Click here to close now.




















Welcome!

News Feed Item

Intel® Extreme Masters visits Toronto's FAN EXPO Canada™ for first time

Canadian stars among world's best e-sports professionals, to compete over Labour Day weekend

TORONTO, Aug. 29, 2014 /CNW/ - Intel® Extreme Masters, the elite pro gaming tour, is returning to Canada this weekend for the first time in five years. Toronto's FAN EXPO Canada™ will play host to the intense tournament, attracting StarCraft® II enthusiasts to watch some of the world's best gamers compete live.

This marks the third Canadian stop in the competition's nine-year run and first time in Toronto.  Fans will have a chance to watch a star studded line-up, including Canadian challengers, Scarlett and HuK, faceoff for $25,000 in prize money and a spot in the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in 2015.

ESL, the worldwide leader in eSports, will host multiple competitions at this year's FAN EXPO Canada™ taking place from August 28-31 at Metro Toronto Convention Center, as part of its ever-expanding premier product, Intel Extreme Masters.

"We're excited to provide these eSport superstars with the absolute latest and greatest in PC gaming technology," said George Woo, event and sponsorship programs marketing manager at Intel. "Hosting IEM at FAN EXPO Canada provides an opportunity for gamers and fans alike to experience the excitement of competitive gaming first hand."

Extended online qualifications for the event are underway with players from all around the world set to compete in the North American showdown. Be sure to start watching the action at http://en.esl.tv/channel/esltv-sc2/.

Visit Intel® Extreme Masters at the Intel Booth, number 4413 in the North Building, for the opportunity to enjoy free game play, enter daily contests for the chance to win cool prizes and:

  • Compete for best times with your friends on super-realistic Intel-powered racing simulators
  • Play on Intel's latest gaming PCs with titles including StarCraft II and League of Legends
  • Test the latest and greatest Intel-powered computers for Back-to-School
  • Get your photo taken with the official IEM trophy
  • Meet and greet with pro gamers

What: The Intel Extreme Masters Event

When: Thursday, August 28 - Sunday, August 31, 2014

Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre, North Building, Booth Number 4413

WhoGeorge Woo, Intel, Michal Blicharz, Electronic Sports League, Several professional PC gamers

###

Intel® Extreme Masters - Intel® Extreme Masters is the ESL's elite global pro gaming tour since 2006 with over 4 million USD given out in prize money in eight seasons. StarCraft® II and League of Legends® superstars from Europe, Asia and America compete at the world's largest technological trade shows for their share of a lucrative prize purse. ESL TV, ESL's web-TV service, presents the best games of the season live and reports directly from the offline events via Twitch TV, reaching over 20 million unique viewers each season. www.intelextrememasters.com

Intel® Corporation - Intel (NASDAQ: INTC) is a world leader in computing innovation. The company designs and builds the essential technologies that serve as the foundation for the world's computing devices. www.intel.com

ESL - is world's largest, independent eSports brand, leading the industry across various games with numerous online and offline competitions. This includes high profile international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL Pro Series, Starcraft II World Championship Series, Wargaming.net League Europe, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and TV production, fully catering to the needs of the eSport's ecosystem. With offices in Germany, Russia, Spain, France, Poland, Spain, China and the USA, it has a true global footprint. www.eslgaming.com

FAN EXPO Canada™ boasts the largest comics, sci-fi, horror, anime, and gaming event in Canada, the third largest in North America. It is packed with exciting family-friendly activities and celebrity guests. The pop culture extravaganza expects to host over 125,000 fans at 750,000 sq ft of the Metro Toronto Convention Centre for the four-day event August 28-31, 2014. www.fanexpocanada.com

FAN EXPO HQ is the largest entertainment convention group in the country and one of the largest in the world. Collectively it hosts almost 250,000 fans annually at FAN EXPO Canada™, FAN EXPO Vancouver™, FAN EXPO Regina™; Toronto ComiCon, Dallas Comic Con, and three Dallas shows.

SOURCE Intel

Video with caption: "Video: Intel Extreme Masters at Toronto's FAN EXPO Canada George Woo, Intel, Jeffrey Clack, Intel, Michal Blicharz, ESL.". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20140829_C8184_VIDEO_EN_42574.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20140829_C8184_PHOTO_EN_42574.jpg&clientName=Intel&caption=Video%3A%20Intel%20Extreme%20Masters%20at%20Toronto%27s%20FAN%20EXPO%20Canada%20George%20Woo%2C%20Intel%2C%20Jeffrey%20Clack%2C%20Intel%2C%20Michal%20Blicharz%2C%20ESL%2E&title=INTEL%20%2D%20Intel%26%23174%3B%20Extreme%20Masters%20visits%20Toronto%27s%20FAN%20EXPO%20Canada%26%23x2122%3B%20for%20first%20time&headline=Intel%26%23174%3B%20Extreme%20Masters%20visits%20Toronto%27s%20FAN%20EXPO%20Canada%26%23x2122%3B%20for%20first%20time

Video with caption: "B-Roll: Intel Extreme Masters at Toronto's FAN EXPO Canada George Woo, Intel, Jeffrey Clack, Intel, Michal Blicharz, ESL.". Video available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/cgi-bin/playback.cgi?file=20140829_C8184_VIDEO_EN_42575.mp4&posterurl=http://photos.newswire.ca/images/20140829_C8184_PHOTO_EN_42575.jpg&clientName=Intel&caption=B%2DRoll%3A%20Intel%20Extreme%20Masters%20at%20Toronto%27s%20FAN%20EXPO%20Canada%20George%20Woo%2C%20Intel%2C%20Jeffrey%20Clack%2C%20Intel%2C%20Michal%20Blicharz%2C%20ESL%2E&title=INTEL%20%2D%20Intel%26%23174%3B%20Extreme%20Masters%20visits%20Toronto%27s%20FAN%20EXPO%20Canada%26%23x2122%3B%20for%20first%20time&headline=Intel%26%23174%3B%20Extreme%20Masters%20visits%20Toronto%27s%20FAN%20EXPO%20Canada%26%23x2122%3B%20for%20first%20time

PDF available at: http://stream1.newswire.ca/media/2014/08/29/20140829_C8184_DOC_EN_42573.pdf

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

Latest Stories
Mobile, social, Big Data, and cloud have fundamentally changed the way we live. “Anytime, anywhere” access to data and information is no longer a luxury; it’s a requirement, in both our personal and professional lives. For IT organizations, this means pressure has never been greater to deliver meaningful services to the business and customers.
In a recent research, analyst firm IDC found that the average cost of a critical application failure is $500,000 to $1 million per hour and the average total cost of unplanned application downtime is $1.25 billion to $2.5 billion per year for Fortune 1000 companies. In addition to the findings on the cost of the downtime, the research also highlighted best practices for development, testing, application support, infrastructure, and operations teams.
Container technology is sending shock waves through the world of cloud computing. Heralded as the 'next big thing,' containers provide software owners a consistent way to package their software and dependencies while infrastructure operators benefit from a standard way to deploy and run them. Containers present new challenges for tracking usage due to their dynamic nature. They can also be deployed to bare metal, virtual machines and various cloud platforms. How do software owners track the usag...
"We've just seen a huge influx of new partners coming into our ecosystem, and partners building unique offerings on top of our API set," explained Seth Bostock, Chief Executive Officer at IndependenceIT, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 16th Cloud Expo, held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City.
Digital Transformation is the ultimate goal of cloud computing and related initiatives. The phrase is certainly not a precise one, and as subject to hand-waving and distortion as any high-falutin' terminology in the world of information technology. Yet it is an excellent choice of words to describe what enterprise IT—and by extension, organizations in general—should be working to achieve. Digital Transformation means: handling all the data types being found and created in the organizat...
SYS-CON Events announced today that HPM Networks will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. For 20 years, HPM Networks has been integrating technology solutions that solve complex business challenges. HPM Networks has designed solutions for both SMB and enterprise customers throughout the San Francisco Bay Area.
Chuck Piluso presented a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions. Prior to Secure Infrastructure and Services, Mr. Piluso founded North American Telecommunication Corporation, a facilities-based Competitive Local Exchange Carrier licensed by the Public Service Commission in 10 states, serving as the company's chairman and president from 1997 to 2000. Between 1990 and 1997, Mr. Piluso served as chairman & founder of International Te...
The Software Defined Data Center (SDDC), which enables organizations to seamlessly run in a hybrid cloud model (public + private cloud), is here to stay. IDC estimates that the software-defined networking market will be valued at $3.7 billion by 2016. Security is a key component and benefit of the SDDC, and offers an opportunity to build security 'from the ground up' and weave it into the environment from day one. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Reuven Harrison, CTO and Co-Founder of Tufin,...
SYS-CON Events announced today that MobiDev, a software development company, will exhibit at the 17th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place November 3–5, 2015, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. MobiDev is a software development company with representative offices in Atlanta (US), Sheffield (UK) and Würzburg (Germany); and development centers in Ukraine. Since 2009 it has grown from a small group of passionate engineers and business managers to a full-scale mobi...
With SaaS use rampant across organizations, how can IT departments track company data and maintain security? More and more departments are commissioning their own solutions and bypassing IT. A cloud environment is amorphous and powerful, allowing you to set up solutions for all of your user needs: document sharing and collaboration, mobile access, e-mail, even industry-specific applications. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Shawn Mills, President and a founder of Green House Data, discussed h...
For IoT to grow as quickly as analyst firms’ project, a lot is going to fall on developers to quickly bring applications to market. But the lack of a standard development platform threatens to slow growth and make application development more time consuming and costly, much like we’ve seen in the mobile space. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Mike Weiner, Product Manager of the Omega DevCloud with KORE Telematics Inc., discussed the evolving requirements for developers as IoT matures and conducte...
There are many considerations when moving applications from on-premise to cloud. It is critical to understand the benefits and also challenges of this migration. A successful migration will result in lower Total Cost of Ownership, yet offer the same or higher level of robustness. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Michael Meiner, an Engineering Director at Oracle, Corporation, analyzed a range of cloud offerings (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and discussed the benefits/challenges of migrating to each offe...
One of the hottest areas in cloud right now is DRaaS and related offerings. In his session at 16th Cloud Expo, Dale Levesque, Disaster Recovery Product Manager with Windstream's Cloud and Data Center Marketing team, will discuss the benefits of the cloud model, which far outweigh the traditional approach, and how enterprises need to ensure that their needs are properly being met.
In their session at 17th Cloud Expo, Hal Schwartz, CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), and Chuck Paolillo, CTO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), provide a study of cloud adoption trends and the power and flexibility of IBM Power and Pureflex cloud solutions. In his role as CEO of Secure Infrastructure & Services (SIAS), Hal Schwartz provides leadership and direction for the company.
The Internet of Everything (IoE) brings together people, process, data and things to make networked connections more relevant and valuable than ever before – transforming information into knowledge and knowledge into wisdom. IoE creates new capabilities, richer experiences, and unprecedented opportunities to improve business and government operations, decision making and mission support capabilities.