We are the new era of digital entertainment
Discover how we create and promote gaming experiences. The modern culture of Esports offers gaming enthusiasts, fans and sponsors thrilling entertainment in an all-new, interactive environment.
Our global tournaments offer exciting highlights and daily content, which we broadcast directly to the fans at home. Inspired by their idols, young gamers visit our websites daily where they train and communicate - motivated to become the next Esport legend.
Our four biggest skills and assets
|Create amazing gaming events.
From studio to trade fair size. Broadcast them live & globally.
World's #1 portal for esports. Develop industry leading matchmaking,
Include partners & products
World's largest independent esports followership.
That’s us! Our employees.
"The great thing about working in esports: My colleagues are natural team players and competitive!" - David Hiltscher, VP Gaming Communities
Active on six continents. Global company with local experts.
Our headquarters in Cologne are the node of our international work. Core products such as our online platforms are directed from here. Local subsidiaries in North and South America, UK, France, Italy, Poland, Spain, Russia, Australia and South East Asia, as well as partners in many countries create national highlights and first class local events.
... a Turtle?
The turtle. Slow, clueless and boring? No: There’s a reason for this animal to be representative for spiritual journeys. It’s strong and always goes its way, unstoppable and with a great defensive mechanism nothing can stop the turtle. Besides that, there’s enough cats on the internet - and turtles are cute too, right?
|ESL ran stadium events on five continents in the last 12 months. North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.|
|IEM Katowice is the biggest ever Esport Festival with 173.000 fans attending the IEM EXPO.|
|Broke 10+ million followers on social media.|
|ESL One Cologne sells out the Lanxess Arena with over 14.000 fans each day!|
|World Esports Association (WESA) is founded.|
|ESL Pro League Season 4 with 15 million video views online, 74 million impressions on Facebook and Twitter|
|ESL One Cologne has over 27 million unique viewers on twitch.tv and peaks at 1.3 million concurrent viewers.|
|All time twitch.tv world record: 1,000,000+ concurrent viewers at ESL One & IEM Katowice.|
|$1mio Counter-Strike league announced: The ESL ESEA Pro League.|
|First esport event in a world cup soccer stadium (ESL One Frankfurt)|
|Opening Los Angeles ESL TV studios|
|ESL One is hosted in the Madison Square Garden, New York.|
|640,000 concurrent ESL TV viewers (ESL One and IEM Katowice)|
|First year to hosted events on 6 different continents|
|IEM with events in USA, China, Germany, Poland, Brazil and Singapore|
|318,000 concurrent ESL TV viewers (IEM Katowice)|
|4,000,000 members (ESL)|
|Technical connection between ESL and two major AAA games (LoL & BF3)|
|Release: ESL A-Series|
|New countries: ESL Baltics & ESL Australia|
First event in Brazil|
IEM Sao Paulo
|3,600,000 members (ESL)|
|247.000 concurrent ESL TV viewers at Global Challenge in Kiev|
|Release: ESL VERSUS|
|IEM Season 6: Now with League of Legends!|
|CeBIT: IEM World Finals in 5 languages (85,000 concurrent viewers)|
|3,000,000 members (ESL)|
|Release: ESL Wire Anti-Cheat|
|New country: ESL Portugal|
|2,500,000 members (ESL)|
|207m Page Impressions IVW|
|Release: ESL Matchmaker|
|Turtle wins LARA award|
|New country: ESL Israel|
|2,000,000 members (ESL)|
|Release: ESL Wire|
|Intel® Extreme Masters with first events in USA, Dubai, South-Korea|
|New countries: USA, UK, Scandinavia & Poland|
|1,600,000 members (ESL)|
|ESL TV Relaunch|
|New countries: ESL Spain & Romania|
|1,300,000 members (ESL)|
|750 spectators at iFNG Oberhausen|
|Release: ESL Gather System|
|900.000 members (ESL)|
|Release: ESL Playercard|
|Release: ESL Aequitas Anti-Cheat|
|ESL at GIGA|
|New Countries: Bulgaria & Italy|
|600.000 members (ESL)|
|Release: ESL Instant Challenger|
|First appearance with booth at Games Convention|
|New Countries: Austria & Switzerland|
|400.000 members (ESL)|
|Release: ESL Amateur Series (EAS)|
|Launch ESL TV|
|New Country: France|
|200.000 members (ESL)|
|Release: ESL Premium Account|
|Launch ESL Pro Series|
|First Intel Friday Night Game (IFNG)|
|100.000 members (ESL)|
|Release: Electronic Sports League 2.0 Release|
|Foundation Turtle Entertainment|
|Release: Electronic Sports League|