Conquering the Masters: A Look at the Teams, Battles, and Spectator Prizes at the IBP Masters 2016

immortals-handsSuspense ran deep this past weekend as professional gamers from around the world competed and watched the #IBPMasters at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California. Rivalry filled the air as eight teams battled and shot it out in a “to-the-death” struggle in Counter Strike.

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Gaming with the Best of Both Worlds: How the Xim4 Awesomely Merges the PC and Console Gaming Experience

keybd-vs-controllerIf you have always resented the prominence of controllers over keyboards, then this new adapter is exactly what you have been hoping for.  The Xim4 USB Hub gives you the perfect dose of PC functionality with all the console features that you wish to use.  Gamers have long debated whether the keyboard/mouse combo is easier to operate in comparison to the game console controller.

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Meet the Masters! Watch the Pros at the 2016 iBP Masters

masters-wideWe had so much fun with you all during the Summer invitational, that Sceptre is pleased to announce that we will be joining you again as the fierce competition comes to a head during the Fall Masters event on November 12-13, 2016.  Join us as a battle of wits and carnage is waged between such talented teams as Cloud9, Godsent, Team SoloMid, Renegades, FaZe Clan, Immortals, Echo Fox and TyLoo in order to seize the majority of a $100,000 prize pool.  The stakes will inevitably increase because the top four teams will progress to iEM Oakland from November 19-20, which will offer a stunning $300,000 prize pool.  As the stakes increase, spectators will also have a chance to win a bounty of prizes.  The popularity of the iBP games has only increased in recent years, so much so, that they are now being webcasted and even televised live on prominent networks such as TBS and TNT.  So if you are a passionate gamer and/or spectator, check out the event on the tube, online, or come on down to The Hangar at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA for the most immersive experience.  When you buy a weekend or premium ticket for the event you will receive iBP merchandise, access to team signings, not to mention, free entry into a ton of the raffles, Sceptre raffle included.

http://www.ibuypower.com/Site/Event/IBP-Masters-2016#tickets-info

What’s the Deal with Curve: Sceptre Introduces Curved Monitors

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With the standard, flat screens that have dominated the TV scene for a decade, one starts to question why a change is in the formula is needed.  Flat screens provide visuals that are light years ahead of their predecessors and only appear to be getting better.  The average viewers can sink their teeth, or more appropriately their eyes, into practically endless color and clarity thanks to features such as 720P, 1080P, MEMC 120Hz, 240Hz, local dimming and all-to-exciting HDR (High-Dynamic-Range). These features have and will continue to make their way to the newest screen format – curved design – but what makes this form better in some areas and weaker in others than the good ol’ flat screen?

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Recap of the 2016 Monterey Park Moon Festival

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Thank you to all of you who joined Sceptre at the 2016 Moon Festival in Monterey ParK, CA.  There was an incredible turnout of contestants and spectators alike!  Moon cakes were feasted upon, beer was imbibed, cultures and traditions were shared, and the full moon was a spectacular sight to behold .  Sceptre was honored to deliver prizes such as LED TVs, including a 55” 4K UHD, and our Bluetooth speakers, the Sound Pal and McCaron.  Sceptre’s 144Hz Curved Gaming Monitor also made its debut amid all the excitement.  We hope that you all had as much fun as we did!

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