WESG; FORTNITE; NAOMI KYLE;MITCH MARNER, NHL; MICHAEL BISPING, UFC; ROY HIBBERT, NBA; TORONTO OVERWATCH LEAGUE ON MAIN STAGE
TORONTO, Ontario – October 22, 2018 – Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc.(TSXV:EGLX) (“Enthusiast” or the “Company”), is pleased to announce that the Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo (“EGLX”) Canada’s largest video gaming expo, will be taking place from Friday, October 26, to Sunday, October 28 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre.
EGLX, with over 25,000 attendees at its last expo in March 2018, will be the main stage for the World Electronic Sports Games (“WESG”), operated by WorldGaming Network in partnership with Alisports (a division of Alibaba), worldwide Olympic-style Esports competition. Canadian finalists will have the opportunity to compete for $150,000 and represent Canada at the WESG Global Grand Finals in Shanghai in March 2019. The weekend will also include some of the largest Esports competitions in Canada and guests will be able to play Fortnitethroughout the weekend in the Free Play Area to win various prizes. EGLX will also exhibit a Nintendo booth with an exclusive opportunity to play Nintendo’s newest game, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, before its release and Pokemon Let’s Go, playable in Canada for the first time.
EGLX guests will have an opportunity to meet and play with celebrities and gaming enthusiasts like Mitch Marnerof the Toronto Maple Leafs, who will be playing Fortnite on the Bell Main Stage on Sunday October 28th. PlayLine.com founders, Michael Bisping, UFC Champion, and Roy Hibbert, 2x NBA Allstar will be meeting fans for autograph signings and to challenge them at their favourite Esports games. The Toronto Overwatch team will be revealingkey player signings and branding of the new Esports team on the main stage on Saturday, October 27th. Special guests also include, Greg Miller and Nick Scarpino of Kinda Funny, Naomi Kyle of Everybody Games, and the Heads-Up Daily team.
Menashe Kestenbaum, CEO of Enthusiast commented, “We created EGLX to provide a platform and foster an environment where all gamers, families and friends can come together and celebrate some of their favourite aspects of gaming.” He continued, “from one of the first EGLX meet-ups in 2015 with only 1,700 attendees, to 25,000 attendees in March 2018, EGLX has experienced significant growth and support. We’re looking forward to welcoming our largest crowd of attendees and exhibitors yet.”
EGLX is taking place on Friday, October 26 from 11:00am-8:00pm, Saturday, October 27 from 10:00am-8:00pm, and Sunday, October 28 from 10:00am-6:00pm. To purchase tickets and for additional event information, please visit EGLX.ca.
Founded in 2014, Enthusiast is the fastest-growing online community of video gamers. Through the Company’s unique acquisition strategy, it has a platform of over 70 owned and affiliated websites and currently reaches over 75 million monthly visitors with its unique and curated content. Enthusiast also owns and operates Canada’s largest gaming expo, Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo, EGLX. The next expo will take place October 26-28, 2018 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre (www.eglx.ca). For more information on the Company, visit www.enthusiastgaming.com.