The ESL has announced that the elite global pro gaming tour will stage two of its live finals for the upcoming Season VIII in Shanghai, China and New York City, USA. Fans of gaming will be able to see a host of stars live and in person as they battle one of the most coveted awards in esports: the Intel Extreme Masters Champion’s Trophy. They will be joined by millions that tune in live via streaming on Twitch TV and video-on-demand.
Preparations for the upcoming Intel Extreme Masters Season VIII are well underway and confirming the global eSports tour’s stops in Shanghai and New York City emphasizes the uniqueness of the Intel Extreme Masters tour: its global aspect. On July 25-28, 2013, we will see the world’s best gamers gather in Shanghai, China to open the tour’s season at China’s most important game show ChinaJoy.
The second stop will take place in New York City, USA on October 10-13, 2013 at New York Comic Con. It will be the 6th ever Intel Extreme Masters event on US soil and the third one at the New York Comic Con. The game titles for both stops will be announced at a later date but will include an RTS (real time strategy) and a MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) title.
George Woo, Event & Sponsorship Programs Marketing Manager at Intel said “I am very excited that we are announcing our eighth season so we can continue to provide a global platform for the best players around to compete in. Our goal is to continue to be a leader in gaming community and to provide the best PC gaming technology for all gamers to experience and to enjoy!”
Michal Blicharz, Director of Pro Gaming at Turtle Entertainment added “New York and Shanghai both really represent what we are creating with the Intel Extreme Masters: diversity and a truly multi continent approach to the eSport phenomenon.”
The dates for Shanghai are: July 25-28, 2013 and the dates for New York Comic Con are: October 10-13, 2013
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