gamescom 2012: Carsten Dierig and Patrick Howell O’Neill, winners of the eSports Journalist Award

Cologne, August 17th, 2012 – Turtle Entertainment, the European leader in the field of competitive gaming (eSports), awards Patrick Howell O’Neill, a blogger with extensive content about various topics including eSports and Carsten Dierig, an editor of the German newspaper Die Welt with the eSports Journalist Award 2012. Dierig received the award for his article on professional gamers, both western and eastern in the professional level and the expansion of eSports as a whole. The article was published last year on the 20th of August in the Die Welt newspaper. As for O’Neill, he studied the roots of eSports and created a video with the complete history of electronic sports, an incredible feat by itself. Yet the final result is a gigantic and interesting watch for both veterans and newcomers. These two incredible journalistic documents provide an in-depth view of the past, present and future of eSports.

“Being in the process of rapid growth, eSports became nowadays a subject of social debate”, says Ibrahim Mazari, the spokesman of Turtle Entertainment. “A phenomenon as young as competitive gaming is in need of sophisticated and objective coverage. In their articles, O’Neill and Dierig managed to create both a historical piece with enough details to fill a book, as well as proof of the expansion of eSports“, he adds.

The eSports Journalist Award was established in 2006 and has been granted to the great journalists of competitive gaming since then. It was founded by Turtle Entertainment, one of the leading companies in the field of electronic sport. The company operates the Electronic Sports League (ESL), which is one of the most important gaming platforms in the world.

Further information concerning eSports Journalist Award is available at www.esports-journalist-award.org

Awarded article by Carsten Dierig in the Die Welt newspaper:

www.welt.de/print/die_welt/wirtschaft/article13555420/Daddeln-in-der-Profi-Liga.html

Awarded video by Patrick Howell O’Neill:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLDA56D8698748B03B&feature=view_all

The entry from Patrick Howell O’Neill in text form: www.turrbull.com/index.php?p=/discussion/14/a-history-of-esports

Homepage of Patrick Howell O’Neill: www.chobopeon.com

Photo of Carsten Dierig: www.turtle-entertainment.de/Dateien/carsten_dierig.jpg

eSports Journalist Award

The eSports Journalist Award was created in 2006 and is bestowed to redactors, journalists, volunteers and writers of outstanding, different and informative articles which help both the community and the eSports scene, as well as being a gateway of access for the masses.

www.esportsawards.org

Turtle Entertainment GmbH

Turtle Entertainment is a leading company in the field of competitive gaming and electronic sports. Founded in the year 2000 the company is currently offering its services in more than 40 countries including the USA 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 3.8 million registered users. Turtle Entertainment broadcasts 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. Important business partners of Turtle Entertainment are global corporations such as Intel, BenQ, Razer, TwitchTV, Dell, Volkswagen, Microsoft, adidas and Deutsche Post.

Further information is available at www.turtle-entertainment.com

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All links at one glance:

- Press Release as PDF: www.turtle-entertainment.com/Dateien/PM_Journalistaward2012_EN.pdf

- eSports Journalist Award: www.esports-journalist-award.org

- Photo of Carsten Dierig: www.turtle-entertainment.de/Dateien/carsten_dierig.jpg

- Fotos der letzten Gala: www.flickr.com/photos/eslphotos/tags/esportsaward/

- 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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Contact:

Turtle Entertainment GmbH

Press office

Ibrahim Mazari

Siegburger Straße 189

50679 Cologne

Tel. +49 221 880449-231

Cell +49 163 5196461

Fax. +49 221 880449-239

www.turtle-entertainment.com

presse@turtle-entertainment.com


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