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AMD loses QuakeCon 2005 sponsorship to Intel

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INTEL WILL BE SPONSORING this year's QuakeCon - a free gaming convention held in Dallas - it was revealed this month, in what could be a large blow to AMD's gaming fanbase.

As the official CPU and title sponsor of QuakeCon 2005, Intel will be providing its Extreme Edition tournament systems and servers to host the tournament and bring your own computer (BYOC) games. As AMD news site AMDzone.com says, with such close competition between Intel and AMD when it comes to high performance gaming, this could be bad news for AMD and tip the scales in Intel's favour.

Intel is clearly trying to get a leg up on the eSports front, having sponsored other big events such as Bloodline and successful gaming team 4kings, it seems that Intel wants to have its name associated with all things e-Sports.

Other sponsors for Quakecon include high profile companies such as nVidia, Activision, id and Linksys. The Quakecon tournament line up this year features games like Doom 3, Quake 3, Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory and even Quake 2 - making for a total prize money sum of $150,000. It will be held from the 11th to the 14th of August. µ

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