MSI Beat IT 2014: Global Gaming Competition a Spectacular Festival That Leaves All Longing For More


The atmosphere at the ATT Show Box in Taipei was simply electrifying as the world’s top gamers gathered to battle for $113,500 USD in prize money in the Global StarCraft II Tournament and the Dota 2 Competition on November 1 and 2.

These gamers have won their rights of participation in this Grand Finals by outlasting and outplaying their counterparts in regional qualifiers held from June to September. Sixteen players, including legends Flash, Huk and Sen fought to be the top StarCraft II player while eight teams engaged in virtual combat for the winner’s title in DotA 2.

After two days of intensive fighting, eventually, Solar won the Starcraft II champion and Virtus.Pro claimed the title of DOTA 2.

Their weapons included the ultra-portable MSI GS60 Ghost gaming laptop, cooler and quieter graphics card NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 GAMING 4G graphic cards, and an all-in-one PC featuring the NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M.

Renowned professional esport broadcasters Li-Chen Chang and Zhan-Yuan Hsu galvanized the vociferous fans to cheer their favorites as the players slugged it out for the top prize.

The success of this tournament proves that PC gaming is still hot globally, spurred by the popularity of real-time strategy and multiplayer online battle arena games.

NVIDIA is delighted to be a sponsor and catalyst in the huge and growing PC gaming market where AAA and free to play (F2P) gaming continue to fuel demand for high performance PCs.

On the mobile front, NVIDIA is also working with partners such as MSI to bring extreme, next-generation graphics performance to gaming notebooks. At MSI Beat IT, MSI also showcased its GT72, which is powered by recently-launched GeForce GTX 980M that delivers desktop gaming performance in a portable design.

Exciting days are ahead for PC gaming. Grab your weapons now and fight a good fight!