BERLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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, ESGNTV (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 ESGNTV 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.
ESGNTV 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, ESGNTV 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, ESGNTV 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 ESGNTV 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, ESGNTV will deliver its content throughout North America, Europe and Asia to bring the world’s best eSports players and events to all audiences.
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.