Intel Extreme Masters(IEM) Dublin 2013/2014: Trying to get the professional gaming scene heard of in Ireland
What is E-Sports?
Electronic sports (eSports) comprises the competitive play of video games. Other terms include competitive gaming, professional gaming, e-sport, and cybersport. The most common video game genres associated with electronic sports are real-time strategy (RTS), fighting, first-person shooter (FPS), massively-multiplayer online (MMOG), Massive Online Battle Area (MOBA) and racing. Games are played competitively at amateur, semi-professional and professional levels, and some games have organized competition in the form of leagues and tournaments. Events such as Major League Gaming (MLG), Global Starcraft II League (GSL), Dreamhack, and Intel Extreme Masters provide both real-time casting of streamed games, and cash prizes to the winners.
What is the Intel Extreme Masters?
The Intel Extreme Masters (IEM) are a series of international gaming tournaments held in countries around the world. These ESL sanctioned events include events in Starcraft II, Counter-Strike 1.6, Quake Live, and League of Legends. The body that owns the league is Turtle Entertainment. The League has existed for six seasons. Sponsored by their namesake, Intel, the Season Five tournament finals took place at CeBIT, located in Hanover, Germany. Previous events have been held in Los Angeles, Chengdu and Dubai.
Cause E-Sports and Professional gaming is a hugely growing industry that is growing every year in the thousands. Dublin is a brilliant spot to help start the professional e-sports scene. Ireland has multi-able amounts of gaming company's from Riot Games to Blizzard Entertainment.
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