1,000+ attendees to connect on how gaming is intersecting with NFTs, blockchain gaming, and the metaverse
TORONTO, Nov. 04, 2021 — Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (“Enthusiast Gaming” or the “Company”) (NASDAQ: EGLX; TSX:EGLX), a media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage, will host two new conferences, Pocket Gamer Connects Digital NEXT and Beyond Games, from November 15 – November 19, 2021, which will examine critical topics such as NFTs, blockchain gaming, and the metaverse.
The Pocket Gamer community includes avid mobile gamers, developers, and industry professionals worldwide that have attended the international conference series Pocket Gamer Connects (“PGC”) since 2014. PGC provides an important platform for mobile gaming enthusiasts to connect, engage, and interact, while providing industry-leading expert content and discussion around the mobile gaming space. PGC has attracted top tier sponsors and industry supporters including Microsoft, Facebook Gaming, Google Play, App Annie, Unity, Jam City, and G–Star, amongst others.
The PGC Digital NEXT and Beyond Games conferences are the ninth and tenth digital conferences in the PGC digital series launched by the Company in April 2020, following the interruption of live events due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
With more than 1,000 attendees representing more than 70 countries and 600 companies, Digital NEXT and Beyond Games will welcome leaders from across the industry to address the topics that will set the agenda for gaming and esports in 2022 and beyond, including the metaverse, mobile game development, and how trends in gaming are affecting other sectors in the entertainment industry. Attendees will hear from over 200 speakers, have access to a matchmaking meeting platform, and can attend dedicated side events such as Investor Connector.
Malte Barth – Founding Partner, BITKRAFT Ventures
Bill Karamouzis – CEO and Co-Founder, Addicting Games
Gabby Dizon – Co-Founder, Altitude Games
John Peterson – Vice President of Mergers and Acquisitions, Jam City
Moria Goldstein – VP Creative and Product Design, CrazyLabs
Johan Eile – General Manager, Kabam Montreal
Alexis Bonte – COO, Stillfront Group
Ben Smith – Head of Film, Television and Publishing, Rebellion
Bushra Burge – Founder & Creative Director, BB Studio
Jon Radoff – CEO, Beamable
Cordel Robbin-Coker – CEO, Carry1st
Karla Reyes – Growth Product Manager, Niantic Labs
Saumya Iyer – Producer, Zynga
The conference will also cover the gaming sector’s approach to cryptocurrency and NFTs, topics that are relevant to today’s gamer and the esports industry, including Luminosity Gaming member Anomaly, who recently announced a collaboration to mint a set of unique NFTs for fans of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive.
“Pocket Gamer Connects is a critical part of our Enthusiast Gaming flywheel, known around the world for events that bring together leaders and builders in mobile gaming, technology and esports,” said Adrian Montgomery, CEO of Enthusiast Gaming. “These are areas of gaming where Enthusiast Gaming’s communities, content, and creators are already playing a leading role. In particular, it’s great to see the topic of NFTs on the agenda, fresh from the recent launch of Luminosity team member Anomaly’s NFTs on the Traden.pro platform.”
Registrations for PGC Digital NEXT and Beyond Games will continue until the events begin. Interested parties can register for the events at www.pgconnects.com.
About Enthusiast Gaming
Enthusiast Gaming is building the largest media and content platform for video game and esports fans to connect and engage worldwide. Combining the elements of its four core pillars; Media, Talent, Esports and Experiences, Enthusiast Gaming provides a unique opportunity and integrated approach to reach and connect with its coveted GenZ and Millennial audience. Through its proprietary mix of digital media and entertainment assets, Enthusiast Gaming has built a vast network of like-minded communities to deliver the ultimate fan experience.
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