esports demonstrate the massive cultural shift of gaming from a niche hobby to a global cultural and digital phenomenon. The esports fanbase already rivals the number of ice hockey fans, and in the next three years the global esports audience will grow from 256 million to 345 million viewers and revenues surpassing $1 billion³. Dell is proud to announce a new partnership with ELEAGUE to support their vision of producing high-quality, innovative eSports tournaments that reach audiences both via television and online streaming platforms.
Dell is now an official partner and exclusive PC hardware provider for ELEAGUE, the professional esports league operated by Turner and WME | IMG. All 2017 ELEAGUE tournaments will be televised live across a combination of TBS and Twitch, beginning with the ELEAGUE Major - featuring Valve’s popular Counter-Strike: Global Offensive - to be held Jan. 22 - 29. Pro players and tournament organizers demand reliable, high-performance hardware used in competition. ELEAGUE will use the Alienware Aurora with Dell 24-inch 144Hz gaming monitor as their competition system giving players incredible speed and processing power to easily overcome the most chaotic of competitive moments.
"The world's best gamers demand bleeding edge hardware that keep them at their best,” said Seth Ladetsky, senior vice president of Sales, Turner Sports. “ELEAGUE is proud to welcome Dell as a key partner, supporting the passionate esports community and delivering the high-performance hardware needed to fuel ELEAGUE's thrilling competition all year long."
Look for additional announcements and the 2017 ELEAGUE schedule from Dell, Alienware and ELEAGUE in the coming weeks.
Pricing and availability
- The Dell Inspiron 15 Gaming notebook will be available exclusively at Best Buy and Dell.com beginning Jan. 5 in the U.S., starting at $799 USD.
- Updated Alienware 13, 15, and 17 notebooks will be available as of Jan. 5 with an entry price of $999. Alienware 15 and 17 will feature new NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics beginning Jan. 12 starting at $1199 and $1299 USD respectively.
- The updated Alienware Aurora will be available Jan. 12 in the U.S. and Europe, starting at $799 USD, with China and Japan availability in February.
Visit #DellExperience at the Venetian during CES 2017
At CES, Dell is hosting an interactive gallery and a series of events at the Yardbird Southern Table & Bar at the Venetian. The #DellExperience will be open Jan. 5-7 for all CES badge holders. Stop by each day beginning at 9 a.m. PT to check out virtual reality and gaming demos and hands-on experiences with new technology and events. RSVP for the Dell Gaming party: https://dellgaminginnovation.splashthat.com. Visit dell.com/CESpressroom for all materials.
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¹ The stated Watt Hour (WHr) is not an indication of battery life.
² Based on testing using the MobileMark 2014 battery life benchmark test. For more information about this benchmark test, visit www.bapco.com. Actual battery life may be significantly less than the test results and varies depending on product configuration and use, software, usage, operating conditions, power management settings and other factors. Maximum battery life will decrease with time.