Last weekend (June 25, 2011), Futurelooks had a special opportunity to attend a LAN Tournament hosted by Memory Express: a chain of consumer electronics stores that mainly services Western Canada. The selected game was Duke Nukem Forever so they called it the ME Forever LAN Tournament. We'v got interviews with the staff and sponsors in our coverage video above and some great shots of attendees having a fantastic time.
The largest sponsors supporting this event was GIGABYTE's Canadian division headed by Alan Chen. Chen originally pitched the idea to have a LAN gaming event and it turned into a Cross-Canada tour featuring the company's G1-Killer Series motherboards. GIGABYTE believes that gamers and overclockers should not be clumped into one segment. Each user group has different needs and as we found out in our G1-Killer Assasin review, those needs are well met by this series of boards while their OC series boards address the hardcore overclockers that are more interested in high 3DMark Scores and SuperPi times.
Chen also hinted at the imminent release of new G1-Killer Series II boards which are the result of the feedback that GIGABYTE has been receiving from gamers. We've already seen one of the new boards in our GIGABYTE COMPUTEX 2011 coverage so I'm sure there are more right behind it.
We hope that Memory Express will continue with their efforts to grow their community both online and in the store. They have already had early success with their online community building strategies, headed by their Social Media Queen, Memory Express Meghan, and hope to continue this into the future.