Propelling the Growth of the Sport
Continuing a 15-year history, Intel is setting the pace as the technology leader in PC gaming and esports experiences — delivering world-class technology that pushes the boundaries of performance and supporting a growing ecosystem of key leagues, brands, and publishers.
Intel has partnered with the leading esports leagues, brands, and publishers for nearly two decades, delivering end-to-end pro gaming solutions built on world-class technology that bring spectacular events to the world.
Electronic Sports League
Intel is the global technology partner of the Electronic Sports League (ESL), the world’s largest esports network and pioneer of competitive gaming. Founded in 2000, ESL operates high profile, international leagues, and events — all running on Intel.
EPIC.LAN is a traditional community gaming event or “LAN Party” that has a history of putting on casual gaming events since 2003 in the UK. It is now powered by Intel to take the events to the next level while retaining its community focus. Often seen as the starting point for many in the UK esports scene, EPIC.LAN is one of the first live events for gamers moving up from online play in a casual and welcoming atmosphere. It has also been the proving ground for many of those working in front of the camera or backstage in esports roles. With many of its previous talent, crew members and players progressing to the international stage.
NSE (National Student Esports) is the official body of university esports and the largest grassroots gaming community in the UK. Intel is the headline partner of the British University Esports Championship, operated by NSE, which saw over 1,700 teams from 100 universities compete across a number of esports titles in the 20/21 season.
Launched in 2020, the Intel FutureGen programme is designed for University students to connect with esports professionals and help them discover what a future esports career may look like. After a rigorous selection process the successful applicants receive exclusive training, development, and mentoring opportunities from Intel and other leading esports industry figures.
Started in 2006, Intel® Extreme Masters is the longest-running global esports tour with the world’s best talent.
Powered by Intel, ESL One holds events in the world’s biggest stadiums featuring the top players and teams.
The longest-running CS:GO league, with the best teams from Europe, North America, Asia-Pacific, and South America, is supported by Intel.
The Intel® Grand Slam awards $1 million USD to the first team that wins four eligible CS:GO tournaments in a span of 10 events.
Intel supports local esports around the world through the ESL National Championships, encompassing many games and countries.
Brings 16 of the best teams in the game Counter-Strike: Global Offensive together for a large-scale tournament.
A circuit for aspiring Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams to prove themselves as world-class teams.
Taking place every Winter and Spring, the British University Esports Championship brings together the best esports talents that UK universities have to offer for eight competitive weeks.