Start of Electronic Sports League in Down Under a big success

Cologne, September 13 th, 2012 – After Europe, America and Asia, the most important league of gaming Electronic Sports League (ESL) has now settled within Oceania. The launch of ESL Australia was a great success: More than 24 teams compete in the very first Go4LOL-Cupseries and hundreds of gaming-fans watched the matches during the eight hour stream on ESL TV. The new gaming community in Australia and New Zealand is set to unite all eSports athletes in a huge gaming community at Thousands of active players, exciting matches and intensive community work will raise electronic sports in Down Under into the next level. ESL Australia is a cooperation between the ESL organizer Turtle Entertainment from Germany and the Australian company Violent Hour Entertainment.

Australian experts from Violent Hour Entertainment as new partners of ESL

The Electronic Sports League sets its sights into working together with Violent Hour Entertainment in order to improve the Australian eSports community. Both managing directors of the cooperating partners, Reagan Koryozo and Matt O’Brien are two of the most important personalities of the Australian gaming market: Reagon Koryozo was a top-of-the-class Call of Duty player and founder as well as the main person behind Australia’s leading eSports clan Mindfreak eSports. His Partner Matt O'Brien is the ex-Operations Manager for the eSports and Gaming Network. One of Australia's leading competitive gaming organizations. Violent Hour Entertainment, together with its knowledge concerning the Australian gaming scene, brings a year-long experience towards high level eSports.

The web portal of the ESL in Australia and New Zealand:

“The partnership with ESL as a global market leader for competitive gaming opens many opportunities and possibilities to Australia and New Zealand”, explain Matt O’Brien and Reagan Koryozo, CEOs of Violent Hour Entertainment. “Together we can bring forth an eSports revolution here in Australia, and create a true hub for all levels of competition.”

“eSports is a global phenomenon and keeps attracting new all over the globe. As league organizers, it is important to us to have a direct way to communicate with our players. For this purpose, we have kept growing our global presence and after establishing ourselves within Europe, we have extended our reach to other markets in America, Asia and now Australia”, says Sebastian Weishaar, Vice President International Business at Turtle Entertainment.

Electronic Sports League

The Electronic Sports League (ESL) is the largest and most important league for gamers in Europe consisting of more than 4 million registered members and more than 800,000 registered teams. ESL is operated by the company Turtle Entertainment GmbH since 2000 and offers more than 3,500 professional leagues and amateur ladders from a variety of games. Nearly 400.000 matches per month are being played worldwide using the ESL technology. The ESL website currently reaches above 2.5 million unique visitors a month and about 35,000 new players register every month.

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Turtle Entertainment GmbH

Turtle Entertainment is a leading company in the field of competitive gaming and electronic sports. Founded in the year 2000 the company is currently offering its services in more than 45 countries including the USA and China. Core of Turtle's services is its online portal called Electronic Sports League (ESL), which became a highly popular destination site for competitive computer gamers around the world. The portal reaches up to ten million visits a month (IVW) generated by more than 4 million registered users. Turtle Entertainment broadcasts ESL events via ESL TV, ESL's web TV service, since 2007. The headquarter has more than 115 employees and is located in Cologne, Germany. Important business partners of Turtle Entertainment are global corporations such as Intel, BenQ, Razer, TwitchTV, Dell, Volkswagen, Microsoft, adidas and Deutsche Post.

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- ESL Australia:

- Electronic Sports League:

- Turtle Entertainment:

- Turtle Entertainment (Press):

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