Today the ESL has announced that they are bringing the Intel Extreme Masters to the SAP Center in San Jose.
The SAP Center is home to the San Jose Sharks NHL team and should be able to house thousands of gamers as they watch the best Leage of Legends and StarCraft II players fight it out for a as yet unannounced prize pool. The event will run between December 6th and 7th.
Michal Blicharz, Managing Director Pro Gaming at ESL had this to say about the events announcement.
“It is a massive challenge and a massive opportunity for us. This is the new frontier,”
“We are the first independent esports content creators to run an event of this scale inside a US sports stadium. It’s a chance for gaming fans to prove that their hobby belongs in the spotlight.”
Jim Goddard, Executive Vice President of Business & Building Operations at the SAP Center seems just as excited about the event.
“SAP Center at San Jose continually looks to add new and exciting entertainment options to our event schedule that appeal to a variety of fans both locally and on a national and international level,”
“We are pleased to be working with ESL and Intel to bring Intel Extreme Masters to the Bay Area, an area known for its contributions to the gaming industry and an area that is home to many top gamers and video game enthusiasts. We look forward to hosting a successful and entertaining event in December.”
You can see the event’s trailer below.