15.10.2015
SanDisk partner for the ESL Nordic Nationals Winter 2015 Season
SanDisk join the partner line-up along with physical presence of their Extreme PRO® SSDs at the offline finals in Stockholm in December!

(Stockholm, Sweden) October 15, 2015 ESL, the world's largest esports company, partners with SanDisk, a global leader in flash storage solutions, for its upcoming €15,000 ESL Nordic Nationals winter season for Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.

The eight winter season finalists from around the Nordics will be able to perform at lightning fast speeds thanks to SanDisk and their brand new SanDisk Extreme PRO® SSD. In the esports arena every component counts, with its constant high-performance nCachetm Pro Technology and blazing fast load and run speeds the SanDisk Extreme PRO® SSD gives participants the reliability and speed they crave on the esports stage at the world's largest gaming centre.

"This is the second year SanDisk is partnering with ESL," said Darragh O’Toole, EMEA Product Marketing Manager, SanDisk. "We are excited to continue offering gamers the fast responsiveness, shorter load times and pro-level performance that they have come to expect from SanDisk’s Extreme PRO SSDs."

Ulrich Schulze, Managing Director of Pro Gaming at ESL, said of the partnership extension,  "Having SanDisk on board for another year is a great step for everyone. Our national championships are for the best of the best in their country, and they need top-of-the-line hardware to show their skills."

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SanDisk Corporation (NASDAQ: SNDK), a Fortune 500 and S&P 500 company, is a global leader in flash storage solutions. For more than 25 years, SanDisk has expanded the possibilities of storage, providing trusted and innovative products that have transformed the electronics industry. Today, SanDisk’s quality, state-of-the-art solutions are at the heart of many of the world's largest data centers, and embedded in advanced smart phones, tablets and PCs. SanDisk’s consumer products are available at hundreds of thousands of retail stores worldwide. For more information, visit www.sandisk.com.

ESL is the world's largest esports company, leading the industry across various 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 Pro Series, StarCraft® II World Championship Series, as well as grassroots amateur cups, leagues and matchmaking systems. ESL covers a broad field of services in gaming technology, event management, advertising and TV production, fully catering to the needs of the esport’s ecosystem. With offices in Germany, Russia, France, Poland, Spain, China, North America and partners in many other countries, it has a truly global footprint. www.eslgaming.com