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Intel Backs Starcraft 2 Pro Team Led by BoxeR

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Intel is making a huge move into the pro gaming industry by picking up BoxeR and creating its own Starcraft II pro team

The infamous BoxeR, known internationally as the "Emperor" of Starcraft, will soon lead a group of professional Starcraft II players using Intel's money.

According to a source, Intel and Boxer are currently negotiating about personal sponsorship and the formation of a professional Starcraft II team led by Boxer himself. The source states that an agreement is expected to be reached soon.

It is reported that Intel will be sponsoring BoxeR personally with $180,000 and investing in a Starcraft II team led by him for a whopping $270,000.

Many Starcraft fans will be anxiously awaiting who BoxeR will recruit to play on his all-star team and how they will compete with the very successful and skilled TeamLiquid.

Source: Teamliquid

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    jkflipflop98 , November 10, 2010 11:32 PM
    Meanwhile, Intel holds all money for employee raises for 2 years in a row citing "financial uncertainty". . . while making record profits for most of that time.

    Real winners running that company, I tells ya.
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    gr33nf00t , November 10, 2010 11:31 PM
    BoxeR is nuts dude. It would also be neat to see other tech companies taking this route; it really legitimizes the game.
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    jkflipflop98 , November 10, 2010 11:32 PM
    Meanwhile, Intel holds all money for employee raises for 2 years in a row citing "financial uncertainty". . . while making record profits for most of that time.

    Real winners running that company, I tells ya.
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    jaysbob , November 10, 2010 11:44 PM
    man, and I still get my but kicked by 12 year olds online. I wish I could make this kind of money playing a game.
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    foxmulder_ms , November 10, 2010 11:46 PM
    Good investment.. Love to see Boxer playing more..
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    ashinohara , November 11, 2010 1:23 AM
    Boxer is insanely good. Maybe he can get Fruitdealer? Boxer and Fruitdealer in the same clan, one can dream...
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    reggieray , November 11, 2010 1:41 AM
    No LAN no SC2 for me, a three part game anyway. Maybe one day in a Battle Chest edition.
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    thesupermedium , November 11, 2010 2:23 AM
    Kinda depressing...
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    imakuzim , November 11, 2010 2:38 AM
    oil and water don't mix
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    bin1127 , November 11, 2010 2:41 AM
    I wonder if BoxeR uses an AMD system at the moment?
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    dEAne , November 11, 2010 4:41 AM
    You watch me I can play against them and I will win.
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    iamtheking123 , November 11, 2010 5:07 AM
    You know you need a life when: you actually know who boxer is before reading this article.

    -or-

    You know you need a life when: you think its fun to watch other people play a game.
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    kartu , November 11, 2010 5:36 AM
    Ok, so they will do what? Conquer the universe? "WTFPwn everyone in Starcraft"? Very exciting...
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    noblekitty , November 11, 2010 6:22 AM
    You know you need a life when: you think its fun to watch other people play a game.
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    noblekitty , November 11, 2010 6:24 AM
    Quote:
    You know you need a life when: you think its fun to watch other people play a game.


    What about those, a lot of them, think it's fun to watch others play a football game? or baseball?..etc
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    teodoreh , November 11, 2010 7:41 AM
    NVidia should sponsor Idra and AMD the fruitdealer.
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    Anonymous , November 11, 2010 7:55 AM
    As opposed to other ppl going to a stadium to watch other people kick a ball around? Instead of kicking it around themselves? Seriously whatever floats someones boat.
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    jomofro39 , November 11, 2010 12:33 PM
    I have to say, it is not my cup of tea, but like a lot of people point out, whatever tickles your pickle. Good for him, getting paid doing what he loves.
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    kencolestud69 , November 11, 2010 1:48 PM
    Not too toot my own horn or anything. But if and when they come out with a new counter strike in the future. I'm going pro, as long as I can get paid like that.
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    IncinX , November 11, 2010 2:11 PM
    If you understand and play the game, it is actually exciting to watch.

    Kinda like baseball and other sports. We play them a lot as a kid, we learn the rules and we learn how to differentiate the best players and the best plays from the rest of the lot and we enjoy watching it. Why not with video games?
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    Anonymous , November 11, 2010 3:59 PM
    @kartu

    no his going get 180 bigs for pawning peeps in sc2, jealous much?
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