ASUS Master DIY Tour premier gaming event held in Malaysia in rare LAN (local area network) party set-up;
Collaboration with Cyberview and MaGIC expects to drive continual interest in DIY PC building
Kuala Lumpur, 16 June 2014 – ASUS, the world’s best-selling motherboard and top 3 consumer notebook brand, today shares that it has successfully hosted its annual event - Master DIY Tour for the 3rd year running in Malaysia.
Themed ‘BYOC LAN Party’ (short term for ‘Bring-Your-Own-Computer’ Local Area Network Party), this was the first ever LAN-based gaming event hosted by ASUS Malaysia. It was done in collaboration with Cyberview and MaGIC to nurture continual interest in custom DIY (‘Do-It-Yourself’) PC building amongst the local PC enthusiasts and the gaming communities.
Over 90 individuals participated in the event which was also recorded as the first and largest gaming get-together in Malaysia took place on the June 13th - 15th, 2014 at the MaGIC Centre, Cyberjaya.
This technical gaming gathering was organized in collaboration with Cyberview and Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre (MaGIC), targeted at tech enthusiasts, power users and gamers nationwide who share common interests in custom PC building and assembly. The event served as a platform to meet up their fellow peers, exchange ideas and share technical knowledge on PC hardware.
Jacky Lim, Business Development Director at ASUS Malaysia (pic) shares, “Themed as BYOC LAN Party, this Master DIY event featured gaming tournaments and activities whereby it gathered both casual and hard-core gamers to bring their own PC and connect under the same LAN to indulge in day-and-night long gaming sessions.”
“This is a fantastic outlet for older gamers who sought out LAN-based gaming parties that were popular before the arrival of Web-based network era. It was a special get-away event intended to connect the older generations’ gamers with the younger, interact through gameplays and at the same time to discuss hardware architectures, blueprints, product designs and more.”
Faris Yahaya, Managing Director at Cyberview says, “We advocate the union of technopreneurs and innovations in Malaysia by training and building Malaysian gamers. ASUS’ Master DIY Tour does just this wonderfully. We also hope such events will help promote Cyberjaya as the place to hold cyber games and sports tournaments; as well as to be the ‘test bed’ for gaming product development and training. This is also part of our initiative as the entity spearheading Cyberjaya’s transformation into a Global Tech Hub and to stimulate innovation and technopreneurship.”
“Unlike other LAN party events where its participants are mainly made up of pure gamers and have several gaming tournaments as its sub-activities. ASUS Master DIY Tour’s LAN Party also had activities such as Tech Seminar, PC Modding showcase and High-end DIY components demonstrations.”
On a special highlight, the event showcased a Desk PC - codenamed ‘Red Devil’ (pic), which was developed by Vector, the local Desk PC manufacturer in collaboration with A.P.E.S, the custom water cooling and high-end PC hardware provider. Powered by Intel Core i7 4790K ‘Devil’s Canyon’ CPU, MAXIMUS VII Hero motherboard and Poseidon GTX 780 Platinum SLI graphics cards, the ultimate gaming machine offers PC users a superior experience in gaming and an optimal performance for OverClocking.
Lim adds, “The Master DIY event was also an opportunity for ASUS to express its appreciation to the end-users who have been their loyal customers.”
Introduces New ASUS 9 Series Motherboards
In conjunction, ASUS introduced its latest hardware editions for tech users. Lim shares that the participants of Master DIY Tour also had the privilege to preview the upcoming ASUS 9 Series Motherboards—Z97 mainstream motherboard, TUF and ROG motherboard (pic) — in Malaysia.
“The ASUS 9 series motherboards are built around the two new Intel’s Chipsets - Z97 Express and H97 Express. It is fully designed to feature extreme performance for professional use, gaming, content creation, servers or even simple everyday computing.”
Some of the other hardware editions that were displayed during the event including the Strix GTX 780 graphics card and Pro headset, Essence STX II soundcard and PB287Q 4K Ultra HD display monitor for impeccable audio and visual quality.
He further shares, “ASUS’ Strix gaming graphics card was the first to integrate with 0dB fan technology in the market. And, the entire Strix gaming series is a new product line of ASUS which will be launching soon in Malaysia.”
First held in 2012, ASUS Malaysia’s annual Master DIY events have been a platform tailored to serve tech individuals who embrace DIY PC as a hobby and their needs whilst further strengthening the relationships between ASUS and the power users’ community in Malaysia.
ASUS is a worldwide top-three consumer notebook vendor and maker of the world’s best-selling, most award-winning, motherboards. A leading enterprise in the new digital era, ASUS designs and manufactures products that perfectly meet the needs of today’s digital home and office, with a broad portfolio that includes motherboards, graphics cards, optical drives, displays, desktop and all-in-one PCs, notebooks, netbooks, servers, multimedia devices, wireless solutions, networking devices, tablets and smartphones. Driven by innovation and committed to quality, ASUS won 4,256 awards in 2013 and is widely credited with revolutionizing the PC industry with its Eee PC™. ASUS has more than 12,500 employees around the globe with a world-class R&D team of 3,800 engineers. Company revenue for 2012 was approximately US$14 billion.
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