Samsung Celebrates Release of New Odyssey Gaming Monitor Range with Groundbreaking pan European Esports Tournament
Following the release of high performance gaming monitor G5, Samsung challenges European* PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) players to put their gear to the test for a chance to win from the €25.000 prize pool – registrations open now.
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM – September 24, 2020 – Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., a global leader in the gaming monitor market*, today introduced its very own groundbreaking Esports tournament, celebrating the latest entry in the industry-leading Odyssey range of gaming monitors.
The Odyssey League, named after the innovative range of gaming monitors, is a search for Europe’s most competitive PUBG players. Players who meet the high performance standards synonymous with the Odyssey brand and are willing to prove it have a chance to win part of the massive €25.000 prize pool.
The expansion of the Odyssey gaming monitor range, which started with the G7 and G9 in January at CES, now sees the introduction of the most accessible product yet: G5. Designed with demanding gamers in mind, the G5 boasts high performance in every area: a lightning quick response time of 1ms, 144Hz refresh rate, powerful AMD FreeSync Premium and a sharp Quad-High Definition (QHD; 2560×1440 resolution) VA panel. Additionally, the G5 features a cutting edge Samsung-pioneered 1000R curved screen.
The tournament, with registrations starting today, features national qualifiers and knock-outs across 12 European regions, running from September 28 until November 29. The best players from each region progress to the two-day Pan-European final on December 5th and 6th.
|1 & 2||Italy &
|Qualifier||Sept 28 – Oct 1|
|Nat. KO||Oct 24|
|3 & 4||Poland & Austria/Switzerland||Qualifier||Oct 5 – Oct 8|
|Nat. KO||Oct 25|
|5 & 6||Germany & Adriatics/Greece||Qualifier||Oct 19 – Oct 22|
|Nat. KO||Oct 31|
|7 & 8||Czech Rep./Slovakia & Iberia||Qualifier||Oct 26 – Oct 29|
|9 & 10||Romania &
|Qualifier||Nov 9 – Nov 12|
|11 & 12||UK &
|Qualifier||Nov 16 – Nov 19|
|ALL||All regions||EU FINALS||Dec 5 + 6|
All 12 national competitions will be broadcast live on video streaming platform Twitch by selected regional talent, such as PUBG superstar Dana Dima Gard, AKA DanucD. The Pan-European final will be an industry-leading production broadcast directly from the Odyssey League Esports studio in Berlin.
Atila Yesildag, Head of Esports EMEA at PUBG Corporation, says: “We are looking forward to continuing our partnership with Samsung Electronics Co. and to working together on the upcoming Samsung Odyssey League. It is great to be able to offer fans and players another tournament to enjoy.”
You can find out more about how to register, tournament schedule and information on where to watch the event by visiting odysseyleague.gg.
About PUBG Corporation
PUBG Corporation, a member of KRAFTON, is the developer and publisher of the 2017 blockbuster battle royale video game, PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG). Since its release, PUBG has sold over 70 million copies to date and achieved worldwide acclaim, including seven Guinness World Records and multiple game awards. For more information about PUBG, please visit www.pubg.com.
* Disclaimer : Accounting for 17.3% of all revenue in 2019 per IDC4Q2019 data.
* Disclaimer : Participation of European countries is limited to: Italy, Nordics (Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark), Poland, Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Adriatics (Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia), Greece, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Iberia (Spain and Portugal), Romania, France, UK (England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales) and Benelux (Netherlands and Belgium).
|Display||Screen Size (Inch)||32”, 27”|
|Panel Type||VA Curved|
|Response Time||1ms (MPRT)|
|Resolution||2,560 x 1,440 (QHD)|
|General Feature||Gaming Feature||AMD FreeSync Premium|
|Etc.||Low Input Lag Mode, Virtual Aim Point, Black Equalizer, Eye Saver Mode, Flicker Free, Easy Setting Box|
|Etc.||Interface||Display Port 1.2(1 EA), HDMI 2.0(1EA), Headphone|
|Wall Mount||Yes (75 x 75mm)|