Electronic Sports League in CIS

Cologne, July 1, 2011 - Turtle Entertainment GmbH, the largest eSports company in Europe, is proud to announce the launch of a new portal dedicated to all gamers from the Commonwealth of Independent States countries: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Uzbekistan and Georgia. The main obejective of the www.esl.eu/cis is to gather all the Russian speaking players on one unique portal, which will make it easier for them to find an opponent or a teammate. ESL CIS is dedicated to all the gamers– those casual who need simply a place to play and gather as well as those who are willing to participate in the professional competitions such as the Intel Extreme Masters.

"ESL CIS will be our first super national league focusing exclusively on Russian speaking countries. It will bring our most prestigious tournaments, ladders and leagues including but not limited to the Go4 series’ to Russia and a host of other countries in the region," says Sebastian Weishaar, Vice President International Business. "ESL CIS will be a further step towards growing the community in this strategically important region with our ultimate goal being to bring the Pro Series to the CIS."

“Our goal is to organize at least one competition per day, even if it is a one-hour fun cup or a premiership. Also, for the first time in the ESL in this part of Europe we want to create a series of cups with prizes, such as the famous Go4SC2, for the most important games. I can only say: COME AND PLAY! We have Cups, Ladders, Gathers, VERSUS. , Premierships and maybe, with your help, the ESL Pro Series" says Alexander "SASA" Kravchuk , the Head of the ESL CIS National.

Electronic Sports League (ESL) is the largest and most popular league for gamers in Europe consisting of more than 3 million registered members and more than 730,000 registered teams. ESL has been operated by the company Turtle Entertainment since 2000 and offers more than 3,500 professional leagues and amateur ladders from a variety of games. It runs such well known tournaments like ESL Pro Series or the Intel Extreme Masters.

Electronic Sports League

The Electronic Sports League (ESL) is the largest and most popular league for gamers in Europe consisting of more than 3 million registered members and more than 730,000 registered teams. ESL has been 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 1,6 million unique visitors a month and about 35.000 new players register every month. Further information: www.esl.eu.

Turtle Entertainment GmbH

Turtle Entertainment is a leading gaming company in the field of competitive gaming and electronic sports. Founded in the year 2000 the company is currently offering it's services in more then 37 countries including the US 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 3 million registered users. Turtle Entertainment broadcasts ESL events via ESL TV, ESL's web-TV service, since 2007. The headquarter has 135 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

Online resources at a glance:

- Electronic Sports League CIS at www.esl.eu/cis

- 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/videos/eslpromo.html

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