For Immediate Release:
Enthusiast Gaming & Destructoid Invite You to Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo (EGLX), Canada’s Largest Gaming Celebration in Toronto, March 9th – 11th, 2018.
Toronto, Ontario, October 30th, 2017 — Enthusiast Gaming Inc., (“Enthusiast Gaming”) the fastest growing online community of video gamers, together with Destructoid.com, is excited to announce the highly anticipated return of Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo (EGLX), Canada’s largest video game expo to The International Centre from March 9th – 11th, 2018.
Last year, EGLX drew over 12,000 gaming enthusiasts including eSports celebrities, gaming shops, an arcade section, student designers, board gamers, Indie developers, cosplayers, kids zone, and YouTubers. Key gaming celebrities included cosplayer Meg Turney, Smash Bros. pro Juan (HungryBox) DeBiedman, professional Halo player, Dave Walsh, and many more. The next event promises to be bigger and bolder and attract more talent and attendees from across North America.
Canada’s video game industry has rapidly expanded over the last decade and is home to 472 active studios developing, publishing and distributing video games according to the ESA (Entertainment Software Association of Canada). The ESA also reported that in 2015, the industry contributed more than $3 billion to Canada’s economy and is expected to continue to grow in the coming years.
Canada’s eSports industry has been growing alongside the video game industry at an explosive rate. According to Newzoo’s annual Global eSports Market Report, 2016 saw over $93 million awarded to eSports competitors. The industry is on target to pass $1.4 billion in revenue by 2020. In Canada, the craze is well underway with large venues such as Toronto’s ACC selling out for massive eSports competitions.
About Enthusiast Gaming Inc.
Enthusiast Gaming is the fastest growing online community of video gamers. Together with its owned digital properties and live events, it reaches over 50 million gamers monthly across 50 websites worldwide. Enthusiast Gaming also created and operates Canada’s largest gaming expo, Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo (EGLX). For more information, visit www.enthusiastgaming.com or follow us on Twitter @WeAreEnthusiast
Since 2006, Destructoid’s Webby award-winning editorial team provides millions of monthly readers with breaking news, original reporting, and game reviews for all console, PC, and portable gaming platforms. Destructoid also has one of the world’s most active and passionate online gaming communities, anchored by their trademarked original robot character “Mister Destructoid”, who also appears in more than a dozen video games. Follow them at www.destructoid.com, Twitter @Destructoid, and Destructoid on Facebook.
For more information
Reach the EGLX team at [email protected]