Gaming monitors have been on the rise the past few years, and no other sub-genre of the gaming industry needs these high-grade displays than esports titles. These games demand the best displays for their athletes to play on and in matches where winning and losing can come down to who saw the opponent first.
ZOWIE, the gaming-focused sub-brand of BenQ, has just announced that its XL series is the official monitor sponsor of the PUBG Korea League 2018 Pro Tour of APL, PSS, and PWM. As the monitor sponsor, all matches and players of PSS will be played with BenQ ZOWIE’s XL2411P gaming desktop display, and APL and PWM will be played on XL2720 eSports Gaming Monitors to ensure all players can perform at their best. Both models provide Black eQualizers and Color Vibrance, which can greatly enhance player’s visibility in the game, helps to identify enemy under an open world environment with minimum efforts.
Here’s a rundown of the three tournaments. Take note that all three are officially recognized by the PUBG Corporation:
PUBG Survival Series (PSS) is a premier level tournament hosted by OGN in Korea. Currently Season 1 qualifier was held from 2018/04/15 to 2018/05/09, as the finals was taken place at OGN e-STADIUM on 2018/05/19. It invites the top players around the world, including Korea, China, and 3 western teams (Team Vitality, FaZa Clan, and OpTic Gaming). PSS Season 1 had total prize pool of $118,000,000 KRW ($110,000 USD), with total 20 teams.
Season 2 qualifier was held from 06/10 to 06/26, and the finals will be taken in the same place as Season 1 on 2018/07/07. 3 Chinese teams, and 2 Thailand teams was invited to Season 2. The total prize pool is KRW$100,000,000 ($91,000USD). For more information please check out their website.
AfreecaTV PUBG League (APL) is another Premier Professional Tour, hosted by AfreecaTV in Korea. Season 1 qualifier was held from 2018/04/02 to 2018/04/13, and the Season 1 finale was held in KT 10 GIGA Arena on 2018/05/05. It has total prize pool of $120,000,000 ($111,300 USD). APL invited totally 48 teams from China, Taiwan, Japan, Thailand, and Korea. For more information please check out their website.
PUBG Warfare Masters (PWM) is also a certified Premier Professional Tour, hosted by SPOTV Games in Korea. PWM Offline Qualifiers are currently on-going from 2018/05/14 to 2018/05/30, the wild card will be on 2018/06/06, and Final will be on 2018/06/13 in NEXON Arena. It provides total prize pool of $100,000,000 KRW ($93,000 USD). PWM invited totally 40 teams, 35 Korean, and 4 international professional teams, and 1 amateur team. For more information please check out their website.