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HP Shows Off its OMEN Lineup at MEFCC 2018

HP hosted a three-day gaming extravaganza last week at the Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) at the PLG Arena 5. The event was hosted in partnership with the leading Middle East eSports operators, Power League Gaming (PLG).

At the event, which took place April 5-7, HP showcased its full lineup of OMEN gaming desktops and laptops to provide visitors with the opportunity to immerse themselves in the complete gaming experience, using some of the most in-demand game titles in the market today. During Comic-Con, the ever-popular PC game “Overwatch” was the main highlight at the PLG Arena 5.

Participating gamers had the chance to play in a series of “Kings of the Hill” challenges, which is a 6 vs 6 team battle to determine the best Overwatch team of the day and win exciting prizes. The matches were broadcasted live daily for spectators in the arena. HP is the global technology partner of the Overwatch League and the Overwatch World Cup, which kicked off its first edition last year and fueled competition among the best eSports athletes in the world.

Visitors at the PLG Arena 5, which was powered by OMEN by HP were also in for a treat as they get to interact with and challenge leading eSports players in the Middle East. The gaming community also had the opportunity to join professional players such as Sayed “Tekken Master” Hashem in a gaming masterclass session where he will share his experience and tips in becoming a pro player in the popular game “Injustice 2.”

The UAE is home to a growing eSports community, and the Nasr eSports team will also visit the PLG Arena 5 powered by OMEN by HP is. The team provided gamers with a series of coaching sessions on “Counter Strike: Global Offensive”, as well as showcase matches for fans to watch and enjoy. In addition, visitors also had the opportunity to participate in both casual and competitive matches in popular eSports game such as “Rocket League” and “Heroes of the Storm.”

“The local gaming community has grown immensely and cultivated a culture that is always hungry to compete and perform well in the games that they play,” said George Rouppas, Head of Computing Category, HP Middle East. “At Comic Con, we are excited to have the opportunity to bring gamers together and showcase our latest HP OMEN portfolio, which are designed to deliver performance, optimize the gaming experience and enhance gameplay for the dedicated gamer.”

The PLG Arena 5 powered by OMEN by HP at MEFCC 2018 was divided into display and demo zones, where visitors could play the latest gaming titles on OMEN units. Completing the OMEN lineup at the booth were the OMEN Desktop Tower, OMEN 17, OMEN 15 and OMEN X laptops, OMEN gaming monitors and the latest selection of OMEN gaming accessories.

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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