We are happy to welcome NVIDIA on board for season 6 of the ESL Pro League! Thanks to this partnership, all of the player PCs used during the season finals will be equipped with NVIDIA GeForce GTX graphic cards, ensuring the highest quality of play. In esports, the playing field is a computer screen, and GeForce provides esports players with their home field advantage.
NVIDIA's GPU simulates human intelligence, running deep learning algorithms and acting as the brain of computers, robots, and self-driving cars that can perceive and understand the world, but gaming technology has always been at the foundation of their company. NVIDIA spends more than any other company on R&D that directly benefits gaming and eSports.
With this commitment, NVIDIA has succeeded in making their GeForce GTX hardware the platform of choice for esports tournaments and participants. In fact, ESL Pro League has entrusted our tournament operations to the GeForce GTX platform every year, we have never run an ESL tournament on any other gaming platform.
NVIDIA GPUs are designed with eSports in mind, and include technological advancements benefiting eSports that only GeForce can deliver, such as G-Sync. NVIDIA's GPU performance is universally recognized as the best in the industry. NVIDIA's Game Ready drivers are recognized as the benchmark others are measured by.. With such strong components powering our event PCs, players will have an even easier time delivering outstanding plays.
"NVIDIA GeForce is synonymous with PC gaming, which is the number one platform for esports," said Ulrich Schulze, Senior Vice President Products at ESL. "Pro players competing in our tournaments expect to play on NVIDIA GPUs, because GeForce GTX provides the performance and reliability they demand to excel at their games."
Season 6 of ESL Pro League begins on August 22nd 2017 with 14 European and 14 North American teams beginning their journey to the season finals and the battle for the US$1,000,000 prize pool. The online matches will take place over the course of 7 weeks, on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays. Three of those weeks will be "super weeks" with matches from Tuesdays till Sundays. You can find the full season schedule here.