GIGABYTE visits Cologne, Germany for Intel Extreme Masters, as the Exclusive Motherboard Sponsor
Starting August 5th at Gamescom, the World’s Largest Gaming Show
City of Industry, California, [August 5th],  – GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY Co. Ltd., a leading manufacturer of motherboards and graphic cards is once again proud to be the exclusive motherboard sponsor of Intel® 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 Intel® 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.
As the official motherboard and graphic card sponsors of Intel Extreme Masters, GIGABYTE has equipped IEM Contestants with hardware that many gamers have dreamed to use. GIGABYTE G1™ Gaming motherboards and GIGABYTE graphics cards gives users the edge that they need to perform at a professional level. GIGABYTE has been incorporating industry-leading technologies such as the Killer DoubleShot-X3™ Pro enabling all types of gamers to experience the performance of combining 3 different network interfaces for the most fluid and lag-less connection possible. GIGABYTE gaming products are designed for gamers that are not satisfied with second best.
On top of equipping all the gaming stations at the event with high performance GIGABYTE G1™ Gaming motherboards, GIGABYTE is also displaying its latest technology solutions on site. Come by and visit to see all of the latest next generation gaming demos and to see why GIGABYTE G1™ Gaming hardware is empowering the champions of the e-sports world.
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GIGABYTE, headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, is known as a global leading brand in the IT industry, with employees and business channels in almost every country. Founded in 1986, GIGABYTE started as a research and development team and has since taken the lead in the world’s motherboard and graphics card markets. On top of Motherboards and Graphics cards, GIGABYTE further expanded its product portfolio to include PC Components, PC Peripherals, Laptops, Desktop PCs, Network Communications, Servers and Mobile Phones to serve each facet of the digital life in the home and office. Everyday GIGABYTE aims to “Upgrade Your Life” with innovative technology, exceptional quality, and unmatched customer service. Visit www.gigabyte.us for more information.
Intel® Extreme Masters is the longest running global pro gaming tour in the world. Started in 2006 by ESL, the competition features Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, StarCraft II and League of Legends tournaments across multiple continents. ESL’s online broadcast of the Intel Extreme Masters reaches over 20 million viewers on Twitch each season. www.intelextrememasters.com