The leading league for gaming ESL expands into the Baltic States

Cologne, September 10 th, 2012 – PC games are the hit phenomenon of a global web. The Electronic Sports League (ESL), Europe’s leading competitive gaming league, is supporting their communities in Europe, America and Asia successfully through local partner for many years now. Local partner are able to help the players better, faster and in the local language with all needs. To create a powerful community of gamers for Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia the Electronic Sports League will cooperate with IT Baltics. The new platform is available under

IT Baltics new partner of ESL in the Baltic States

The new ESL partner IT Baltics already has years of experience in the organization of big events, like the IT Baltics Expo, the Baltic States biggest IT-Show. Aim is to merge the three countries individual gaming communities to a single Baltic one. The partnership provides for having an own ESL Pro Series, Go4-Cup Series and ESL Amateur Series. Furthermore, as an official partner, ESL Baltics will hold Intel Extreme Masters and ESL Major Series qualifiers every season, further adding to the repertoire of locations. Players and fans of gaming will be pleased to know that all the major titles such as League of Legends, StarCraft II, Counter-Strike and much more will be available for playing.

“eSports is a global phenomenon and attracts more people worldwide every day. For us, as a league operator, it’s important to connect with players locally. The Eastern European market is a strongly growing sector. The cooperation in the Baltic States secures us a great spot to grow even faster in this market”, says Sebastian Weishaar, Vice President International Business at Turtle Entertainment.

“The finals of the Intel Extreme Masters at CeBIT 2012 impressed us greatly: Fans from all over the world did celebrate with their heroes on stage”, says Marius Markevicius, CEO at IT Baltics. “All the different gaming communities in the Baltic States are mostly separated from each other. With the establishment of ESL Baltic we are connecting all the gamers more closely to one big eSports-Community.”

Further information about IT Baltics can be found at:

The gateway of ESL in the Baltic States:

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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- Turtle Entertainment:

- Turtle Entertainment (Press):

- Trailer Turtle Entertainment GmbH (Flashmovies):

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