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Intel Extreme Masters

Tournament series headed for next month's Taipei Game Show.

Cologne, January 6th, 2010 – The Intel Extreme Masters is coming to Asia in its fourth season, bringing the best gamers from Asia, Australia and New Zealand to the 2010 Taipei Game Show. From February 5th – 9th, 2010, the Taipei Game Show will open its doors at the Taipei World Trade Center, attracting gamers and business professionals alike. A total prize purse of $49,000 for Counter-Strike 1.6, World of Warcraft and Quake Live will be awarded to the best players at the Asian Championship alongside invitations to the World Championship for the winners and runners-up of each title. In World of Warcraft, the bronze medalist will also be invited.

Taipei Game Show (TGS) attracted over 300,000 visitors in 2009, making it one of Asia's leading trade fairs for games. TGS offers five days of fun and entertainment to gamers of all kinds, from online games to PC or console games. With its strong local game industry and its close ties to the thriving Chinese market, Taipei Game Show is the ideal host for the Intel Extreme Masters Asian Championship.

The Intel Extreme Masters Asian Championship will feature eight contenders for Counter-Strike 1.6, World of Warcraft and Quake Live, respectively who will be selected after an application period. The highlight of the event will be the World of Warcraft competition - another chapter in the the fierce rivalry between teams from Taiwan, South Korea and China.

The tournament will be played on the world's most reliable gaming laptop, the M17x provided by Alienware, the official laptop of the Intel Extreme Masters.

The Intel Extreme Masters World Championship will be held at CeBIT 2010, the world's biggest technological trade show, taking place annually in March in Hanover, Germany. Players and teams from the Americas, Europe and Asia will represent their respective regions and fight for a piece of the global prize purse of $530,000 and the title of a World Champion.

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Intel Extreme Masters

The Intel Extreme Masters is the global league of eSports champions since 2006. The league elevates Counter-Strike, World of Warcraft and Quake Live competition to a new level. eSports champions from Europe, America and Asia struggle for USD 530,000 prize money. Live tournaments at the world‘s largest IT conventions feature the top performers of the season - global stars in eSports. The league has its exciting final in early 2010, inviting the top teams and players to participate in the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship.

The IP-TV station ESL TV and its global partners present the best games of the season live and reports directly from the offline events.

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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 35 different countries worldwide. The league portal reaches above ten million visits a month generated by more than 2,2 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, adidas, Volks wagen, Dell, Nokia, ASUS, BitDefender, Sennheiser, Windows 7, Sidewinder, Alienware and

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