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D-Link to Sponsor SC2L

dlink1This week marked the official announcement of D-Link’s sponsorship of the SC2L, an elite StarCraft 2 team league. Evil Geniuses, the premiere North American eSports brand, will play host to a league featuring several of the world’s greatest StarCraft 2 teams including Team Liquid, Mouz, Dignitas, and more. We’re incredibly excited to jump into the burgeoning world of eSports and help create new and exciting content for players and viewers the world over.

The SC2L will be cast out of EG’s San Francisco studio with at least four matches per week, hosted by EG.iNcontroL (a.k.a. Geoff Robinson) and a rotating cast of guest hosts that reads like a who’s who of eSports heavyweights: Day[9], Artosis, djWHEAT, and more. Teams will battle it out over an eight week season for a prize purse of $10,000. D-Link and EG have also created an agreement where every D-Link Gaming Router pre-ordered from Newegg before 8/1/13 will result in an additional $10 added to the prize purse (up to a maximum of $20,000 total). Tune in weeknights at 9 p.m. PST and check the SC2L homepage for the complete schedule and stream URL.sc2l

Our internal team here at D-Link has several hardcore gamers that compete in both PC and console gaming — we know what you want because we want it too. We thought sponsoring an event within the StarCraft 2 community would be the perfect way to both show our commitment to empowering gamers, while also telling the world about our new Gaming Router (DGL-5500), specifically made for the gamer (and the gamer’s roomies and family members).

So what does the Gaming Router have to offer you?

DGL-5500 Gaming RouterIn addition to the things you’d expect from a next-gen Gaming Router (AC speed, gigabit ports, easy setup), the game changer is the integrated StreamBoost technology. It’s a new technology from Qualcomm that allows for the most sophisticated traffic-shaping ever seen in home networking. It’s both device and app-aware, and features an easy drag-and-drop UI for real-time prioritization — so no matter what you, your roomies, or your family members are doing online, you’re guaranteed optimal gaming performance.

You can find out more about the Gaming Router on our landing page.

Check back soon for league updates, standings, and news about the live, on-site SC2L final at Dreamhack Budapest.

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