The recent ESL One Cologne 2018 took place last weekend (6 July to 8 July) with 15,000 roaring fans and hyped up talents from all over the world filling up the arena for an action-packed weekend. The renowned CS:GO tournament was held in LANXESS Arena, where 16 of the World’s best teams competed for a dip in the US$300,000 prize pool and ESL One Cologne Trophy.
As a world-leading gaming brand, MSI is the most trusted name in gaming and esports. Under the banner “True Gaming”, MSI was present in the Cathedral of Counter-Strike Cologne to showcase its comprehensive gaming lineup. MSI follows their principles of breakthroughs in design, excellence, and technological innovation.
“As ESL One’s 2018 official gaming partner, MSI has prepared the top-tier gaming hardware to ensure players have the best experience possible,” says Sam Chern, MSI Global Marketing Assistant Vice President. “We always strive to continue expanding gaming ecosystem and look forward to seeing awesome matches powered by MSI’s gaming hardware”.
Not only is MSI the official gaming partner but they featured their latest gaming technology, hardware and games on the expo floor. Everyone who attended had the chance to try out their favourites and we don’t want you to miss out on this gaming madness.
So, we’ve listed the best MSI gaming gears at ESL One Cologne 2018.
GE63 Raider RGB laptop is the official broadcast laptop for the entire ESL League 2018. This iconic laptop features two LED stripes on the lid with 12 customizable zones on each and Per-Key RGB gaming keyboard to provide unique gaming lighting synchronization.
You won’t be able to find anything like GE63 Raider RGB with other brands. So, show it off and be the cool kid among your friends. You can customise the colours via SteelSeries Engine 3 or independently control using Dragon Center 2.0.
There’s a great reason for GE63 Raider RGB being the official broadcast laptop. It is equipped with the rocking Intel® 8th Core™ i7 processor, NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070/1060 GPU, plus a 120Hz 3ms screen, the RGB edition ensures buttery smooth gameplay.
With the GE63 Raider RGB, you’ll have guaranteed endless hours of gaming and more than enough power to broadcast your gameplay.
GS65 Stealth Thin is the most elegant, sharp, and breathtakingly thinnest gaming laptop you’ll set your eyes on. The elegant gold accents look so sleek on the GS65 and it has an ultra-thin bezel with an 82% screen-to-body ratio while delivering clear and vibrant visuals with its 144Hz, 7ms IPS-level display.
Don’t mistake its thin structure as a sign of weakness as the GS65 is pack with 8+ hours of battery life, powered by Intel® 8th Gen Core i7 processor and a NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU. You’ll get to play around with this premium laptop as it is crafted with lots of pre-loaded software such as the Per-Key RGB Keyboard by SteelSeries and Dragon Center 2.0, Killer DoubleShot Pro gaming network.
No more excuses that your laptop is too heavy! With the GS65 Stealth Thin, you can easily game anywhere and everywhere you go and we can foresee you bringing this gaming laptop every time game with your friends.
Infinite A will give you an endless gaming experience. It is built for passionate gamers with the never-ending desire to game and the vast possibilities to game the way they want. This powerful desktop gives gamers the in-game advantage as it’s equipped with MSI’s prestigious graphics card to expose gamers to the best gaming experience. To keep the beast cool, the Infinite A has MSI’s exclusive Silent Storm Cooling 3 thermal design, making its cooling unmatched efficiency and as quiet as an assassin.
No matter how much power your game needs, the MSI Infinite A will give you an undisturbed gaming experience with smooth frame rates. If you’re looking to start playing VR games, Infinite A is the best gaming rig for you. Simply hook your Oculus Rift or HTC Vive on the Infinite A via HDMI or USB 3.1 ports to start your VR experience.
Optix MPG27 Series is CES 2018 Innovation Award honoree and COMPUTEX 2018 Best Design Award & Category Award winner. MSI Optix MPG27 Series is the first curved gaming monitor with built-in SteelSeries GameSense and a 144Hz, 1ms anti-glare VA LED panel that gives gamers an upper hand over their opponents in fast-paced games.
Using the RGB zones on the front of the monitor, you can easily customise the lighting effects in SteelSeries Engine to notify yourself of in-game timers, cooldowns, discord notifications and other important information they want at a glance.
With 178-degree viewing angles, you can hook a couple of these monitors up to give you matrix displays for the perfect gaming view.
Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC is the definition of “gaming with style”. It boasts its unique design using carbon elements and offers unlimited customization options of RGB and rainbow LED strip with MSI Mystic Light Extension.
Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC includes Intel® OptaneTM Memory solution, providing high-speed acceleration and affordable, large storage capacity to quickly access frequently used files and applications.
You’ll love this if you’re into all of the RGB lightings that gamers go crazy for because this motherboard is full of LEDs. With multiple mounting points, you’ll be able to install a fan stand, support bracket or many other accessories.
B360 GAMING PLUS will satisfy your gaming needs. Its motherboard integrates a bunch of premium gaming components as well as gamer-oriented design.
MSI Audio Boost rewards your ears with a studio-grade sound quality for an immersive gaming experience. Intel® Turbo USB 3.1 Gen 2 offers lightning-fast transfer speed and MSI’s exclusive X-Boost software maximizes your USB device performance. Combining premium layout with optimized power design, Core Boost technology allows for faster and undistorted current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precis
You’ll have no trouble setting up the B360 Gaming Plus. Even non-tech savvy gamers can assemble their system and start gaming quickly. You get a rock-solid gaming performance without adjusting any BIOS setting. Unlike the above Infinite A, B360 Gaming Plus has a USB 3.1 Gen 2 port to support a higher (up to 10Gbps) speed.
MSI GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO is the graphics card of perfection. It features top-notch GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti GPU, TRI-FROZR Thermal Design and customizable RGB Mystic Light.
MSI’s exclusive TRI-FROZR Thermal Design integrates three sets of the award-winning TORX 2.0 Fans with Double Ball Bearings to enable supremely silent gameplay. MSI Mystic Light is next-gen RGB lighting that allows users to customize colours and LED effects across different components for synchronized look & feel.
Start playing games like Wither 3, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare and many other 4K games with an exceptionally smooth frame rate. The TORX 2.0 fans for this graphics card allows you to silently run the heaviest of games so you won’t have to worry about any loud disruptions during your game time.
Those are some of the featured gaming gears from ESL One Cologne 2018 but trust us, there’s a whole lot more you have to check out at msi.com. From high-powered gaming laptops to keyboards, your wallet might be empty from buying new gears.
MSI stands by their principles of design breakthroughs, product excellence, and technological innovation. Integrating gamers’ most coveted extreme performance, realistic visuals, authentic sound, precise control and smooth streaming functions into its gaming rigs, MSI free gamers from tedious trial and error and pushes gaming performance beyond limits.
The determination to surpass past achievements has made MSI a ‘True Gaming’ brand with gaming spirit throughout the industry! Don’t take our word for it, read more about MSI over at their website: www.msi.com.