Published: Tue, June 13, 2017
Research | By Chelsea Rogers

ESL and Intel team up for $1 million Intel Grand Slam

ESL and Intel team up for $1 million Intel Grand Slam

"This year, we have chose to take our commitment to the next level", Intel CMO Steven Fund said in a statement. 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 announced Monday in accordance with Intel the $1,000,000 Intel Grand Slam to help add even more excitement to its Counter-Strike events. Intel will serve as ESL's official technology partner and will provide the backbone for ESL's e-sports events, studios and broadcasting operations.

It looks like VR will finally be entering the world of eSports with the VR Challenger League presented by Intel, Oculus, and ESL.

For every $200,000 or higher ESL and DreamHack event beginning with ESL One Cologne next month, if any team wins four out of 10 events, it will receive $1 million.

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According to the HLTV article, $100,000 will be offered to the team which defeats another team about to win the Grand Slam. The finals will be held in Poland in 2018 at the Intel Extreme Masters.

A new partnership between Intel and ESL will certainly increase the level of exposure for esports and with the latest move, the world's leading manufacturer of desktop processors will become the Global Technical Partner of ESL.

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. Qualifying events include the Intel Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL Pro League and DreamHack Masters series.

Esports Insider says: Such partnerships are extremely beneficial to the esports community. They'll receive $100,000 just for getting in that team's way, as long as they aren't also on the verge of winning with three tournament wins in the series.

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