Cineplex.com.Fremont, CA (January 26, 2016) – ASUS is excited to partner with Cineplex Entertainment and WorldGaming to equip theaters across Canada with ASUS gaming monitors. The theaters will host Canadian gaming enthusiasts as part of the Cineplex WorldGaming Canadian Championships Presented by PlayStation tournament series. The events will feature numerous PC and console-based gaming tournaments throughout the year.
Vivian Lien, Chief Marketing Officer at ASUS Computer International, believes this unique partnership strongly supports both eSports and the growing community of gamers. “Although eSports has become an incredible phenomenon recently, ASUS has been developing technology for gamers since day one. From our powerful motherboards and gaming notebooks, to our industry-leading graphics cards and monitors, we’ve got the tools that will help gamers be at their best. We’re excited about this opportunity, and can’t wait to see how intense the competitions are going to be.”
Rob Segal, CEO of WorldGaming, agrees. “This is going to be one of the largest network of tournaments in Canada, and we’re anticipating a huge response. We’re proud to have ASUS as a partner. People are going to love how we’ve retrofitted the theatres to create an elite-gaming environment. And with ASUS, we’ve got a great name in gaming to support us.”
The “Cineplex WorldGaming Canadian Championships Presented by PlayStation*” tournaments will begin with Online Qualifiers, moving to Regional Finals events in 24 Cineplex theatres across Canada. The tournament will culminate with the Canadian Championship event in Toronto that will be broadcast across the country.
*“PlayStation” is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,326 awards in 2014 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 16,000 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 5,200 engineers. Company revenue for 2014 was approximately US$14.5 billion.
WorldGaming acts as a social gaming community for competitive gamers to interact with one another and with brands, targeting the gamer demographic. Launched in 2006, it is the premier destination for competitive and passionate gamers, with over 8,000,000 matched played and over $40,000,000 in cash prizes paid to gamers. Owned and operated by Cineplex Entertainment, WorldGaming is an online service that facilitates tournaments, leagues and ladders for all platforms. More information is available at WorldGaming.com.
About Cineplex Inc.
Cineplex Inc. (“Cineplex”) is one of Canada’s leading entertainment companies and operates one of the most modern and fully digitized motion picture theatre circuits in the world. A top-tier Canadian brand, Cineplex operates numerous businesses including theatrical exhibition, food services, gaming, alternative programming (Front Row Centre Events), Cineplex Media, Cineplex Digital Solutions, Cineplex Digital Networks, and the online sale of home entertainment content through CineplexStore.com and on apps embedded in various electronic devices. Cineplex is also a joint venture partner in SCENE – Canada’s largest entertainment loyalty program.
Cineplex is headquartered in Toronto, Canada, and operates 162 theatres with 1,652 screens from coast to coast, serving approximately 74 million guests annually through the following theatre brands: Cineplex Odeon, SilverCity, Galaxy Cinemas, Colossus, Coliseum, Scotiabank Theatres, Cineplex Cinemas, Cineplex VIP Cinemas, Famous Players and Cinema City. Cineplex also owns and operates the UltraAVX, Poptopia, and Outtakes brands. Cineplex trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol CGX. More information is available at Cineplex.com.