ESL Cooperates with ESWC: For the First Time Online Qualification for the Finals in Paris

The Electronic Sports World Cup (ESWC) hosts online qualifications for the first time in their history. This was made possible by the collaboration with the Electronic Sports League (ESL). In Europe and the USA, the qualifiers of the three disciplines are taking place from September 19 until September 27. Because of the international range of the ESL, the regional qualifiers in StarCraft 2, Trackmania and FIFA 11 will be held online within the context of the respective portals of the ESL. The best players of the preliminaries are competing with each other in the finals during the Paris Games Week from October 21until 25.

"To advertise electronic sports throughout the whole world is a goal that is shared by all parts of the eSports community”, states Ibrahim Mazari, the Director of Public Relations at Turtle Entertainment. “The cooperation with the ESWC is the largest collaboration between the two league operators yet and offers a big chance for both parties to do so“, he adds.

Electronic Sports League

The Electronic Sports League (ESL) is the largest and most important league for gamers in Europe consisting of more than 3 million registered members and more than 740,000 registered teams. ESL is 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.

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Electronic Sports World Cup

The Electronic Sports World Cup is a worldwide competition of video games, starting locally with national qualifying, to end with a World Final gathering all the cyberathletes and designed as a live show. The ESWC has been created by a French team, and has grown as an independent and innovative project, representing gamers and online communities. ESWC is part and pioneer of the electronic sports international movement. ESWC federates company as non-profit organization all over the world; all convinced that video games champions are genuine athletes, precursors of their generation and the new sports of the XXIst century.


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