Electronic Sports League finds its face of eSports in the UK

London (United Kingdom), August 1st – ESL UK is pleased to announce that after an extensive search to find the best candidate to drive forward the United Kingdom eSports scene, Peter "ptER" Mather, former lead editor and journalist for www.tek-9.org, will be joining ESL UK’s dedicated team as the UK Community Manager.

James Dean, Managing Director of ESL UK:

“We are extremely excited by the addition to our team; we had a fantastic response for the position and it proved a tough decision – we would’ve hired most who applied if we only could!”

Chris Elt, Sales Director of ESL UK:

“Peter stood out of the crowd with his excellent attitude towards eSports and his dedication to existing eSports communities. We could not have found a better person for the role.”

Peter will be heading up the entire UK division of the Electronic Sports League, aiming to expand the professional platform into the UK, facilitating the competitive eSports scene within the relatively under-resourced region.

Peter Mather, new Community Manager of ESL UK:

“I am thrilled to have been chosen to mold and develop the eSports scene within the UK.  There are many obstacles to overcome, challenges to conquer and illusions to shatter before we start to create a new branch of UK eSports, but I feel that our team have the perfect tool set to create something truly exhilarating for every level of the community.”

During his time within the world of eSports Peter has worked closely with event organisers to grow and expand tournaments at offline events across the UK, establish community hubs and assisted with the promotion of the streamGASM brand.  Throughout all this he worked tirelessly for Heaven Media, where he resided until being appointed the ESL UK Community Manager.  Peter will begin his duties with immediate effect.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Will Gask at +44 2032899955 or email at wg@esl.eu.

Electronic Sports League

Electronic Sports League and the company behind, Turtle Entertainment, is the leading gaming company in the field of competitive gaming and electronic sports. Founded in the year 2000 the company is currently offering eSports competitions in more than 46 countries including Brazil and China. Core of Turtle's services is it's 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 offers its competitions worldwide using these specific brands: Electronic Sports League (ESL), ESL Pro Series, Intel Extreme Masters, ESL Major Series, ESL TV, Consoles Sports League. 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. Turtle Entertainment owns the majority of the Chinese eSports league PGL (Pro Gamer League) since 2007 and is locally active  with subsidiaries or franchises in over 17 countries. Further information is available at www.turtle-entertainment.com



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