HP launches new OMEN portfolio for competitive gamers; will also be official PC of Blizzard's Overwatch® World Cup - 8 June 2017

HP Inc. has launched an entirely new, cutting-edge and comprehensive portfolio of OMEN by HP gaming products.

Re-designed and re-engineered from the ground up, the new lineup gives eSports athletes and competitive gamers the edge and confidence needed to perform at the highest global level. Every inch inside and out of the new OMEN PCs, displays and accessories are packed with features designed to target the needs of gamers around the world, instantly changing the game like never before.

OMEN by HP will also be teaming up with Blizzard Entertainment to become the official PC of the Overwatch® World Cup.

Other highlights of the new OMEN by HP range includes:

  • The OMEN X Compact Desktop provides a factory-overclocked GPU from NVIDIA® and a versatile form-factor, creating the ability to dock and undock quickly for gaming in any room, or attach the desktop to a backpack accessory for an unparalled, untethered VR experience.
  • The addition of a backpack accessory to the OMEN X Compact Desktop adds a new dimension of flexibility to the platform, and by expanding the OMEN accessory lineup with a new OMEN mechanical keyboard, a mouse with weight customization, a headset6 with cushioned ear cups to reduce background noise and mousepads designed for precision, HP is bringing attention to every aspect of the gaming experience.
  • The new OMEN Desktop offers advanced thermal engineering, a modern powerful design and access to industry standard parts for easy upgradability.
  • To round out the OMEN PC lineup, HP is bringing gamers new OMEN 15 and OMEN 17 laptops, with the latest high-performance graphics from NVIDIA® and AMD, high-resolution displays with optional G-Sync™ and FreeSync™ technology7 for fast refresh rates and a single-access service panel.

News Release

OMEN by HP Teams Up with Blizzard Entertainment to Become the Official PC of the Overwatch® World Cup
HP proves its commitment to competitive gaming with its first sponsorship of a major esports event

SINGAPORE, June 8, 2017 – OMEN by HP has been named the Official PC Partner of Blizzard Entertainment’s Overwatch® World Cup for 2017, with its OMEN X Desktop PCs  powering the gameplay for all of the global tournament’s live events - including the Overwatch World Cup finals at Blizzard’s BlizzCon® 2017 gaming convention.

Inspired by the increasing role of competition in the modern gaming lifestyle, the OMEN by HP line is built for today’s gaming community. OMEN by HP is bringing gamers a completely new portfolio of products this summer, leveraging customer insights from the gaming community, to give esports athletes and competitive gamers an edge. Along with reinventing the OMEN portfolio, working with Blizzard Entertainment demonstrates HP’s focus on the growth of esports globally. The OMEN PCs, displays and accessories are engineered to optimize competitive gaming and thus, HP is making investments in the community with its first sponsorship of a major esports event.

“With the launch of an entirely new, cutting-edge and comprehensive portfolio of OMEN by HP gaming products, HP is celebrating the competitive spirit that burns inside all gamers,”said Alex Craddock, global head of marketing, personal systems at HP. “We’re excited to be working with Blizzard Entertainment by helping power the gameplay behind the Overwatch World Cup. HP is dedicating itself to helping grow esports by investing in the athletes of the future and our partnership with Blizzard Entertainment is a big step in pursuing that goal.”

 “In addition to being a showcase for some of the top players in the world, the Overwatch World Cup represents the global spirit at the heart of Overwatch,” said Pete Vlastelica, CEO of Blizzard Entertainment’s MLG division. “We’re pleased to have HP’s help in supporting this friendly—and fierce—international competition.”

The Overwatch World Cup is a global, community-driven competition in which viewer-selected committees from the 32 eligible nations assemble the Overwatch teams that will represent their countries. Starting this summer, the national teams will battle at four live events—taking place in Australia, China, Poland, and the U.S.—with the top eight moving on to compete for ultimate national pride in the live finals at BlizzCon this November in Anaheim, California.

Visit http://worldcup.playoverwatch.com to learn more.

About HP

HP Inc. creates technology that makes life better for everyone, everywhere. Through our portfolio of printers, PCs, mobile devices, solutions, and services, we engineer experiences that amaze. More information about HP Inc. is available at http://www.hp.com.

About Blizzard Entertainment

Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft®, Hearthstone®, Overwatch®, the Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, and the multifranchise Heroes of the Storm®, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned for creating some of the industry’s most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment’s track record includes twenty-one #1 games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company’s online-gaming service is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

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