eSports brand Electronic Sports League (ESL) announced that parent company Turtle Entertainment GmbH, has entered into an agreement to acquire U.S. -based ESS Agency and that it would open a full production studio and offices in Los Angeles, California. This will mark the seventh international office for the eSports company to date. ESL’s North American operations will be conducted from two U.S. offices, New York and Los Angeles.
"We’ve seen huge success and growth in Europe, and we’ve always wanted to bring that to the passionate communities of North America," said Sebastian Weishaar, VP International Business at ESL. "With the new U.S. team on our side and the new studio in place, we’ll be able to bring exciting live event experiences and broadcasted shows to the eSports communities of North America."
Electronic Sports League (ESL) operates numerous online and offline competitions including high profile international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL Pro Series, Starcraft II World Championship Series, Wargaming.net League Europe, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESS is a professional agency that connects brands with their audience using video games and technology.