Don Bowden

Intel Extreme Masters arrives in Singapore

I leave my house on Saturday morning and 24 hours later I’m half way around the world in Singapore, amazing! We are here at  SITEX 2012 for the second stop of Intel Extreme Masters Season 7. In three days, on November 22nd, the best StarCraft II and League of Legend players will square off against one another for their share of $82,000 in prize money.

League of legends qualifying rounds will run for two days with the semi-finals and finals taking place on Saturday, November 24th. StarCraft II qualifying rounds will run for three days with the semi-finals and finals taking place on Sunday, November 25th. You can follow all the live action on ESL’s Intel Extreme Masters website so there is no excuse to miss any of the action.

In our Consumer Zone we will have a number of popular games available for people to play while experiencing the awesome power of the Intel Core i7 Extreme processor. We will also be showing off the latest Intel inspired Ultrabooks powered by the 3rd Gen Intel Core processor family. As is customary at every Intel Extreme Masters, we will give away two Core i7 Extreme processors to the winners of our daily Unreal Tournament 3 and fast lap competitions, we love giving away processors!

Once the show gets underway I’ll be posting more about the torunament as well as posting photos in Intel’s Flickr gallery so be sure to check back to see what’s new.


Don Bowden

About Don Bowden

Don is a Sr. Technical Marketing Engineer in Intel’s Corporate Demos Group supporting various Intel events from executive keynotes to trades shows. His latest gig is with the Intel Extreme Masters Gaming Series where he provides general technical support. Don’s an avid gamer, mostly first person shooters, his real passion is on-line racing with which is the closest thing to driving a real race car as you’re going get. Don is also a skier, photographer and avid motorcyclist, making two cross country trips and a trek to the Arctic Circle and back from his home in San Jose, CA.

2 Responses to Intel Extreme Masters arrives in Singapore

  1. Hey Don, I want to ask you one question regarding to intel.. that is window version like Home basic, Ultimate and premium effect the speed of processing. Or not.. I isn;t feel the difference of speed between these three

    • Don Bowden says:

      Hi Michael,

      In my personal experience I have not seen any performance difference in processing speed from one Windows version to another (Home basic, Ultimate and Premium) on the same processor based system. You will see a difference in overall windows performance between a Celeron or Core i3 versus a Core i5 or i7.