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Win a BenQ monitor and Gigabyte Aorus goodies at the Star Wars Battlefront Launch Event

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As the galaxy – or time at least time – draws closer to our Star Wars launch event, it is time to further expand on some of the other prizes up for grabs that will complement the already revealed Gigabyte items.

Now let’s be fair, there’s no point to having all this awesome PC hardware available without the right peripherals or monitor to go along with it and thanks to South African distributor Rectron, there’s a BenQ monitor and Gigabyte Aorus goodies up for grabs.

hat’s right, a BenQ gaming monitor will feature in one of the five mystery boxes, while Gigabyte Aorus goodies will complete the mystery box contingent and the Twitter giveaway bundles.


What’s in the box?

A reminder of the three Gigabyte items that can be won at the Star Wars launch can be found here, while the following we’re pleased to reveal now:

BENQ XL2420Z Monitor


This 24” 144Hz gaming monitor has a recommended retail price of R7,799 and may just make you a better gamer. Or at least the envy of your friends. You will also need a personal bodyguard to escort you out of the building if you win the monitor at our Star Wars launch event. The monitor features the following:

  • D-sub / DVI-DL(Dual-Link) / HDMIx2 / DP1.2 / Headphone
  • Aspect Ratio 16:9
  • 1920 × 1080
  • Display Area(mm): 531 x 298
  • Contrast (typ.): 1000:1
  • Dynamic Contrast Ratio: 12M:1
  • Viewing Angle: 170° / 160°
  • Response Time: 1ms (GTG)
  • Display Colours: 16.7 million
  • 144Hz gaming monitor

More on the BENQ XL2420Z Monitor can be found here.



If you’re an MMO gamer, then the Aorus Thunder M7 might be the mouse for you. It retails at a recommended price of R999 and comes packed with plenty of features you would need, including on-the-fly DPI switching, along with the following:

  • 16 fully-programmable gaming buttons
  • Fine-tuned ergonomics for MMORPG game titles
  • Advanced 8200dpi Laser Sensor
  • Ultra-durable 20 million clicks Omron

More on the AORUS THUNDER M7 MMO Gaming Mouse can be found here.

And that brings us to a total of five mystery boxes up for grabs at the launch event. But you need to be in it to win it, and to do so, you need to get your entry in for the golden ticket draw that closes on Monday 16 November.


Tweet to Win

On top of the mystery boxes with their (not-so-) mystery prizes, and there will also be some social media giveaways happening throughout the night.

You will need to bring along a phone capable of accessing Twitter on the night, because up for grabs will be this Aorus mouse pad via our Tweet to Win component:


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Up for grabs is the big daddy of this mouse pad family, measuring a whopping 1000mm (yes, one meter) by 400mm. It’s probably bigger than your desk, but you can never have enough real estate for your mouse (and keyboard) right?

Recommended retail price: R579


  • Superior slick gliding surface
  • Spill-resistance
  • Anti-fraying stitched edges

More details are available here.

And that’s your lot and loot (totalling over R22,000) up for grabs thanks to the sponsorship via Gigabyte, Aorus, BenQ and their local distributor Rectron, however, speaking of loot, the online retailer will also be in attendance and selling related merchandise and the game for sale at reportedly discounted prices. More information on all this will follow soon.


How to bag your Golden Ticket

To get yourself in line for one of the 40 golden tickets up for grabs, you need to head here and follow the instructions. You should note that you will need to be over 18 and in Cape Town on Friday 20 November from 6pm to qualify for entry.

When you’re chatting about the event on social media please remember to use #GigabyteStarWars, and we hope to see you at our Star Wars Battlefront launch event in your best Han Solo, Princess Leia or Darth Vader costume.

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