Esports Leisure Group, Inc. (NasdaqCM: GMBL, GMBLW) (or the “Firm”), a licensed on-line playing firm with a concentrate on esports wagering and 18+ gaming, and the Philadelphia Union, Philadelphia’s Main League Soccer crew, as we speak introduced that they’ve entered into an settlement to grow to be the official esports match supplier for the Union.
“We’re excited to additional prolong our attain into Main League Soccer via our partnership with the Philadelphia Union,” commented Grant Johnson, CEO of Esports Leisure Group. “Conventional sports activities groups proceed to include esports into their applications, and we’re shortly changing into the go-to supplier for match options for this extremely engaging market phase.”
Below the phrases of the settlement, the Firm will host tournaments for the Philadelphia Union on its Esports Gaming League (“EGL”) platform, offering new methods for the crew to have interaction its followers whereas demonstrating the crossover attraction of esports to conventional sports activities followers and organizations. Event prizes can be offered by Philadelphia Union and embrace crew merchandise and one-of-a-kind experiences.
“Our crew and Main League Soccer have been on the forefront of incorporating esports as a technique to join and additional have interaction our fanbase,” mentioned Jean-Paul Dardenne, Philadelphia Union Senior Vice President of Company Partnerships. “With this partnership, we’re excited to proceed to construct on our success in esports and to offer one other method for followers to hook up with the crew they love.”
“That is one other nice alternative to advertise esports and sports activities wagering whereas showcasing our model to a big and engaged viewers,” commented Magnus Leppäniemi, EVP Esports at EEG. “The quickly rising curiosity in esports from the normal sports activities neighborhood has been thrilling growth, and we stay up for offering these groups with best-in-class options, fortifying our management place available in the market.”
EGL allows stay and on-line occasions and tournaments the place avid gamers can compete and luxuriate in a variety of content material regarding esports and video video games on a proprietary expertise platform. Providers embrace full turnkey esports occasions, stay broadcast manufacturing, sport launches, and on-line branded tournaments.