TORONTO, Ontario, March 12,2019 – Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (TSXV: EGLX) (OTCQB: EGHIF), (“Enthusiast” or the “Company”), a gaming company building the largest community of authentic gamers, is excited to announce that it has received its end of year ranking report and confirmed Total Unique Visitor traffic growth of 56% and Total Views growth of 324% year-over-year. The significant growth is based on measurement of the Company’s digital media property by Comscore, a leading 3rd party media measurement and analytics company.(Source: Comscore Media Metrix Multi-Platform, Dec 2017-Dec 2018, US).
According to the report, compared to its peers in the Gaming Information category, Enthusiast was the fastest growing company, with the highest growth rate over the 12 month period. With its significant growth in 2018, the company also achieved a Top 5 ranking for largest Gaming Information property based on Total Views, and a Top 10 ranking for largest Gaming Information property based on Total Unique Visitors. (Source: ComScore Media Metrix Multi-Platform, Gaming Information, Sep 2018 and Nov 2018, US). Currently, Enthusiast has a network of over 80 gaming related websites with 75 million monthly visitors, and a platform of 900 YouTube channels adding an additional 50 million monthly visitors, making it one of the largest networks of gamers in North America.
Enthusiast continues to execute on its growth strategy through acquisitions and has completed 8 accretive acquisitions since January 2018. The Company also has new revenue generating streams through direct advertising and monthly subscriptions which will bring in additional recurring revenue in 2019. The new monetization opportunities are greatly attributed to the rapid growth of Enthusiast.
Menashe Kestenbaum, CEO of Enthusiast, commented, “Being ranked as the fastest growing gaming platform by Comscore is a significant accomplishment for Enthusiast as we continue to chase large industry players for the number one spot. It shows we are executing our strategy of becoming an industry leader. Since 2015 our network has grown from 5 websites to over 80 and we are positioned as a leading gaming community online. ”He added, “We are excited for the future growth of our platform and the new monetization opportunities that have already started to come from our massive network of lifestyle gamers.”
About Enthusiast Gaming
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 80 owned and affiliated websites and currently reaches over 75 million monthly visitors with its unique and curated content and over 50 million Youtube visitors. Enthusiast also owns and operates Canada’s largest gaming expo, Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo, EGLX, (eglx.ca) with over 55,000 people attending in 2018. For more information on the Company, visit www.enthusiastgaming.com.
Head of Investor Relations & Marketing