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eSports Award

Winners to be crowned at gamescom in Cologne.

Cologne, May 20th, 2010 – The eSports Award, most renowned award in the eSports scene, will be again celebrated at the leading gaming trade fair gamescom (August 18th-22th) in Cologne, Germany. Outstanding achievements in the field of eSports will be recognized by the fans and a jury consisting of eSports industry experts. The website www.eSports-Award.org will be the central contact point for nominations and votings concerning the eSports Award. The eSports Award will be issued in 16 categories. One of them is the Journalist Award recognizing constant in-depth media coverage in the field of electronic sports (eSports). As in 2009 the Journalist Award will be awarded to the best piece of classical journalism about eSports. Last year the jury assigned Jürgen Schmieder (Süddeutsche Zeitung) and Ingmar Höhmann (Handelsblatt) for their remarkable work.


Contributions have to be sent via mail or email until August 6th, 2010 to presse@turtle-entertainment.de or

Turtle Entertainment GmbH

"eSports Award - Journalist Award"

Siegburger Strasse 189

50679 Cologne/Germany

eSports Award – Journalist Award


Published TV/print/radio/online articles or features focussing on eSports in a sophisticated and creative way Publishing period: August 2009 – July 2010 Every fully trained journalist or editor as well as interns are eligible Applications and recommendations will be treated equally

„The eSports Award honors major achievements of eSportsmen. It recognizes supporters and patrons in editorial offices, associations and industry. At the eSports Award ceremony the industrial sector salutes the most influential eSports people of the past year. The ongoing growth couldn't be imagined without these leaders“, explains Alexander Albrecht, Founder of the eSports Award and Director Publisher Relations for Turtle Entertainment GmbH, Cologne.

Pictures of the past eSports Awards are available at: www.flickr.com/photos/eslphotos/tags/esportsaward/

About eSports Award

The eSports Award is the most prestigious award in electronic sports and has been issued by Turtle Entertainment GmbH at the Games Convention trade fair in Leipzig, Germany since 2004. With the new leading trade fair gamescom, the eSports Award moved to Cologne in 2009.

The eSports Award will be issued in the following categories:

eSports Player of the Year: Last year's best eSportsman Newcomer / Breakthrough of the Year: Best Breakthrough eSportsman of the year, whether as total newcomer, comeback or entrance to a new discipline Best Counter-Strike Player: Best Counter-Strike player of the past year Best Warcraft 3 Player: Best Warcraft 3 player of the past year eSports-Team of the Year: Award for the best eSports team of the year with outstanding organisation, constancy and professionalism Journalist Award: Award for the most sophisticated and thorough article or feature about eSports Scene Journalist Award: The award recognizes constant in-depth coverage in the field of eSports

Further information regarding the eSports Award is available at: www.esports-award.org

Turtle Entertainment

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 2,5 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. Important business partners of Turtle Entertainment are global corporations such as Intel, Alienware, ASUS, adidas, Volkswagen, Nokia, Trend Micro, Sennheiser, Windows 7, Sidewind er, Razer and gamed.de.

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

All links at a glance:

- This press release as PDF: www.turtle-entertainment.de/Dateien/PM_Journalistenpreis_2010_EN.pdf

- eSports Award: www.esports-award.org

- Pictures of the last eSports Awards: www.flickr.com/photos/eslphotos/tags/esportsaward/

- Winner 2008: www.3sat.de/dynamic/sitegen/bin/sitegen.php?tab=2&source=/neues/sendungen/magazin/121248/index.html

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

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



Turtle Entertainment GmbH

Press Office

Ibrahim Mazari

Siegburger Straße 189

50679 Cologne


Fon. +49 221 880449-231

Mobile +49 163 5196461

Fax. +49 221 880449-239



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