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Chip Shot: Intel Extreme Masters Supports Women in Gaming

Today marked the beginning of the World Championship for international eSports gaming tournament Intel Extreme Masters, in Katowice, Poland. Sunday will also feature the finals of Intel Challenge Katowice, with four women’s teams competing from the initial pool of 50. Announced at last week’s Game Developers Conference, Intel is now the lead sponsor for the North America female team finalists, Ubinited. Team captain Stephanie Harvey will also participate in a panel to discuss women in e-sports on Saturday at 2pm CET. You can catch all the action from Intel Extreme Masters and Intel Challenge Katowice, including the women in eSports panel, streamed live on Twitch.tv.

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On Saturday March, 14, 2015, photo of the view from inside the Spodek event venue of the line of spectators waiting to enter the Intel Extreme Masters event.

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On Sunday, March 15, 2015, Intel Extreme Masters held a women’s panel to discuss issues relating to diversity in gaming. From left to right: Stephanie Harvey, Co-Captain of the Intel Sponsored Ubinited Team, Lauren Scott, ESL Commentator, Anne Blondel-Jouinm, Executive Producer, Ubisoft, TL Taylor, Associated Professor at MIT and Rachel Quirico, eSport Host.

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Photo of Ubinited, the Intel-sponsored women’s team, at the Intel Extreme Masters championship in Katowice, Poland. From left to right: Diane “di” Tran, Dimitra “d1m” Deliopoulos, Christine “Potter” Chi, Stephanie “missharvey” Harvey, Mounira “goosebreeder” Dobie.

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Photo of the Interior of Spodek arena on the day of the finals of the Intel Extreme Masters tournament in Katowice, Poland. The arena has a capacity of 11,500 people.

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Photo of women at the Intel booth playing with a VR headset at the recent Intel Extreme Masters tournament in Katowice, Poland.