iGames announces $40k eSports event

Intel-sponsored competitions to be held June 24-25 at eight North American locations.

The world of eSports may be dominated by Jonathan "Fatal1ty" Wendel, but iGames member centers are hoping to bring the excitement of the sport back to a grassroots level. The chain is setting up a series of six national events in which the best local LAN teams will frag it out on games such as Counter-Strike and Call of Duty 2.

The first event will take place on the weekend of June 24-25, called the Intel $5K CS Open (Counter-Strike 1.6 Open Tournament). The events will take place in five-versus-five competitions, combining pool play and double-elimination matches. Each of the eight centers taking part will have $5,000 in cash that will be divided between the best Counter-Strike players, and there will be raffles and other surprises for everyone participating.

Anyone interested in taking part should visit the iGames Web site, and the full list of venues for the competition are listed below.

- eBash (Terre Haute, IN)
- euphNET v3 (San Jose, CA)
- Head 2 Head Games (London, ONT Canada)
- interPeer (Williamstown, NJ)
- NETplay (Indian Trail, NC)
- PC Gamerz Hawaii (Aiea, HI)
- Sin City PC (Las Vegas, NV)
- Xtreme Player Zone (Flower Mound, TX)

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24 comments
mike635
mike635

G4TV has a programe called "arena,"if it is still on, they cover a comerialized tornament

patrick056
patrick056

alot of cs gamers out there will probably go to the contest

Ryan_Toombs
Ryan_Toombs

there is one in cananda but its not vancouver :( boooooooooo

mambasa
mambasa

Damn... again need to wait only cyber games... :)

pwnr
pwnr

Because the thing started with a lowercase i, I was thinking that this would be a console from Apple.

nintendorocks
nintendorocks

Gaming tournaments are always cool to hear about. One of the locations is actually close to me.

joeamis
joeamis

Nothing close to where I live...

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Nothing close to where I live... and not every interested in both games, so I guess that settles that.

anamnawshad
anamnawshad

I wish I was Born in the USA........

WmRedwine
WmRedwine

I want a 40k Fight Night tourny. I would travel for that.

SNKrock
SNKrock

Games are really becoming a sport, wonder if/when G4 will cover this.

amplizine
amplizine

How can you not like CS? I even live in the US and I can't go. I live in the middle of nowhere (or atleast not anywhere near these places).

GTJimmy
GTJimmy

cs is ok? what are you on?