City of Industry, CA – September 27, 2018 – MSI, a world leader in gaming hardware, has partnered with ESL for its MSI Gaming Arena (MGA) 2018 World Championship and as the exclusive gaming sponsor of the ESL One 2018 Grand Finals at the Barclays Center in New York on September 29 and 30.
MGA 2018 World Championship
Before the Grand Final, MSI Gaming Arena (MGA) 2018 will host the world’s top Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams fighting for the coveted MGA Trophy and $60,000 prize pool on September 30 at the Barclays Center in New York. After the regional qualifiers, the four remaining teams will secure their spot in the MGA 2018 CS:GO Grand Finals.
As a part of the event, players will be amplified by MSI’s newest high-performance gaming products including the Infinite X desktop and Oculux NXG251 gaming monitor. The Infinite X is the pinnacle of desktop performance with top-of-the-line MSI GAMING graphics card and latest Intel Core processor. The Oculux is making its North American debut during the tournament. It is MSI’s first gaming monitor with a 240Hz refresh rate and NVIDIA G-Sync technology. Additionally, MSI GE73 gaming laptops will be used to power the event’s broadcasts.
The MGA 2018 Grand Finals will feature exciting CS:GO matches thanks to the top players from around the world playing on the best gaming hardware.
ESL One 2018
The ESL One 2018 Grand Finals, one of the biggest CS:GO competitions, returns to New York with MSI as the only gaming partner of this world-class tournament. During the weekend’s tournament, the eight top CS:GO teams will compete for a $250,000 prize pool.
MSI will provide high-performance gaming products including the MSI GeForce RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO graphics cards and Z370 GAMING PLUS motherboards. The RTX 2080 GAMING X TRIO features an improved TRI-FROZR design to generate large amounts of airflow to keep the powerful GPU cool. The MSI Z370 GAMING PLUS motherboard is a heavy-duty board with Turbo M.2 slots, Audio Boost and brings gamers’ experiences to life with lightning-fast performance.
“We look forward to bringing ESL One New York and premier competition back to the Barclays Center for another showcase of exciting esports,” said Yvette Martinez-Rea, CEO, ESL North America. “The passion behind the fans will fuel the amazing eSports experience ESL looks to create, and we aim to make this event unforgettable.”