The Space Elevator Blog interviews Dr. Georg Treusch from DILAS, which has worked with laser-based beam power teams in the past, and is in discussions with several teams this year. Laser power is expected to be a popular option this year since the competition requirements are much more stringent this time.
The blog also has a post about the Photonics West Exhibition and how it relates to the Space Elevator Games this year.
Update (later in the day): The SE Blog just added a press release from Spaceward on TRUMPF Laser assisting Space Elevator competitors by providing a commercial laser source and related support. Like DILAS, TRUMPF will be at the Photonics West Exhibition.