gamescom 2009: eSports highlights at the ESL Intel ASUS gamezone

Cologne, 13. August 2009– In cooperation with Intel and ASUS the Electronic Sports League (ESL) presents the eSports highlights of the year at gamescom 2009 in Cologne from August 19 to August 23 on a surface of 2.800 m². The ESL TV hosts will take the audience through the program, including the final games of the ESL European Nations Championship video games tournament, the start of the fourth season of the global league of eSports champions, Intel Extreme Masters, and the Intel Friday Night Game of the German Bundesliga for video games, ESL Pro Series. For the first time female gamers will be fighting in the playoffs of the ESL Major Series Female at gamescom in Counter Strike for the European championship crown. Football-loving gamers can look forward to the ESL Sports Pre-Season final of the Football Championship. More details about the pro gram of the ESL Intel ASUS gamezone are at www.esl.eu/de/gamescom09.

The ESL-copartner Volkswagen looks within the campgane "young driver" at the VW Cup for the best driver of the race-simulation level R. The fastest of the day gets an exclusive safe driving training in the new Golf GTI.

The ESL Intel ASUS gamezone gives the gamers a large Free-Gaming-Area, where many new games can be tested, including blockbusters like Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (exclusive in the ESL Intel ASUS gamezone), Resident Evil 5, R.U.S.E. or Supreme Commander 2. The Free-Gaming-Area is well prepared for the newest games: Intel and ASUS provide cutting edge hardware for the perfect gaming fun, including the newest Intel Core i7 processors on board.

Background knowledge around the newest developments of new hardware for ambitious games will be given by experts from Intel in the Intel-Expert-Corner. ASUS is showing a few overclocking skills for private use on stage and also how to build the perfect compact computer. Every day the fastest overclocker and the best hardware-specialists from the crowd will be rewarded with modern graphic cards.

On Saturday, August 22, in cooperation with media-educator copartners the university of applied science Cologne and the Computer-Project Cologne e.V., Turtle Entertainment is holding a parents-LAN at gamescom. The participants of the media competence event will get introductions to different games from independent educators, including the popular tactical shooter Counter-Strike.

The IPTV-Channel ESL TV broadcasts through the whole fair live from the ESL Intel ASUS gamezone. eSports fans can view every second of the action from home at http://tv.esl.eu.

Highlights of the ESL Intel ASUS gamezone

• Final games of the European chamionship in video games ESL European Nations Championship (overall 17,500 Euro prize money)

• Start of the global league of eSports champions Intel Extreme Masters Season IV (overall 500,000 US-Dollar prize money)

• Bundesliga for video games: Intel Friday Night Game of the ESL Pro Series Season 15 (overall 130,000 Euro prize money)

• Final games of the European ESL Major Series Female in Counter-Strike 1.6 (overall 4,000 Euro prize money)

• ESL Sports Pre-Season final of the Football Mastership (overall 15,000 Euro prize money)

• VW Cup with exclusive safe driving training in the new Golf GTI for the daily winner. On 21.8. Smudo is visiting the VW-Stand and hands the prize over.

• Free-Gaming-Area with the following games:

- Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (exclusive)

- Wolfenstein

- Ghostbusters

- World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King

- R.U.S.E.

- HAWX

- Empire: Total War

- Resident Evil 5

- Supreme Commander 2

• ASUS-Stage: Extreme overclocking Show, open overclocking battle and hardwareluxx guide– daily prizes for the best hardware tuner

• Presentation of ESL Wire 1.0 at the press conference on August 19 at 11am in the ESL Intel ASUS gamezone

• Intel Extreme Masters Pro/Am Challenge tournament for QuakeLive

• Parents-LAN on Saturday, the August 22

• Live-Performance by Dennis Lisk (formerly 'Denyo')

• ESL TV Live Show with prizes for the fans

Further information about the ESL Intel ASUS gamezone are at www.esl.eu/de/gamescom09.

Information about Europe's leading eSports company Turtle Entertainment is available at www.turtle-entertainment.de

Turtle Entertainment GmbH

Die im Jahr 2000 gegründete Turtle Entertainment GmbH ist der europäische Marktführer im Bereich des elektronischen Sports (eSport). Mit der Electronic Sports League (ESL) ist das Unternehmen weltweit in 35 Ländern aktiv.Über zwei Millionen registrierte Nutzer bringen dem Liga-Portal www.esl.eu mehr als zehn Millionen Visits im Monat (IVW); die Website gehört zu den größten Internetauftritten Deutschlands. Seit 2007 verbreitet Turtle Entertainment die Inhalte der ESL auchüber den IPTV-Sender ESL TV. Das Unter nehmen hat 175 Mitarbeiter und sitzt in Köln. Zwölf Lizenzpartner und ein Tochterunternehmen betreiben die ESL weltweit. Seit 2007 hält Turtle Entertainment die Mehrheit an der chinesischen eSport-Liga PGL und hat damit ein Standbein im boomenden asiatischen Markt. Zu den wichtigsten Geschäftspartnern der Turtle Entertainment GmbH zählen Global Player wie Intel, adidas, Volkswagen, Dell, Suzuki, ASUS, BitDefender, Sennheiser, Windows Vista, Sidewinder, Razer, Alienware und gamed.de. Turtle Entertainment vermarktet seine Produkte weltweit unter den Marken: Electronic Sports League (ESL), ESL Pro Series, ESL Major Series, ESL European Nations Championship (ENC), ESL WC3L Series, ESL TV, Intel Extreme Masters, Consoles Sport League, eSport Schulmeisterschaft, eSports Award und ESL Sports. Turtle Entertainment hat bis Ende 2008über drei Millionen Euro Preisgeld ausgeschüttet. Weiteres Geschäftsfeld des Unternehmens ist der ESL Shop, in dem Merchandising-Artikel, Elektronik sowie Gamin g-Equipment angeboten werden.

Weitere Informationenüber die Turtle Entertainment GmbH sind erhältlich unter: www.turtle-entertainment.de

Alle Links auf einen Blick:

- This press release as PDF: www.turtle-entertainment.de/Dateien/PM_gamescom_Highlights_EN.pdf

- gamescom 2009: www.gamescom.de

- The ESL Intel ASUS gamezone: http://www.esl.eu/de/gamescom09

- IPTV-station ESL TV: http://tv.esl.eu

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

- Electronic Sports League (ESL): www.esl.eu/de

- Company Trailer Turtle Entertainment GmbH (browser flash movie): http://files.turtle-entertainment.de/video/eslpromo.html

Contact:

Turtle Entertainment GmbH

Press Office

Ibrahim Mazari

Siegburger Straße 189

50679 Cologne

Germany

Fon. +49 221 880449-231

Mobile +49 163 5196461

Fax. +49 221 880449-239

www.turtle-entertainment.de

presse@turtle-entertainment.de


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