Gaming hardware manufacturer, BenQ Zowie, has further cemented its commitment to eSports, by nabbing a partnership with Australian eSports group ‘Tainted Minds’.
Heralded the “premium eSports division of BenQ”, Zowie is focused on the development of “professional-grade” competitive gaming products.
Nicholas ‘Sav’ Bobir, Founder & CEO Tainted Minds claims that several of the group’s players have used BenQ products over the years:
“When we first started Tainted Minds, there were a few standout companies that we listed as goals to be partnered with and BenQ ZOWIE was one of the top ones”
“All of our players over the years have always used BenQ products and now their elite ZOWIE range is the highest standard for gaming hardware and would constantly ask us to reach out to them to try the latest monitor or mouse”
“Today we couldn’t be happier to announce our partnership with BenQ ZOWIE who continue to lead the charge for innovation and superior products in the gaming space”.
Tainted Minds recommends BenQ Zowie’s 240Hz range in the XL2546 and XL2540 for “high performance games” (e.g. Overwatch). For other PC titles the eSports group recommends either the XL2430 or the XL2411P.
For console gaming (e.g. Call of Duty), Tainted Minds recommends the BenQ ZOWIE RL Series RL2455 or RL2460.
BenQ Zowie also manufactures a range of gaming peripherals such as mice, keyboards, mousepads, cable management & external audio systems.
The news comes after League of Legends management, Riot Games, fined Tainted minds A$7,000 in April last year, following violations of “certain contractual obligations”, including areas of remuneration and “not providing hardware as specified within contracts with the team’s manager and coach”.
Riot Games determined that Tainted Minds “made efforts in good faith to correct ongoing issues”, permitting the group to stay in League of Legend’s OPL.
After the ruling, Riot Games announced that “none of the players in question or the former coach are listed in the Global Contract Database as a member of Tainted Minds”.