Western Digital launches national eSport tournament in Thailand: WD Black SSD: The First Strike All gamers are invited to join the tournament and battle for a chance to win THB200,000 in cash prizes

Information Technology Press Releases Monday August 27, 2018 17:37
Bangkok--27 Aug--TQPR

Western Digital has launched a national eSport tournament in Thailand – The First Strike, powered by the WD Black NVMe SSD. Open to all gaming enthusiasts and fans, this tournament features two popular games: Heroes of Newerth (HoN) and Point Blank. Participants stand a chance to win prizes worth THB200,000.

Western Digital is creating environments for gaming experiences to thrive, as gaming is increasingly immersive, with richer and more intense visual content than ever before, and gamers are faced with making technology choices to maximize their experience. The company's SSD portfolio, highlighted by the WD Black NVMe SSD, provides leading-edge performance, low power consumption and extended durability for PC gaming systems.

Tournament Mechanics and How to Register

In this WD Black SSD: The First Strike tournament, gamers will compete at local qualifiers in four main provinces in Thailand including Chiang Mai, Mahasarakam, Nakhon Sri Thammarat and Bangkok. Two winners from each region will then move on to battle in the Grand Finals, which will take place between 26 to 28 October 2018 at Thailand Game Show 2018 at Royal Paragon Hall, Siam Paragon.

The first two qualifier rounds have kicked off in Chiang Mai and Mahasarakam on 5 and 19 August 2018, and were met with great response as teams battled it out to vie for the chance to play in the Grand Finals.
Details on upcoming qualifiers and Grand Finals are as below. For more information on the WD Black SSD: The First Strike tournament, please visit http://wd.byg.in.th.

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