ESL TV aims at becoming the main platform for the eSports content

ESL TV launches a new website – www.esl.tv with a new layout and improved functionality – The objective: ESL TV as the main platform for all relevant eSports streams – Content in multiple languages to support the internationalization of gaming on TV

Cologne, May 7, 2012 – One of the leading gaming TV platforms, ESL TV, is pleased to present its new website, www.esl.tv, with a new fresh layout and improved functionality. Apart from the competitions run by the ESL, the TV will also present all the relevant eSports streams and Video on Demand (VoD). Through various social media channels implemented on the new website the viewers will also be more involved during the shows. Furthermore, together with TwitchTV, the world’s largest network for streaming gaming content, ESL TV aims at continuously increasing the number of viewers following the eSports competitions around the world. Taking into consideration the Polish, French, Spanish and Portuguese partners of ESL TV, the website will now include the content also in these languages for easier and faster navigation.

Competitive gaming (eSports) is a spectators sport attracting millions of people at every event around the globe. When unable to visit Sao Paulo, New York or Chinese Guangzhou all the enthusiastic fans follow the tournaments live from home, sitting in front of their screens. The gaming television, ESL TV, broadcasts live every tournament organized by the Electronic Sports League (ESL), the leading eSports league in Europe, very often in various languages. The last event of the Intel Extreme Masters tournament was broadcasted in nine languages to more than 180 countries.

“eSports is not just German or European phenomenon, but has fans all over the world,” says Sven Hoffmann, the CEO of Turtle Entertainment TV GmbH, the operator of ESL TV. “The co-operation with TwitchTV has increased our popularity within the international gaming community significantly. Therefore our new website, www.esl.tv, offers improved functionality and multiple-language channels to appeal to our international viewers. We build ESL TV to become the main streaming platform in eSports. This is the next step for us after our great success in Kiev and at CeBIT during the Intel Extreme Masters events,” he added.

Further information regarding ESL TV available at www.esl.tv

ESL TV

ESL TV is the major product of the Turtle Entertainment TV GmbH founded in November 2007 in Cologne, Germany. The TV production company produces web TV content for the growing eSports community. ESL TV covers all important national and international leagues and tournaments of the Electronic Sports League (ESL). ESL TV attends all major live events of the ESL with experienced commentators and experts.

More information under www.esl.tv

Electronic Sports League

The Electronic Sports League (ESL) is the largest and most important league for gamers in Europe consisting of around 4 million registered members and more than 800,000 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 2,5 million unique visitors a month and about 35.000 new players register every month. Further information: www.esl.eu

TwitchTV

TwitchTV is the world’s best video game broadcasting network. Every month, 16 million gamers gather on TwitchTV to watch and interact with each other and with the games they love. TwitchTV’s propriety video delivery platform and infrastructure form the back-bone of a distribution network for video game broadcasters including pro players, tour-naments, leagues, developers and other gaming media organizations. TwitchTV is lead-ing a revolution in gaming culture, turning gameplay into an immersive media experi-ence. Learn more at www.twitch.tv

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All links at one glance:

- Press Release as PDF: www.turtle-entertainment.com/Dateien/ESL-TV_en.pdf

- This Press Release online: www.turtle-entertainment.de/?press¤t_press_release&1525

- ESL TV Website: www.esl.tv

- TwitchTV: www.twitch.tv

- Turtle Entertainment: www.turtle-entertainment.com

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

- Trailer Turtle Entertainment GmbH (Flashmovies): http://files.turtle-entertainment.de/videos/eslpromo.html

- Turtle Entertainment at Twitter: http://twitter.com/Turtle_GmbH + http://twitter.com/IboMazari

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