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ESL Pro Series Season 3

€22,500 tournament gets under way, now with added Quake-Live.

Cologne, March, 24th, 2010 – Turtle Entertainment and head sponsors Intel and Alienware started the third season of the ESL Pro Series, the premier league of eSports for the United Kingdom. Beside the known disciplines Counter-Strike: Source and Trackmania Nations Forever the Electronic Sports League adds the first-person-shooter Quake-Live instead of the well known forerunner Quake III Arena as well as the the famous Counter-Strike 1.6 to the portfolio. The overall prize fund of the ESL Pro Series Season 3 will be €22,500. The games of live events like the ESL Pro Series Finals Season 3 will be played on the powerful Alienware M17x gaming laptop, currently the fastest 17-inch laptop in the world.

"We are excited to start our third season of the ESL UK Pro Series. The first two seasons have shown the tremendous potential for electronic sports In the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland," says Manuel Hoedemakers, Country Manager Electronic Sports League United Kingdom. "With the addition of Quake-Live and Counter-Strike 1.6 we now support all the major esports games and are looking forward to breaking all records set in the previous two seasons."

Additional information about the ESL Pro Series United Kingdom are available at www.esl.eu/uk/pro-series/season3/

Picture gallery of the last ESL Pro Series Finals: www.flickr.com/photos/eslphotos/sets/72157621305963079

Live recording of the finals broadcasted of the IPTV channel ESL TV: http://tv.esl.eu/de/vod_search/?q=UK&page=1

Turtle Entertainment GmbH

Turtle Entertainment was founded in 2000. The company quickly grew to be the European leader in the sector of electronic sports (eSports). The Electronic Sports League (ESL), operated by Turtle Entertainment, is active in 37 different countries worldwide. The league portal www.esl.eu reaches above ten million visits a month generated by more than 2,4 million registered users. Turtle Entertainment broadcasts ESL events via IPTV channel ESL TV since 2007. The headquarter has over 170 employees and is located in Cologne, Germany. Turtle Entertainment owns the majority of the Chinese eSports league PGL (Pro Gamer League) since 2007. Impor tant business partners of Turtle Entertainment are global corporations such as Intel, Alienware, adidas, Volkswagen, Dell, Nokia, ASUS, Sennheiser, Windows 7, Sidewinder and gamed.de.

Further information is available at www.turtle-entertainment.com

Intel Corporation

Intel (NASDAQ: INTC), the world leader in silicon innovation, develops technologies, products and initiatives to continually advance how people work and live. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom and http://blogs.intel.com.


People worldwide can buy Dell online by phone and in nearly 55,000 stores. Alienware, Dell's premiere high-performance PC gaming brand, offers unique and award-winning computers that incorporate innovative engineering and are designed with state-of-the-art components. Credited as being one of the first PC gaming hardware manufacturers, Alienware remains committed to creating industry-leading trends in the high-performance gaming arena. Alienware manufactures a diverse selection of customizable, high-performance desktops, notebooks and gaming peripherals that attract a broad range of customers who demand world-class performance and design. Visit www.alienware.com.

All links at a glance:

- This press release as a PDF: www.turtle-entertainment.com/Dateien/EPS3_UK_Start.pdf

- Turtle Entertainment (press sektion): www.turtle-entertainment.com/?press&lang=en

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


Turtle Entertainment GmbH

Press Department

Ibrahim Mazari

Siegburger Straße 189

D-50679 Cologne


Phone +49 221 880449-231

Mobile +49 163 5196461

Fax +49 221 880449-239




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