Who will be European eSports champion?

Cologne, January 28th, 2010– Which European nation is best at eSports? The answer will be found in the upcoming season of the ASUS European Nations Championship (ENC), the European championship of electronic Sports. After ENC's great success at last year's gamescom, the Electronic Sports League (ESL) and ASUS decided to expand the competition even further. With qualification tournaments all over Europe and 120,000 Euro total prize money, the ENC has reached a whole new level. The chosen games are Counter-Strike 1.6, Counter-Strike: Source, Warcraft 3, FIFA 10 and Quake Live plus yet another new highlight: An all-female Counter-Strike 1.6 competition.

The teams will qualify through the online season and events in different European countries for the final event at the gamescom fair in Cologne, Germany taking place from August 19th– 22nd, 2010. ASUS, Windows 7 and gamed!de will be supporting the new ENC Season.

"European championships for national teams have a long-standing tradition and eSports is no exception. With the ASUS European Nations Championship we will find Europe's strongest eSports nation", says Ibrahim Mazari, Director Public Relations at Turtle Entertainment, Europe’s leading company for competitive gaming. "The fans can look forward to exciting matches and a thrilling showdown at gamescom in Cologne", adds Mazari.

Further information is available at: www.esl.eu/eu/enc

Pictures from last year’s ENC are available at: www.turtle-entertainment.de/Dateien/Fotos_ENC.zip

ASUS European Nations Championship

The ASUS European Nations Championship (ENC) is the European championship for national teams, presented by the Electronic Sports League (ESL). Every season the ESL and ASUS invite all European countries to participate in a competition featuring Counter-Strike 1.6, Counter-Strike: Source, Warcraft 3, FIFA 10 and Quake Live. A total prize purse of $120,000 is handed out to the winners. The national teams qualify through a series of events in several European countries for the final at gamescom, taking place from August 19th - 22nd, 2010 in Cologne, Germany. The ASUS European Nations Championship is powered by ASUS, Windows 7 and gamed!de.

Further information is available at: www.esl.eu/eu/enc/2010

ASUS Republic of Gamers (R.O.G.)

The ASUS Republic of Gamers (R.O.G.) is a brand synonymous with cutting-edge design, industry-leading innovation and extreme performance. Used by the world’s gaming and overclocking elites, R.O.G. has established itself as a truly formidable weapon in the gaming and overclocking arena. The official tournament PC of the European Nations Championship is the new ASUS R.O.G. G73Jh gaming notebook. With design clues inspired by the silent yet immensely deadly stealth fighter, the G73Jh features a matte black exterior, with dual angular‘heat exhausts’ located at the back of the notebook.

Online resources at a glance:

- This press release as PDF: www.turtle-entertainment.com/Dateien/PM_ENC-Start_EN.pdf

- ASUS European Nations Championship (ENC): www.esl.eu/eu/enc

- ASUS Republic of Gamers (R.O.G.): http://rog.asus.com

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

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

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



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