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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Cologne, August 13, 2012 – LeaseWeb, a leading global hosting provider, will present the topic “Hosting for gaming” together with the biggest European brand in eSports competition, the Electronic Sports League (ESL) during gamescom, the globally leading trade fair of gaming.

Experts of LeaseWeb will demonstrate in hall 8 the growing importance of hosting services for the games industry. According to data from BIU and PriceWaterhouseCoopers, the use of online games has exploded in size, which presents gaming companies with impressive technical challenges. LeaseWeb, who has more than 14 years of hosting industry experience, will explain how reliability, scalability and bandwidth are crucial criteria for success in todays online gaming industry.

"LeaseWeb and the ESL have a common objective: to deliver the best gaming experience to clients and guarantee that their platforms have no problems. This means having the lowest latency, the biggest connectivity possible and the best stability. By working closely together, LeaseWeb and ESL are able to learn from each other, further strengthening their positions in the online gaming industry. We look forward to sharing our opinion on hosting and internet infrastructure for e-sports and online gaming”, explains Paul Grimwood, Business Development Manager, LeaseWeb.

Hosting for gaming – Challenges and solutions

With more than 14 years of experience, eight datacenters across Europe and the USA and a first-class global network with an available bandwidth of 2.5 Tbps, LeaseWeb has both the expertise and infrastructure to provide gaming professionals with adequate hosting solutions. Their client portfolio contains over 14.500 clients worldwide, who together make use of more than 43.000 dedicated and cloud servers provided by LeaseWeb. Included are a growing number of online gaming companies, like Hi-Rez Studios, who recently launched the critically acclaimed title “Tribes: Ascend” and game producer Reto-Moto, which uses the services of LeaseWeb for their MMO “Heroes & Generals”.

Case study of Reto-Moto:


Would you like to talk about the growing importance of hosting for games, or the infrastructure solutions of LeaseWeb? Simply arrange a meeting with Paul Grimwood by sending an e-mail to [email protected], or call (+31) 6 46 193 463.

More about LeaseWeb:


Video about LeaseWeb’s services (YouTube):

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.

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LeaseWeb is a quality hosting provider and operator of a first-class worldwide network. It has a network uptime of 99.999%, which currently offers its customers an available bandwidth of more than 2.5 Tbps. Services include dedicated servers, virtualization and cloud, colocation and custom IT infrastructure solutions, as well as a complete suite of internet services to our customers, including: shared webhosting and domain name registration. As a prominent part of the Ocom Group, LeaseWeb has been helping its customers grow their business with state-of-the-art hosting solutions since 1997.