D-Link Teams up with StarCraft® II League to Launch Season One Tournament

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D-Link Teams up with StarCraft ® II League to Launch Season One Tournament

D-Link Supplementing the SC2L Prize Pool with $10 Added for Every Tournament Viewer Pre-Order of D-Link's New Gaming Router (DGL-5500)

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- D-Link today joined forces with Evil Geniuses, a world-leading e-sports team and host of the premiere SC2L (StarCraft® II League), to kick-off season one tournament play among its league of distinguished professional PC gamers. Powered by D-Link, the two-month long competition features eight of the West's top teams competing for a spot at the championships in mid-September at the Dreamhack Open in Bucharest, Romania and to win a portion of the $10,000 prize pool. In support of the league's mission, D-Link is adding $10 to the crowd-sourced prize pool for every tournament viewer pre-order of its new D-Link® Gaming Router (DGL-5500) with Qualcomm® StreamBoost technology*.

"We are very excited to be a part of SC2L's first season and look forward to the high level of online play as league teams vie for control of the battlefield among the Protoss, Terrans and Zerg," said Daniel Kelley, vice president of marketing, D-Link Systems, Inc. "As players formulate their winning strategies in epic StarCraft battles, network connectivity and lag-free performance are critical to maintaining a competitive advantage. The Gaming Router (DGL-5500) is D-Link's most advanced router to date and is poised to take online gameplay performance to another level, and directly supports the league's goal to support consistent, high-quality tournaments."

The D-Link Gaming Router with Qualcomm StreamBoost technology (DGL-5500) offers AC1300 wireless speeds with unique traffic shaping and bandwidth management coupled with four gigabit Ethernet ports to deliver the ultimate in gaming performance, media streaming and network control. Using Qualcomm StreamBoost technology, the router delivers a robust connected experience to users of all devices on a home network by intelligently managing and shaping traffic, and giving each device and application the priority and bandwidth required for optimal performance. The intuitive StreamBoost interface allows gamers to view all connected devices on a home network, as well as the applications they are using and the real-time bandwidth usage of each.

Tournament viewers can pre-order a Gaming Router (DGL-5500) at Newegg.com and enter the promo code "DLNKGAME5" at check out for a $20 New Egg Promotional Gift Card and to add $10 to the SC2L prize pool. The router will ship for $199.99 on August 1.

*Qualcomm VIVE and Qualcomm StreamBoost are products of Qualcomm Atheros

About D-Link

D-Link is the global leader in connectivity for home, small business, mid- to large-sized enterprise environments, and service providers. An award-winning designer, developer, and manufacturer, D-Link implements and supports unified network solutions that integrate capabilities in switching, wireless, broadband, storage, IP Surveillance, and cloud-based network management. For more information visit www.dlink.com, or connect with D-Link on Facebook (www.facebook.com/dlink) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/dlink).

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