Don Bowden

Intel Extreme Masters Taipei Wrapup

Well, so much for my prediction abilities… in my previous post I predicted herO to win over rain in the StarCraft II finals here in Taipei… wasn’t even close, neither one made it to the semi-finals. It was Life taking the win over Maru 4 to 3 in a closely fought battle. Looking back on the outcome of the StarCraft II tournament in San Jose I was sure I called it right when I predicted herO to win. Hopefully I can do better at the World Championships. You can read an in-depth recap of the quarterfinal matches at the Intel Extreme Masters website.

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Speaking of World Championships, they will be taking place in Katowice Poland March 12th ~ 15th with the top League of Legends and StarCraft II players in the world competing for the title of Intel Extreme Masters World Champion. Once again I’ll be making a prediction on who I think will be the League of Legends and StarCraft II champions so be sure to check back to see if I can redeem myself.

Overall IEM Taipei was a lot of fun; the Taipei Game Show attracted approximately 500,000 people over the course of five days. The tournament area was packed with people overflowing into the aisles and our free gaming zone was equally as crowded, just the way we like it. Checkout our Flickr album for pictures from IEM Taipei.

I’m looking forward to the World Championship in Katowice, the weather will be cold but the competition will be hot, look for my upcoming blog posts.

See you in Katowice!

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 iRacing.com 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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