Published: Tue, June 13, 2017
Research | By Elizabeth Houston

Intel unveils VR challenger league, free limited release for Echo Arena

Intel unveils VR challenger league, free limited release for Echo Arena

Was the Intel conference what you expected? After a team wins The Grand Slam, every team's trophy count is reset and the award will go into the next season starting with the next event.

E-sports is a "cultural phenomenon" that is expected to grow to about 500 million fans worldwide by 2020, said Gregory Bryant, Intel senior vice president and general manager of the Client Computing Group.

Intel Corp. doubled down on its long-standing partnership with the ESL on Monday, striking a deal that will have the PC maker powering the league and its competitions with Intel PCs and processors.

IBD'S TAKE: For the latest news on the E3 conference, check out IBD's E3 news page. "We are excited to level-up our partnership with ESL, invest into the development of future esports stars, and create premier events like the Intel Grand Slam".

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Apple also shared the latest version of watchOS4, which continues to put the emphasis on the Apple Watch as a fitness device. The free software update for mobile devices, iOS 11, is expected in September when Apple typically releases new iPhones.

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The winning moment came when Mosaddek Hossain, Bangladesh's hero with the ball, flashed a boundary through third man off Milne. This win was only made possible by two star players Shakib Al Hasan and Mahmudullah , with both scoring a wonderful ton each.

Intel said that 46 million people watched its Intel Extreme Masters esports event previous year, and competitive gaming and streaming are both focuses for its hardware moving forward. E3, short for Electronic Entertainment Expo, runs Tuesday through Thursday in downtown Los Angeles.

Intel (NASDAQ:INTC) announces new virtual reality partnerships with Ready At Dawn and ESL and reveals the pre-order and shipment schedule for the forthcoming Core processors.

Exact pricing information has yet to be announced but we'll update this post as soon as the information becomes available.

The company also announced timing for the new Intel Core X-series processor family which is claimed to be Intel's most powerful, scalable and accessible high-end desktop processor family. Intel's host stated that, "We want to bring VR to Esports", before explaining that the biggest barriers to competitive VR gaming right now are a lack of titles that are "worthy" o gamers and a generally small playerbase.

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