Enthusiast Gaming’s Second Virtual “Pocket Gamer Connects” Attracts 1,300 Attendees and Elite Sponsors

  • Platinum and Diamond sponsors include: Facebook Gaming, Microsoft, Agora.io, Unity and Appsflyer
  • Over 200 speakers including executives from largest industry players
  • Innovative pivot from in-person events to digital events compliments future growth of global PG Connects series

TORONTO, ONTARIO, June 9, 2020– Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (“Enthusiast Gaming” or the “Company”) (TSX: EGLX)(OTCQB: ENGMF)(FSE: 2AV) is pleased to announce that its second installment of the Pocket Gamer Connects Digital (“PGC Digital”) event is in session this week at www.pgconnects.com/digital. PGC Digital is the reimagined digital version of the highly successful Pocket Gamer Connects (“PG Connects”) B2B mobile gaming event series with live (and now digital) events, conferences and networking opportunities taking place throughout the year and across the globe.

With 1,300 registered attendees from 67 countries, PGC Digital #2 has attracted some of the leading industry brand sponsors including: Facebook Gaming, Microsoft, Agora.io, Unity and AppsFlyer.  The event hosts several themed tracks across the four-day period and provides attendees with expertise and insights from 200 speakers (double the number of PGC Digital #1 in April 2020). These speakers include executives from industry leaders such as: Activision, SEGA, Tencent, BITKRAFT, King, Rovio, Square Enix and The Pokemon Company. Ticket packages range from £60-£420 for the four-day event.

Eric Bernofsky, COO of Enthusiast Gaming, will be speaking on the Esports and Influencers track on Wednesday, June 10, 2020 at 10:00am EDT. The speaker sessions continue a long tradition for PG Connects and are a key reason the series has the reputation of being the leading networking event for the global mobile games industry. Social distancing restrictions have not stopped PGC Digital #2 from providing the mobile games industry with compelling content and connection.

Eric Bernofsky, COO of Enthusiast Gaming commented, “We are very happy with the progress made in a few months since we launched the first digital version of PG Connects. The second event in this series is tracking ahead of expectations and we are already planning how to bring more events (both digital and live – when safe to do so) to the global mobile games community.” He continued, “The success of PG Connects in recent years has allowed us to attract some of the largest name sponsors, like Facebook and Microsoft, and some of the top executive speakers from SEGA, Tencent, King, Rovio, and Pokemon. The calibre of these partnerships continues to validate the strength of the PG Connects series and the importance of Enthusiast Gaming’s growing mobile gaming community. Congratulations to the team on being able to successfully execute on another great event!”

For more information or to register for PGC Digital visit https://www.pgconnects.com/digital/

PG Connects is an international series of B2B events for the mobile games industry. With recent live events in London, Hong Kong, Seattle, Helsinki and the Middle East, PG Connects is now online.

About Enthusiast Gaming

Enthusiast Gaming (TSX: EGLX)(OTCQB: ENGMF)(FSE: 2AV) is building the world’s largest platform of communities for gamers and esports fans. Already the largest gaming platform in North America and the United Kingdom, the Company’s business is comprised of three main pillars: Media, Entertainment and Esports. Enthusiast Gaming’s digital media platform includes approximately 100 gaming related websites and 900 YouTube channels which collectively reach 160 million visitors monthly. The Media platform generates over 30 billion ad requests and approximately a billion views per month. Enthusiast’s esports division, Luminosity Gaming, is a leading global esports franchise that consists of 7 professional esports teams under ownership and management, including the Vancouver Titans Overwatch team and the Seattle Surge Call of Duty team. Collectively, the integrated ecosystem reaches over 200 million gaming enthusiasts on a monthly basis. Enthusiast Gaming’s entertainment division, EG Entertainment owns and operates Canada’s largest gaming expo, Enthusiast Gaming Live Expo, EGLX (eglx.com), and the largest mobile gaming event in Europe, Pocket Gamer Connects (www.pgconnects.com). For more information on the Company visit www.enthusiastgaming.com. For more information on Luminosity Gaming visit luminosity.gg.

For further information: Enthusiast Gaming Contact: Alex Macdonald, CFO, 416.623.9360


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