eSports Global Network ESGN Launches Today
Berlin – December 10, 2013 – Clauf GmbH, a global media company dedicated to eSports, has launched two new sites that will cover professional video gaming from around the world: ESGN , the eSports Global Network ( www.esgn.com), and its web-based broadcast platform, ESGN TV ( www.esgntv.com). eSports, where talented professional video game players compete for rewards and fame in tournaments and leagues throughout the world, is exponentially growing in popularity. Until ESGN, there has been no unifying network or comprehensive ranking system to connect the biggest competitions throughout the world. Partnering with the world’s biggest tournament leagues including the ESL (Europe), GameFy (China) and GomTV (Korea), ESGN and ESGN TV cover every facet of eSports, including up-to-the-minute information on competitions, breaking news, event dates and schedules, player profiles and more. Both sites are available now for free, no registration required.
“With ESGN and ESGN TV we aim to be one of the leading content providers in the eSport landscape, providing a fresh approach to the profession and airing incredible content found nowhere else,” said Jong Hwan Lee, CEO, Clauf GmbH. “This is the first step in a truly massive global initiative that will bring eSports to fans like never before. Our eSports experts and partners are eager to launch ESGN and ESGN TV for the masses.”
ESGN TV is a global online 24-hour broadcast network with nonstop eSports coverage. Hosted by eSports expert Dan “Frodan” Chou and produced by former ESPN producer Morgan Stone, ESGN TV puts competitive gaming on an international stage. Featuring breaking news, in-depth discussions, competitive shows, behind-the-scenes analysis, player profiles, player interviews and the most recent tournament results, ESGN TV caters to all facets of professional gaming. The network will kick off with competitive show “Fight Night,” starring games like Starcraft II, Hearthstone and Street Fighter. Currently in beta, the full ESGN TV schedule launch is planned for early 2014.
With ESGN Points , ESGN introduces a cooperative ranking system algorithm that unifies leagues and tournaments to evaluate teams and players on a level playing field. This comprehensive point system allows ESGN to calculate player stats from major events into an overarching competition and weighted scoreboard. From start to finish, teams and players will have achievements, roster changes and match records tracked and coordinated to the ESGN Points and ELO rankings. ESGN.com also features an annual schedule of upcoming events and results for past tournaments with an appendix of specific matches, players and prize-money.
Spearheaded by executives with more than a decade of combined eSports experience, ESGN aims to bring the video game industry’s attention further to the eSports landscape. Broadcasting across four established channels, including Twitch.tv and YouTube, ESGN TV will deliver its content throughout North America, Europe and Asia to bring the world’s best eSports players and events to all audiences.
“Working together will really enable us all to grow faster and to make professional gaming a true global sport, rivaling the biggest traditional sports out there. One company alone will certainly not be able to make it, so we as an industry have to cooperate and combine our efforts,” said Ralf Reichert, Managing Director, Turtle Entertainment (ESL).
“By introducing brand new features, such as the comprehensive ranking system, ESGN pushes the envelope of eSports as a worldwide phenomenon,” said Jeong Wong Che, Managing Director, Gretech (GomTV). “During the last couple of years, we have seen outstanding development globally that has put eSports closer to the center of attention. ESGN TV will help to progress this even further by producing compelling content that players all over the world will desire.”
“The eSports scene in China has developed massively during the last couple of years. ESGN and ESGN TV will help to further strengthen this development and share our content with a worldwide audience,” said Chen Jianshu, General Manager, GameFY.
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About Clauf GmbH:
Clauf is a new online company focusing on eSports. With Korean roots, headquarters in Berlin and staff from more than nine nations, Clauf is focused on globalization. In a global market with more than 100 million users, Clauf recognizes the need to close the gaps between each region and create a balanced global playing field. Clauf is uncompromising in its diligence to the future of eSports. Clauf has launched ESGN.com in December 2013. ESGNTV.com is currently in Beta and will fully launch early 2014.
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