SOURCE: Antec Incorporated

Antec Incorporated

August 23, 2011 07:00 ET

Antec Announces Collaboration With NCsoft® in Conjunction With Pax Activity

Antec to Open Online Boutique Featuring Custom NCsoft® Artwork on Enclosures, Will Offer Pax Attendees a Chance to Demo NCsoft's City of Heroes Freedom™

FREMONT, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 23, 2011) - Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, announced today its official relationship with video game developer & publisher NCsoft® Corporation and its subsequent activity at PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) Prime 2011.

Antec will commence its relationship with NCsoft by opening an online boutique which, in the coming weeks, will let consumers purchase enclosures featuring custom NCsoft artwork from the City of Heroes®, Guild Wars®, Aion® and future franchises.

Antec and NCsoft will team up at PAX Prime August 26th through August 28th, 2011 in Seattle, WA. Antec's booth will be the only locale on the show floor where attendees can demo NCsoft's upcoming City of Heroes Freedom™.

Antec will also showcase an enclosures gallery with custom NCsoft artwork as a preview for what attendees can eventually order online. One of these select cases, equipped with hardware from Intel®, Zotac®, Kingston® and Seagate®, will be raffled off as a complete gaming PC.

"NCsoft is pleased to team up with Antec to bring our visual imagery from our award-winning line up of MMORPGs to their fans," said Steve Levy, Global Director, Publishing, at NCsoft. "This is a great collaboration that will allow Antec's customers to select a high performance PC enclosure and create a work of art that they will be proud to display."

"We're excited to kick off this new venture with NCsoft and invite our fans to give more personality to their PCs," said Matthew Bosma, Director of Sales at Antec. "It has been great working with NCsoft and we're looking forward to showing off their beautiful artwork to our fans and their fans, too."

This year marks Antec's fourth consecutive appearance at PAX Prime, and together with NCsoft, Antec promises to make its most exciting appearance at PAX yet.

Attendees can expect to see the latest Antec products including the upcoming SOLO II enclosure, which presents the uncompromising balance of Quiet Computing™ and performance.

Antec will also be demoing the soundscience™ rockus™ 3D | 2.1 speaker system in a sound-insulated room within the booth. Attendees will have the pleasure of experiencing the rockus's capabilities in Kinect™ Fruit Ninja™.

Join Antec at the Washington State Convention Center from August 26th through August 28th, 2011 to experience the latest Antec product lineup and exciting activities. For more information visit www.antec.com/pax2011 or follow the official Antec Facebook page for event updates at www.facebook.com/AntecInc.

WHO: Antec, Inc.

WHAT: Antec is participating at PAX Prime in Seattle, WA. In addition to presenting its latest portfolio of innovations, Antec will:

  • Host a show floor-exclusive demo of City of Heroes Freedom™ for attendees
  • Showcase its enclosures gallery as a preview for its online boutique, which will feature enclosures with NCsoft custom art based on the City of Heroes®, Guild Wars® and Aion® franchises
  • Demo the soundscience™ rockus™ 3D | 2.1 speaker system with Kinect™ Fruit Ninja™
  • Provide a hands-on look at Antec's product lineup, including the upcoming SOLO II enclosure
  • Raffle off several prizes to attendees each of the three event days, including a complete NCsoft® custom gaming PC complete with hardware from Intel®, Zotac®, Kingston® and Seagate®

WHEN: PAX Prime will take place on Friday, August 26th through Sunday, August 28th, 2011 at the Washington State Convention Center located in Seattle, WA.

WHERE: Visit Antec's booth #152 at the North end of the convention center.

About Antec, Inc.

Antec, Inc., the global leader in high-performance computer components and accessories for the gaming, PC upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, is recognized world-wide as a pioneer in the industry and has maintained its role as market leader and international provider of quiet, efficient and innovative products.

Now in its 25th anniversary year celebration, Antec has achieved great success in the distribution channel, meeting the demands of quality-conscious system builders, VARs and integrators. Antec's offering of enclosures includes a wide range of cases, such as its advanced Performance One Series, innovative state-of-the-art LanBoy Air and Skeleton cases, critically acclaimed Sonata line of Quiet Computing™ enclosures, and VERIS family of media components designed for the home theater PC market.

Antec's products also include front line power supplies, such as its premium High Current series, powerful TruePower Quattro Series and EarthWatts, one of the most environmentally friendly power supplies available. PC gamers are an increasingly significant consumer of performance components, and many Antec products are designed for the gaming demographic, like the premier gaming enclosure, the Nine Hundred Two V3. Antec also offers a line of computer accessories comprising many original products, including its patented LED fans and notebook cooling solutions.

Founded in 1986, Antec is headquartered in Fremont, California, with additional offices in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, as well as in Germany, China and Taiwan. The company's products are sold in more than 40 countries world-wide. Please visit http://www.antec.com/Believe_it/index.php?page=info_PressRoom for more information.

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