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title NCSOFT Signs MOU with Intel for Technical Cooperation and Collaborate Marketing
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date 2019.06.05

- Combining Intel’s latest technology to NCSOFT’s PC MMORPG ‘Blade and Soul’, it will provide optimized gaming environment 
- Intel will participate in title sponsor for Blade & Soul e-Sports tournament

PANGYO, Korea (June 5, 2019) - NCSOFT and Intel Korea signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for technical cooperation and collaborative marketing.

Today, NCSOFT and Intel's MOU signing ceremony was held at NCSOFT Pangyo R&D Center. Key stakeholders from two companies attended the event including Jaejoon Lee (Head of NCSOFT AI Center), Boyoung Min (Head of NCSOFT Publishing 2Center), Dennis Luo (Senior Director of Intel Strategic Alliances and Innovation Team) and Monesh Chokshi (Director of Intel GM Client Application Product Management).

NCSOFT and Intel will take part in technology collaboration regarding NCSOFT’s PC MMORPG 'Blade & Soul.' It will provide optimal game experience when using computers with Intel’s latest CPU (Central Processing Unit) and graphic engine.

Intel will also participate as the title sponsor of Blade & Soul e-Sports global match called ‘Blade & Soul Tournament 2019.’ It is the 2nd sponsorship since last year.

Currently, NCSOFT and Intel are establishing collaborative R&D (Research and Development) in AI graphics technology for game service. On March, NCSOFT announced the game character animation technology based on deep learning at ‘GDC 2019(Game Developers Conference 2019).'

Boyoung Min, Head of NCSOFT Publishing 2Center, said, “As NCSOFT’s top priority is performing R&D, NCSOFT will create top-tier gaming atmosphere and continue diverse technological collaboration with Intel."

Dennis Luo, Senior Director of Intel Strategic Alliances and Innovation Team, announced, “Intel’s CPU and graphic engine will provide high immersion in playing games."

[Photo caption]
On June 5th, NCSOFT and Intel took commemorative photos for technology cooperation and co-marketing.
(From left to right) Jaejoon Lee (Head of NCSOFT AI Center), Boyoung Min (Head of NCSOFT Publishing 2Center), Dennis Luo (Senior Director of Intel Strategic Alliances and Innovation Team) and Monesh Chokshi (Director of Intel GM Client Application Product Management)
 

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