Warner Bros and its developer Turbine, Inc. today announced a partnership with Turtle Entertainment that will introduce Infinite Crisis to European eSports audiences through Electronic Sports League (short: ESL). The collaboration kicks off at gamescom, hosted in Cologne (Germany) from 21st August until 25th August, and offers fans a chance to play and watch Infinite Crisis in the ESL hall..
The Gamescom collaboration is the first of many activities in an ongoing partnership between Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and ESL, which will continue to create interesting competitive leagues for Infinite Crisis, which will be accessible through the experienced ESL platforms and shown live via ESL’s own live television studio: ESL TV. Every moment of Infinite Crisis’ entrance into the world of eSports in Europe will be streamed to audiences via Twitch.tv, the global leading streaming platform for gamers.
For the duration of the world’s biggest consumer facing videogaming show, attendees will be able to visit the 50m² Infinite Crisis booth in the ESL CM Storm Arena to watch professional and amateur gamers alike play this latest free-to-play multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) game set in the DC Multiverse. The team will be introducing the new Coast City map, which players can experience for the first time in a consumer setting. Adding to the excitement at the show, fans will be able to participate in an open Q&A with the developers behind the game, get their hands on a host of gaming giveaways and watch some of the world’s leading MOBA gamers battle their way across the DC Multiverse ahead of the upcoming open beta.
Infinite Crisis puts players in control of twisted incarnations of their favorite characters including Nightmare Batman and Gaslight Catwoman, playing alongside well-known characters including Superman, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman. Soon gamers around the globe will have the opportunity to compete as DC Comics legends.
Sean Charles, Vice President of Marketing and Publisher Relations at Turtle Entertainment said “Infinite Crisis is a fantastic addition to our ESL network. The game not only offers existing MOBA players something new, but also a familiar yet altogether different play experience for existing DC Comics fans. Our new collaboration with Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment is a great example of how we can work with top game publishers to introduce their games to our audiences.”
Jeffrey Steefel, Exective Producer for Infinite Crisis added “The partnership with ESL is a very exciting step for us because we are able to reach out and engage with the competitive gaming community across Europe,” said Jeffrey Steefel, Executive Producer for Infinite Crisis. “We’re thrilled to be working with MOBA players of all levels, from grass roots, to great partnerships like ESL.”
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