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ESL welcomes NEEDforSEAT as new Global Partner ahead of Intel Extreme Masters World Championship in Katowice

ESL announces new global partner: NEEDforSEAT ® - Intel Extreme Masters to see official NEEDforSEAT® sponsoring - Partnership to extend throughout 2014

COLOGNE 07.03.14 - ESL and NEEDforSEAT® today announced a global partnership ahead of the Intel Extreme Masters World Championship next week. Both companies will head to the Spodek Arena in Katowice, Poland to see some of the world’s best gamers compete on some of the world’s best gaming gear.   

"NEEDforSEAT® is the official chair sponsor of the ESL (Electronic Sports League) 2014! We are very happy to be able to work with the ESL and are excited that they choose us and our MAXNOMIC® chairs," said Marco Wörenkämper, Need for Seat CEO. "Why are ESL and NEEDforSEAT® linked together? Very simple: Pro-Gamers need pro seats! We got them. We put our blood, sweat and tears to optimize our products, like ESL does with their events. It's a perfect fit!"

Alongside the Intel Extreme Masters, NEEDforSEAT® is set to join ESL at major events throughout the upcoming year. As always, more information is available online over at: http://www.needforseat.com/

About ESL

ESL is the world's largest eSports company leading the industry in raising eSport production and audience levels to those of mainstream sports. With offices in Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Italy, Russia, China and the USA, it has a true global footprint. Aided by two daughter companies in the form of ESL.TV and ESL.Tech, Turtle Entertainment & ESL create products that cover the entire eSports spectrum. This includes high profile international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel Extreme Masters, ESL Major Series, ESL Pro Series, Starcraft II World Championship Series, Wargaming.net League Europe as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. From its six state of the art event and production studios with a total of 1.000 m² it runs daily broadcasts of a multitude of leagues and games, while its mobile production team hosts massive offline tournaments in large stadiums and trade fairs around the world. With nearly one million attendees in its last Intel Extreme Masters season and tens of millions more watching over streams and video at home it has been increasingly successful in its ambition to deliver amazing gaming experiences and to convey the thrill, emotions and excitement of competing and performing at the highest level.


Owner and founder Marco Wörenkämper began selling and servicing chairs and supplies designed specifically for office and gaming via the NEEDforSEAT®  website since 2011 in Germany. Because of his outstanding service and dedication to the eSports community, awareness of NEEDforSEAT® grew not only in the gaming arena, but also among office users. Beginning in February 2012, the European website was launched. In December 2012, American partners, NEEDforSEAT® USA, came online, delivering the same outstanding level of service and support. Inspired by experience and outpouring of positive customer feedback, the decision was made to create a new product line in early 2013. Designs incorporate features desired by our customers that are unavailable anywhere else. After a year of hard work with many upgrades and details, MAXNOMIC®  launches on the market. Chairs are designed and engineered in Germany and manufactured in China using strict quality control standards. The goal: maximum ergonomic quality and durability at an affordable price.

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