Benjamin„DeMusliM” Baker from Nottingham only one of two Non-Asian participants at Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge in Chengdu, China– $65,000 for the world's best computer gamers– Dell sponsors the fourth season of the global league of eSports champions.
Cologne, September 22nd 2009– Benjamin„DeMusliM“ Baker qualified for the Intel Extreme Masters Global Challenge in Chengdu, China from October 1st to 3rd. The 19-year-old from Nottingham is one of only two Non-Asian qualifiers for the discipline Warcraft 3. During the qualifier the Human-Player was able to beat Korean professionals such as Park Chul„Shy“ Woo or the German top player Daniel„ixi“ Spenst. The world's best computer gamers will compete for a total prize money of $65,000 in the disciplines Counter-Strike 1,6, Warcraft 3 and DotA.
The Intel Extreme Masters is a series of competitions for eSports champions of over 35 countries from 5 continents, with a total prize purse of $500,000. The fourth season features two Global Challenges, three Continental Championships: in Asia, Europe and the Americas and will culminate with the Intel® Extreme Masters World Championship at CeBIT 2010 with the very best teams and players of each Continental Championship participating.
"We are happy that Benjamin, a very talented gamer, managed to defy the odds and qualify for the Intel Extreme Masters event in China. We hope to accomodate more British talents in our upcoming ESL Pro Series UK," says Manuel Hoedemakers, Senior Manager International Partners at Turtle Entertainment.
Dell sponsors the fourth season of the Intel Extreme Masters by ESL. It is the third year of Dell sponsorship in the Intel Extreme Masters. Dell's gaming brand Alienware provides the official notebook of the global league of eSport champions, the Alienware M17x. The high-end gaming notebook delivers cutting edge performance to world's best computer gamers.
Further information about the Intel Extreme Masters are available at www.intelextrememasters.com
The ESL-profileof Benjamin„DeMusliM“ Baker: www.esl-world.net/masters/player/1479952
Intel Extreme Masters
The Intel Extreme Masters is the global league of eSports champions since 2006. The league elevates Quake Live, Counter-Strike and World of Warcraft competition to a new level. eSports champions from Europe, America and Asia struggle for USD 500,000 prize money– All-time record for a global online league. Live tournaments at the worlds largest IT conventions feature the top performers of the season - Global stars in eSports. The league has its exciting final in early 2009, inviting the top teams and players to participate in the Intel Extreme Masters Global Finals.
The IP-TV station ESL TV and its global partners present the best games of the season live and reports directly from the offline events.
Turtle Entertainment GmbH
Turtle Entertainment was founded in 2000. The company quickly grew to be the European leader in the sector of electronic sports (eSports). The Electronic Sports League, operated by Turtle Entertainment, is active in 35 different countries worldwide. The league portal www.esl.eu reaches above ten million visits a month generated by more than 2,1 million registered users. Turtle Entertainment has over 170 employees and is located in Cologne, Germany. Twelve international license holders operate the ESL worldwide. Turtle Entertainment owns the majority of the Chinese eSports league PGL (Pro Gamer League) since 2007. Important business partners of Turtle Entertainment are global corporations such as Intel, adidas, Volkswagen, Dell, Suzuki, ASUS, BitDefender, Sennheis er, Windows Vista, Sidewinder, Razer, Alienware and gamed.de. Turtle Entertainment markets its products worldwide using these specific brands: Electronic Sports League (ESL), ESL Pro Series, ESL Major Series, ESL European Nations Championship (ENC), ESL WC3L Series, ESL TV, Intel Extreme Masters, Consoles Sport League, eSport Schulmeisterschaft, eSports Award, ESL Female and ESL Sports. Until December 2008 Turtle Entertainment has paid out more than three million Euro prize money.
Further information is available at www.turtle-entertainment.com
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Online info at a glance:
- This press release as PDF: www.turtle-entertainment.de/Dateien/PM_DeMusliM_Chengdu_en.pdf
- Intel Extreme Masters: www.intelextrememasters.com
- Electronic Sports League (ESL): www.esl.eu
- Turtle Entertainment: www.turtle-entertainment.com
- Company Trailer Turtle Entertainment GmbH (browser flash movie): http://files.turtle-entertainment.de/video/eslpromo.html
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