eSports is expected to reach about 500 million fans worldwide by 2020, thanks in part to the success of Intel® Extreme Masters (IEM), the longest running global eSports tournament series. That success has driven an expanded partnership between Intel and ESL, enabling all of ESL's amateur and pro eSports, plus its studio and broadcasting operations, to be powered by Intel® technology. That means all tournament PCs will feature the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors, so you can watch the pros perform at their best.
The world's best teams in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive* battled in front of 7,000+ fans each day with nearly 8 million unique online viewers, but only one took the title.
Returning to Oakland for the second year in a row, IEM will host Counter-Strike: Global Offensive with a total pool of $250K in prize money.
The world's best gamers will face off in Katowice, Poland for the 6th year in a row, competing in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, League of Legends*, and SC2: Legacy of the Void* in the hopes of earning the World Championship title.
Intel® Extreme Masters Certified PCs provide everything you need to fully immerse yourself in your favorite game, from VR-ready specs to support for 4K and livestreaming gameplay. Each system comes bundled with Halo Wars* 2, Warhammer End Times: Vermintide*, Just Cause 3*, Dreadnought, and more!
Meet the most promising teams in eSports powered by Intel® technology.
Captained by world champion Christin "potter" Chi, CLG Red is universally recognized as North America's top female gaming team since its conception in 2002 and is currently the most accomplished female gaming team of all time.
Invictus Gaming is a professional eSports organization HQ'd in China, dedicated to creating "the world's top electronic sports club." They were founded in 2011 by Wang Sicong, and consist of squads for Dota 2*, League of Legends*, CrossFire*, and StarCraft II*.