Mech-Shooter HAWKEN will be an ESL Arena exclusive at gamescom

Free to Play first person shooter playable at Hall 8 – Presentation live on stage at trade fair’s Thursday – Interview appointments with game designers from the USA

Cologne, 24th of July 2012 – First Person Shooters are a favorite of millions of gamers active in the Electronic Sports League (ESL). Therefore the highly anticipated Mech-Shooter HAWKEN will on show and playable for the eSports community at the European games trade fair gamescom (15th – 19th of August) in the ESL Arena, Hall 8. The Free to Play title, published by Meteor Entertainment, is the brainchild of Adhesive games and was the recipient of 11 awards at the E3 fair in Los Angeles. HAWKEN's open beta is set for the 12th of December of this year. However, the HAWKEN team is giving visitors the chance to get hands-on months before its release so Press and Gamers alike can ge a taste of this much desired title. Furthermore, the creators of HAWKEN will give an exclusive view on the dynamics of the gameplay during their presentations at the ESL Stage in Hall 8 on Thursday.

Invitation for background information
Background information and interviews can be had with the development team behind HAWKEN in Q&A at the ESL Arena. To make an appointment, please contact: Shannon Gerritzen (shannon.gerritzen@meteor-ent.com).

2 HAWKEN presentations: Live at the ESL Stage on the 16th of August, from 11:15 am until noon and from 3:45 pm until 4:15 pm.

“HAWKEN looks to be an incredible game featuring an exciting mixture of first person shooter gameplay and mech warfare, add intense graphics and stunning environments, and I'm excited", explains Ralf Reichert, CEO of Turtle Entertainment GmbH in Cologne, Germany, the eSports company behind ESL. “After receiving high accolades in the past months we believe it´s going to be a great experience for all.”

“We’re super psyched to join ESL at gamescom. They’ve done such a great job with League of Legends, we’re hoping HAWKEN joins ESL next year too!” Mark Long, CEO of Meteor Entertainment.

Further information about HAWKEN can be found at: www.playhawken.com

Logos and Screenshots of HAWKEN and its creators at:

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

About Adhesive Games
Adhesive Games is an independent game studio located in Los Angeles, CA founded by Creative Director Khang Le, formerly of Project Onset.  HAWKEN, the studio’s premiere title, is a free to play mech shooter scheduled for open beta 12.12.12 (December 12, 2012). For more information about Adhesive visit www.adhesivegames.com

About Meteor Entertainment
Based in Seattle, WA, Meteor Entertainment is a newly formed videogame publisher focused on successfully publishing F2P games globally, with an emphasis on compelling content and setting the standard for customer service and community engagement. Meteor’s 12/12/12 launch of HAWKEN, created by Adhesive Games, will be its first tent pole title. To learn more about Meteor Entertainment visit www.meteor-ent.com and be sure to check out www.playhawken.com

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