The Intel Extreme Masters is taking place from October 8-10th in New York City. Yesterday, ESL announced the event will be held at the Jacob Javits Center alongside Comic Con.
Last year the NYC Comic Con had over 77,000 attendees and was ranked by Crain’s New York Business at the second largest event in the City. The IEM American Finals will feature a stage and a seating area for all the matches, with ESL TV live on scene covering all the action.
The ESL had this to say.
The 2010 New York City ComicCon event will be the host of the first ever IEM American Finals from October 8th to 10th with $59,600 in prizes to be given away for StarCraft 2, Counter-Strike, and Quake Live. Sponsoring the event will be none other than Intel and Razer.
This year’s ComicCon will feature a stage and seating area for matches, so anyone attending can watch live action as some of the best gamers in the country go head to head. ESL TV will be providing coverage of the event with broadcasters to be announced for each game. They will also provide streaming video of the event for fans online so no one gets to miss out on the excitement.
The Intel Extreme Masters Group Stage is still underway, so the list of qualified players is still to be determined over the next few weeks. These players will include top gamers from their respective games, like the infamous Evil Geniuses and compLexity for Counter-Strike 1.6, the defending champion Rapha for Quake Live, and well known names like Qxc, IdrA, Silver, and HuK for StarCraft 2.
The New York City Comic Con attracted over 77,000 attendees in 2009, easily making it the second largest comic book and pop culture gathering in the country, and Crain’s New York Business has ranked it as the second largest event in New York City.
If you are in the New York area and want to attend, check out ComicCon’s website for ticket information.
CompLexity.cs, coL.Silver and coL.Dkt have qualified for the Group Stage and now will battle their way to make it to New York City.
For more information on Comic Con New York head on over to their website.