ESL announced a new grand slam competition today on Twitter, in which Intel will give $1 million to the first professional CS:GO team to win four of the 10 majors. The series is going to "encompass ten of the world's biggest Counter Strike: Global Offensive competitions."
Additionally, any team that's able to keep a potential grand slam winner, or a team with three wins to its name, from earning that fourth win earns a bonus $100,000 as a result.
The grand slam is part of a partnership between ESL and Intel. The major titles to be won include the Intel Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL Pro League and DreamHack Masters.
This comes in addition to whatever prize money the team wins during the competition. ESL and Intel seem pleased with the newfound partnership.
Intel made a small apology to G2, who would've qualified for the prize money if the competition didn't put everyone on the same level as of today.
Apologies to G2 for the mistake in the Intel Grand Slam announcement. Everyone is on zero wins today. That changes with ESL One Cologne.— Michal Blicharz (@mbCARMAC) June 12, 2017
More from Intel will continue during the PC Gaming Show segment of E3 2017, broadcasted live on Twitch.
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