Intel is investing heavily in digital technology for the in 2020, and it will host and broadcast and esports tournaments ahead of the .
The tournaments will have a $500,000 prize pool and take place in Tokyo ahead of the Olympics next summer. The broadcast is intended to showcase the excitement and influence of esports. The move is an interesting one by Intel, which is both a sponsor of the Olympics and a big proponent of esports. But the International Olympic Committee voted to not include esports in the Olympics, and at the sporting event.
That latter comment raised a lot of concerns, as many games aren’t violent and the Olympics has violent sports such as boxing and wrestling. Intel’s move will certainly raise some