Carsten Dierig from “Die Welt” and North American blogger Patrick Howell O’Neill awarded for their excellent insight into the world of eSports – Article and video about the life of prestigious eSports players as well as an amazingly complete history of eSports
Cologne, August 17th, 2012 – Turtle Entertainment, the European leader in the field of competitive gaming (eSports), awards Patrick Howell O’Neill, a blogger with extensive content about various topics including eSports and Carsten Dierig, an editor of the German newspaper Die Welt with the eSports Journalist Award 2012. Dierig received the award for his article on professional gamers, both western and eastern in the professional level and the expansion of eSports as a whole. The article was published last year on the 20th of August in the Die Welt newspaper. As for O’Neill, he studied the roots of eSports and created a video with the complete history of electronic sports, an incredible feat by itself. Yet the final result is a gigantic and interesting watch for both veterans and newcomers. These two incredible journalistic documents provide an in-depth view of the past, present and future of eSports.
“Being in the process of rapid growth, eSports became nowadays a subject of social debate”, says Ibrahim Mazari, the spokesman of Turtle Entertainment. “A phenomenon as young as competitive gaming is in need of sophisticated and objective coverage. In their articles, O’Neill and Dierig managed to create both a historical piece with enough details to fill a book, as well as proof of the expansion of eSports“, he adds.
The eSports Journalist Award was established in 2006 and has been granted to the great journalists of competitive gaming since then. It was founded by Turtle Entertainment, one of the leading companies in the field of electronic sport. The company operates the Electronic Sports League (ESL), which is one of the most important gaming platforms in the world.
Further information concerning eSports Journalist Award is available at www.esports-journalist-award.org
Awarded article by Carsten Dierig in the Die Welt newspaper:
www.welt.de/print/die_welt/wirtschaft/a ... -Liga.html
Awarded video by Patrick Howell O’Neill:
http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... e=view_all
The entry from Patrick Howell O’Neill in text form: www.turrbull.com/index.php?p=/discussio ... of-esports
Homepage of Patrick Howell O’Neill: www.chobopeon.com
Photo of Carsten Dierig: www.turtle-entertainment.de/Dateien/carsten_dierig.jpg
eSports Journalist Award
The eSports Journalist Award was created in 2006 and is bestowed to redactors, journalists, volunteers and writers of outstanding, different and informative articles which help both the community and the eSports scene, as well as being a gateway of access for the masses.
Turtle Entertainment GmbH
Turtle Entertainment is a leading company in the field of competitive gaming and electronic sports. Founded in the year 2000 the company is currently offering its services in more than 40 countries including the USA 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 3.8 million registered users. 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. Important business partners of Turtle Entertainment are global corporations such as Intel, BenQ, Razer, TwitchTV, Dell, Volkswagen, Microsoft, adidas and Deutsche Post.
Further information is available at www.turtle-entertainment.com