ESL UK has today revealed the ESL Certified Esports PC, the first-ever ESL branded system.
Built in partnership with Intel, Currys PC World and PC Specialist, the ESL Certified Esports PC made its debut at EGX today at the Birmingham NEC. It’s the first time the ESL brand has arrived on the UK High Street.
It’s available for £1,499.99 exclusively from Currys PC World Online here.
The system has been built to deliver high-end performance for all major esports titles including CSGO, Rainbow Six Siege, League of Legends and more. Components selected by PC Specialist include a Nvidia GeForce GTX 1070 graphics card and unlocked Intel Core i7-8700K processor.
The full specs are as follows:
- Unlocked Intel core i7-8700K processor
- Nvidia GTX 1070 8GB Graphics Card
- 16GB RAM
- 2TB HDD
- 256 Intel NVMe SSD
- Realtek Gigabit LAN
- 2 x 2 AC Wifi
? The ESL Certified PC has arrived! ?
Your Games, Your Moments, Your PC
Now available exclusively at @curryspcworld online built by @PCSpecialist powered by @IntelUK ??
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— ESL UK (@ESLUK) September 20, 2018
“It’s fantastic to be involved designing a PC specifically for esports on the High Street,” said James Dean, UK managing director at ESL. “The demand for esports-first hardware is here to stay in the UK, and, by offering our Esports PC with high street retailers, we can open up high-end PC gaming to a whole new audience.”
Intel’s UK gaming and esports lead Scott Gillingham said Intel was proud to have teamed up to work on the system.
Nick Hayden, head of gaming for Currys PC World, added: “This is the beginning of an exciting journey for ESL Certified Esports PC and we are delighted to be involved, bringing true esport hardware to the UK.”
EGX visitors will be able to try out the PC for the first time at the PC Specialist and Intel booths located in the ESL Arena, Hall 20. Zone 2. The PCs will also be powering the ESL UK Hearthstone Premiership Finals, taking place on the Main Stage of ESL Arena throughout the weekend.
Previous UK esports-branded PCs in the past have included FM-esports systems.
Dom is an award-winning writer who graduated from Bournemouth University with a 2:1 degree in Multi-Media Journalism in 2007.
As a long-time gamer having first picked up the NES controller in the late ’80s, he has written for a range of publications including GamesTM, Nintendo Official Magazine, industry publication MCV as well as Riot Games and others. He worked as head of content for the British Esports Association up until February 2021, when he stepped back to work full-time on Esports News UK and as an esports consultant helping brands and businesses better understand the industry.