Tournaments were previously scheduled to be on campus in-person, but have been moved to online as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Boca Raton, Florida, March 24, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company (OTCQB: WINR) (“Simplicity Esports”), an established brand within the esports industry, owner and manager of multiple esports teams, including Flamengo Esports, an operator of Esports Gaming Centers, and online tournaments, announced today that it is partnering with University of North Carolina Charlotte’s (“UNCC”) Niner Esports to present multiple esports tournaments online.

Roman Franklin, President of Simplicity Esports, commented, “I am happy to announce that we are partnering with Niner Esports to convert its previously scheduled on campus in-person flagship esports event to a series of multigame online tournaments. Online tournaments exemplify Simplicity Esports’ strategy of reaching and engaging with our customer base during a time of necessary social distancing. Information and updates on the tournaments can be found on Discord as well as UNCC’s esports social medias.”

About Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company:

Simplicity Esports and Gaming Company (WINR) is an established brand within the esports industry, competing and streaming in popular games across different genres, including Apex Legends®, PUBG®, Overwatch®, League of Legends®, Smite®, and various EA Sports® titles. Additionally, Simplicity Esports operates Esports Gaming Centers and play-at-home online tournaments that provide the public an opportunity to experience and enjoy gaming and esports in a social setting, regardless of skill or experience.

Apex Legends®, PUBG®, Overwatch®, League of Legends®, Smite® and EA Sports® are registered trademarks of their respective owners.

Forward-Looking Statements

This press release contains statements that constitute “forward-looking statements.” Forward-looking statements are subject to numerous conditions, many of which are beyond Simplicity Esports’ control, including those set forth in the Risk Factors section of Simplicity Esports’ Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) on August 29, 2019, as amended or updated from time to time. Copies are available on the SEC’s website at Simplicity Esports undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release, except as required by law.

Simplicity Esports Contact:
Roman Franklin