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2008 International eSports Conference

"eSports-Connection" matchmaking system included in next month's event. Will you find true love?

International eSports Conference

Cologne, 27. – 28. Mai 2008

Berlin, 11.04.2008. The „International eSports Conference“ (ESCONF), which is going to take place at Electronic Arts in Cologne from the 27th to the 28th of May, will be expanded with the addition of the matchmaking platform “eSports-Connection” for the very first time. The idea behind eSports-Connection is to support initiating business relationships between national and international eSport teams, as well as gaming communities focusing on lifestyle, marketing, media, information technology, telecommunication and entertainment software, who are planning to invest in gaming.

„This year, we want to offer eSport teams and representatives of business and the media the opportunity, to get to know each other better and gather information of potential partners”, as Frank Sliwka, Conference Director, explains this new sector. “In this way, partners can get into talks, enlarge their networks and present projects and businesses, as well as initiate deals.”

The eSports-Connection takes place on 27th of May between 3.00 and 7.00 p.m. Discussions and talks are provided a zoned area, rendering a quiet and relaxing atmosphere. Each talk lasts twenty minutes. The host, Global Games Media, is in charge of the coordination of the debates and appoints each participant with an individual schedule. Hence, “eSports-Connection” makes it possible for the attendants, to exchange ideas and thoughts with several partners in a short period of time. Interested teams, communities, businesses and media representatives may apply directly to the host for the „eSports-Connection” until the 30th of April. (Carsten Kohlenbeck; c.kohlenbeck@globalgamesmedia.com).

About the International eSports Conference (ESCONF)

In 2008, the „International eSports Conference“ ( www.esconf.com) takes place for the fifth time and is the world’s most important business and networking platform for eSports and gaming communities. In lectures, workshops, and discussions, the most important and recent topics of the international eSports industry will be outlined and upcoming trends discussed. The focus of the event aims at current discussions on and of the eSports market. International experts from the industry, the media, science, politics, sport and the community portray several approaches to the discussed topics. 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.

Contact:

Global Games Media LTD.

Maulbronner Ufer 16a,

12247 Berlin,

Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)30.766 89 434

Fax: +49 (0)30.766 89 435

Mail: info@globalgamesmedia.com

Web: www.globalgamesmedia.com

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