MSI to Fuel ESL One Cologne 2018

MSI to Fuel ESL One Cologne 2018

Join MSI, the ESL official gaming partner for the unforgettable CS:GO Event!

July 6-8th, live at LANXESS arena, Cologne Germany

[Taipei, Taiwan] ESL One Cologne 2018 is finally here! The most prestigious CS:GO event celebrates its fifth edition between 6 and 8 July. Once again in LANXESS Arena, the CS:GO Mecca brings 16 of the world’s greatest teams competing for a share of staggering US$300,000 prize money and the coveted trophy! 15,000 roaring fans and hyped up talents from all over the world will be here for an action-packed weekend. Under the banner “True Gaming”, MSI will be present in the Cathedral of Counter-Strike Cologne to show off its comprehensive gaming lineup.

“As ESL One’s 2018 official gaming partner, MSI have prepared the top-tier gaming hardwares to ensure players have the best experience possible,” says Sam Chern, MSI Global Marketing Asssistant Vice President. “We always strive to continue expanding gaming ecosystem and look forward to seeing awesome matches powered by MSI’s gaming hardware”.

In addition to watching a world-class competition, attendees are invited to check out the latest gaming technology, hardware and games. Right next to the main stage, MSI has brought our gaming gears to the expo floor, including the official broadcast laptop: the RGB-laden GE63 Raider RGB that shows off high-powered bling, the ultimate crowd pleaser GS65 Stealth Thin gaming laptop, tough gaming desktop Infinite A, award-winning Optix MPG27 Series gaming monitor, Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC and B360 GAMING PLUS motherboards both for hardcore gamers, and GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO graphics card.

Better yet, we have an array of side activities: meet & greet session with Hatton Games, TrilluXe and more CS:GO influencers; TWEEDAY and 3KLIKSPHILIP will have 1v1 challenge with fans. The CS:GO hype is getting so real! Come and prepare to experience some of the most thrilling moments of CS:GO!



The official broadcast laptop for ESL Pro League 2018: MSI GE63 Raider RGB Gaming Laptop          

The GE63 Raider RGB 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 through the SteelSeries Engine 3 or independently controlled by Dragon Center 2.0.

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.


Elegant, Sharp, and breathtakingly slim: MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

GS65 Stealth Thin highlights its elegant gold accents and a ultra-thin bezel with an 82% screen-to-body ratio while delivering clear and vibrant visuals with its 144Hz, 7ms IPS-level display.

Featuring thin-and-light gaming, the sleek GS65 packs 8+ hours of battery life with brilliant performance powered by an Intel® 8th Gen Core i7 processor and a NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 Max-Q GPU. The premium laptop also crafted with lots of pre-loaded softwares, including Per-Key RGB Keyboard by SteelSeries and Dragon Center 2.0, Killer DoubleShot Pro gaming network and more.

Gaming Never Stops: MSI Infinite A Gaming Desktop

The Infinite A is built for gamers with never-ending desire to game and want endless possibilities to game the way they want. This desktop is delivering the best gaming performance by equipping MSI’s renowned graphic cards to give gamers more in-game advantage. 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.

CES 2018 Innovation Award honoree: MSI Optix MPG27 Series Gaming Monitor

Recognized as 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, gamers can easily program lighting effects in SteelSeries Engine to notify themselves of in-game timers, cooldowns, discord notifications and other important information they want at a glance. With its 178-degree viewing angles, the MPG27 Series is perfect for use in a multiple monitor matrix display for an optimized gaming experience.  

Perform in Style with MSI Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC Motherboard

A stylish performer, the Z370 GAMING PRO CARBON AC 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 inlcudes Intel® OptaneTM Memory solution, providing high-speed acceleration and affordable, large storage capacity to quickly access frequently used files and applications.

Red GAMING DNA lives on: MSI B360 GAMING PLUS Motherboard

To satisfy the gamers’ need of more CPU cores, the B360 GAMING PLUS motherboard integrates a bunch of premium gaming components as well as gamer-oriented design.

MSI Audio Boost rewards your ears with 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 ptimized power design, Core Boost technology allows for faster and undistored current delivery to the CPU at pin-point precision.

MSI GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO Graphics Card  

Built to be perfect, MSI GeForce® GTX 1080 Ti GAMING X TRIO graphics card 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 colors and LED effects across different components for synchronized look & feel.


MSI @ ESL One Cologne 2018

Venue:              LANXESS arena Willy-Brandt-Platz 350679 Köln Germany

Date:    Fri, July 6 – Sun, July 8, 2018



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