The following blog post was written by iBUYPOWER

At iBUYPOWER, we couldn’t imagine a world without gaming, and frankly wouldn’t want to. We believe competitive gaming has a bright future and will push the gaming industry far beyond its current limits. That is why we have always been a proud supporter of E-Sports, its fans, and its players. Today, we’d like to announce the official launch of our first annual, iBUYPOWER Invitational Cup. We’ll be hosting an exclusive Counter-Strike: GO tournament where players will battle for their share of a $100,000 prize pool, provided by our partner Intel.

We have partnered with ESL for their production services to bring an exciting new event to the North American scene. Their unrivaled expertise ensures an unforgettable experience as 8 of the top North American Counter-Strike: Global Offensive teams battle it out in a double elimination showdown for a $100,000 prize pool!

We feel that North America deserves the competitive attention the rest of the world is getting, and we are glad to bring it to Southern California.

Who will win the iBUYPOWER Cup?

Our first annual iBUYPOWER E-Sports Day will also be held at eSports Arena outside of the iBP Cup Tournament. This event is FREE for the whole community and all ages are welcome.

Desktop, laptop and prize giveaways will happen all weekend long. A Free-to-Play Arena will host a large local Street Fighter V Tournament, as well as, allow you to play 5 vs. 5 League of Legends matches and 3 vs. 3 Rocket League matches.

Intel Experience and Microsoft Experiences will also be free for the community. Food trucks and beverages will also be available.

The iBUYPOWER Cup will run from November 14th thru November 15th at eSports Arena in Santa Ana, CA.

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