TORONTO, April 24, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Tiidal Gaming Group, a leading Canadian esports platform company and parent company of Lazarus Esports, is pleased to announce that Hockey Hall of Famer Mike Modano has joined the company as an investor and brand ambassador.

Mike Modano is recognized as the most decorated American player in NHL history. The first U.S. born player to be drafted first overall, Modano had an illustrious career, including winning the 1999 Stanley Cup with the Dallas Stars, being selected to eight NHL All-Star Games and representing Team USA eleven times in international competition across three decades, including the 2002 and the 2006 Olympic Winter Games.

“I am excited to join the fantastic team at Tiidal Gaming,” said Mike Modano. “The explosive growth in esports, and the broader impact of gaming on entertainment is remarkable. When considering the engagement levels, shifting attention of younger demographics and the global nature of the space, it is impressive and cannot be ignored.”

“We are thrilled to welcome hockey icon Mike Modano to our group,” said Charlie Watson, CEO, Tiidal Gaming. “Mike has had a long and storied career as one of the NHL’s greatest players and he couldn’t join us at a better time as he moves into his future as a sports executive. Having competed at the highest levels, Mike can not only serve as a mentor to our professionals, but he will be a big part of our push to continue building Lazarus Esports into a global brand.”

About Tiidal Gaming Group Inc.
Tiidal Gaming is a leading premier esports and entertainment company. Our mission is to be the most culturally impactful global gaming organization. We are a platform company focused on building three areas: esports, entertainment, and gaming ecosystem. With deep roots in esports and a history dating back to 2010, our competitive team brand Lazarus Esports, which was originally founded as SetToDestroyX, was Canada’s first esports group and manages and supports our top ranked athletes. We’re reimagining the future of gaming, competitive play, and entertainment. For more information visit www.tiidal.gg.

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