Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA), one of the organizers of COMPUTEX Taipei 2017, announced in a press conference today that the event will add a Gaming & VR exhibit area this year and feature key exhibitors like ASUS, GIGABYTE, G.SKILL, MSI and Thermaltake. COMPUTEX 2017 will also host CyberMods 24hrs international PC case modding competition and ZOTAC Cup Masters, an esport competition, to highlight the gaming market’s emerging momentum in the post-PC era.
Jon Peddie Research (JPR) estimated that the PC gaming hardware market will worth over 30 billion US dollars by 2018. “As the PC market is becoming saturated, the gaming industry’s emergence is triggering corporate transformation among high-tech companies. The gaming sector is playing the key role, connecting opportunities for suppliers of PC components and peripherals. COMPUTEX aims to use its global network of resources and enable a complete platform for manufacturers of the supply chain to join together to improve the gaming supply chain and build a technology ecosystem,” said TAITRA President, Mr. Walter Yeh.
Gaming & VR is one of the five themes at COMPUTEX 2017 and nearly 60 gaming companies have signed up as exhibitors. Leading exhibitors were invited to the press conference today, during which ASUS demonstrated its premium gaming products and GIGABYTE presented the company’s most innovative and reliable devices. Other highlights included high performance overclocking memories and gaming peripherals from G.SKILL, comprehensive high-end gaming systems from MSI, and the industry’s first vertical tower chassis with glass panels and liquid cooling system from Thermaltake. These ground-breaking achievements of the gaming ecosystem were revealed to demonstrate COMPUTEX’s commitment to bring the industry’s leading players together and expand the gaming market.
With the emergence of social media and live-streaming videos, gaming events are also becoming more mature. COMPUTEX 2017 will host CyberMods 24hrs at the Light Gallery of Nangang Exhibition Center Hall 1, and modders from Australia, the U.S., the U.K., Thailand, the Philippines and China will be given 24 hours to craft on special themes like Sci-Fi, video games and movies. ZOTAC Cup Masters will also be held at Nangang Exhibition Hall and the MOBA Dota 2 finals will be live streamed, with a grand prize pool of US$100,000. Through collaboration between COMPUTEX and these world-class esport events, end users can better engage in these events and the contributions from these innovative manufacturers will help drive developments in the global gaming supply chain.
COMPUTEX 2017 will be held between May 30 and June 3 (while InnoVEX ends on June1), featuring themes such as AI & Robotics, IoT Applications, Innovations & Startups, Business Solutions, and Gaming & VR. The event will feature four exhibition areas: SmarTEX, InnoVEX, iStyle and Gaming & VR. SmarTEX at Taipei World Trade Center Exhibition Hall 1 will showcase solutions on IoV & automotive electronics, security surveillance, smart home & entertainment, smart wearables and smart technology solutions, as exhibitors from Taiwan and abroad join hands to demonstrate various IoT advancements and give the world a glimpse of future commerce and lifestyles.