BenQ and Que Club host first CSGO tournament in the region

January 4, 2015

RvN from Kuwait wins the tournament, with Team Impulse from the UAE in second place

The first Counter Strike Global Offensive (CSGO) tournament in the Middle East happened last week, with six teams in the UAE compete with teams from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. CSGO is one of the fiercest competitions of the year, and BenQ along with Dubai’s Que Club gaming café hosted the first Counter Strike Global Offensive (CSGO) tournament in the region. The tournament saw six teams in the UAE compete with teams from Kuwait and Saudi Arabia.

The winning team RvN from Kuwait won AED 7000 in prize money and six months sponsorship from BenQ Middle East .The team members are Roro (Fayez Saif), Shock (Mohammed Salem), vRss (Fahad Salem), Shanx (Saleh AbdulAziz), and RayaN (Raayan Mamdouh).

The tournament consisted of three rounds followed by the Semi-finals. Team Impulse, the runner up team from the UAE, won AED 4000 in prizes.

According to Manish Bakshi, Managing Director, BenQ Middle East & Africa, “CSGO is one of the fiercest competitions of the year and we are proud to support this event. With our high-end gaming monitors specifically designed with and for professional gamers, we are the gaming monitor of choice in the region. The online gaming industry in the Middle East is valued at more than USD 100 million and there are many talented gamers here who are on par with international players. By supporting gaming clubs like Que Club, we are able to encourage regional gamers to attain international fame.”

BenQ has been the official monitor sponsor for the Intel Extreme Masters for the last four years. BenQ sponsors many well known teams and players, including world-renowned teams Virtus.Pro and mousesports, as well as the former WarCraft III superstar and now StarCraft II pro gamer Manuel ‘Grubby’ Schenkhuizen.

by Anil George
Avid follower of all things tech. In between his quest for the ultimate gizmo, Anil fiddles with light meters, collects rare books and feeds his fetish for Jap horror movies. As Managing Editor of T3 Middle East for the GCC, Anil oversees content direction across print and digital. He was a CES 2017 Innovation Awards Judge, reprising his role as an Innovation Awards Judge at CES 2015 and 2016. Anil is also the Middle East's first Brand Ambassador for Ashdown Engineering.  Reach him at: editor@t3me.com.