Propelling the Growth of the Sport
Continuing a 15-year history, Intel is setting the pace as the technology leader in PC gaming and esports experiences — delivering world-class technology that pushes the boundaries of performance and supporting a growing ecosystem of key leagues, brands, and publishers.
Building Amazing Technology for Gaming
Intel is driving innovation for a thriving PC gaming market with technology advancements for the ecosystem of developers, leagues, and players — making the PC the place to play and create now and going forward.
Delivering World-Class Esports Experiences
With a strong history in pro gaming, Intel is well positioned to continue elevating esports experiences for mainstream audiences and key partners, including empowering diversity and inclusion initiatives like the Intel® Challenge, AnyKey, and Fair Play Alliance.
Expanding Intel’s Stewardship
Intel continues to enable the esports ecosystem through high-touch partnerships that develop and scale new gaming usages, and with gamer-centric innovations for the PC — across CPU, GPU, and memory — to improve player capabilities and lower costs.
Intel has partnered with the leading esports leagues, brands, and publishers for nearly two decades, delivering end-to-end pro gaming solutions built on world-class technology that bring spectacular events to the world.
Electronic Sports League
Intel is the global technology partner of the Electronic Sports League (ESL), the world’s largest esports network and pioneer of competitive gaming. Founded in 2000, ESL operates high profile, international leagues and events — all running on Intel.
Started in 2006, Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM) is the longest-running global esports tour with the world’s best talent.
Powered by Intel, ESL One holds events in the world’s biggest stadiums featuring the top players and teams.
The longest-running CS:GO league, with the best teams from Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, and South America, is supported by Intel.
The Intel® Grand Slam awards $1 million USD to the first team that wins four eligible CS:GO tournaments in a span of 10 events.
Intel supports local esports around the world through the ESL National Championships, encompassing many games and countries.
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Activision* Blizzard’s Overwatch* League debuted in 2017 as the world’s first major global esports league with city-based teams. From the start, Intel has been the league’s CPU sponsor, partnering with HP* to deliver an exciting new esports model.
Gaming in PyeongChang
With support from the IOC, Intel brought esports to PyeongChang ahead of the XXIII Olympic Winter Games. The best international players competed on the ultimate global stage, and new world champions were crowned.
Tencent League of Legends Pro League
Since its founding in 2013, the LPL* has been the premier League of Legends* competition in China. Powered by Intel, the league delivers world-class esports experiences to players and fans around the world.
Intel proudly supports these esports leagues: NBA2k League, Overwatch* Contenders and Overwatch* World Cup.
Product and Performance Information
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