ASUS to provide Gaming Monitors for Wizard World Comic Con and Gaming Tour Events
EL SEGUNDO, Calif., February 9, 2016 – Wizard World, Inc. (OTCBB: WIZD) today announced that ASUS will serve as the Preferred Gaming Monitor Partner at Wizard World pop culture, comic con and gaming conventions throughout 2016, beginning with Portland, February 19-21.
ASUS monitors will be featured in eSports competitions and free play areas at Wizard World comic con and Gaming events. The industry-leading monitors will also be integrated with Official Anime Entertainment Partner BANDAI NAMCO’s Tekken 7 gaming cabinets. Wizard World is the only tour in the U.S. offering consumers a chance to free play the pre-release game and even compete in tournaments for cash and prizes.
“Teaming with ASUS is another important step in providing our fans with the best quality to enhance their experience at Wizard World shows,” said John Macaluso , CEO, Wizard World, Inc., “We hope that this is just the beginning of a mutually prosperous partnership with such a significant global player in the tech world.”
Vivian Lien, Chief Marketing Officer at ASUS Computer International, believes this close partnership strongly supports both eSports and the growing community of gamers. “Although eSports has become an incredible phenomenon recently, ASUS has been developing industry leading motherboards, notebooks, graphics cards and monitors for gamers since day one. We’re excited about this opportunity to provide monitors for the Wizard World Tour, and can’t wait to see the results from these intense the competitions.”
The 2016 Wizard World convention schedule is comprised of 18 events, celebrating pop culture, movies, television, cosplay, comics, gaming, sci-fi, graphic novels, toys, anime, original art, collectibles, contests and more. Wizard World will also allocate significant space on the exhibit floor for major gaming-focused activations and a live streaming competition stage at 10 of its conventions to be held in the following cities: Portland, Ore. (Feb. 19-21);St. Louis (April 1-3); Minneapolis (May 6-8); Philadelphia (June 2-5); Sacramento , Calif. (June 17-19); Columbus, Ohio (July 29-31); Orlando, Fla. (August 5-7); Chicago (August 18-21); Austin, Texas (September 23-25); and Pittsburgh (November 4-6).