t wait to join MLG again this year as it kicks off its tenth Pro Circuit Season with the Winter Championship in Dallas,” said Bob Wudeck, Director of Retail and e-Commerce at BenQ America Corp. “For the world’s top gamers, our RL2450HT is set to deliver the ultimate RTS experience, while the new RL2455HM is specifically designed to take fast action FPS console gaming to an entirely new level. These elite displays will be joined by the XL2420T console monitor, which will be used by MLG throughout the event. In addition, be sure to keep an eye out at future events this season for the soon-to-be-released, flagship XL2720T, which features a stunning 27-inch widescreen display.”

Designed for professional console gaming with an ultra-low input lag that renders action without ghosting or latency from mouse motion, the new RL2455HM will provide the ultimate experience for Call of Duty: Black Ops ll at the Winter Championship. In addition, the monitor features a 60-Hz refresh rate tuned to match console video output for seamless connectivity. With its RTS Mode to maximize visibility and optimize color, the RL2450HT will be used for League of Legends and StarCraft ll: Heart of the Swarm PC gaming. For top-level games, both monitors feature a 24-inch widescreen (16:9) full HD LED screen, LED backlighting for great color reproduction and low power consumption, and a 12 million to 1 contrast ratio for the best in picture quality.

The RL2455HM and RL2450HT feature BenQ’s Black eQualizer to enable total visibility by allowing gamers to adjust the screen brightness without over-exposing white levels — revealing critical combat details with improved visibility in darkened areas. To accommodate individual viewing preferences, a Display Mode allows gamers to interchange between monitor screen sizes, while the Smart Scaling feature gives them the ability to scale the screen on-the-fly to virtually any custom size — ranging from a 24-inch 1080p display to a traditional 17-inch 4:3 format — without impacting controller sensitivity. In addition, the RL2450HT features an adjustable height stand for optimal screen positioning.

Supporting competitive gaming, BenQ will offer the monitors used in the tournament at special discount pricing available to all MLG tournament fans. Additional product information to help customers choose the right gaming monitor is available here.

Additional information on the MLG Winter Championship is available at http://www.majorleaguegaming.com/competitions/55.

Information on the full line of BenQ gaming monitors is available at Gaming.BenQ.com.

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About Major League Gaming:
Major League Gaming (MLG) is the world’s largest eSports organization with millions of LIVE viewers, fans and competitors around the globe. MLG enables gamers to compete, improve their skills, and socialize via the largest online destination for competitive console and PC gaming featuring more than 8 million registered gamers, and the annual MLG Pro Circuit featuring LIVE, in-person tournaments in cities nationwide. MLG broadcasts competitive play, analysis and more via online streaming to hundreds of thousands of fans in an average of more than 170 countries.

About BenQ America Corp.
BenQ America Corp. is a leading innovator of digital lifestyle products, providing an extensive line of visual display and presentation solutions that incorporate the very latest technologies. The company offers a broad range of projectors and monitors for any application and market — education, home, gaming, corporate, government, and IT — with cutting-edge models that lead the industry in performance, reliability, environmental sustainability, and aesthetics. Whether it’s interactive digital whiteboards for classrooms, 3D-ready projectors for home theaters, short-throw projectors for boardrooms, or LED backlight monitors for professional gaming, BenQ continues to defy the limits of digital displays. The company’s products are available across North America through leading value-added distributors, resellers, and retailers.

The BenQ digital lifestyle stands as a cornerstone of the company’s mission of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life,” fusing lifestyle with technology, enjoyment with productivity, and aesthetic design with engineering. It is this commitment that has made BenQ the No. 1-selling DLP(R) projector brand worldwide, as well as the No. 1 name in short-throw projectors.

More information is available at www.BenQ.us.

About BenQ Corporation
BenQ Corporation is a renowned global trendsetter of connected digital lifestyle devices founded on the brand promise of “Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life.” With a keen insight into ever-evolving consumer preferences, BenQ uniquely creates the ideal balance of leading technology and signature design to provide visual and mobile solutions that elevate consumer lifestyles. BenQ continues to delight the world’s consumers with a broad product and embedded technology portfolio spanning digital projectors, monitors, interactive large-format displays, digital cameras and camcorders, mobile computing devices, and lighting solutions.

About BenQ Group
The BenQ Group is a $21+ billion powerhouse comprised of 15+ independent companies operating in over 30 countries across numerous industries with a combined workforce of over 120,000 employees. Each Group member is a recognized leader in its own field, contributing to the BenQ Group’s vast resources, broad R&D, and distinct strategic strengths. By leveraging each company’s vertical specialization to create true scale across horizontal markets, the BenQ Group controls a highly efficient value chain with the unrivaled ability to deliver critical components and world-class solutions in the following industries: TFT-LCD, green energy, fine chemicals and advanced materials, lighting, IC design, precision components, system integration, branded business, and service. The Group is committed to profitable and sustainable businesses that share its long-standing vision of Bringing Enjoyment and Quality to Life.

The BenQ Group companies are: BenQ Corporation, AU Optronics Corporation (world’s top manufacturer of large-size TFT-LCD panels), Qisda Corporation, Darfon Electronics Corporation, BenQ Materials Corp., BenQ Guru Corp., BenQ Medical Center, BenQ Medical Technology Corp., BriView Co., Ltd., Daxin Materials Corp., Dazzo Technology Corp., Forhouse Corp., Lextar Electronics Corp., Raydium Semiconductor Corp., and Wellypower Corp.

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