Gaming comes to PyeongChang
Intel is bringing esports to the ultimate world stage, first with Intel® Extreme Masters ahead of the Olympic Winter Games and then with a one-of-a-kind Steep competition in the Olympic village.
The Growth of Esports
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 tournament PCs will feature the latest Intel® Core™ i7 processors, so you can watch the pros perform at their best.
Next Stop: IEM Katowice
Returning to Katowice, Poland on March 2-4, 2018, the IEM World Championship in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and StarCraft II: Legacy of the Void will feature an aggregate prize pool of over $750,000.
IEM Sydney: May 6-7, 2017 (complete)
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.
IEM Shanghai: July 27-30, 2017 (complete)
IEM Season 12 heads to beautiful Shanghai, returning to ChinaJoy for an exciting event that will definitely be one to watch.
IEM Oakland: November 18-19, 2017 (complete)
We are thrilled to announce that Intel® Extreme Masters will return to the Bay Arena this November for its third stop of Season 12. Witness the world’s best gamers compete on stage in front of a roaring crowd at the West Coast’s #1 CS:GO Event.
Get What the Pros Use
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 Arizona Sunshine*, Euro Truck Simulator 2, Star Trek: Bridge Crew* and more!
Intel-Sponsored Gaming Teams
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*.
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