CGN #17 - Ralf Reichert (ESL/Turtle Entertainment)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 5:00 – 7:00 PM UTC

ESL is the biggest esports company in the world. Meet Co-Founder and CEO Ralf Reichert and learn, how they made an esports league into a global brand with 550 employers in 17 offices around the world and approx. 13.000 events per year!

About this event

15.000 - That's the average number of participants coming to one of the numerous esports events organized by ESL, the biggest esports company in the world. They all want to see the best players of game classics like Counter-Strike, FIFA or Dota 2. The esports sector is constantly growing - Ralf and his crew realized that long time ago and built an esports empire right here in Cologne.

About ESL

ESL, a part of the international digital entertainment group MTG, is the world's largest esports company, leading the industry across the most popular video games with numerous online and offline competitions. It operates high profile, branded international and national leagues and tournaments such as the Intel® Extreme Masters, ESL One, ESL National Championships and other top tier stadium-size events, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and television production, fully catering to the needs of the esports ecosystem. With offices in North America, Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China, and partners in many other countries, it has a truly global footprint (

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM UTC


5:00 PMFood & Networking
5:45 PMFireside Chat
7:00 PMNetworking