Intel and ESL to award USD 1 Million to the first CS:GO Grand Slam Winner
Intel and ESL’s renewed partnership is bringing big things to global CS:GO.
ESL’s long-time partner Intel has announced a new multi-event partnership at E3 2017 which covers multiple ESL branded events such as the IEM, ESL One events, ESL Pro Leagues, and as well as ESL Pro gaming arenas with Intel becoming ESL’s technical partner meaning that the computer hardware manufacturer will be the one to provide “cutting edge PC’s for all participating teams and players and high-performance processors for optimal streaming” for the events that cover the partnership.
But that’s not the only highlight of ESL and Intel’s revitalized partnership as the duo also put USD 1 Million on the line which will be rewarded for the first CS:GO Grand Slam Winner, or the team to first win 4 out of the ten USD 200,000 events that will take place in between DreamHack and ESL such as the Intel Extreme Masters, ESL One, and the DreamHack Masters series, with the first event that was tagged as part of the Grand Slam series being ESL One Cologne 2017 which will be taking place this coming July.
Intel and ESL’s Grand Slam premiere award might also be an annual thing as their press release statement states that once a Grand Slam winner is awarded, the counter will then reset to zero and the race to win 4 major and premiere titles from qualifying events will begin once again.
Intel and ESL have had a long and positive track record for event partnerships with their most notable being the Intel Extreme Masters series which roots trace back to 2007.