Enthusiast Gaming’s Esports Organization Returns to Brand-Safe and Popular Esport with World Championship-Winning Team
LOS ANGELES, November 3, 2023 — Enthusiast Gaming Holdings Inc. (“Enthusiast Gaming” or the “Company”) (TSX: EGLX) today announced that Luminosity Gaming, the Company’s esports brand and one of the largest esports organizations in the world, has returned to Rocket League after a one-year hiatus.
In connection with its return, Luminosity Gaming has secured two of the top North American competitors and former OpTic Gaming team members Retals and MaJicBear, positioning Luminosity to be immediately competitive in the North American scene. Luminosity Gaming expects to add a third team member in the coming weeks.
“We have been waiting on the sidelines to find the right team to return to Rocket League, and we couldn’t be more excited that two of the most sought after talents of the off-season, Retals and MaJicBear, have decided to join Luminosity,” commented Alex Gonzalez, Head of Luminosity Gaming. “Our new roster is sure to be a fan favorite and positions us well to win championships. As one of the world’s largest gaming and esports brands, being active in Rocket League is important to us, and now we have the right talent, and the right strategy, to establish our presence in a meaningful way.”
Rocket League is a hybrid of arcade-style soccer and “vehicular mayhem.” It holds the brand-friendly distinction of being the largest esport that does not involve guns, blood, or violence, making it an attractive engagement opportunity that caters to a young audience.
“Brands need gaming strategies to engage young audiences,” added Nick Brien, Chief Executive Officer of Enthusiast Gaming “The return of a Luminosity Gaming Rocket League team adds another engaged community to our vast portfolio of gaming assets. As demand for our Brand Solutions continues to increase, we are confident the Rocket League team will be a valuable brand-friendly gateway for our customers to continue to connect with gamers.”
Both Retals and MaJicBear are available for email interviews.
About Luminosity Gaming
Founded in 2015, Luminosity Gaming is an Enthusiast Gaming brand and one of the largest esports organizations in the world. Luminosity Gaming has earned its reputation as one of the world’s most significant esports entities through its success in numerous competitive games, a roster of popular content creators, and commitment to growing the gaming and esports communities. This dynamic blend of competitive excellence and content creation has established Luminosity Gaming as a leader in the evolving landscape of esports culture.
About Enthusiast Gaming
Enthusiast Gaming is the leading gaming media and entertainment company in North America, building the largest platform for video game enthusiasts and esports fans to connect and compete worldwide. Combining the elements of its five core pillars: creators, content, communities, games, and experiences, Enthusiast Gaming provides a unique opportunity for marketers to create integrated brand solutions to connect with coveted Gen Z and Millennial audiences. Through its proprietary mix of digital media, content and gaming assets, Enthusiast Gaming continues to grow its network of communities, reflecting the scale and diversity of gaming enthusiasts today.
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