Intel to host Olympics-sanctioned esports tournament

Intel will host an esports tournament in Tokyo as part of the build-up to the 2020 Olympics.

The tournament will comprise Street Fighter V and Rocket League competitions, and gamers will compete for a $250,000 prize pool for each game.

The championship tournament is named the Intel World Open and will be held from 22 to 24 June.

For the Street Fighter V tournament, 13 countries, including Japan, will be pre-selected for the event.

The other seven teams will be selected from 20 countries who will compete for their place at a live qualifier event in Katowice, Poland.

The Rocket League tournament will select the 16 best teams through online qualifiers. These teams will then compete in a live qualifier in Katowice to determine the seven teams that will join Japan at the finals in Tokyo.

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