GamesMarkt becomes official media partner of the International eSports Conference 2008

Berlin, 22.04.2008. Preparations for the 5th International eSports Conference (ESCONF) are in full swing. This year’s event will be dedicated to the theme“Update your solutions” and does yet attract an intense interest of the media and the public. For the leading business magazine that addresses decision makers within the gaming branch in Germany, GamesMarkt, eSports is continuously becoming an important matter. Thus, GamesMarkt becomes the official media partner of the ESCONF for the first time this year. GamesMarkt will report on particular topics, background stories and speakers of this year’s ESCONF both for its print magazine and for the online coverage.“We very much appreciate to have acquired GamesMarkt, the German business magazine with the biggest readership within the German gaming branch, as our media partner. With its stories and reports the importance of the ESCONF and hence of eSports in Germany will continue to increase”, as Frank Sliwka, Executive Officer of Global Games Media, puts it.“Already, developers acknowledge the voice of eSport devotees pertaining games and its competitiveness. Therefore it is self-evident for us that GamesMarkt takes a detailed look on the minds of this scene. The ESCONF offers us the perfect surrounding to do so” says Harald Hesse, Editor-in-Chief of GamesMarkt.

With Konstantin Ewald from Osborne Clarke, Ibrahim Mazari, Communication Director of Turtle Entertainment and Rolf Kretschmann from the Stuttgart University, the first speakers of the ESCONF are set. Further information, as well as the registration for the ESCONF are to be found on the website www.esconf.com. The ESCONF is supported by Electronic Arts and Samsung as the head sponsors, as well as by the GC– Games Convention as a sponsor. The German eSports Association is the responsible body.

About GamesMarkt

GamesMarkt is the leading business magazine for executives and decision makers of the gaming branch in Germany, offering all relevant information of the computer and video gaming market. The readership of GamesMarkt consists of publishers, developers, salespersons, service providers, the media and politics. With exclusive background stories, analyses and reports, from portraits and interviews with insiders and executives of the branch to the presentation of new publications. The most recent news and the biggest database of the gaming branch are to be found on www.gamesmarkt.de, www.gamesmarkt.at and www.gamesmarkt.ch. The business magazine GamesMarkt is published by the Entertainment Media Verlag, a company of Gruner + Jahr.


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