London and Upplands Väsby, Sweden, Tuesday 24th of May– Prior to kicking off DreamHack Summer 2011, EIZO, a world leading Japanese manufacturer of high-end professional quality Monitors announces today the partnership together with Fnatic, an internationally recognised professional gaming organisation. This partnership will ensure that the Fnatic players are always using the best hardware available.
Fnatic is a professional Electronic Sports team, consisting of players from across the globe that all make a living through competing in video game tournaments. The Fnatic Team won the ESPORTS TEAM OF THE YEAR AWARD 2006 and 2009. The Fnatic Team has been highly successful in nurturing and creating talent in professional gaming and remain in the “esports” history books for the unprecedented six major titles won by our Counter-Strike division in one season.
With the new partnership, EIZO and Fnatic will be affiliated throughout 2011-12. EIZO will offer financial support and its FORIS series of Monitors to the players but also the reputable tournaments that the Fnatic PLAY website holds on a monthly basis. Fnatic will furthermore contribute to improving EIZO products and development through feedback and unique input from the professional gamers themselves.
“EIZO designs and creates professional Monitors for gamers who want to achieve the highest ranking and best results.” said Fnatic’s Business Development Manager, Neil Kirk. “Our squads strive for and achieve those same goals; they are professionals in the world wide phenomenon of electronic sports. Our expertise, coupled with EIZO high quality equipment, will help make our players even more of a force to be reckoned with. We are looking forward to the successes we know this relationship will bring!”
“We are proud to be associated with Fnatic and are excited about the role that our products will play in contributing to the further success of the team.” said Christer Lindblom, President of EIZO Europe AB. “This partnership will bring us welcome exposure in the esports world while allowing us to get valuable feedback from Fnatic’s players so we can continue to develop top-notch monitors for the gaming market.”
The Fnatic team will utilise the EIZO Monitors at the upcoming Dreamhack Summer 2011 event in June, which is being held at Elmia – Jönköping, Sweden.
The Fnatic team is an ambitious and highly successful electronic sports organisation, which supports the world's greatest gamers. After being crowned as Electronic Sports Team of The Year in 2006 and 2009, Fnatic has achieved over 60 victories in major international tournaments and are acknowledged worldwide for their famous and charismatic Swedish Counter-Strike 1.6 team, hugely successful COD4 team, their up and coming Starcraft 2 team and former PainKiller World Tour Champion, Sander "VoO" Kaasjager and Laurens”Lauke” Pluijmaekers, former Olympic Champion in Unreal Tournament. Fnatic currently have squads in Counter-Strike 1.6, Heroes of Newerth, Starcraft 2, Call of Duty, Quakelive, Halo and League of Legends. We have over time established ourself as a vibrant, well-coordinated outfit with a clear vision for the future of competitive electronic sports, commonly referred to as "esports". For more information, please visit www.fnatic.com.
Eizo Europe AB is a European subsidiary of Eizo Nanao Corporation, a leading Japanese manufacturer of high-end visual display products. The image quality, long-term reliability, and innovative features of EIZO monitors make them the products of choice in many hospitals, financial trading rooms, air traffic control centers, back offices, design studios and eSport events throughout the world. EIZO is based in Japan and represented in over sixty countries by a network of subsidiaries and exclusive distributors. Eizo Europe AB markets and supports the EIZO product line throughout Sweden, Finland, Norway, Denmark, Russia, the Baltic States and other countries in the CIS. Eizo Europe AB distributes the products through a network of resellers and distribution partners. Please contact the authorized EIZO distributor in your country for more details. www.eizo.se.
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