GamingXP becomes media partner for Austria

Berlin, May 18, 2009– The gaming magazine GamingXP becomes the official media partner for the“International eSports Conference (ESCONF)” on B-to-C communications for German-speaking countries and Austria in particular. The gaming magazine will cover the event with news and reports on the program, the participants and the topics.

Carsten Kohlenbeck, project manager GDC Europe and eSports at Think Services Game Group Germany and responsible for the ESCONF:“We are glad to have our neighbors informed about the ESCONF also and are following our increasing awareness in Austria with great pleasure. Along with the gaming magazine Gaming XP and further media partners we have ensured all German-speaking countries to be informed about the ESCONF. Given this we are looking forward to the conference and the media resonance.”

“As a bridging mediator Gaming XP, one of the biggest German-speaking gaming magazines, wants to cover eSports in an authentic and serious way. We distance ourselves from the public fear mongering and put our emphasis on the competitiveness of this sport. The ESCONF is one of the leading events on this area and we are glad to have that this cooperation has been realized. Together we will work on the public awareness in order to provide more people insight into eSports”, explains Peter Konhäusner, publisher and editor in chief of GamingXP.

Further information and the registration for the ESCONF are to be found on the website www.esconf.com

About GamingXP

GamingXP is the leading games magazine in Austria concerning print and online. The publisher wants to act as a bridging mediator to enlarge the group of potential players. The free distribution of the two magazines GamingXP and MobileXP is a central cornerstone of the company's strategy. High quality, authenticity and variety are the central factors of success. Further information: www.gamingxp.com

About the International eSports Conference (ESCONF)

The„International eSports Conference“ takes place in 2009 for the sixth time and is the world’s most important business and networking platform for eSport and gaming communities. This young industry presents itself in speeches, workshops, meetings, business initiations (eSports Connection) and networking events and informs and discusses current and important topics of the eSport market. Whereas speeches address high-school and university students, teachers, parents, politicians and the media, workshops are provided for eSportsmen and their managements. In private meetings, eSport organizations discuss current developments, trends and problems. eSports Connection is an exclusive speed dating event for external businesses along with companies from the eSports industry. Further information: www.esconf.com

About the Think Services Game Group

A core provider of essential information to the professional game industry, the Think Services Game Group offers market-defining content, and drives community through its award winning lineup of print, online, event and research products and services. These include Game Developer Magazine, Game Developer Research, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, GameCareerGuide.com, WorldsInMotion.biz, GameSetWatch.com, GamesOnDeck.com, SeriousGamesSource.com, the Game Developers Conference®, the Game Developers Conference® Austin, the Game Developers Conference® Europe, the Game Developers Conference® China, GDC Mobile, the Game Career Seminars, the Independent Games Festival and Summit, and the Game Developers Choice Awards. To learn more, visit www.tsgamegroup.com

About Think Services, a division of United Business Media

Think Services connects specialized communities worldwide using educational events, consulting, training, certification, membership, and innovative media. Providing comprehensive opportunities for people to learn from, network with, and inspire each other, Think Services builds strong brands and works within communities to foster a unique affinity with its products and services. The division's flagship products include the Game Developers Conference, the Webby Award-winning Gamasutra.com, Game Developer magazine, the International Customer Management Institute (ICMI) and HDI. Think Services is a subsidiary of United Business Media, a global media and marketing services company with a market capitalization of more than $1.6 billion. To learn more, visit www.think-services.com.


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