Don Bowden

Intel Extreme Masters Taipei – LoL is a wrap

We are into day four of five here at Intel Extreme Masters Taipei, we wrapped up the League of legends tournament on Friday with a raucous final match between Taipei Assassins and yoe Flash Wolves. yoe Flash Wolves won the match with a 3-2 win to take home the $25,000 first prize.


In the land of StarCraft II, bracket play has been taking place over the past three days narrowing the field and setting the stage for the eight players in the playoff rounds. With the playoff field set we saw PartinG trounce Classic 3-0 and Live beat HyuN 3-1 setting up the first semi-final match where PartinG will face off against Live. In other playoff action we will see herO face-off against Maru and rain against Soulkey with the winners of those two matches meeting in the semi –finals.

I’m going to make a prediction, I think herO and rain will advance to the semi-finals where herO will take the semi-final match and move onto the finals where he will meet and defeat PartinG. You can follow all the action live at Intel Extreme Masters so tune in and see if I’m right.

Our free gaming zone is as popular as ever, the zone has been absolutely packed everyday with show attendees playing the latest games on the newest Intel powered Desktop, Laptop, 2-in-1 and All-in-One computers. We also have the newest tablets from Acer, ASUS and Lenovo on display for attendees to experience as well as the HP Sprout All-in-One PC featuring Intel Real Sense technology. We also have the Lenovo Yoga 3 and Microsoft Surface Pro 3 on display as well and they have been very popular with attendees interested in thin and light laptops.

Another StarCraft II semi-final match is starting so I’ll wrap this up so I can go watch, I’ll be doing a wrap-up of the event in the next few days so be sure to check back and see if my StarCraft II prediction were accurate.

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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