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Electronic Sports League Starts Painkiller Overdose Tournaments

Prizes total more than 1,500 Euro

Liezen, Austria, November 12th 2007 - JoWooD Productions is happy to present its first person shooter Painkiller Overdose in Electronic Sports League (ESL) tournaments in November 2007. Europe's largest league for computer games arranges a release tournament for the game. Registration for the opening cup is possible on www.esl.eu, ending one day before the competition starts.

In addition to the opening cup, ESL organizes two more tournament series: The ESL Cup Series (December 5th - January 20th) and the ESL Shoot Outs, carried out every month (December 2007 - May 2008). Winners of the tournaments will obtain strictly limited Microsoft SideWinder mice with Painkiller Overdose branding and a high end graphics card made by Sapphire. Overall, the ESL introduces Painkiller Overdose with prizes totalling ove r 1,500 Euro.

"The ESL is home to over 730,000 members - hence it is the perfect eSport community to introduce a new game to the scene. We are especially pleased to co-introduce Painkiller Overdose as its precedessor was a huge success", says Alexander Albrecht, Head of Publisher Relations at Turtle Entertainment.

"Simultaneous to releasing Painkiller Overdose we kick off in the Electronic Sports League. Such tournaments are the best way to introduce a new game to Europe's biggest eSport community", says Johannes Natterer, Senior Marketing Manager at JoWooD Productions.

JoWooD Productions will release Painkiller Overdose on November 29th 2007.

Releasetrailer available: http://press.jowood.com/UPLOAD/temp/painkiller_MP.avi

About JoWooD Productions Software AG:

JoWooD Productions Software AG (ATXPrime: JWD) is one of the leading publishers of computer and video games and a comp any listed in the Prime Market segment of the Vienna Stock Exchange. JoWooD markets and publishes internationally competitive, high-quality entertainment software for all existing and next generation game systems. JoWooD's games are delivered worldwide over an extensive network of distribution partners. More information about JoWooD Productions: corporate.jowood.com

About Turtle Entertainment GmbH:

Turtle Entertainment was founded in 2000. The company quickly grew to the European leader in the sector of electronic sports (eSports). The Electronic Sports League, operated by Turtle Entertainment, is active in 15 different European countries. The league portal www.esl.eu reaches above 165 million page impressions a month generated by more than 730,000 members. Turtle Entertainment has 102 employees and is located in Cologne, Germany. Turtle Entertainment owns the majority of the chinese eSports league PGL (Pro Gamer League) since 2007. Important business partners of Turtle Entertainment are global corporations such as Intel, Fujitsu-Siemens, adidas and Wilkinson. Further information: www.turtle-entertainment.de

PR Contact UK:

Frazer Nash


PR Contact International:

Verena Vlajo





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