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The ESL announce Op3n ShootMania gamescom tournament

The Electronic Sports League will host the first European tournament of ShootMania at gamescom 2012 which will occur from August 16 to 19 2012 at Cologne with 8 000€ of prize money

Tours, France– July 23 2012– The Electronic Sports League, the first worldwide league for eSports players is proud to announce the first European tournament of ShootMania Storm in partnership with UBISOFT and NADEO, designer of ShootMania and Trackmania succesful series, gathering more than 11 millions of players all over the world.

From today and until July 31 2012, ESL opens the registrations to the European Op3n ShootMania gamescom, for the first four (4) qualifiers that will last during 4 days until August 3rd 2012. The winning team of each qualifier will be qualified for the finals hosted at Cologne, during the gamescom, one of the biggest international fair dedicated to videogames, August 17 2012.

To spice up this competition, there will be a last qualifier offline, that will able four additionnal (4) teams to qualify and defend their team’s colors during the final stage of the competition. The whole tournament will be played on Elite team mode (3vs3).

To ensure the quality of the show, every qualifiers will be broadcasted on Internet and casted in English by Joe Miller, and in French by Adrien‘Zerator’ Nougaret, both eSports specialists. Similarly, finals will benefit from a broadcast that will allow spectators from all over the world to follow in live, the intensity of the event.

Finally, gamescom’s visitors will have the opportunity, on Ubisoft and ESL booths, to discover the different game mods of Shootmania Storm, and to face professionnal players during the whole time of the fair.

You will find all the informations regarding the Op3n ShootmMania gamescom at the following adress : www.shootmania.com/esl

About Ubisoft

Ubisoft is a leading producer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment products worldwide and has grown considerably through a strong and diversified line-up of products and partnerships. Ubisoft has offices in 26 countries and has sales in more than 55 countries around the globe. It is committed to delivering high-quality, cutting-edge video game titles to consumers. For the 2010-11 fiscal year Ubisoft generated sales of€1.039 billion. To learn more, please visit www.ubisoftgroup.com

About Shootmania

Shootmania is the second offering from ManiaPlanet, following the successful launch of Trackmania? in 2011. With this new game, Nadeo aims at bringing to the FPS genre what made TrackMania such a phenomenon: a unique competitive spirit and sense of fun, supported by the great community platform ManiaPlanet. More information on ManiaPlanet can be found here: http://www.maniaplanet.com

About Nadeo

Founded in 2000 and based in Paris, France, Nadeo is the acclaimed developer of the TrackMania series, gathering over 16 million players from all over the world. With the ManiaPlanet initiative, Nadeo aims at providing the best possible support to its growing community of gamers whether they come for racing with TrackMania?, competitive FPS with ShootMania, or RPG with QuestMania, providing all with a unique sense of fun and competition, as well as great tools for user-generated content. More information can be found here: http://www.nadeo.com

Electronic Sports League

The Electronic Sports League (ESL) is the largest and most important league for gamers in Europe consisting of more than 3.8 million registered members and more than 800,000 registered teams. ESL is operated by the company Turtle Entertainment GmbH since 2000 and offers more than 3,500 professional leagues and amateur ladders from a variety of games. Nearly 400.000 matches per month are being played worldwide using the ESL technology. The ESL website currently reaches above 2.5 million unique visitors a month and about 35,000 new players register every month. Further information: www.esl.eu


All links at one glance:

- Press Release as PDF: www.turtle-entertainment.com/Dateien/Shootmania_EN.pdf

- Press Release online: www.turtle-entertainment.de/?press¤t_press_release&1565

- Op3n ShootmMania gamescom tournament: www.shootmania.com/esl

- Electronic Sports League: www.esl.eu

- Shootmania: www.maniaplanet.com

- Ubisoft: www.ubisoftgroup.com

- Nadeo: www.nadeo.com

- Turtle Entertainment: www.turtle-entertainment.com

- Turtle Entertainment (Press): www.turtle-entertainment.com/?press

- Trailer Turtle Entertainment GmbH (Flashmovies): http://files.turtle-entertainment.de/videos/eslpromo.html

- Turtle Entertainment at Twitter: http://twitter.com/Turtle_GmbH + http://twitter.com/IboMazari

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