Computex Invitational (cont’d)
Overall, this year’s event was a huge success. Considering this was our second event, and it happens during one of the busiest times of the year for the PC industry, we were needless to say stoked! We successfully managed to assemble the fastest PC’s in the world from the biggest names in the PC industry into one room for 5 hours and then let them play head to head against each other in a LAN tournament. All this power came at a price. Although we had the same layout and venue as last year’s event, the power requirements alone were probably double with essentially with the same number of machines.
With the exception of only a few, we had all the top name PC companies attend our event. Although ATI did not officially enter into the competition, they brought along a CrossFire PC, one of only 3 systems they’d brought for the show. A big thanks to Paul Ayscough and Jay Marsden for making this happen.
EA’s Taiwan office did another outstanding job making our event a huge success. Headed by their fearless leader Titus Ou, they brought all the teams together for several hours of fun playing LOTR: Battle for Middle Earth. Additionally, everyone who played got to go home with a copy of the game. In fact, towards the end of tournament time we had a hard time getting people to leave their PC’s. EA also had Battlefield 2 setup and were letting the attendees all have a try.
We also owe a special thanks to our keynote speakers, Eric Lee, President of SOFTSTAR the largest software and games development company in Taiwan. Eric’s company is heavily involved in development of MMORPG’s in China and throughout Asia. Due to the rampant distribution of illegal games, MMOG’s are the only game model worth developing for the China market if you actually intend to make money.
We also heard from Mr Enoch Du, Chairman of the Taiwanese Computer Association the co-organizers of our tournament and Computex, and from Mr. Jimmy Wu who sits on our Board of Directors. Fortunately for us, Jimmy was passing through Taiwan just in time for this year’s big event.
The FiringSquad Industry Invitational 2005 was a huge success, not because we made it so, but because of all the hard work from those companies that attended. A very special thank you to every one involved:
Tul - PowerColor