COMPUTEX 2016 includes gaming as a main theme

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TAITRA has designed Gaming and E-Sports as one of the four main themes and attracted more than 30 gaming brands to showcase their latest gaming products at COMPUTEX 2016. A separate focus on gaming is the first time ever for the exhibition and is in response to the fast-growing competitive gaming and eSports industry worldwide.

TAITRA invited MSI, GIGABYTE, NVIDIA, COOLER MASTER, THERMALTAKE and HWBOT to give a sneak peak of what COMPUTEX 2016 will bring at last week’s briefing for media. They presented the latest gaming products, including the popular Virtual Reality (VR) devices. There was also a warm-up overclocking (OC) tournament demonstrated by the famous OC community, HWBOT, promoting the synergy of COMPUTEX to create a global technology ecosystem.

In 2015, Taiwan eSports team ranked top 8 worldwide. The Ministry of Economic Affairs, R.O.C. disclosed the overall scale of Taiwan gaming market has exceeded 53.2 billion NTD.

With gaming being one of the four themes at COMPUTEX this year, more than 30 professional gaming companies including leading brands such as MSI, NVIDIA, GIGABYTE and COOLER MASTER are participating at the show. This is an indication of the boom being witnessed in the industry globally.

TAITRA, the organizer of COMPUTEX, will be cooperating with HWBOT and invited director of HWBOT, Pieter-Jan Plaisier, to the press conference in warming up for the opening of HWBOT World Tour 2016 tournament. It is expected that many of the professional overclockers will be at COMPUTEX to compete using the latest hardware and technology to create higher performance, and to take the championship. The tournament will be broadcast live on Twitch, engaging eSports fans to excitingly watch and chat during the OC competition.

Walter Yeh, Executive Vice President of TAITRA, indicated that the market value of gaming industry has surpassed movie and music industry. According to Newzoo, half of the gaming market value of USD 90 billion comes from Asian-Pacific countries.



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