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Electronic Sports League to introduce Infinite Crisis to European eSports audiences

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, Turbine Inc. and Turtle Entertainment to bring the DC Multiverse MOBA to gamescom in August

London, UK - 31st July, 2013ndash; Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and its developer Turbine, Inc. today announcednbsp; anbsp;partnership with Turtle Entertainment that will introduce Infinite Crisis to European eSports audiences through Electronic Sports League (short: ESL).nbsp; The collaboration kicks off at gamescom, hosted in Cologne (Germany) from 21st August until 25th August, and offers fans a chance to play and watch Infinite Crisis in the ESL hall..

The gamescom collaboration is the first of many activities in an ongoing partnership between Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and ESL, which will continue to create interesting competitive leagues for Infinite Crisis , which will be accessible through the experienced ESL platforms and shown live via ESLrsquo;s own live television studio:nbsp; ESL TV.nbsp; Every moment of Infinite Crisisrsquo; entrance into the world of eSports in Europe will be streamed to audiences via Twitch.tv, the global leading streaming platform for gamers.nbsp;

For the duration of the worldrsquo;s biggest consumer facing videogaming show, attendees will be able to visit the 50msup2; Infinite Crisis booth in the ESL CM Storm Arena to watch professional and amateur gamers alike play this latest free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game set in the DC Multiverse.nbsp; The team will be introducing the new Coast City map, which players can experience for the first time in a consumer setting.nbsp; Adding to the excitement at the show, fans will be able to participate in an open QA with the developers behind the game, get their hands on a host of gaming giveaways and watch some of the worldrsquo;s leading MOBA gamers battle their way across the DC Multiverse ahead of the upcoming open beta.

Infinite Crisis puts players in control of twisted incarnations of their favorite characters including Nightmare Batman and Gaslight Catwoman, playing alongside well-known characters including Superman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman.nbsp; Soon gamers around the globe will have the opportunity to compete as DC Comics legends.

Sean Charles, Vice President of Marketing and Publisher Relations at Turtle Entertainment:

ldquo; Infinite Crisis is a fantastic addition to our ESL network.nbsp; The game not only offers existing MOBA players something new, but also a familiar yet altogether different play experience for existing DC Comics fans. Our new collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is a great example of how we can work with top game publishers to introduce their games to our audiences.rdquo;

Jeffrey Steefel, Exective Producer for Infinite Crisis:

ldquo;The partnership with ESLnbsp; is a very exciting step for us because we are able to reach out and engage with the competitive gaming community across Europe,rdquo; said Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer for Infinite Crisis.nbsp;ldquo;Wersquo;re thrilled to be working with MOBA players of all levels, from grass roots, to great partnerships like ESL.rdquo;

For more information about the game or to sign up for a chance to participate in the closed beta, visit www.infinitecrisis.com.

Turtle Entertainment

Electronic Sports League and the company behind, Turtle Entertainment, is the leading gaming company in the field of competitive gaming and electronic sports. Founded in the year 2000 the company is currently offeringnbsp; eSports competitions in more than 46 countries including Brazil and China. Core of Turtle's services is its online portal called Electronic Sports League (ESL) which became a highly popular destination site for competitive computer gamers around the world. The portal reaches up to ten million visits a month (IVW) generated by more than 4 million registered users.Turtle Entertainment offers its competitions worldwide using these specific brands: Electronic Sports League (ESL), ESL Pro Series, Intel Extreme Masters, ESL Major Series, ESL TV,nbsp; Consoles Sports League. Turtle Entertainment broadcasts ESL events via ESL TV, ESL's web-TV service, since 2007. The headquarter has more than 115 employees and is located in Cologne, Germany. Turtle Entertainment owns the majority of the Chinesenbsp; eSports league PGL (Pro Gamer League) since 2007 and is locally active with subsidiaries or franchises in over 17 countries. Further information is available at www.turtle-entertainment.com

About Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, a division of Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc., is a premier worldwide publisher, developer, licensor and distributor of entertainment content for the interactive space across all current and future platforms, including console, handheld and PC-based gaming for both internal and third party game titles.

About Turbine, Inc.

Turbine, Inc. is a premier creator and operator of massive, persistent online worlds that foster powerful social gaming communities. Turbine is wholly owned by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Group and has created some of the worldrsquo;s most popular and award-winning online games, including The Lord of the Rings Onlinetrade;, DungeonsDragons Onlinereg;, and Asheron's Callreg;.nbsp; For more information on Turbine, its products and services please visit www.turbine.com.

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