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With the advancement in the technology used worldwide and the use of Nano-techs around the world to minimize the occupied space and to increase the optimization of the device, the gaming industry is constantly focusing to improve the gaming sense and provide the best of the gaming features to the users. Using this advanced technology, the manufacturers are evolving the gaming world into a reality based atmosphere. Although this includes  techs to enhance the gaming experience, the more of the devices used the better.

ESL, being the major gaming organization, has to host multiple tournament and contests each year. With the arrival of new improved games with extraordinary features and system requirements, the hosts have to upgrade their systems as well in order to match the requirements for the game. Of-course the company doesn’t want a system failure or a technical failure to be the reason to cost a match for any team competing in the tournament. Not only it would be a huge loss for the team, but an utter disappointment for the company hosting the event as well.

ESL is the world’s largest e-sports company, leading the industry across various games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL Pro Series, StarCraft II World Championship Series, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and TV production, fully catering to the needs of the e-sports ecosystem. With offices in Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China, North America and partners in many other countries, it has a truly global footprint.


The fact that every new game being launched requires a whole new level of your pc, ESL not only needs to upgrade their systems accordingly but also needs to monitor the systems in case of any technical difficulty. Not only this but the company is involved with many organizations including Microsoft, to expand the business of e-sports.

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March 16, 2016 at Cologne, Germany– ESL’s technical development team has teamed up with Microsoft to integrate ESL tournament systems directly into the Xbox Live Tournaments Platform. This partnership represents a revolutionary step for the evolution of e-sports, by allowing developers and publishers to gain easy and automated access to live tournaments, as well as giving them the ability to organize the logistics and handling of such.

“The tournament experience on ESL platforms looks to see a significant increase thanks to our partnership with Microsoft,” said Arne Peters, Vice President Strategic Relations & ESL Technology. “ESL platform integration is a big step forward in establishing competitive gaming and e-sports. We are very happy to be working with Microsoft on projects such and these and are excited to see them embrace the significance of e-sports and its phenomenal growth.”

Tournaments run by ESL can now be optimized by game developers to feature in-game integrations and more, allowing competition to be played out on the console and PC. Numerous ESL tournament integrations exist already on PC platforms across various game genres to enable quick and seamless gaming solutions for competitors, with the Xbox Live Tournaments Platform bringing a cohesive experience across both Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs.


ESL’s tech team is preparing to assist and consult with game developers, helping them to get their games ready for tournament integration. The first games to use the ESL tournament system on Xbox are already in the making with more to follow.

ESL’s Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) pro-gaming franchise is getting a pair of own-brand PCs, in top-end IEM Champion and more affordable IEM Challenger guises, with proceeds from their sale going to boost the IEM Championship prize pool.

ESL’s Intel-sponsored championship franchise, Intel Extreme Masters enjoys a $500,000 prize pot for the victors in its pro-gaming tournaments. This year, though, it’s turning to a new method of boosting those coffers: the sale of IEM-branded gaming PCs. Produced in partnership with Intel, it’s no surprise to see Core i7 and Core i5 processor options alongside the buyer’s choice of AMD or NVidia discrete gaming graphics, while Intel’s influence can also be seen in the solid-state drive (SSD) bundled with each – though at 120GB, it seems more of an afterthought than anything.

Each PC can be customized and configured in a variety of ways, with the IEM Champion offering at a minimum an Intel Core i7 K-series processor housed in a Gigabyte motherboard, 16GB of Kingston HyperX memory, and a choice of NVidia GeForce GTX 970 or AMD Radeon R9 280X graphics card. The more affordable IEM Challenger tones things down a bit with a Core i5 K-series chip, 8GB of HyperX memory, and a choice of either NVidia GeForce GTX 960 or AMD Radeon R9 285 discrete graphics. In either case, the stock storage is a 1TB mechanical drive plus the aforementioned 120GB Intel SSD, though this can be upgraded. Additionally, precise specifications will vary by retailer: Scan, one of the IEM partners here in the UK, has opted to boost the specs with a factory overclock, 2TB hard drive, 250GB Intel 535 SSD, and by placing an NVidia GeForce GTX 970 in the IEM Challenger in place of the standard GeForce GTX 960 in the Challenger.


We’re closing out a decade of Intel Extreme Masters competition, and these limited edition PCs are a bastion of performance and excellence,‘ claimed George Woo, Intel brand partnerships and sponsorship marketing manager, at the launch. “Intel’s commitment to providing the best computing equipment goes hand in hand with ESL’s commitment to bringing the best in e-sports competition to gamers everywhere. We’re looking forward to a future of creating more legendary e-sports moments together.”

Each PC comes with a gaming bundle featuring copies of Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, Warface, Just Cause 3, Smite, and World of Warships. The machines start at £1,169.99.

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