Don Bowden

Intel Extreme Masters visits Katowice Poland

First and foremost I want to wish everyone a happy and prosperous New Year and I hope your holidays were as relaxing and enjoyable as mine were.

To kick off the New Year we are off to Katowice Poland for the third installment of Intel Extreme Masters. StarCraft II and League of Legends players from Europe, Asia and the United States will square off for a share of the $82,000 prize pool. StarCraft II and League of Legends competition kicks off at the Spodek Arena on Thursday, January 18th with finals for both League of Legends and StarCraft II taking place on Sunday, January 20th.

As an added bonus Intel Extreme Masters is hosting the World of Tanks Grand Finals tournament with Europe’s top eight teams fighting it out for €15,000. The tournament starts on January 18th with the finals taking place on January 19th. Also, as an extra added bonus, all visitors have the chance to grab some free goodies provided by so if you are anywhere near Katowice you can’t miss this.

As always all matches will be streamed live on the ESL Extreme Masters web site, for a complete schedule of events and a list of competitors taking part in the tournament you just need to go to .

Our Consumer Experience will be up and running as well so be sure to come by and check out the 3rd Generation Intel Core i7 processor systems and play some of the latest and greatest PC games. You will also have a chance to win a Core i7 Extreme processor by taking part in our daily Unreal Tournament 3 competition or by setting the fastest time of the day in our Formula 1 racing simulators.

As usual I will be blogging from Katowice once the tournaments get under way so be sure to check back and catch up on all the happenings at Intel Extreme Masters 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 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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