CeBIT 2012: World Championship in video games on 10,000 square meters

On March 6 - 10, Hanover will once again host one of the largest IT trade fairs in the world - CeBIT. In the Intel Extreme Masters Hall (hall 23, 10,000m²) Turtle Entertainment, the leading eSports company in Europe, will present eSports at the highest international level. Next to the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship, the finals of the global league of the video game champions, the event will also feature the start of the Spring Season of the German eSports national league, the ESL Pro Series. All the action from the Intel Extreme Masters Hall will be broadcasted live by the ESL's web TV service, ESL TV.

Intel Extreme Masters is one of the most prominent international tournaments. Throughout the entire season the best gamers from all over the world compete for their share of 643,000 US Dollar and the title of the World Champion. The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship will feature competitions in three disciplines: Counter-Strike 1.6, StarCraft II and League of Legends. The list of the participants includes such eSports celebrities like Gregory 'IdrA' Fields (US) or Moon 'MMA' Sung Won (KOR) and the world famous teams like SK Gaming or Fnatic (both from Sweden). Apart from the title and a trophy, the players at CeBIT will compete for a share of 283,000 US Dollar.

Invitation:

We would like to invite you to join us in the Intel Extreme Masters Hall (hall 23) to follow this exceptional event live in front of one of the three stages. Thousands of visitors will be able to cheer for around 144 professional gamers competing in Counter-Strike 1.6, StarCraft II and League of Legends for a share of 283,000 US Dollar and the title of the World Champion. In addition, some of the best German players in StarCraft II and League of Legends will kick off the next season of the famous national eSports league - the ESL Pro Series.

More than 150 PCs, 180 BenQ monitors and around 3,5 km of the network cable - all this to ensure the best eSports experience. On top of that, the hall will host few free gaming areas with the top blockbusters ready to be tried out by the visitors.

Moreover, we offer you a guided tour around our exhibition hall to demonstrate and explain the phenomenon of competitive gaming. Should you need it, the Turtle Entertainment representatives and players will be available for interviews. For an appointment proposal, pleased contact us by email or by phone at presse@turtle-entertainment.com +49,221,880,449 231.

The eSports highlights at CeBIT 2012:

Intel Extreme Masters 2011/12 World Championship with 283,000 US Dollar in prize money

After the kick off of the 2011/12 season at gamescom 2011 in August, Global Challenges in Guangzhou (China), New York (US), Kiev (Ukraine) and Sao Paulo (Brazil), the new Champions of the World in eSports will be determined at CeBIT 2012. Throughout the entire season the best pro-gamers from Europe, Asia and both Americas were fighting for their share of the 643,000 US Dollars - world's highest prize money for an international league for computer games. The disciplines of the competition are Counter-Srike 1.6, StarCraft II and League of Legends.

When: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - Saturday, March 10, 2012

Where: CeBIT 2012, Deutsche Messe AG, Hall 23, 30521 Hanover

Age restriction of the Intel Extreme Masters Hall (Hall 23): 16+ (valid ID required)

Info: www.intelextrememasters.com

Start of the ESL Pro Series Spring Season 2012

Hall 23 at CeBIT will also be the place where the Spring Season 2012 of the ESL Pro Series Germany will kick off. The best professional gamers in Germany will collect their first important points on their road for the National Championship - the BenQ Finals. ESL Pro Series is the most prominent eSports league in Germany.

Wann: Thursday, March 8, 2012

Wo: CeBIT 2012, Deutsche Messe AG, Hall 23, 30521 Hanover

Age restriction of the Intel Extreme Masters Hall (Hall 23): 16+ (valid ID required)

Info: www.eslproseries.de

Other attractions in the Intel Extreme Masters Hall

In the free gaming areas all the visitors of hall 23 will have the opportunity to test the latest video game blockbusters.

When: Tuesday, March 6, 2012 - Saturday, March 10, 2012

Where: CeBIT 2012, Deutsche Messe AG, Hall 23, 30521 Hanover

Age restriction of the Intel Extreme Masters Hall (Hall 23): 16+ (valid ID required)

CeBIT 2012 in Hanover

When:

Tuesday, 06.03.2012, 9:00 - 18:00 CET

Wednesday, 07.03.2012, 9:00 - 18:00 CET

Thursday, 08.03.2012, 9:00 - 18:00 CET

Friday, 09.03.2012, 9:00 - 18:00 CET

Saturday. 10.03.2012, 9:00 - 18:00 CET

Where:

Deutsche Messe AG, 30521 Hanover, Germany

Intel Extreme Masters Hall (Hall 23)

www.cebit.de and www.intelextrememasters.com + www.eslproseries.de

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 then 41 countries including the US 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 3 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, Dell, Volkswagen, Microsoft, adidas and Deutsche Post.

Further information is available at www.turtle-entertainment.com

All links at a glance:

- Further information about the Intel Extreme Masters: www.intelextrememasters.com

- Further information about the ESL Pro Series: www.esl.eu/de/pro-series

- Photos from CeBIT 2011: www.flickr.com/photos/eslphotos/sets/72157626229942870/

- ESL TV: www.esl.tv

- ESL TV YouTube channel: www.youtube.com/user/esltv

- Electronic Sports League: www.esl.eu

- Turtle Entertainment: www.turtle-entertainment.com

- Turtle Entertainment (Press section): www.turtle-entertainment.com/?press

- Company trailer Turtle Entertainment GmbH (browser flash movie): http://files.turtle-entertainment.de/video/eslpromo.html

Contact:

Turtle Entertainment GmbH

Press Office

Ibrahim Mazari

Siegburger Straße 189

50679 Cologne

Germany

Fon. +49 221 880449-231

Mobile +49 152 02460869

Fax. +49 221 880449-239

www.turtle-entertainment.com

press@turtle-entertainment.com  


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