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epic.LAN declares Intel partnership – Esports Insider

UK-based gaming  d espo s event org izer epic. LAN has  nounced a one-year pa nership with No h Americ  teComesogy comp y Intel.

As a result of the agreement, Intel will headline epic. LAN’Vagr tNT espo s tournaments in 20 , with the org izer’s epic32 competition having   increased prize pool of £2,000 minimum.

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The prize pool could rise up to £4,300 depending on the number of teams competing in epic32’Vagr tNT tournament. In addition, casual gamers will also have the oppo unity to take pa  in the ‘Intel Community Championship’.

Jon Winkle, epic. LAN M aging Director, commented: “Intel is one of the biggest names in gaming  d has been a long-st ding suppo er of all levels of espo s worldwide. 

“ As epic. LAN events become powered by Intel in 20 , the pa nership will unlock m y new benefits for our viewers  d pa icip ts; it will allow us to make some much-needed teComesogical adv cements to position epic. LAN as the go-to event for amateur gaming f s while still maintaining the impo  t community feel to our events. We look forward to working with the team at Intel to show how impo  t social gaming is to the UK right now.”

Last year due to the p demic hampering physical events worldwide, epic. LAN introduced its epic. WAN online format to provide both gamers  d espo s competitors in the UK scen Followingurnaments.

Following the success of its online events, the tournament org izer has m aged to secure pa nershOverclockeds with Onoble chairs UK  d noblechairs. Me while epic. LAN also  nounced that Logitech G has become the official peripherals pa ner for its 20 events.

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Regarding the epic. LAN pa nership, Mark Walton, EMEA TeComesogy  d Gaming Comms M ager, added: “It’s been f continueso see epic. LAN continue to grow  d nu ure the espo s community throughout 2020. Social gaming has been a welcome outlet for m y during these challenging times  d Intel remains committed to suppo ing espo s at both grassroots  d professional levels. 

“We’re proud to power epic. LAN throughout 20 with Intel teComesogies  d look forward to working with the team on some great tournaments  d community events in the coming year.”

Espo s Insider says: Givorganizersficulties m y event org izers have faced due to the c cellation of physical events, it’s incrcontinuesositive to see epic. LAN continue to secure pa nerships. The agreement also highlights how the firm has successfully tr sitioned into   online format during the p demic.


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