Don Bowden

Intel Extreme Masters Season 8 Kicks off in Shanghai

Intel Extreme Masters Season 8 will kick off in Shanghai at China Joy 2013 – The 11th China Digital Entertainment Expo July 25th ~ July 28th.  We are looking forward to another amazing season following what was our best season to date in Season 7.

There is lots of excitement building up to the opening round in Shanghai where the Intel Extreme Masters will feature StarCraft II: Heart of the Swarm as one of our main titles and making history as the first World Championship Series Tier 1 event to take place in Asia where competitors will be playing for $25,000 in prizes. League of Legends will be there as well as a Chinese tournament with $30,000 in prizes

Our good friends and partners at ESL will once again be providing streaming video of the matches so be sure to visit the Intel Extreme Masters website for broadcast times and to keep track of the competition.

Show attendees visiting the Intel Consumer Experience will have the opportunity to play a number of different games on Intel’s  4th Generation Core i7 processor based systems. We will also have the latest Ultrabook 2-in-1’s available for people to experience as well as Intel powered tablets, phones and All-in-One systems.

We will also be hosting daily mini-tournaments in the Consumer Experience area where players have the opportunity to win a Core i7 processor by setting the fastest time of the day in our iRacing F1 simulators or by getting the most frags in our ShootMania competition.

We are looking forward to another great season of World Class competition. So to kick off another season of Intel Extreme Masters I’ll leave you with a little video, provided by our friends from ESL, to get the excitement started.

Excited to be returning to Shanghai and looking forward to getting me some Peking Duck so be sure to check back for updates on all the happenings at IEM China Joy.

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.

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