First BYOC LAN Party In Taiwan A Hit With Gamers


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Gaming and NVIDIA go together like hand and glove. Just ask the gamers who brought their GeForce GTX-powered notebooks and PCs to WirForce, Taiwan’s first ever Bring Your Own Computer (BYOC) LAN party.

Each gaming notebook and PC was carefully crafted and tweaked by their owners to deliver the best possible gaming performance and, hopefully, to win a prize in the process.

Held at Sweden Technology Center in Taipei from August 29th to 31st, WirForce attracted more than 200 enthusiast PC gamers from across Taiwan. There, they battled for supremacy in their favorite games, which included League of Legends, StarCraft II, DOTA 2, Diablo III, Hearthstone, and World of Tanks, in addition to competitive board and card games, which can only be played in the company of others.

The three-day event was filled with a multitude of gaming activities, and the latest tech for the PC-mad gamers to admire. Furthermore, the main stage played host to ten of the latest NVIDIA GeForce GTX 800M gaming notebooks from Acer, Asus, Aorus, HP, and MSI, which were also handed over to competitive gamers in some of the key LAN matches.

Some of Taiwan’s prominent gamers and moderators graced the occasion, too, to make WirForce the year’s must-attend PC event. They included gaming celebrities like SoBad,  BorisRus, Hui, Joeman, Vincent Lee, Canisgood, Gura Chang, Miss Water, Li Chen, Mrs. Loser, and the former TPA player Mistake. 

In attendance, LoL pro MiSTakE who led TPA to the 2012 World Championships.

Also at WirForce was Mrs. Loser, one of the most popular gamers in Taiwan.

A slew of NVIDIA technologies were on hand for gamers and fans to see and experience, also. The showcase featured Acer's newly released 4K G-SYNC gaming monitor, with a NVIDIA GTX TITAN Black and GeForce Experience demo.

The NVIDIA Gear Up Station gave gamers the chance to try the latest NVIDIA innovations, and to update their systems with the awesome range of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 700 Series GPUs from Asus,Gigabyte and MSI

The participants also flocked to the Shield Tablet Experience Zone, and understandably so, because this is the first time that NVIDIA SHIELD Tablets have been shown in the region. The zone featured five of the SHIELD tablets ,which sport and leverage a variety of NVIDIA technologies, such as NVIDIA Tegra K1,  DirectStylus 2, ShadowPlay, GameStream – all combining together for the ultimate gaming tablet. Topping off the event, the NVIDIA SHIELD tablets were used for a speed running competition, which went down a storm.

Best of all, those who could not make it for the event did not have to miss out anything. All the activities were streamed, shared, and archived on Twitch.