ZOWIE, the esports division of electronics manufacturer BenQ, has announced a multi-year partnership with game publisher Riot Games for its VALORANT Champions Tour (VCT) Americas international league.
Kicking off April 1st 2023, all participating teams will utilise ZOWIE’s XL2566K esports gaming monitor during VCT Americas broadcasts.
This is not the first time ZOWIE has teamed up with Riot’s VALORANT ecosystem. In fact, last year the brand was the official monitor partner of VCT EMEA. ZOWIE was also previously a partner of CS:GO’s ESL Pro League for season 15. Some of VCT’s major partners for 2023 include Red Bull, Aim Lab, Secretlab and Verizon.
Aside from providing monitors to the VCT Americas broadcast, no additional information regarding the deal has been disclosed. This includes whether ZOWIE will have any further activations as part of the deal, which it did in its similar deal with the EMEA scene.
According to a release, the brand’s XL2566K monitor features ZOWIE’s DyAc⁺™ technology, which is designed to reduce motion blur. Moreover, the monitor is equipped with ‘colour optimization technology’ to increase visibility in dark scenes.
VCT Americas is set to kick off its inaugural league following VALORANT’s expansive restructuring and successful international event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The competition will be held at the Riot Games Arena in Los Angeles, US — previously the sole home of League of Legends’ LCS prior to the game developer’s broadcast revamp.
Houston Wei, Senior Director of BenQ America Corp, commented: “ZOWIE has been a staple for pro gamers for years on end. Across various game titles and esports competitions, we’ve always taken pride in delivering the most premium gear to get you ready for the big stage.
“We’re ecstatic to join forces with VCT Americas to bring PRO players to their competitive peak with ZOWIE esports gaming monitors.”