Jens Hilgers is a serial entrepreneur based in Berlin, Germany considered a godfather of the eSports industry. Having organized the first online tournaments and public lanparties starting 1997 he went out to build business on his vision of competitive multiplayer gaming becoming legitimate sports: eSports.
In 2000 Jens founded Turtle Entertainment/ESL, fully determined on building the worlds’ largest online league operator, which he ran as the CEO for the first 10 years and since 2010 headed the Supervisory Board as Chairman. ESL was acquired by Scandinavian MTG Group in 2015.
Jens is an active advisor and investor in eSports and known as one the most experienced and connected executives in the industry. Early 2015 he cofounded DOJO Madness, a company building tools helping esports players to master their game, which he is leading as CEO.