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Thursday August 06, 2015

GIGABYTE Exclusive Motherboard Sponsor Of Intel Extreme Masters

GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphic cards is once again proud to be the exclusive motherboard sponsor of Intelآ® Extreme Masters (IEM) by ESL, now reaching its 10th season. With a very successful 9th season, GIGABYTE is excited to be part of IEM, the longest running global esports tournament series, which brings together an ever growing community of passionate gamers.

The second stop of IEM Season 10 this year is at gamescom, the world’s largest gaming show, hosted in Cologne, Germany, on August 5th to August 9th, 2015. This will be the fifth time that an Intelآ® Extreme Masters stop takes place at gamescom, albeit after a three year break from visiting the show. The event will also be the first Intel Extreme Masters event to see the return of Counter-Strike since its addition to the tenth season.

Eight teams from all over the world were invited to play in the Counter-Strike: Global Offensive gamescom Invitational, where the winner will take home a lion’s share of the US$90,000 prize pool. With a tournament format unlike anything IEM has ever seen, attendees are able to influence the state of the tournament. Be sure not to miss this one-of-a-kind CS:GO tournament which you yourself can assist or thwart the efforts of the contestants! During the gamescom week, the ESL Studio in Cologne will play host to the second StarCraft II competition in the IEM series this season. The world’s best StarCraft II players will take to the stage to compete in a US$25,000 competition, of which the finals will play out at the IEM gamescom stage.