Intel World Open: Path to Tokyo Kicks off in May

Intel elevates esports for audiences worldwide with the Intel World Open ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

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What’s New: Intel is elevating esports for audiences worldwide with the Intel World Open as the Official Esports Event Partner ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 taking place this year. The event gives gamers a chance to virtually compete among the world’s best athletes on a global stage. Participants can register starting May 15, 2021, for a chance to be crowned the Intel World Open champion.

“We are excited to bring the Intel World Open back as a virtual tournament and continue raising the stakes for esports. The Intel World Open exemplifies Intel’s global leadership in esports and PC gaming while delivering a pinnacle tournament on the world’s biggest sports stage.”

–Marcus Kennedy, general manager of Gaming and Esports Division at Intel

What It Is: The Intel World Open is an extension of Intel’s Worldwide TOP Partnership with the International Olympic Committee, and will feature two of the most recognized esports titles: Street Fighter V: Champion Edition and Rocket League in an online regional tournament. Online qualifiers for Street Fighter V: Champion Edition and Rocket League start on June 1, 2021.

The Path to Tokyo: Players at any level can compete in the Intel World Open. Competition kicks off with online Open Qualifiers, and after weeks of open competition the field will be narrowed to top players who will compete in closed qualifiers for their spot in the regional finals.

Players in the regional finals will compete for the title of champion.
 

  • $250,000 total prize pool for Street Fighter V: Champion Edition
  • $250,000 total prize pool for Rocket League

For more details and to register, visit the Intel World Open website.

About the Street Fighter V: Champion Edition Tournament: A force in the fighting genre and esports scene for 32 years, the legendary fighting franchise returns with Street Fighter V: Champion Edition.

Players across the world will compete against the best in their region through the open and closed qualifier stages of the competition. The top participants will then meet during 11 regional finals to represent their nation for a shot at the $250,000 prize pool.
 

  • Registration: May 15-31.
  • Open Qualifiers: June 1-13. Open to all players in 26 participating regions.
  • Closed Qualifiers: June 29-July 4. The top players from the open qualifiers compete for their shot at the regional finals.
  • Regional Finals: July16-21. The best of the best from across the globe compete in 11 events and their share of the $250,000 prize pool.

For full qualification rules and to register, visit the Intel World Open website.

About the Rocket League Tournament: Rocket League is a high-powered hybrid of arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem. The Rocket League Intel World Open will feature 3v3 competitions in Psyonix’s signature game mode, Soccar.

Players across the planet will have the chance to represent their nation and fight their way through weeks of intense open and closed qualifier competition. The top teams from each region will meet during four regional finals to play for the pride of their nation and their shot at the $250,000 prize pool.
 

  • Registration: May 15-31.
  • Open Qualifiers June 1-13. Open to all players in 21 participating regions.
  • Closed Qualifiers June 21-27. Top teams from the compete for their shot at the regional finals.
  • Regional Finals: July 11-14. The best of the best from across the globe compete in four events and their share of $250,000.

For full qualification rules and to register, visit the Intel World Open website.

About Intel’s Role in Gaming Technology Leadership: Intel’s gaming technology, led by the Intel® Core™ i7 and i9 processors, has powered the best esports experiences for more than 15 years. Intel inspires fans and players by supporting a vibrant community that brings together committed industry partners to deliver best-in-class technology that pushes the boundaries of the sport. Intel’s end-to-end solutions will help power the future of gaming and grow the esports market for the next billion fans.

More Context: Intel and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

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