Intel Gets Game On With E-Sports Partnerships, Virtual Reality, New Chips

Posted June 13, 2017

The company also announced timing for the new Intel Core X-series processor family which is claimed to be Intel's most powerful, scalable and accessible high-end desktop processor family.

The massive competition itself is the new Intel Grand Slam for CS:GO, with an additional $1 million for any team that manages to stop the Intel Grand Slam victor. "We are excited to level-up our partnership with ESL, invest into the development of future esports stars, and create premier events like the Intel Grand Slam". The events eligible in this circuit will boast a minimum of $200,000 prize pool which would cover: Intel Extreme Masters, ESL Pro League Season Finals, ESL One events, and DreamHack Masters. Intel's host stated that, "We want to bring VR to Esports", before explaining that the biggest barriers to competitive VR gaming right now are a lack of titles that are "worthy" o gamers and a generally small playerbase. ESL One Cologne on July 7 to 9 marks the beginning of the Intel Grand Slam.

The next step for ESL and Intel's relationship comes in the form of "The Intel Grand Slam" a ten event circuit that grants the victor of four events $1,000,000.

The second title is Echo Arena, a face-paced multiplayer action title set in outer space developed by Ready At Dawn Studios. The competition starts in July and is focused around the upcoming VR game from Ready at Dawn.

In addition to this, Intel also announced a VR "destination" for Linkin Park.

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