Orange County Business Journal

Kingston Hosts Gamer Tourney

Chris Casacchia Monday, September 17, 2012

Fountain Valley-based Kingston Technology Inc. is hosting a free StarCraft II tournament next month to commemorate a line of memory products launched a decade ago.

The company’s line of HyperX products have seen mass adoption among gamers, computer enthusiasts and system builders.

Kingston, the top maker of memory products for computers and consumer electronics, wanted to thank its customer base with an event that crowned its first “HyperX Champion.”

Gamers from around the world will compete online in a bid to qualify for the live finals in Las Vegas during the International Consumer and Electronics Show in January.

StarCraft is among the popular franchises developed by Irvine-based video game maker Blizzard Entertainment Inc.

Eight invited pro gamers will be seeded in the top sixteen and battle to win one of four cash prizes totaling $15,000.

The first place winner will receive $7,000, second place $4,500, third place $2,500 and fourth place $1,000.

Registration begins Sept. 17 and closes Sept. 27.

The online competition will be held Oct. 1 through November 30.