PR Newswire: news distribution, targeting and monitoring
Home Page > News Releases > Global

Acer Named Official Sponsor and Monitor Partner for League of Legends Esports in 2017

2017-04-28 00:00

Acer expands partnership with Riot Games; will supply battle-tested Predator XB1 gaming monitors for League of Legends Esports events in 2017

NEW YORK, April 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Acer (TWSE: 2353, LSE: ACID) has been named Official Sponsor and Monitor Partner for League of Legends (LoL) Esports for 2017, providing its battle-tested Predator gaming monitors for a series of events including the 2017 League of Legends World Championships, Mid-Season Invitational, and the Summer Split League of Legends Championship Series in North America and Europe. This latest sponsorship is a continuation of Acer's partnership with Riot Games, which began last year when Acer supplied Predator XB1 (XB241H) monitors for the stage and professional practice rooms at the 2016 League of Legends World Championship and All-Star Event.

Acer Incorporated Logo (PRNewsfoto/Acer Incorporated)

In 2017, Acer will become the presenting sponsor of the "Big Plays" broadcast segment, which will air each week and recap the week's biggest and best plays.

"Having proven their reliability and professional-level quality to the world's most elite LoL pros, Acer is proud to be once again named the Official Sponsor and Monitor for League of Legends Esports in 2017," said Tiffany Huang, President of Corporate Marketing, Business Planning and Operations, Acer Inc. "Pushing boundaries to provide best-in-class products without compromise, Predator gaming monitors will prove their worth to the world's leading players throughout this exciting global tour."

"League of Legends esports is in our most exciting season yet, and we're delighted to be partnering once more with Acer in 2017 to bring esports experiences to fans," said Jarred Kennedy, Co-Head of Esports, Riot Games. "These kind of brand partnerships are a vital part of the ecosystem and we can't wait to team up to watch the best in the world compete on the international stage."

Predator XB241H Monitor to take the Spotlight Again in 2017  

Acer's Predator line has earned countless industry awards and accolades for giving a competitive edge to gamers. The Predator XB241H sports a brilliant 24-inch Full HD 1080p display featuring NVIDIA® G-SYNC, a quick 1 ms response and up to a fast 144 Hz refresh rate for rendering fast-moving action and dramatic transitions without smearing or ghosting. For enthusiasts and professionals who like to push gaming to the outer limits, the Predator XB241H can be overclocked up to 180 Hz. It also provides wide viewing angles with accurate colors from up to 170 degrees horizontally and 160 degrees vertically.

Regional Showdown at the Mid-Season Invitational in Brazil

The League of Legends 2017 Mid-Season Invitational will be held in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. A 13-team tournament with competing teams from all 13 professional LoL leagues, the invitational kicks-off on April 28, while the finals will be held on May 21.

League of Legends World Championship 

The 2017 League of Legends World Championship, or Worlds, is an international tournament that takes place over five weeks of competitive play. The top 24 teams from around the world who have conquered their regional leagues come together to compete on the international stage, including teams from North America, Europe, Korea, China and more. Worlds will be held from September 23 to November 4, 2017 in the Chinese cities of Wuhan, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing.

About Acer

Established in 1976, Acer is a hardware + software + services company dedicated to the research, design, marketing, sale, and support of innovative products that enhance people's lives. Acer's product offerings include PCs, displays, projectors, servers, tablets, smartphones and wearables. It is also developing cloud solutions to bring together the Internet of Things. Acer celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2016 and is one of the world's top 5 PC companies. It employs 7,000 people worldwide and has a presence in over 160 countries. Please visit for more information.

Media Contacts

PanAm - Lisa Emard                     Tel: +1-949-471-7705         Email:
EMEA - Manuel Linnig                   Tel: +41 91 2610 522         Email:
Corp./Asia - Steven Chung           Tel: +886-2-86913202        Email:

© 2017 Acer Inc. All rights reserved. Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other trademarks, registered trademarks, and/or service marks, indicated or otherwise, are the property of their respective owners. All offers subject to change without notice or obligation and may not be available through all sales channels. Prices listed are manufacturer suggested retail prices and may vary by location. Applicable sales tax extra.

To view the original version on PR Newswire, visit:

Source: Acer Incorporated

Featured Video

Electronics Gaming Recent Releases

Computer Hardware Recent Releases

Computer/Electronics Recent Releases

Multimedia/Online/Internet Recent Releases

Advanced Search
  1. Products & Services
  2. News Releases
  3. Knowledge Center
  4. Journalists & Media
  5. Multimedia Theater
  6. Contact Us