Cologne, April 4th 2013 – Electronic Sports League, the most important league platform in eSports (electronic sports), and NEXON Europe, the publisher of Combat Arms, have joined forces to create an eSports league for this free-to-play First-Person-Shooter in the year of 2013. Each week there will be open competitions in the known product of Go4Cups with monthly and quarterly finals, each event with increasing prize purses and being of higher importance. Through this system of continuous competition in Combat Arms, by the end of the 10 month league, the best and most consistent teams will remain and will be invited to participate in the live event Finals in Cologne (Germany). The first weekly and monthly cups are being played as we speak and the Go4CA league is gearing up for its first quarterly final with the best eight teams of the previous cups, which will be organized on April 10th and April 11th. The final match of the Winter Quarterly Final will be streamed on April 11th at 20:00 CET by Jason 'JKap' Kaplan on ESL TV via Twitch.tv, the world's leading streaming platform for video gamers. In total, these eight teams will battle for 2,000 Euros and most importantly, secure a spot in the Grand Final live event held in the ESL TV studio later this year.
After the first Winter Quarterly Finals, we have two more Quarterly Finals lined up (Spring and Summer), which will have twelve teams participating each time, because the best teams of the three months previous will be invited instead of just two for the Winter Quarterly Finals. All winners of these Quarterly Finals will receive a spot in the Grand Final live event held in the ESL TV studio in Cologne (Germany).
You can find further information on the league format and system by visiting the Go4Combat Arms portal on the ESL website: www.esl.eu/eu/combatarms/go4ca .
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 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 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 has been broadcasting 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 .
Established in March 2007, NEXON Europe is one of the leading publishers of Free2Play MMOs in Europe. The company has brought the worldwide hit casual MMORPG MapleStory to Europe in May 2007, and the successful First-Person-Shooter Combat Arms in January 2009. With the launch of 3D Action MMORPG Vindictus in 2011, NEXON Europe has strengthened its position as a promising publisher in Europe. Next to the in-house franchises, NEXON Europe was also able to acquire and fully operate Atlantica Online, an innovative, tactical MMORPG, Dekaron, an authentic action MMORPG set in a grim fantasy universe and the action-packed FPS War Rock. The newest additions to its growing portfolio will be Navy Field 2 alongside the highly anticipated Shadow Company in 2013. What's more, the company is seeking to expand the service to Turkey by launching of the legendary FPS game Counter-Strike Online in 2013. For more information on NEXON Europe and its games, please visit the official website at www.nexoneu.com