ESL announces $1m Intel Grand Slam prize
ESL has revealed the first details about the Intel Grand Slam, a $1 million prize up for grabs by the teams competing in the ESL/DreamHack circuit.
The Intel Grand Slam is a separate prize that will be awarded to the first team to win four out of ten $200,000+ tournaments hosted between DreamHack and ESL.
The first of such events will be ESL One Cologne, which will take place in early July at the Lanxess-Arena, with 16 teams vying for their share of a $250,000 prize pool.
ESL and Intel will also offer $100,000 to any team able to put a stop to a potential Grand Slam winner. In case a team already have three titles to their name and lose the fourth final, the winning team will get $100,000, provided that they are not in contention for the Intel Grand Slam prize themselves.
Once an Intel Grand Slam winner is found, the trophy count of all teams will reset, and the race for a new champion begins.
Below you can find the events that are confirmed for the Intel Grand Slam:
- ESL One Cologne - July 7-9
- DreamHack Masters Malmö - August 30 - September 3
- ESL One New York - September 16-17
UPDATE: ESL Pro Gaming director Michal "Carmac" Blicharz has since revealed that the first event to count towards the Intel Grand Slam is ESL One Cologne, not the ESL Pro League Season 5 finals as originally announced by ESL.