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 live to the Spodek Arena on February 28-March 3, 2019, twenty-four of the world’s best esport teams will complete in the IEM World Championships for a $1,000,000 prize pool.
Intel® Extreme Masters Visits PyeongChang
Intel, with support from the IOC, brought Intel® Extreme Masters to Korea for an esports showdown unlike any other. Online qualifiers held in the months before the event decided who made it to the ultimate world stage to win a new kind of championship.
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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